Outside-the-waistband refers to a holster that can be worn outside of your pants or waistband. Typically, an OWB holster is worn on the side of the hip at the 3 o’clock position (if you’re right handed). There are plenty of choices when it comes to OWB holsters. But it’s most important to find a holster that will remain tight against your body and flex as you move.
Inside-the-waistband (IWB) refers to carrying a firearm inside the waistband of your pants. They can be made of various materials including molded hard plastic leather, and nylon.
Appendix Carry (AIWB)
Appendix carry (AIWB) means to carry a firearm inside the waistband of your pants at the 12 to 1 o’clock position (if you’re right handed).
Strong-Side Carry (IWB)
Strong-side carry (IWB) means to carry a firearm inside the waistband of your pants at the 4 or 5 o’clock position (if you’re right handed).
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