Inside the Waistband Holsters

Published by Dana on 24th Jun 2016

Inside the Waistband Holsters

The Best IWB Holster

Pictured above is our standard in stock, Inside the Waistband Holster. It has all of the most common specs: Right handed, Black, Mid ride, 7.5 degree forward cant angle and a 1.5" black belt clip. It is also made for one of our most commonly carried firearms-- the Springfield Armory Hellcat RDP.


This is the base mode holster for $53.99-- prices will go up according to color (up to $4.00 up-charge), belt attachment (soft loops are $11.99), and light attachment (ranging from $15-$30). We often gets asked why we charge extra for light or laser attachments, this is because not only does it take up a bit more material and hardware, but also because certain light/laser attachments can take hours to prepare when creating the mold.


Below are some of our Inside the Waistband holsters that accommodate our most popular light or laser attachments:

- Streamlight TLR-1 (fits TLR-1s, TLr-1hl)

-Surefire X300 & X300u

-Olight PL Pro

-Streamlight TLR-7

For a full list of Firearms and Lights that we accommodate, CLICK HERE.

While we cannot possibly photograph every holster that gets sent out, we do try to provide a variety of pictures on our website for each type of light/laser combination. 


Working in Customer Service I often get asked if our holsters have that "Kydex Click". The audible click that let's you know when your firearm is fully seated within the holster. The answer is: yes. BUT if you have a light or laser, you will most likely lose that click. This is due to the fact that in a non-light/laser bearing holster, most of the retention is held in the trigger guard. Without a light/laser, the trigger guard has a slight dip that catches the material of the holster causing the "click" once it passes over the front of the trigger guard and fully seats. See below:

On the Right, the holster without a light/laser has a dip where the trigger guard is. The front of the trigger guard passing through the dip to fully seat is what causes the click. On the left, you'll see the Glock 43 holster with a TLR-6 attachment where the holster is molded to accommodate the light. There is no dip in the trigger guard area, therefore no audible click.

Many customers equate "no click" to "no retention" however, this belief is false. Your holster will retain just as well without the click so long as it is made for the specific gun your are holstering and the adjustable retention is properly adjusted.


For some reason, this has become a question that many customers ask. We have 2 retention screws on our holsters for optimum fit.


Our IWB holsters can be made in several different colors, with varying upcharges.

Since we use .093" Kydex and Boltaron, which is a thicker more sturdier option than most IWB Holsters on the market, our color selection is limited. There are more colors readily available for thinner material holsters, however with a greater color selection comes a less sturdy holster that may not stand up to the beating that a thicker holster could withstand.


IWB Holsters can be carried many different ways, however the most common position will be between 3-4 o'clock for right handed shooters, and 7-9 o'clock for left handed shooters.

IWB Holsters are worn inside the pants, not just the belt, with the click extending over both the pants and belt and hooking up underneath the belt.


Small of back holsters are made with Palm out draw. See below:

Our Small of Back IWB Holsters are manufactured with a reverse cant angle, tilting the grip towards your draw hand.


The appendix carry holster should be centered with the belly button, and adjusted right or left according to comfort and concealability. Our recommended ride height and cant angle for the AIWB Holster is mid ride with a straight draw-- this is the most CONCEALABLE way to carry at the appendix position. The most comfortable way to carry for anything larger than a shield/Glock 42 is high ride with a reverse cant angle. KEEP IN MIND: with every level of comfort, you lose a level of concealability. 

Our AIWB Holsters have an added wedge to keep the grip of the gun tucked into the body.

AIWB Holsters


Please note that the cant angle and/or ride height will vary slightly depending on the firearm size and make or model. For IWB Holsters we recommend a forward cant, Small of Back (palm out draw) we recommend a reverse cant angle, and for appendix carry we recommend a straight draw for a good firing grip.


All IWB Holsters come with a sweat shield. The size will vary depending on the make/model of the firearm. All sweat shield are rounded so as not to pose a risk of getting caught in the trigger guard.


All custom holsters take around 2-5 days to complete. They can take longer for a number of reasons, such as light/laser attachments, the holster did not pass a QC check and possibly had to be re-made, or we are backed up. 

The wait time is due 100% to order volume and the amount of custom options we offer. Most of our holster are made to order. This means that while your order may be very simple and straight forward seeming, we most likely have 35 other holsters from the same day that you ordered that are very complicated. So please be courteous and patient as we will not speed up the production process that could possibly result in a lesser quality product.

If you cannot wait the estimated lead time, please see our Quick Ship Holster.


Our holsters are not magical. If you cannot conceal your firearm inside your waistband without a holster, you won't be able to conceal it with extra material surrounding the gun, aka-- a holster. So please, put some thought into your selections and order a holster intended for a position that will best conceal your firearm. If you need help in choosing that position, see our blog post on How to Choose the Best Concealed Carry Position.

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