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Posted by Dara Holsters on 14th Aug 2020

IWB Holster Options for Firearms with Optic

IWB Holster Options for Firearms with Optic: Comparing the IWB Holster, the Slick Side IWB Holster and the Minimalist IWB Holster.

IWB Holster options from most amount of material coverage to least: Optic cut IWB Holster, Slick Side IWB Holster and Minimalist IWB Holster.

Optic Cut IWB Holster
Slick Side IWB Holster
Minimalist IWB Holster
Coverage Full Coverage from muzzle to the top rear of the slide. Mag release and trigger guard fully covered, with sweat guard for optic. Full Coverage from muzzle to the top rear of the slide. Mag release and trigger guard fully covered, with sweat guard for optic. Minimum material coverage. Trigger guard is completely covered, but mag release is exposed. Slide is cut away. Sweat shield is minimal.
Cant Angle Your choice - Fixed. Adjustable 15° rev - 15° fwd Adjustable 15° rev - 15° fwd
Ride Height Your choice - Mid or High Slightly Adjustable - High Slightly Adjustable - High
Belt Attachment 1.5"-2" Clip or Soft Loops 1.5"/1.75" Tuckable Clip 1.5"/1.75" Tuckable Clip
Compatible with Claw? No Yes Yes

Optic cut IWB Holster

This holster is best if you know for sure how you like to carry and where you like to carry. If you carry at the hip, you can choose the ride height and cant angle that is best for that position - straight draw to 7.5° forward cant. If you carry around 5 o'clock, a 15° forward cant is a great option. The cant angle and ride height on the Optic cut IWB Holster is fixed when we make the holster- there is no adjusting later on. Holster is not compatible with claw attachment.

Optic cut Slick Side IWB Holster

The Slick Side IWB is a very versatile holster, yet remains low profile with its material coverage. Opting for a slim, tuckable clip, this holster can be worn virtually anywhere as the cant angle is adjustable from 15° reverse to 15° forward. The ride height, due to limitations in mounting points with the tuckable clip, will usually always be high.This holster also has the ability to adapt to the claw attachment for appendix carry. The only limitations of this holster is with the belt attachment. While fully adjustable, you cannot adapt to a traditional belt clip.

Minimalist IWB Holster

This holster is great for anyone that wants the least amount of bulk. While the trigger guard remains completely covered, the slide and magazine release button are left fully exposed. The sweat shield is left at a minimum height to avoid bulk. The cant angle of the minimalist IWB Holster is completely adjustable from 15° reverse to 15° forward, the ride height is only slightly adjustable. However, due to limitations in mounting points with the tuckable clip, the ride height will usually always be high.

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