Holsters, part 2

Seems there is no end to buying or trading holsters for your guns. Besides having something to clip, clamp or thread on your belt for when you just want to carry the gun around, like on the range when you are not concerned so much about concealment. Or, when you will be wearing a coat or jacket and need to make a quick trip out of the house. But, for those who carry all the time - and why bother to carry if you only carry now and then? - all day, multipurpose concealment holsters are very important. You need more than one, because all situations and wardrobes are not the same. Zeroing in on a standard carry system that does not rely on too many holsters and too many different carry positions is important.

You need to know where your gun is. This is not as silly as it may appear. If your carry positions vary among back pocket, front pocket - left or right, depending - IWB at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4, o'clock, for example, and different holsters with different cants, or no cant, you can get a little twisted up when you need to be able to react fast.

If you are out walking around during the day, or on your feet a lot, then a good strong side carry position is excellent and there are many holster options that will work for that. If you will be sitting mostly, in the office, at meetings, driving your car, strong side carry is not the best for comfort and for quick access.

Then, if you carry a small backup gun (BUG), where you can carry depends on where you will be carrying your main gun. A good strong side holster for your main gun will likely block a good back pocket holster for your BUG. So, it has to go somewhere else. And, vice versa for other main gun carry positions.

I am experimenting with a system of holsters that will accommodate:
  • Main strong side with BUG cross draw.
  • Main appendix with BUG back pocket. (This would also work with Main cross draw.)
If I can settle in on a system like this one, I can reduce the number of holsters I will need, and eliminate buying more for options I think I need.