There are so many different holster options and features that it can be difficult to decide what works best for you. Here we will be explaining some differences between our holsters and the features that you can choose from. We will be adding more topics as they come up. If you need further assistant in choosing the best holster for you feel free to email us at info@blacksmithtactical.com


    We get a lot of questions asking us what the extension is that hangs off the side of the holster. Well it’s called a concealment claw. It helps hide the grip of the gun by applying pressure to the back side of your pants, which forces the grip closer to the body for better concealment. The picture below demonstrates the holster without (top) and with the claw added (bottom). 


    What’s a sweat guard? A sweat guard is just what it sounds like it prevents your skin from touching the back of the gun. There is no universal preference some like a high guard for total coverage, others don't want it at all. I recommend having some coverage for one specific reason, having it there helps with re holstering. It kind of acts like a guide for the gun to find its opening. I personally prefer a mid guard, I find it to be the most comfortable while still offering assistance when holstering your handgun. When ordering your holster you will be able to select your option for high mid or low sweat guard. Pictured below is all three options.