holsters Personal Defense Choose A Carry Position Richard Nance August 31st, 2017 | More From Richard Nance Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ With so many holster and cover-garment options, deciding how to carry a firearm can be a daunting task for someone new to concealed carry. While much is open to interpretation, there are a few hard and fast rules. For instance, a “closed garment,” such as a T-shirt, a button-up shirt or a zippered jacket, is required to conceal a firearm worn along the front of your waist. Closed garments also work best for firearms worn behind the hip because an “open garment,” such as an unbuttoned shirt, could be swept away from your firearm, exposing it to a threat you haven’t yet perceived. Generally speaking, the farther back you wear your handgun, the harder it is to access. Then again, if a firearm worn along the front of your waist becomes exposed in close quarters, it’s easier for an assailant in front of you to gain access. Inside the waistband (IWB) holsters are better at concealing, but they are more difficult to grip than a holster worn outside the waistband (OWB). It’s all about finding the right balance between concealment, comfort, accessibility and security. Keep in mind that much of it boils down to personal preference. Also, each of these factors vary depending on the dimensions of the firearm and your body type. Consider this a down and dirty visual representation of the various carry locations and cover-garment options. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More holsters Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!