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What Disrupts Your Situational Awareness

In our last blog post, we covered how you can enhance your situational awareness skills. Through practice, you can keep you safe from getting into a dangerous situation before it even begins. But developing these skills, like concealing and carrying a firearm, isn’t without its challenges.

Modern life is seemingly busier than it ever has been, and that means it’s full of distractions. These can easily disrupt your situational awareness. But being aware of these disruptions can help you focus in and look past them. Join On Your 6 Designs as well look at some of the most common disruptions for situational awareness.

Why You Need to Focus on Situational Awareness

Situational awareness isn’t something that you can just switch on or off. It’s a skill that you need to be cognizant of. It’s something you have to warm up into, but also a skill that can easily be shut down by distractions. Working past or being aware of these distractions can help to keep you safe.

Electronics Are Disruption #1

We all love our smartphones and other devices, but we all recognize that they are a great way to distract yourself from what’s going on around you. A recent study found that, on average, Americans check their phone 80 times a day. That’s 80 times that your focus on your surroundings is disrupted. While you might only glance at your phone for the time, other moments you might be watching an entire video or writing a small novel in text message form.

We’re not trying to discourage you from using your phone, instead, we’re encouraging you to use your phone more mindfully. When you’re waiting in a new area for a friend to arrive, don’t do so with your head hunched over your phone. Use your phone when you’re in safe, familiar settings.

Alcohol Dulls Your Senses

Before we go too far, it’s important to remind everyone that alcohol and firearms do not mix. If you’re planning on enjoying an adult beverage after work with friends, it’s best to leave your concealed firearm in your car, and in many states, it’s illegal for you to bring a weapon into a bar with you anyway.

That said, alcohol is a natural depressant. That means that it limits your ability to be fully aware of what’s going on around you. You’ll miss cues that you might otherwise pick up on, and your reaction times will be slowed. The best way to combat this is the same way you get home safe at the end of the night. A designated driver can also serve as the designated guardian for the night. They’re in charge of monitoring your drinking, and your evening out.

How You’re Positioned In a Space

The architecture and layout of a space can limit your situational awareness. Features like columns, walls, panes of glass, and more can all interrupt your lines of sight into and out of a space. This can make it difficult to make an accurate assessment of the safety of the environment.

When possible, choose to sit facing an entrance or exit so you can monitor and react to the people moving through the space.

Don’t Get Lazy

Perhaps more disruptive to your situational awareness than phones, alcohol, or architecture is yourself. These are perishable skills, meaning if you stop practicing them, you lose them. You should never assume a place is “safe” just because you think it is. Confirm your assumptions by looking for, and measuring the environment around you.

Carrying a firearm doesn’t make you automatically safe. In fact, having to use that firearm inherently means you are not safe. You don’t want to find yourself in a high stakes situation just because you willfully ignored a red flag, or you didn’t notice it in the first place.

Like the firearm you carry concealed, situational awareness is an invaluable self-defense tool. When practiced carefully and regularly, situational awareness will begin to feel more natural. When you look past distractions and disruptions, you keep yourself and your loved ones safer.

On Your 6 Designs produces Kydex firearm and magazine holsters, hand-formed to fit your particular model of firearm. Browse our collection today to find one that fits your concealed carry needs.

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Enhancing Your Situational Awareness

When you conceal and carry a firearm, you’ve got a lot to think about. You’re considering where your firearm is positioned, whether you’re carrying extra ammo, and if you can bring your firearm into certain buildings. These things, in addition to the litany of things that weigh on our minds throughout the day, can leave us distracted and disoriented.

But part of being a responsible firearm owner and carry a weapon concealed means pushing these distractions out of your head. In developing a concealed carry mindset, you have to improve your situational awareness. Not sure what that means? On Your 6 Designs has you covered.

Situational Awareness and Concealed Carry

Simply said, situational awareness is your observation and analysis of people, places, and things around you. In a sense, it’s like an early warning system for your brain. When something sticks out to you in an environment, you can take the steps necessary to get away from it or manage it.

Developing your situational awareness is one of the most vital parts of concealed carry. When properly trained, you can start to avoid conflicts before they even begin, ensuring your safety, and the safety of your friends and loved ones.

Take In Your Surroundings

This can be done anytime you enter a new space. The world is always shifting around you, and while you can’t keep track of all of it, you can look for key elements like:

  • Entries and exits
  • Distinct features and objects
  • What’s going on
  • Notable people

You’re already doing this subconsciously, but simply being more cognizant of it means you’re more situationally aware. Taking quick mental notes of these things can make a difference in an emergency.

Update and Observe

Taking a few mental notes of your surroundings doesn’t mean that you can say, “I am aware of the situation,” and then shut down. In fact, you have to constantly be observing the space and update your assessment of what’s going on.

Once you’re oriented to your surroundings, you can start to look for things or people that don’t seem to belong. For instance, take a look around you and look for people who don’t seem to fit. For example, you’re out at a farmers market and there’s a general atmosphere of relaxed fun. If someone seems to stand out from the crowd for the wrong reasons, then they might have other motives for being there.

Regularly checking your surroundings ensures you’re aware of any changes that may threaten you.

Make an Assessment

After a few rounds of observations, it’s time to start actively assessing the situation. Your assessment will vary from location to location and your familiarity with that space. For instance, you’re more likely to feel safe at your own home than you are in a sketchy diner downtown. That’s because you know where all the entrances and exits are in your home, whereas in this sketchy diner, you’re not aware of all of your routes out of trouble, and the guys two tables down might be glaring at you. In this situation, you’re likely more alert and cautious.

Trust Yourself

We’ve all had that moment when we walk into a space and instantly feel like we don’t belong there. In these moments, it’s important to trust those instincts. Instincts and “gut feelings” are an integral part of situational awareness, as often your body is reacting to something you might not have observed yet. Don’t feel bad for acting on these feelings and leaving a situation you’re not comfortable in. You’ll find that you relax the moment you’re somewhere familiar again.

Just like carrying a firearm, situational awareness is something that has to be practiced every day. With time and patience, you’ll find yourself making faster and more complete assessments of environments and events. Simply being aware of what’s going on around you is an easy way to keep yourself and your friends and family out of potentially dangerous situations.

To eliminate distractions that might interrupt your situational awareness, consider how you’re carrying your firearm. On Your 6 Designs offers custom Kydex firearm holsters, handmade in the U.S. We offer both inside the waistband and outside the waistband options, all backed by a lifetime guarantee. Browse our holsters today.

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Dressed For Success: Business Casual Concealed Carry

There’s no denying that the dress code for most workplaces is relaxing. What used to be considered attire strictly for casual Fridays can now be worn on Monday. But not everyone has the option to wear loose and comfortable T-shirts for 40 hours a week. For many firearm owners, they face the challenge of wanting to conceal their firearm on them at work but still maintain their professional appearance.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to get around this issue. At On Your 6 Designs, we’re always developing new ways to more effectively conceal your firearm, so let’s dissect some ways you can look sharp while still staying ready for anything.

Disclaimer: We would be remiss if we didn’t first address the issue of firearms in the workplace. Your job may not allow you to keep a firearm with you onsite, concealed or not. It’s your responsibility to check with your employer before concealing a firearm at work.

Re-Evaluate Your Carry Gun

Everyone carries a different firearm for different reasons. But in some cases, you have to choose the right tool for the job, in this case, somewhat literally.

If you typically turn to full-size handguns for concealed carry, you may have to select a different firearm during work hours. Let’s face it, dress clothes look best when they fit well and have a slimming effect on your appearance. A full-sized handgun can interrupt the visual lines of a business casual outfit.

Consider using a compact, or even sub-compact pistol or revolver. Not only are they thinner in most cases, they often aren’t as tall or long, meaning they fit more naturally along the hip or even in your pocket.

Bring The Blazer Back

While light jackets and blazers have slowly faded from most people’s workplace attire, it’s still a classy garment that looks good with more casual outfits. Not only do they look great, but they’re also a superb cover garment for your concealed firearm.

A well-fitted blazer for concealed carry is not too tight but not too loose either. This prevents the fabric of the jacket from pressing tightly only the outline of your firearm which can lead to printing. Similarly, a well-fitted blazer also doesn’t billow around you, which means material could get caught on your pistol, which might reveal it to those around you.

Most who conceal carry in a blazer elect to carry their pistol or revolver on their strong side hip, or the 3 or 9 o’clock position. This allows the blazer to cover most of the firearm while still providing rapid access to it when needed.

Look For Clothes Dedicated to Concealed Carry

If the options above don’t quite work for you, you can look for business casual options from the myriad of specialty stores and manufacturers that create concealed carry clothing. These brands often have shirts and pants that look nice but are still practical for carrying a firearm. This might be a great option for some.

Take a Trip to the Tailor’s

Another way to make concealed carry easier in business clothes is to have your clothes fitted and adjusted at a tailor. This method is often one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make concealed carry in business casual clothes easier. As an added benefit, your clothes will fit better and you’ll looker nicer at work.

Before you head to your closest tailor, make sure you ask in advance that they’re willing to work with you and your firearm. Some might be nervous about the idea, but others won’t flinch.

Tailors can make a variety of adjustments to your clothing that make it easier for you to carry a firearm. For instance, they can add extra length to the hem of your shirts. They can put layers of stiff fabric on the insides of your jackets to prevent printing. They can take in or let out parts of the garment in order to accommodate a variety of holster types.

Concealed Holsters Tailor-Made For Your Firearm

On Your 6 Designs offers custom-made holsters that are designed to fit your particular firearm. No matter the brand or model, we can craft a Kydex holster that offers excellent retention, protection, and ease of use. Order your custom Kydex holster today!

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The Signs That Give Away That You’re Concealing A Weapon

When it comes to concealing a firearm, the name of the game is discretion. You don’t want to broadcast to everyone around that you have a firearm on your hip. Not only can that create an uncomfortable situation for you while you’re with friends or in a store, but it can also make you a target for criminals and those who might mean you harm.

Fortunately, these signs are pretty obvious, and that means you can quickly learn to address them in your own concealed carry habits. At On Your 6 Designs, we’re dedicated to helping our customers become more responsible firearm owners and providing them with the resources and materials they need to conceal and carry a firearm more effectively. Check out these signs that give away your concealed carry weapon.

Clothing Doesn’t Match

A common phrase within the concealed carry community is “dress to the gun, not for the look.” While there is a measure of truth in this saying, it’s not always true. You want your style of dress to look natural and neutral. You can start to run into these issues in a few different ways throughout the year and social situations.

For instance, if you’re rocking a base layer t-shirt, a button-down overshirt, plus long pants and a jacket, and it’s the middle of July in San Antonio, you might draw suspicion. Some might correctly identify your form of dress as “cover garments” for your weapon.

Similarly, you don’t want to dramatically change your style of dress the moment you start carrying a concealed firearm. So if you’ve always been a “shorts and t-shirt” kind of guy, if you roll up to the neighborhood BBQ in a fishing vest and a button-down, your more clued in friends might suspect more than just a change in fashion sense.

Lots of Minor Adjustments

When you’re first starting to carry a firearm concealed, you might feel compelled to check it throughout the day. These adjustments might be as simple as a quick tap on the hip or can be a far more involved shifting of the holster along the belt.

In either case, these minor adjustments throughout the day draw attention. Even if someone doesn’t suspect a firearm initially, they might after watching you pat your hip for the 10th time in as many minutes.

Wooden Movements

When your inconspicuous cover garment is placed “just so” over your concealed firearm, you might change how you move in order to avoid disturbing the gun or the cover. This leads to blocky, wooden movements.

It might be that your stride on the side that is concealing the weapon is shorter. It could be that you’re bracing the firearm with an elbow or wrist as you move quickly or up and down stairs. For some, their strong arm has a noticeably shorter swing than the other in order to guard the concealed gun.

These wooden movements are a result of fear about whether your pistol or revolver will stay in place as you move. Of course, an easy way to address this issue before it even becomes one is to use a holster that has an excellent level of retention.

Hiding the Strong Side

Many choose to carry their pistols on their strong side and become a little protective of how they allow people to view that side. As such, some might turn that side of their body away from someone that approaches them. Similarly, they might only give side hugs to people using their weak side, as it limits the chances for the other person to brush their hand across the gun.

Custom Kydex IWB Holsters For Your Pistol

By recognizing these signs in others, you can address them yourself. It may require some mental effort for the first few days, or even weeks, as you practice avoiding or addressing these signs, but in the end, you’ll be better at concealing your firearm for it.

At the end of the day, you want to feel comfortable while you conceal a firearm. That comfort translates to your demeanor and presence. The more relaxed and natural you look, the less likely it is that other people will even notice you, let alone scrutinize your appearance looking for a concealed firearm.

For high-quality holster options that resolve some of the issues outlined above, get a custom-made pistol holster from On Your 6 Designs.

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The Most Common Concealed Carry Mistakes Beginners Make

As anyone who regularly concealed carries a firearm can tell you, there is a bit of a learning curve when you first start. Concealed carry takes practice and a change in mindset, but it is a fairly straightforward process to adopt if you’re aware of the mistakes you could make.

With that in mind, we here at On Your 6 Designs thought we’d outline some of the most common mistakes we see beginners make when they first start carrying a concealed firearm. Study them well and you’ll make carrying a handgun feel natural in no time.

Buying Cheap Gear

Once you’ve been permitted to conceal a firearm or have received the training, you might feel ready to start carrying a handgun right away. However, make sure that you have the right gear. A cheap dress belt from Kohls will bend and flex under the weight of even the most micro of wonder nines. A cheap holster will fold, buckle, and bend, making it difficult to draw and re-holster your weapon.

Instead, invest in high-quality gear right from the get-go. Get a heavy, thick leather belt, and invest in a durable and lightweight Kydex gun holster. This combination will not only serve you for years to come but will make concealing and carrying your firearm easier. If you can’t afford to buy the right equipment right away, it may be worth waiting rather than buying something cheap. After all, if you purchase a cheap holster and have to buy a nicer one later, you’ve only spent your money twice.

Adjusting Their Holster Too Much

Have you ever noticed someone while you’re out and about who seems to be fidgeting a lot? Maybe they’re picking at the hem of their shirt or constantly patting the back of their hip. Even if this person isn’t concealing a firearm, their actions are conspicuous and obvious. It draws undue attention to who they are, what they’re doing, and how they’re doing it.

Many new carriers are naturally nervous and as such, they calm their nerves by constantly checking the position of their handgun and holster. They pull up their pants and tug down their shirts. Look, this doesn’t look natural, and the whole point of concealed carry is to look as natural as possible.

Don’t fidget and fiddle with your pistol, holster or gun belt. Dress around the firearm and you’ll never have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. That said, if you feel your holster or handgun coming loose, step into a nearby restroom and take a moment to fix it. Of course, if you have a holster that has a good level of retention like our Kydex holsters, you won’t have to worry about this in the first place.

Not Having Enough Training

Just because some can carry a firearm doesn’t mean they should. Before you decide to conceal carry a handgun, make sure you’ve taken the time to get the right training and practice. Take firearm safety courses if you haven’t already. Take a few classes that are specific to concealed carry. Then take a few more classes on how to use your preferred firearm effectively.

Carrying a concealed firearm should instantly turn you into an avid student, one who’s always looking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Having the Wrong Mindset

Hollywood has done a great job of making average people feel like superheroes. Just because you’re carrying a firearm doesn’t mean that you’re suddenly the new sheriff in town. Carrying a firearm is an immense responsibility. It also requires a change in mindset. You have to be more alert of your surroundings, more aware of the power you carry on your hip, and perhaps most importantly, more aware of your limitations.

Remember, you want to be the good guy with a gun, and sometimes that means getting out of a situation before you even have to draw it. Your firearm should be your last ditch effort to defend yourself and your loved ones, not your first response to a stressful situation.

Custom Kydex Concealed Holsters

Anyone who carries regularly can tell you that your firearm and your gear should always work, no compromises. That’s why On Your 6 Designs makes some of the finest quality Kydex holsters on the market. Backed by a lifetime warranty, you never have to worry about your holster failing at the wrong time. Browse our line of firearm and magazine holsters and order yours today.

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Considerations For Concealed Carry In Your Car

If there’s another tool that you make use of more than your daily concealed carry piece, it’s probably your vehicle. Whether you drive a truck, SUV, or a hybrid, you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, commuting to and from work, running errands, or even just taking a long Sunday drive.

While our vehicles are endlessly useful for a wide variety of applications, they do offer some unique challenges to those who conceal carry. Of course, part of being a responsible firearm owner and a capable concealed carrier means learning to adjust your skills and mindset to respond to new situations. To help you stay ready for anything, we’ve put together some considerations you should keep in mind while carrying in your car.

How a Car Changes Your Carry Strategies

On foot, you likely have your concealed carry setup dialed in. You might use a Kydex IWB or OWB holster on your strong-side hip, with a few extra magazines on the other. You likely have a few shirts you use to adequately cover your firearm while you’re moving. And you’ve probably even practiced drawing your firearm from a variety of different positions.

But all of those things change when you’re in a vehicle. That’s because your “workspace” is far more limited, and you might not have sufficient access to the pistol on your hip when your sitting in your car with a seat belt on. So here are some workarounds for this issue.

Vehicle-Mounted Holsters

Rather than trying to contort your body around your seat belt to get to your firearm, consider changing where you store your firearm while in your vehicle. You can mount a Kydex holster in your vehicle for easy storage and even easier access.

Consider mounting this Kydex holster to places like underneath your steering wheel. You can also mount it to the side of your center console. Either of these spots is far easier to access while in a car than drawing from a concealed carry holster on your hip while seated.

Storing a Weapon in Your Car

Vehicle-mounted holsters are ideal for when you’re moving from point A to point B and can re-holster your weapon in your hip holster when you’re done driving. But what if point B is a place that won’t allow you to bring your firearm inside? This could be a federal institution like the post office, some banks, schools, and churches. In these cases, you don’t want to leave your firearm at home, but you don’t want to leave it locked in your glove box either.

Several manufacturers now make small gun safes or vaults that are designed to be installed in your car. They can fit within or near the center console or beneath your seat. These vaults can be locked securely, ensuring that no one can get to your firearm but you. Also, they do a great job of hiding the firearm from passersby, ensuring that there are no tempting targets for would-be car thieves.

Adjust How You Carry

If you’re not interested in specialty options like vehicle-mounted holsters or safes, a simple option is to adjust where you’re carrying. Keeping your firearm on your hip while in the car can prevent easy access. Things like the center console or the door can limit your hand’s ability to grasp the weapon and a seat belt can hinder your draw.

But by shifting your holster, you may be able to appendix carry your firearm with some measure of success. Keeping it closer to the front of your body makes it more accessible. However, you’ll still need to keep the seat belt clear from the holster and weapon. Just be aware of the size of your firearm, as appendix carrying a larger firearm while seated may be uncomfortable.

Custom-Made Kydex Holsters For Your Firearm

However you choose to carry your firearm in your vehicle, make sure that it is compliant with your local laws. It’s your duty as a responsible firearm owner to care for, travel with, and store your weapon appropriately.

And whatever you choose to carry, On Your 6 Designs has the perfect holster. We make all of our holsters by hand to perfectly fit your brand and model of firearm. Whether you carry IWB or OWB, we’ve got the solution for you. Browse our complete line up of brands here and order yours today.

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Keeping Your Concealed Carry Gun Clean

With time and use, even the most durable of objects begin to wear down. It’s true for trucks, houses, our bodies, and even our firearms. Of course, we can stall this steady process of entropy by taking care of our objects, including our firearms.

Regular maintenance is part of owning a firearm and an important one at that. Keeping a firearm in clean, working order ensures that you don’t experience any jams or other issues. While you should do your best to keep your regular range firearms clean, you should never skip cleaning your concealed carry piece.

Setting a Cleaning Schedule

You might subconsciously already have a cleaning schedule for your weapons. After every trip to the range, you like break down the weapon into its major components and wipe them down with solvents and oils to clean it of any powders, dirt, and debris. Maybe once a year or so, you might tear down your range firearms into its detailed parts and give everything a complete once over. And that’s enough. You never have any hang-ups at the range, or if you do, you just put that weapon away and bring out another one.

But when it comes to your concealed carry piece, you can’t follow that same schedule and you don’t have that same kind of luxury.

That’s because your concealed carry firearm stays with you all day every day. It’s your near-constant companion, and as such, it is subjected to a much higher degree of wear and tear than your range guns. That means that you need to clean your concealed carry pistol or revolver more often. But why?

Your concealed firearm accumulates dust, pocket lint, dirt, and sweat much faster than the firearms in your gun safe at home. While this may not cause issues at first, it can if left unaddressed.

So, just how often should you clean your concealed carry gun? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” Your environment may impact your need to clean, as will your frequency of use, where and how you carry, and what kind of holster you carry. All of these things can dictate just how much debris accumulates on and in your firearm.

But, if you’re looking for a general rule of thumb or just our opinion, keep this in mind:

  • After every range trip, your concealed carry piece should be carefully cleaned without exception.
  • Every one-to-two weeks, your concealed carry piece should field stripped, wiped down, and oiled.

Remember, your carry gun needs to work no matter what, and keeping your firearm clean and maintained eliminates the chances for errors and mistakes.

Storing Your Concealed Carry Gun

When your firearm isn’t in its concealed holster on your hip, it’s likely being stored somewhere. For some, that means the firearm is returned to a gun safe at the end of each day. For others, that means it goes to a dedicated location that keeps it available and near at hand.

Storing your concealed carry piece is part of its cleaning schedule. While in a gun safe, the pistol or revolver is fairly safe from the elements and will stay dry and dust free. But left on a nightstand leaves it exposed to the elements. Consider keeping your concealed firearm in a small, easy-to-access safe in a drawer instead of out on the counter. It’s safer for you and your family and keeps your firearm cleaner longer.

Don’t Forget Your Ammo

Finally, consider your carry ammo. If the finish of your slide can corrode in reaction to the salts and sweat of your body, so too can your ammo. While you may not ever need to discharge your weapon in a self-defense situation, you’ll still want to know your ammo will do its part when needed.

Most suggest shooting the ammo you keep in your carry magazines every two months or so and replacing it with new ammo. This ensures that your magazines are being stored for a long period of time with dust and grime packed in them alongside the rounds. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to hit the range and sharpen your skills.

On Your 6 Designs offers custom Kydex gun holsters that are tailor-made for your particular model and make of firearm. Durable, lightweight, and easy to clean, our Kydex holsters are easy to carry and are backed by a lifetime warranty. Browse our collection of firearm holsters and magazine holsters today.

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Leather or Kydex: What Should Your Holster Be Made Of?

Whether you’re new to carrying a concealed firearm every day or you’ve been doing it for years, one of the recurring challenges you face is choosing the right holster for the job. A quick trip to your local gun store yields a seemingly endless variety of holsters from different brands, all for different models and makes of pistol or revolver.

Once you’ve rightfully rejected the $20 bargain bin special holsters, you leave the store and head online in search of a custom concealed carry holster that perfectly fits your firearm. Now you’re really left with two choices: leather or Kydex. But which should you choose? The choice is more clear than you may realize. Let’s review some of the pressing factors in choosing a conceal carry holster for your firearm.

Protecting Your Finish

The finish of your firearm may or may not be an important factor for you. Some might view their concealed carry piece as something that’s understandably going to take some abuse. However, others might be more concerned about the state of their finish. In either case, leather and Kydex holsters are going to affect the finish of your firearm differently.

Kydex is naturally rigid and durable. But when heated, it can be carefully formed to match every contour of a firearm. That means that a Kydex concealed holster retains your gun in place very well. However, it can lead to undue wear and tear on the finish. But these light scratches can be readily addressed with some gun bluing.

Many higher-end leather holsters are lined with some kind of padding to protect the finish of your firearm, be it suede, cloth, or nylon. While these might keep your weapon from getting scratched while drawing and reholstering, they aren’t without their downsides.

Those in warmer climates, like we in San Antonio, can relate to the problem of peeling a leather holster off your hip at the end of a long day. The sweat your body generates seeps into the leather, creating a warm, damp environment for your firearm. The salts in your sweat can build up and collect on your firearm, eventually leading to issues like rust and corrosion.

The Retention of Your Firearm

At the most fundamental level, your holster needs to do nothing more than securely hold your weapon in place. Retention is key for concealed carry holsters. Some holsters do this better than others of course.

Leather holsters rely on the fit and finish of the leather to hold your firearm in place. This process of friction holding the gun in place may work great when you first own the holster. But over time as the leather ages, that friction between leather and firearm begins to lessen as the leather stretches and molds to not only your firearm but your body as well.

An ill-fitting or old leather holster only leads to loose firearms, which means more accidental drops, more negligent discharges, and more problems.

Conversely, durable Kydex holsters offer an unrivaled level of retention. Once molded to the shape and form of your weapon, Kydex holsters will not reshape or deform. This means that your concealed carry firearm will ride securely in your holster all day long, even as you move about.

Maintaining Your Concealed Holster

A diligent firearm owner is no stranger to the idea of maintaining your equipment. After all, at the end of every trip to the range, your weapons are broken down and cleaned. But just because you’re used to caring for your equipment doesn’t mean you want to spend all of your time doing it.

Leather holsters need to be cared for as regularly as your actual firearm in many cases. Leather cleaners, oils, waterproofers, and more all have to be added to your leather holster on a regular basis to ensure that it maintains its form and to prevent the leather from degrading.

Kydex, on the other hand, is simple to maintain. Simply remove the firearm, wipe down the holster with a damp cloth and let it dry overnight. That’s it.

Order Your Custom Kydex Gun Holsters Today

If you’re looking for the ideal holster for your concealed carry firearm, look no further than the Kydex holsters offered by On Your 6 Designs. We make each holster by hand to fit your distinct model and make of firearm, ensuring the highest quality of fit and retention. We back all of our products with an unbeatable lifetime warranty. Whether you carry a Glock, 1911, Sig, or anything in between, we’ve got the custom Kydex holster for you. Browse our firearm and magazine holsters today.