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.
Great holsters and very well designed and made. I am a law enforcement officer for 40 plus years and this is one excellent product that I use every day in my duties.
Very pleased with this holster. It was highly recommended in some online forums and I am very happy with my purchase. Great communication and pretty fast turn around for a custom holster. Will definitely recommend.
This is the first holster that I found that fits My XDM 5.25 competition perfectly. Quality is outstanding. I will be a customer for life.
What I like about this is that my gun fits perfectly and is held tight. I also like that it’s flat as can be on the outside so printing is minimal under my Cinch vest. Very well made. I would recommend to anyone.
Love my new holster! Very good quality and awesome service by the folks at DARA. It was completed very quickly and they were very professional in their communication. Would recommend to anyone looking for quality rigs.
Dara is the best
Love my new holster from Dara. I highly recommend this holster. And all other products from Dara. I now own 3 of there holsters. More to come
Perfect OWB paddle holster. It’s tight to my body, and conceals perfect under a t-shirt.