The Dara Optic cut Inside the Waistband Holster functions just like it's no-nonsense name. The IWB fits inside your waistband for the ultimate concealed carry holster. The trigger guard, magazine release and slide are all covered by material. Made from .093" Kydex/Boltaron, using Melonite and Zinc finished hardened steel hardware, our materials are far superior than our competition and will last twice as long. Each holster comes with an adjustable Military grade rubber retention system, as well as a lifetime warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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.
Have a light or laser attachment? Check out our light bearing IWB Holster.
Want to get the most out of concealed carry? Check out our IWB Single Magazine Carriers. For more information about our IWB Holsters, visit our FAQ page or our Inside the Waistband Holster Breakdown.
Please choose your exact make and model. Failure to mention any details that influence the external dimensions of your firearm will result in fitment issue.
For a professional review of the Dara IWB Holster.
My Pistol is Suppressor Ready, will it fit this holster?
Yes! Please let us know in the Custom Notes section that your pistol is suppressor ready and we will accommodate your taller sights and threaded barrel. If you have taller sights and do not check "YES" for suppressor height sights, your holster won't fit and this item is non refundable.
I don't have an Optic yet, will this holster work in the mean time?
Yes it will, the optic cut does not effect retention.
No. Please see our Light bearing Optic cut IWB Holster.
If you order it with a straight draw, it can be used for appendix carry. However we do offer holsters specific to appendix carry: Please see our AIWB Holster Section.
No. Please see our Tuckable Holster Section.
I have the Tactical/Omega/ETC version of a pistol listed in the drop down menu.
Please let us know in the Custom Notes section so we can ensure a perfect fit!
My carry gun is not listed on your drop down menu, what do I do?
Please contact us to see if there are any options. Sometimes we are able to make it work.
Received custom holster for a glock 26 W/red dot, I have not received my slide back from having machining done for red dot but I put the frame in the holster and it appears to be a good fit I was impressed with the quick turnaround time on the holster, I would give 5 stars except I have not had a complete firearm to check fit. but so far so good.
Very good quality , the carbon fiber and optic cut came out very good and fits the pistol awesome
Awesome holster all the way around. I got exactly what I wanted. Great communication and customer service. Thank you. I will be shopping with Dara again.
Love my new holster. Perfect fit and cut. Simple yet very effective. Buy 1 or 5 you won't be sorry!!
As an owner of many pistols, I’ve tried and owned many (too many to count) holsters in my day. Finally tried Dara custom holsters for my new Walther PPQ M2 Q4 tactical with threaded barrel and Holosun 507c red dot, and I couldn’t be happier.
Holds belt great, holds pistol perfectly, feels comfortable while driving (4 o’clock carry), and fits snug enough that it doesn’t print.
Great holster. Worth the $. I plan on ordering additional custom holsters from Dara for my other EDC pistols.
Very concealable and fairly comfortable. I tried AIWB and it was not very successful for me---however I don't think this holster was made for AIWB anyway. It works pretty great at 3 o'clock.
Love it. Perfect fit. This is my 3rd holster from Dara and each has been custom made perfectly. Very impressed.
I have holsters from just about every major manufacturer out there, I tell you honestly that so far this is the best holster I have ever purchased. Construction and craftsmanship are 100% solid, fit and function are perfect. The gun carries comfortably and stays put. I highly, highly recommend this product. It is going to take them a week or 2 to make your holster and get it in the mail to you, don't worry about that, it is well worth the wait.
My holster was delivered in less than three weeks. The fit and finish are outstanding! I got it with the claw and it works great. The claw is a bit uncomfortable to wear for a long time though.
I definitely recommend this product.