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Concealed Carry Positioning with Galco

Concealed Carry Positioning

Holster choice, and particularly the exact positioning on the body, is intensely personal. What’s comfortable, fast and concealable for one gun carrier may not work at all for another. That’s why Galco offers holsters for just about every position on the body, and even includes a helpful “body clock” diagram on most package labels and website product details.

Carry at the appendix position, roughly 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock for a right-handed shooter, has rapidly increased in popularity over the last decade. Galco has, of course, kept up with the trend and makes multiple holsters suitable for this carry method. The newest of these is the Paragon™ Kydex IWB, which is optimized for appendix carry. But many other Galco holsters are suitable for this position, including the new QuickTuk Cloud™, Scout 3.0™, Stow-N-Go™, Triton™ 2.0 and Tuck-N-Go™ 2.0 IWBs. For those who prefer OWB holsters, the Hornet™ is designed to be perfect for both appendix and crossdraw carry.

Carrying a handgun on the point of the strong hip, at about 3 o’clock, has been a popular choice for many years. Holsters with vertical angle (or neutral cant) are best suited for this method, and Galco has it covered with holsters like the Avenger™, BlakGuard™, Halo™, Quick Slide™, TacSlide™ and Yaqui Slide. The vertically-oriented IWBs suitable for appendix carry are also very useful in this position.

None of these guidelines are written in stone, of course, and once again it comes back to the personal preferences of the shooter. Some gun carriers will, for example, place an Avenger in front of their hip and be perfectly happy with it. If that works most comfortably and efficiently with their body type, Galco fully supports them!

Finally, many Galco holsters can be adjusted for angle, from crossdraw to vertical to strongside, at the user’s discretion. This makes them the most versatile of all.

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Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco holster brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.

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