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The OWB, which stands for “Outside the Waistband”, is a common open carry holster that sits on the outside of your pants. It allows for quick, unobtrusive access to your firearm and oftentimes provides more comfort than its IWB (Inside the Waistband) counterpart. It can also be used as a concealed carry alternative when wearing a jacket or loose shirt. Just be wary that the garment may need to be a bit bulkier to avoid giving away the profile of your firearm.
There are multiple styles of the OWB holster that offer different attachment options. The style you choose will depend on your preferred carry method and what feels most comfortable to you. For options that attach to the belt, the pancake holster and belt slide holster are the most common styles. There’s also the paddle holster which utilizes a paddle backing that slides into the inside of your waistband while the holster itself overlaps the outside.
Here at Galls, we carry a large selection of OWB holsters from the industry’s most trusted brands including Bianchi, Gould & Goodrich, Safariland and more.
Popular OWB Holsters
Many public safety officers rely on the BlackHawk Carbon Fiber CQC Holster for a quick and efficient draw. This BlackHawk holster secures your firearm without sacrificing draw speed or control thanks to its SERPA auto-lock technology. Its simple one-finger release gives you complete control without fumbling or awkward catches while its adjustable angles allow for a variety of drawing positions. On top of that, the carbon fiber and nylon materials ensure its durability while the flared opening allows for smooth re-holstering with an audible click.
The Uncle Mike’s Kydex Holster is designed to sit at a mid-level height close to your body for a low profile. This is one of the best OWB holster options for concealed carry and is adjustable for rake and height to provide a custom fit. The versatile platform includes paddle and belt loop attachments to suit various carry options and will accommodate a near-vertical rake for conventional behind-the-hip carry. This OWB Kydex holster also features a cut-down lead edge for a smooth, fast draw.
Additional Tactical & Duty Holsters
In addition to the OWB holster, we also carry a vast selection of other carry configurations as well. This includes the IWB, ankle, shoulder, concealed carry, tactical holster and more.
The Q-Series Stealth Minimalist Inside the Waistband Holster delivers low-profile concealment and meets the highest standards of comfort, security and reliability. This IWB holster is made with a tuckable design that sits close to the body and virtually eliminates printing. It will firmly snap over the trigger guard to provide positive retention while safely covering the trigger. It also features an ambidextrous spring steel clip that slides over belts up to 2 inches in width or it can snap firmly over the waistband of your pants.
The Safariland 6004 Tactical Holster with Light Option is made for a smooth draw and protects against weapon takeaways in tactical situations. This drop leg holster features a Self Locking System (SLS) with a rotating hood that can only be released by simultaneously pushing down on your firearm and rotating it forward. This system prevents accidental release and makes the weapon more secured when upward force is applied. Additionally, this tactical holster is made with Safarilaminate construction that’s impervious to moisture and bloodborne pathogens.
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