New Holsters at SHOT Show 2021
Your holster is an important piece of gear, whether it’s IWB, OWB, minimalist, ankle, or otherwise. Here’s a look at the new holsters we’re seeing at SHOT Show 2021. Check back often, as we’re updating this as soon as we can to keep you informed about the latest and greatest new holsters.
⊕ Aker Leather 147C Nightguard Compact for Weapons with Tactical Lights
Check it out at Aker: http://akerleather.com/
⊕ Blackhawk SERPA CQC Concealment Holsters
New models for Sig Sauer P365/P365XL, Glock 48, S&W EZ 9mm/.380 Auto, and Springfield Hellcat.
For the ultimate in handgun security, Blackhawk SERPA CQC concealment holsters feature a passive retention detent adjustment screw and the patented SERPA Auto-Lock release, which offers Level 2 retention and reinforces a full master grip that allows users to draw normally with the index finder sliding from the holster body to the pistol frame in one single movement. Upon re-holstering the firearm, the Auto-Lock immediately engages the trigger guard with an audible click that won’t let go until released.
A belt loop and paddle platform are included. SERPA CQC concealment holsters also fit shoulder, S.T.R.I.K.E., quick disconnect and tactical holster platforms, making them extremely versatile.
⊕ DeSantis Variable GRD OWB Holster, Model #194
This new holster is ambidextrous and adjustable for height and cant. External leather reinforcements on both sides of the opening allow for easy one-handed reholstering.
Model #194 is available in sizes that accommodate the following handguns:
- Glock 43, 43X
- Glock 19, 19 Gen 5, 19X, 45, 23, 32 with or without reflex sights
- Glock 17, 17 GEN 5, 22, 31 with or without reflex sights
- Springfield Hellcat, Hellcat OSP
- Sig Sauer P365, P365 XL, P365 SAS, P365 XL w/ ROMEO ZERO
- Sig P320C/P250C with or without ROMEO1 reflex sights
- Standard 1911 Models 5″ From Colt, S&W, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Kimber, Sprinfield, and others
⊕ DeSantis Wild Hog Field and Range Holster
⊕Veiled Partner #195
Read more at DeSantis: https://www.desantisholster.com/
⊕ Galco Ankle Glove for Kimber K6S
⊕ Galco Combat Master for Kimber K6S
⊕ Galco Corvus OWB/IWB Holster for Glocks with Streamlight’s TLR-1
⊕ Galco Summer Comfort IWB Holster for Glock 48
Galco says this new holster is constructed with reinforced premium steerhide so it’ll retain its shape when the handgun is removed for smooth and easy reholstering. It also features full firing grip clearance for a quick and sure draw and a covered trigger for safety.
The Summer Comfort holster fits belts up to 1 3/4″ and optional 1 ¼” and 1 ½” belt straps are also sold separately.
⊕ Galco Switchback for RDS
An ambidextrous “exoskeleton” made of top-grain steerhide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strongside or crossdraw positions, for right or left-hand draw. The retention strap is reversible for ambidextrous use.
Read more at Galco Gunleather: https://www.galcogunleather.com/
⊕ Hogue Competition ARS Stage 1 Sport Holster
Hogue has announced the availability of the ARS Stage 1 Sport Holster for competition shooters: ARS stands for Automatic Retention System which they advise has been modified to accommodate two different locking modes.
As Hogue explains it,
“The closed mode utilizes the standard ARS thumb release method for added security. The open mode eliminates the thumb release activation and allows the holster to engage with the firearm through a friction hold. The firearm is still secure with a precision holster fitment and the reduced activation step facilitates a faster draw.”
The new Hogue competition holster is available for a number of handgun models.
Learn more at hogueinc.com/holsters/stage-1-sport-holsters
⊕MSS & Brothers 1911 Gun Holster
⊕ N8 Tactical Pro-Lock Holster
⊕ Safariland 015 Open Top Competition Holster
⊕ Bluetac Carbon Fiber OWB Holster with 7 attachments optional
⊕Telor Tactical Comfort-Air Bodyband Holster
⊕Telor Tactical Comfort-Air IWB
⊕Telor Tactical Comfort-Air LE Ankle Holster
⊕ Uncle Mike’s Apparition IWB/OWB Holster for SIG P365/P365XL, GLOCK 48, S&W EZ 9mm/.380 Auto
Read about it at Uncle Mike’s: https://unclemikes.com/
⊕ Versacarry Comfort Flex IWB Holster Update
This isn’t a new holster, rather it’s an evolution of what they advise was one of their most popular designs in 2020. The Comfort Flex is made with Versacarry’s water buffalo leather, based on a polymer insert that provides rigidity and strength.
The improved Comfort Flex IWB holster is optics compatible, with a new padded pillow foam backing for comfort (which also functions as a sweat guard between leather and skin). Polymer and foam backing alike are leather lined to protect your weapon’s finish, as well as to enhance durability.
The holster is an ultra-slim, very lightweight design for a comfortable carry. It has a draw tension-adjustment for a custom fit of the owners’ firearm for a secure carry.
The Comfort Flex IWB holster is made with a forward cant for easy draw. It is held in place by a newly designed strong belt clip which provides excellent stability and fit while remaining easy on/off of the rig.
The new Comfort Flex IWB Holster comes in four sizes 1,2,3 & 4 to fit many popular handguns.
The MSRP for the Comfort Flex Deluxe IWB as of this writing is $48.00
Versacarry Improved Comfort Flex IWB Holster features:
- Inside the Waistband Holster
- Part of the Comfort Fit Series
- Optics Compatible and will fit most pistols with Reflex sights
- Premium Water Buffalo leather & polymer construction
- Padded pillow foam backing provides extreme comfort
- Leather lined polymer and foam is durable and friendly to gun finish
- Draw tension adjustment
- Forward cant design for an easy draw
- New belt clip provides excellent stability and fit while remaining easy on/off
- Ultra-slim design for comfort
- Hybrid construction resists collapsing Upon Pistol Draw
You can learn more at versacarry.com.
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