|GunMate Hip Holster for Small Frame Revolvers|
I bought this holster merely as a cover for a pistol that will be a range toy. Gun magazine writers will tell you that--if you want a serious holster for daily concealed carry--you are going to want something more than the cheapest available nylon holster. One reason is that you are going to want something solid to hold your revolver snug against your hip. Some of the better nylon holsters feature a metal belt clip. To wear this GunMate holster, you just feed your belt through the nylon strap shown below. If you are wearing a regular men's belt, there is a good chance that the revolver/holster combination will twist and move around quite a bit with this setup. Not a big deal if you wear this merely to protect your firearm and you are shooting at targets. However, if you are carrying concealed and plan to get in a gun fight with robbers at your nearest convenience store, this holster isn't your best choice.
This holster has three advantages:
- It's Cheap
- It's Convenient
- It fits my revolver well.
In my opinion, this holster has three disadvantages:
- It's really just for administrative use at the range
- It's not for fast draw
- It doesn't have a metal clip and backplate to stabilize your firearm on your hip.