5 STARS all the way. I wanted a paddle holster where the paddle was not bigger than a spare tire. This holster did just that. I love all of the different options offered, super custom at a great price!
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.
Choose your desired belt attachment from the drop down menu, along with the corresponding belt size. 1.5" is the most common belt size. 1.75" is most common for tactical belts, and 2"-2.25" is common for duty belts.
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.
Great fit on my Gen5 Glock. I'm a lefty so good holsters are sometimes difficult to find. I have other DARA holsters and have never been disappointed.
Just received my 0WB paddle holster for Springfield XD-E 9mm. Great Quality holster. Excellent retention on pistol. Now waiting for holster for same pistol in .45 cal.
The holster is excellent and a perfect fit for the .45 ACP Sig P320 Compact. A bonus is the fact that it also fits my Sig P320 9MM. These two handguns are almost identical frame wise except the 45 is just a bit thicker than the 9MM. You might want to tighten the retention screw just a touch for the 9MM but it is very close. Shipping was as promised and I am thrilled with the holster. Dara will be making all my holsters from now on.
My fiancee ordered a appendix carry for my Glock 27 as a gift for me. I love it so much I'm ordering an OWB holster for my S&W M&P 2.0 . Very nice holsters!
Very well made, fits perfect! Love it!, will buy again!!!
Good quality, nice fitting holster. Got it for a Kimber micro 9. Perfect fit out of package. Didn't even have to mess with adjustment screw. Pleased with purchase.
Top notch holster, the fit and finish on the Kydex is outstanding. One of the few companies I found offering holsters for the Beretta APX. Dara will get my business again.
So glad I found Dara holsters. After searching the net extensively for quality product to go with my new G17, I found you all here. It is a fine quality holster and the paddle system works simple and easy, even moreso than my other paddle system. I got mine with the leather texture which is a nice detail without being chintzy. Actually, Dara offers solutions for holstering a few other weapons I have as well. I will be placing future orders.
This is a great holster. The fit and finish are top notch, and the attention to detail is obvious. Melonite finish on metal parts and rubber washers are just two examples of the thoughtful design features of this holster. The holster rides at the right height for draw and full concealment. It holds my gun securely, yet allows for a quick and smooth draw. The holster holds the gun close to your side for concealed carry. The adjustable retention is nice, though DARA had the retentioned adjusted just right out of the box. Great holster at a fair price.
Fit and finish is superb, and I love the options for customization. Fits my XD like a glove, and has held up great through several training classes so far.
Top notch quality and a perfect fit.