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.
Awesome fits like a glove
I usually avoid paddle holsters as they are not my favorite mode of carry. The ergonomics of this one, however, are ideal for at home carry and for on-alert situations such as the currently increasing criminal activity or even the aftermath of a hurricane, which in my area are plentiful occurrences. If the latter seems farfetched let me just add that I've been through at least six major hurricanes and their aftermath in the last 29 years.
Ordered this for a Glock 17 MOS with Triji RMR and suppressor height sights. Holster works well with weapon. Weapon feels firmly seated when in holster. No noticeable rattle when moving. No "drag" feeling when drawing. Need to find the "just right" amount of tension, but that's going to be up to the individual. Seems to ride a bit high but that is probably just me. Love the QC blocks on the order form that arrived with the holster, appears to be pen/ink initials not just a stamp or some computer generated check mark. About eight days from order to arrival - perfectly reasonable amount of time (NC to TX). Overall, happy with purchase, I think it is decent holster and reasonably priced.
#1 I am overly impressed that you made a holster for this new Springfield XDM Elite with a Red Dot sight. #2 I am extremely impressed with quality and fitment!!!! Very nice. #3 Very quick delivery and overly impressive packaging
Favorite holster by far super comfortable, but the paddle could be a hair bigger for smaller frame people like my self but it’s not to bad honestly I like it a lot
Unbelievable fit and finish. Significantly better than any of the other Kydex holsters I've tried. The images on the website actually don't do justice to the final and finished product you receive.
My holster arrived sooner than expected. The fit and finish of the holster was perfect just as other holsters I have purchased from Dara Holsters.
Ergonomics of this OWB holster are very good. I recommend it.
I have an IWB holster that was extremely uncomfortable. I wanted a OWB that rode high and tight to my body. The Dara OWB paddle holster does just that. With this holster, I can conceal carry with an open shirt over a t-shirt in the summer with 0 issues. This is my third Dara holster; I love their products.
Very cool holster. Super light and comfy. A bonus my CZ P10S fits nicely, also. Just has a little room left where barrel stops.
This is my very first holster I got for my 4.5" XDM Elite OSP. It fit damn near perfect when I first got it, with 2 slight adjustments to the retention screws, it's absolutely perfect. The paddle is sturdy and grips your belt perfectly. Very satisfied with this holster, will definitely be ordering more!
I'm very happy with my new holster. Great quality, fits perfectly, and arrived sooner than I expected.