The Custom Kydex Paddle Holster is made from thicker .093" Kydex/Boltaron and fastened using Melonite and Zinc coated hardened steel hardware. This holster sits on the outside of the waistband using a paddle belt attachment. The paddle fits between the body and pants securely, catching the belt with two point of contact. The paddle holster offers the stability needed for most everyday activities, and also the convenience of taking the holster on and off quickly. The OWB Holster also comes with the option to purchase a paddle and loop for times when more stability is needed.
Please note that the Paddle Holster will accommodate up to a 2" belt width, and cannot be used with Duty Belts.
How to Order:
Start by choosing your firearm model. We have two drop down menus that list each Manufacturer and Model in alphabetical order. If you don't see your firearm, we may not have that model available just yet. You can contact Customer Support to see if your model is available.
The next step is choosing your Holster Color. We do provide swatches on the order form, but larger pictures can be found on our FAQ page here.
Choose how you'd like to carry the holster. If you plan to carry using a method not listed on the drop down menu, please see if your specific carry method is listed under the 'SHOP HOLSTERS' section on the main menu at the top of the page.
This is how your holster and firearm will sit in relation to the belt, vertically. A low ride height put the grip of the gun lower in the belt line. Be careful with a low ride height, as the grip of the firearm can become buried easily with a reverse cant angle. A mid ride height, which is the most common, will put the top of the belt in line with where the trigger guard meets the frame. The high ride height will put the holster higher up on the belt, giving you a full grip. To see the ride height and cant angle chart, scroll through the product pictures.
We offer many different cant angles conducive to every carry method. If you plan to carry at the hip, you'll want to choose a straight draw (0° cant) or forward cant angle. The forward cant angle tilts the grip up and forward and the muzzle backwards. If you want to carry crossdraw, you'll need to choose a reverse cant angle, which tilts the grip down and back, the muzzle forward.
Custom Notes / Photo Upload:
This is where you'll want to bring any customizations up. We need to know about switched magazine release buttons, extended mag release buttons, suppressor height sights and other such modifications.
Very happy with the initial quality of the holster I purchased. My FNX 45 fits very well, I had struggled to find a holster for it that I liked, I ordered one in Coyote Brown, the color is great and was really happy that it would accommodate my Vortex RMR red dot. It took about a week to get and they sent several emails letting me know the status of my order and when it shipped. Im very happy with the service and quality I received. Now I just need one that can also accommodate a small laser on the rail too.
Just got the holster for Walther PDP. The holster is perfect, adjustable retention and the cutout for the optic is spot on.
This is my 2nd DARA hold and it is well constructed and fits my gun perfectly. Customer service is excellent and turn around time is very good. Highly recommended.
I finally found a solid and well built holster for my FN 509T. I was going crazy trying to locate a holster, as the unique factors in a 509T got me a lot of "no sorry bud" responses with shops and other manufacturers. DARA delivered and I couldn't be happier. The Coyote Brown matches the FN and my kit perfectly, the fit is beautiful, and the delivery was one week from order placement, for a custom holster. I HIGHLY recommend DARA. Having owned many holsters for other weapons, I will now be coming back to DARA for future needs.
My glock 40 fits perfect. No need to adjust. Going to order another for my fn 5.7
Love this holster. It is easy to put on and take off, yet it is firmly in place when drawing the weapon. Fits the firearm like a glove and sits close to the body. Would highly recommend.
I purchased this holster to carry my Glock 32, which has a Trijicon RMR, suppressor sights and extended mag release. The weapon fits perfectly in the holster and is easily drawn. An added bonus is the channel for the extended mag release (both sides of the holster), makes a nice rest for your trigger finger while reaching for the weapon. When the holster is placed either on just the belt, or as I carry it, over the belt and inside side the waistband, it does not move. It might sit a tad farther out that other holsters, but that is not a problem as jacket covers it nicely. Remember, this is advertised as not for concealed carry, but it’s fine with a jacket or whatever. And Dara offers a military and police discount, which is very patriotic and nice thing to do. Second holster I have purchased and it does not disappoint.
Fits like a glove, good retention.
This my second paddle holster from Dara. They are a pure joy to carry with. I will have one for every side arm I have eventually.
The holster fits the Beretta APX Compact perfectly. Superb quality is the norm for DARA products.
Perfect fitting holster on a my highly customized pistol. Took a little while for it to come in but was well worth the wait!
Thank you! will buy again