The 10 Top Holsters Of 2015

The American Shooting Journal, their readers, writers, graphics artists, sales rep’s — pretty much anyone under the AMSJ family umbrella — work diligently to pick the “who’s who” in the yearly TOP 10 awards.

This month

HOLSTERS

Due the immensity of the shooting world, it was a very tough call, not only for categories, but for final winners. These decisions do not come lightly. Not only does our inquiry start with reader recommendations, it continues through intense research on the company, the product, and the differences they make in the industry.

There are so many fantastic products out there, however, in keeping with the Top-10 concept, we had to make tough decisions. Here are the 2015 Best Holsters of the year!

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]DUTY[/su_heading]

Safariland 6365Safariland ALS 6365

Why We Love This Holster
• Low-ride belt loop streamlining the draw and ease of access.
• Rides very close to the body.
• Straight-up draw for clean movement.
• No twisting or strange maneuvers to draw under extreme stress.
• Automatic locking system.
• Suede interior so your gun does not rattle around. [su_frame]#PROFESSIONAL[/su_frame]

[su_button url=”http://www.safariland.com/retention/model-6365-als-low-ride-level-iii-retention-duty-holster-w–sls-23329.html” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $147

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]DAILY CARRY OWB[/su_heading]

Forest City Tactical DeltaForest City Tactical Delta

Why We Love This Holster
• Extreme low-profile, perfect for wearing even with a t-shirt.
• Higher ride for better concealment.
• Deep cut for positive access grip.
• Solid stability.
• Multiple model sizes.

[su_frame]#CLOSEANDPERSONAL[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://www.forestcitytactical.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50″ target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $60

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]CONCEALED – IWB[/su_heading]

Cardon SpitfireCardon Spitfire

Why We Love This Holster

• Single holster clip for minimal exposure.
• Holster spacing does not flatten so reholstering is a breeze.
• You can tuck your shirt IN with this model.
• You can adjust the angle of the draw – Nice!
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[su_button url=”http://www.cardonholsters.com/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $65

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]HUNTING[/su_heading]

Space CowboyTriple K Space Cowboy

Why We Love This Holster

• Vertical carry.
• Designed specifically for scoped hunting handguns.
• Versatile because it can be carried as a thigh rig with drop a drop belt.
• Excellent leather quality and stitching.
• Multiple generation family owned and operated.
[su_frame]#BIGGUNCOOLHOLSTER[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://www.triplek.com/Products/id/38/grp/44/prd/1911/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $139

 

 

 

 

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]INNOVATIVE[/su_heading]

Raven Concelament Vanguard 2Raven Concealment VanGuard 2

Why We Love This Holster

• Super minimalist IWB holster.
• Innovative because it only covers the trigger guard making it the ultimate minimalist design.
• Eliminates almost all the bulk.
• Great price and great people.
[su_frame]#ITSTHELITTLETHINGS[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://raven-concealment-systems1.mybigcommerce.com/vanguard-2-holster-full-kit/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $35

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]SPEED HOLSTER[/su_heading]

Super Ghost UltimateSuper Ghost Ultimate

Why We Love This Holster

• Full free-float design allows adjustments in tilt, height and distance from the shooters body. This is perfect the ultimate comfort and speed.
• The locking mechanism is solid and allows the shooter to draw straight from the holster without interference.
[su_frame]#NEEDFORSPEED[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”https://www.ghostholsterdirect.com/shop/super-ghost-ultimate-holster/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $145

 

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]COWBOY FAST DRAW[/su_heading]

Cowboy fast Draw REF3Mernickle Holster

Why We Love This Holster

• Hand made by world-champion, fast-draw competitors.
• Detailed cut designed for drawing extremely fast
• American Herman Oak leather
• Sits away from the body to avoid clothing
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[su_button url=”http://www.mernickleholsters.com/cfd/cfd5r3/cfd5r3.html” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $340

 

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]CUSTOM HOLSTERS[/su_heading]

Savoy Leather1776 PatriotSavoy Leather 1776

Why We Love This Holster

• Exceptional personalized graphic designs; think “engraved tattoo” for your holster.
• A huge array of options or create your own.
• Hand Made – Hand Tooled.
• Finest-grade leather.
[su_frame]#DECISIONSDECISIONS[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://www.savoyleather.com/dtom-1776-patriot/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $180

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]OFF-BODY CARRY[/su_heading]

the Wilderness SafepackerThe Wilderness Safepacker

Why We Love This Holster

• Completely protects your firearm.
• Does not look or feel like a gun-carrying pouch.
• Can be worn on the belt, gear bag, shoulder strap or seat belt.
• This is NOT a one size fits all. It’s tailored to the firearm model.
• Cordura nylon and thick closed-cell neoprene for all-day comfort.
[su_frame]#GOANYWHERE[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://www.thewilderness.com/special-editions/safepacker-holster-urban-grey/” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $100

 

[su_heading size=”29″ align=”center”]JUST FOR WOMEN[/su_heading]

Well Armed Woman HolsterThe Well Armed Woman – OWB/IWB Convertible

Why We Love This Holster

• Natural curve for women’s hips.
Super slim and trim.
• Low ride adjustable clip which is great for women and their clothing choices and shorter torsos.
• Made to follow the natural curve of your hip and waist – for a solid, comfortable and very slim carry
• Reversible for both OWB and IWB carry – What woman doesn’t want options?
Awesome color options
[su_frame]#NOBOYSALLOWED[/su_frame]
[su_button url=”http://thewellarmedwoman.com/twaw-owb-holster” target=”blank” style=”glass” icon=”icon: heart”]Check It Out![/su_button]  $65

 

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