Gear Review: Three ideal AIWB choices, three price points (VIDEO)
By Eve Flanigan
I’ve come to love the appendix, inside-waistband method (AIWB) of carry and concealment because it keeps my everyday carry gun entirely under my control and the drawstroke is fast and simple. I also like the no-fuss installation procedure for most AIWB holsters.
In years of experimentation with AIWB holsters, I’ve found a small handful that are especially comfortable and secure. They’ve become my go-to choices. Taken in context of the typical daily activities when worn, they also meet safety criteria of trigger guard protection and secure retention of the gun. Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of each.
JM4 Tactical Quick Click & Carry, high ride model – JM4Tactical.com, $79.95-$94.95
Just a gun sticking to a car. Magnets are the secret behind the superb retention of small guns in the Quick Click & Carry High Ride holster by JM4 Tactical. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com)
Extraordinarily secure retention of smaller pistols
Complete protection of the gun from sweat
Easiest of the three to wear on pants without a belt
One holster fits many guns
Dyed versions bleed onto skin and clothing
Metal objects can stick to magnetic retention device, making for occasional awkward moments that aren’t as obvious as they feel
Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling – ClingerHolsters.com, $19.99
The Comfort Cling