I just recently purchased a Dara holster for my S&W shield and extra mag. Let me tell you this is the most comfortable holster I have ever worn. I have been a CCW person for a long time now and I am extremely happy with my Dara holster. The leather texture is very smooth on my skin. I carry appendix and never have a issue with this new holster.
This Modular Appendix Rig for light or laser bearing firearms is the most innovative of its kind. The package features an AIWB Holster made from .093" Kydex/Boltaron connected to an IWB mag carrier by a flexible PVC coated Nylon segment. This flexible piece, along with the mag carrier, is completely detachable for times when a back up magazine is not necessary. This gives you the option of carrying the AIWB Holster/Mag Carrier Combo without being overburdened by the weight of an additional magazine carrier when you don't need it.
Not only is this rig the most convenient on the market, it is also the most comfortable. The structure of the rig is curved inwards, with it's flexibility allowing it to adjust to any body shape for a comfortable fit. There are no hard edges against the body to cause any discomfort.
Along with the ability to take the additional spare magazine carrier off of the appendix rig, you also have the ability to adjust the ride height of the mag carrier. The spare mag can be moved up or down to the desired position of the carrier.
Disclaimer: We understand that this set up is not ideal for reloading your magazine, nor is it the most concealable way to carry your firearm for some body types. This Holster and Mag Carrier Combination has been requested several times, which is why we have now put the rig up for sale. The lead time for all custom orders applies to this product.
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.
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 12 o'clock, you'll want to choose a straight draw (0° cant). The forward cant angle tilts the grip up and forward and the muzzle backwards. A reverse cant angle tilts the grip down and back, the muzzle forward, or towards the opposite of your draw hand.
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.
It is often hard to find a good holster for my weapon, but I am very pleased with DARA's quality. My holster is comfortable and conceals extremely well. Exactly what I was looking for.
Dara always has met my expectations and even exceeded them. When you think of quality kydex Dara Holsters should be what comes to mind. Their AIWB rig is one of the best I've ever used when looking at comfort, security, quality, and the ability to conceal. The wedge works, the finish it top notch, the magazine holder really does conform to your figure, and you get that satisfying and reassuring "click" when holstering. Not to mention they also rushed mine to get it to me in time for a class, now that's excellent customer service too.
this combo carries excellent.I Use a 5.11 1 and 3/4 belt . In se az its shorts and t shirts 10 months out of the year. This lets me carry gun , light, mag(full-size) in one compact pkg. attention to detail is outstanding. Considering ordering the same holster minus light for my g19 I like it so much. If you need low profile carry this an outstanding choice. Ran 150 rds through gun out in the desert all double and triple shot presentations from concealment. this is quick even with sub compact 2 finger grip. well worth the wait and price for what you get.
Got here within the window they say and is a good feeling and made product!