I have to be honest about this. I had no interest in this product for years. I considered the Barami Hip-Grip to be “old school,” and pointless. Why not just get a proper holster? Then I attended a gathering of nationally known trainers and found that several very serious operators use the Hip-Grip on a regular basis. I began to think that maybe I was missing something…
The Barami Hip-Grip can be a great alternative to an inside-the-waistband holster when such carry is appropriate.
The Hip-Grip is a replacement set of grips for your snubby that incorporates a hook-like appendage to the grip that hooks over your pants and under your belt to allow the gun to be carried inside-the-waistband without a holster. Amazingly, this is more comfortable and secure than you might imagine. While I still do not carry my gun this way on a regular basis, I do find it very useful for times when a holster is not immediately available or desirable, like answering the door to a stranger, taking out the garbage, or making a quick trip to the corner store. Unlike some of the “belt clips” on the market, the Hip-Grip is easily removed, and doesn’t interfere with the fit of your regular holster.
The Hip-Grip is available in several colors: black, off-white, brown and pink, but it won’t win any beauty contests. The price is very reasonable, coming in under $25 wherever you look. The packaging looks as if it hasn’t changed since the 1970s, which means they must be doing something right. Don’t change what is not broken!
The Barami Hip-Grip can be a great alternative to an inside-the-waistband holster when such carry is appropriate. Obviously, you have to be careful anytime you are using a carry method that doesn’t completely cover the trigger, but it can be done safely with a snubby. The Hip-Grip is a better alternative than some of the other holsterless carry systems, and it can be a nice option to have available to you.