Though it may look “cool” when you
see the detective character do it in the movies, it’s never been a practical
approach to keep a handgun concealed by tucking it into one’s waistband. Hence why since the dawn of the invention of
the first handguns ever produced, there have been holsters designed
specifically to both carry them conveniently and conceal them from plain sight.
There’s a holster for nearly every handgun and
they’re all designed for different positioning and accessibility. Uniformed police officers, for instance, will
typically have a belt holster so their weapon is conveniently accessible at
their waist alongside all the rest of the gear they carry. Alternatively, a plain-clothes street
detective is more likely to opt for a shoulder holster that can carry both his/her
weapon and extra clips, depending on the design.
In addition to the classic and easily
recognized belt and shoulder holsters, there are also holsters specifically
designed for concealment, which is prioritized over accessibility. Women specifically may prefer to carry a
holster bag, one that looks just like a modern handbag or purse, to keep their
weapon of choice concealed and hiding in plain sight. Other options include pocket holsters for
smaller handguns that can fit within the confines of the back pocket of one’s
pants or inside pocket of a sport jacket or coat.
Whatever the preferred method of carry,
there’s a holster for it, and DNA Tactical are an online specialist in all
things holsters and proud to carry a wide selection of handgun holsters, mag
pouches and gear holders to ensure that gun carriers of all varieties have
access to exactly what they need, when they need it. Keep in mind, different states, localities,
and countries have different laws when it comes to carrying concealed weapons
and these laws should always be considered when shopping for holsters and other
Among the most popular and diverse range of
holsters produced are shoulder holsters. These over-the-shoulder, harness-style
holsters have been around nearly forever.
They’ve been featured in variety of television shows and Hollywood
movies over the years, especially the rough and tumble cop features popular
from the 1970s to 90s in particular.
Though some shoulder holster designs allow the wearer to carry two
pistols, one beneath each arm, most of them are designed to carry a single
weapon on one side and additional magazines on the opposite side. Shoulder holsters are a combination of both
concealment and accessibility, as they are designed to fit beneath any loose
fitting shirt or jacket while still being easy to reach and draw the firearm
within. They’re typically the most
comfortable and least noticeable of holster styles and feel like wearing a
lightweight backpack. DNA Tactical
carries a variety of shoulder holsters at a variety of price points, though non
exceed the $200 range.
The Miami Classic Shoulder System by Galco is
a descendent of the original Galco holster rig from the1970s, hence its
popularity in TV and movies. It features
a spider-style harness with Galco’s trademark Flexalon swivel back plate,
resulting in a perfect fit and comfort for any body size and shape. The Miami Classic is made of premium saddle
leather, made from the same materials once used by the Jackass Leather
Company. The harness contains a right-handed
holster, an ammo pouch for two additional magazines, and a set of system screws
to make the entire rig customized and modular for add on accessories (sold
separately). DNA Tactical also carries
Galco’s updated version of the Miami Classic System,
made to orient the firearm at a more horizontal angle and with slightly wider
straps for a better distribution of weight.
Among the other options offered for shoulder
harnesses are the Galco Kodiak Holster. This holster is designed to carry a single,
larger-sized hunting handgun conveniently accessible without sacrificing comfort. Its meant specifically for revolvers and
features slots on the outer part of the holster for five additional rounds of
ammunition. Like the Galco Executive Shoulder Holster, the Kodiak
makes use of a single padded shoulder strap in conjunction with a torso strap
that can be adjusted throughout the day depending on the work at hand, without
interfering with the normal range of motion.
No screws or tools are needed to make adjustments with this holster and
it comes completely assembled as is.
Pocket-style handgun holsters are designed for
smaller, more compact pistols such as the Sig Sauer P238, P938, P290 models. They allow the user to fit their gun directly
inside a back pant or inside jacket pocket and keep it positioned upright for
easy access and drawing. The most
convenient aspect of a pocket holster and the reason most opt for their use is
the ability to appear completely discreet and casual despite packing heat. Compared to the likes of some shoulder
holsters, pocket holsters are designed to minimize and bulge or recognition to
the outside eye completely. Additionally,
if a person utilizing a pocket carry is in a position of having to face an
attacker, like a mugger, it’s easy to make it seem like they’re reaching for
their wallet when in fact they’re reaching for their own means of offense.
DNA Tactical, we carry the Sig Sauer SigTac Concealment
Holster made of
black leather and designed with a hinged pocket guard. We also stock the Galco Front Pocket
a holster limited to handguns small enough to fit into the user’s front pants
pocket but advantageous in that the gun remains completely concealed and
covered. Shooters who want the fastest
draw possible when otherwise unsuspecting of a threat will appreciate this
holster for its relative ease of quickly locating the gun’s grip when the need
to draw arises. The holster completely
conceals the shape of the gun so that its outline doesn’t show through the pants
or jacket of the wearer and its horsehide design allows for a smooth release of
the gun while the holster itself is snuggly retained within the pocket. In addition to the Horsehide Holster in its
natural finish color, DNA Tactical carries the Galco traditional black leather Pocket Protector
Holster, made of
bags are a more recent offering in the world of firearm carry and
concealment. They come in a variety of
shapes, styles and sizes, but most of them closely resemble a woman’s handbag
or purse. Still, there are also a
handful of decent laptop bag, briefcase-style, and notebook planner-style
options to meet the demands of a variety of lifestyles and concealment reasons. At DNA Tactical, we carry a variety of
hostler bags to match these circumstances, styles, and ever-present need to
access one’s weapon quickly and effectively.
of our top-of-the-line offerings is the Galco Del Holster
can accommodate virtually any modern handgun.
It’s crafted from full-grain, glove-tanned leather and comes in tan with
brass hardware and black or chocolate brown with nickel hardware. It has the necessary components of an
everyday handbag, like a lined main compartment with a pocket for cell phone,
glasses, and other accessories in addition to a zippered pocket for smaller
items. The Del Holster Handbag features
a self-contained side-entry holster compartment thats both inconspicuous and
safe for everyday carry. Other more
affordable options not dissimilar to the Del Handbag include the Meridian and the Bebe models, also by Galco, which are
designed to sync with a variety of styles and on-the-go lifestyles while still
providing convenient and fully-concealed access to one’s handgun of choice.
of the preferred style, handgun holsters are crucial for everyday carriers and
help to protect the firearm, prevent discharge, provide quick access, and deter
the risk of theft or loss of the weapon.
We at DNA Tactical fully realize that a handgun is only as good as one’s
ability to both carry and use it effectively, which is why we provide a diverse
range of holsters to meet a variety of lifestyles and professions.