Wednesday, November 30, 2016

10 Stocking Stuffers for the Gun Lover Under $25

1. T-Shirts! My favorite t-shirts are from Grunt Style. They are very well priced, ranging from $12.95 - $25. They're not cheesy and not overly vulgar, so they make a great gift for anyone. I have placed about 5 large orders with them in the last 6 months, the t-shirts are very high quality and show no signs of shrinking or wear. They also generally ship within 24 hours, although it might fluctuate due to Christmas.

These are my top picks:

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2. Hyve Technologies Gear! If you've seen our Instagram or Facebook, you probably already know that we are huge fans of Hyve Technologies. They made accessories for the Glock 42, 43, 26, 27, 33, 23, and 32. As well as the Smith & Wesson Shield 9/.40. They function flawlessly and look great. Here is a picture of my 
Hyve gear:
 



My top picks are:
 

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3. Gun Oil! Gun oil or lubes and cleaning kits are something everyone can use. Even if the gift-receiver already has some items, they'll always welcome some new products.  I just purchased XADO SNIPEX Gel Revitalizant here.

4. Decals- Who doesn't like decals? They're generally inexpensive and you can put them on any flat, non porous surface. I just bought a bunch from Founders Republic. We put them up in our bedroom, our storefront and in our warehouse facility. 

My top picks:
 

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5. Beltman Inc. Leather Coasters are pretty cool. It's a great creative use for that left over material he's probably overloaded with. I bought several for myself and for my family. I highly recommend the Jumping Bass and the Great Seal of the USA. Keep in mind these are sold as 1 coaster, so order accordingly.

6. Beltman Inc. Key Hangers are another great idea. They come in a couple of different finishes, and look awesome.

7. SOE Gear Combat Cock- Before you even ask, there really is no point to it. It's a quirky, funny gift from a company that strongly believes in Military support and American made products.

Combat Cock

8. Savage Tacticians Coffee - For anyone who likes bold coffee, go with Full Auto. It's basically all I drink now and it's delicious. Makes a great gift for any coffee drinker!


 
9. Magpul Wallet- Gone are the days when people carried bi and tri fold wallets. Today's designs are slim and basic, the perfect example: Magpul DAKA Micro Wallet.


10. Hats- Art15 Clothing has some great options. Grab this hat and some patches, and you're all set!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sale

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Sale details:

Buy 1 Single Mag Carrier and get the 2nd for $15!
Quick Ship RAM Mount Holsters and Mountable Standard Holsters start at $50!
All Quick Ships are $45!
T-Shirts are 25% off until Monday!
All Women's Concealed Carry Shorts & Leggings are $10 off!
Take 15% off all Custom Holsters, Double Mag Carriers, and Holster + Mag Carrier Combos
. with code "BLACKFRIDAY".
Light + Holster Packages excluded.

Please keep in mind that due to Holiday volume, lead times are not guaranteed. We are currently running behind with all light/laser bearing holsters right now, please be patient with us as we are working overtime to get everything out to you!
Thank you!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Smith & Wesson Shield with Hyve +2 Mag Extension

Last week I received my +2 Shield 9mm Magazine Extension from Hyve Technologies. Apparently my color choice... let's just say it's not the popular choice among reddit critics-or anyone at Dara Holsters, really anyone who's seen it, but I love it anyways. So here she is:

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You don't even have to say anything, I know- she's beautiful.

The +2 Extension fits on the 9mm 8 round magazine and allows me to carry 10 +1 and still maintain the slim profile of the Smith & Wesson Shield. I realize that the grip is a troublesome area for most people, as the grip is generally the area of the gun that prints the most- however, if you have a great holster that allows you to carry in the most concealed way possible, it shouldn't be an issue.
Also of note: there are other color options available.

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You can choose the extension color and the mag stop color, possibilities are endless!
Here is a picture showing the size in relation to my hand: keep in mine I'm a female with pretty small hands!

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This IWB Holster has been with me for a very long time now. I carry it around 5 o'clock and it allows for perfect placement near the small of back! The Specs are as follows: right hand draw, high ride height with a 15° forward cant angle. The color is OD Green with a 1.5" Black Carbon Fiber belt clip. "1.5" refers to your belt width! and for anyone questioning the stability of a single clip, I've never had any issues in the last 5 years with our clips.

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As you can see, the gun is positioned near the small of back with the grip extending up into the concave area of the back. The holster is held in place with a Horsehide (no internal stiffener) Beltman Belt! I cannot recommend these belts enough- they are the only belts that we wear over here, and it's been that way since our first Beltman Belt in 2013.

The horsehide belt retails for around $100, which may seem steep. BUT if you buy a cheap Walmart belt for $25, you'll need 4 of them by the time you'll need to purchase a new Beltman belt. Weigh your
options, but just remember- you get what you pay for.

Here I am perfectly concealing the Shield 9mm with, now, 10+1 rounds:


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Click to purchase a Hyve Technologies Shield +2 Extension.
Click to purchase a DARA Custom Kydex IWB Holster.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kydex OWB Holster and TLR-6 Holsters

Some of the newest pictures we've posted:

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Shown above is the Glock 33 TLR-6 Holster. This can be made for any firearm that holds the Streamlight TLR-6 light attachment. The holster is Black Carbon Fiber Texture, mid ride with a straight draw. With this configuration, the holster can be worn anywhere on the body successfully. 

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The Glock 19 OWB Holster can be made to order as a Custom Holster, or purchased as a quick ship item, to be shipped in 10 days. The holster shown above is a Left Hand Draw, mid ride height with a 15° forward cant.

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While most would not consider the Walther PPS M2 to be for OWB carry, we do get a lot of orders for outside the waistband PPS M2 holsters. The one shown above is a Quick Ship style PPS M2 OWB Holster. It black, right handed with a mid ride height and 7.5° forward cant angle.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Walther CREED IWB Holsters


We were lucky enough to receive the CREED from Walther a couple of weeks ago and just finished up making our mold. That means holsters have gone into production and are now available for purchase!

The first holster came out quite nice and is shown below being draw tested:


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You can purchase a Quick Shipping Inside the Waistband Holster for your Walther CREED here. Or, to create a custom holster, or if you have a light or laser bearing Walther CREED, visit our Custom Holster section to build the perfect holster for you!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Ultimate Carry Package from Dara Holsters

So you just bought a gun, you have your CHL, now what? On to the wild goose chase that is finding the right holster.

Some questions to consider: What type of holster do you want? How do you want to carry? Should you carry a back up magazine? Should you get both an IWB and OWB Holster?
Don't worry, we've got your back!

Introducing the best Holster Package EVER- the Ultimate Carry Package.




While most holsters on the market are made from inferior materials, our holsters are made from .093" Boltaron/Kydex and fastened with the highest quality hardware on the market: a combination of Melonite coated chrome Molly steel and Black 316 INOX Stainless Steel hardware.
All holsters and magazine carriers come with a Military Grade Adjustable Rubber Retention System and a no hassle Lifetime Warranty.

Quality and Warranty aside, our company focuses on what's important: a safe, secure holster that does it's job effectively and for a lifetime. Our holsters may not feature three layers of colored material and themed cut out designs, but their function is superior to most others on the market. Our main priority when making holsters is simple: Provide a product that is better than anything else on the market.

What Sets our Products Apart:





This Package comes with:

1 Inside the Waistband IWB Holster for Concealed Carry
1 Inside the Waistband IWB Mag Carrier for times when back may be needed
3 IWB belt attachments: 1 clip, 1 j-hook and 1 set of Soft Loops

The clip is the most common option for IWB Holsters. It's easy on/off and secure for daily activities. The J-Hook is perfectly discreet, fitting behind the belt and hooking up underneath. Soft loops are great for when extra stability is needed. Our soft loops are made from a PVC coated Nylon and fastened with a pull-the-dot snap.

1 Outside the Waistband OWB Holster for the range or Open Carry
1 Outside the Waistband OWB Mag Carrier for reloading at the range or back up ammo
3 OWB belt attachments: 1 single loop, 1 paddle and 1 double loop

The OWB Holster and mag carrier come with a standard single loop attached, but you will also receive an extra single loop with this package. A paddle, for easy on/off and a Double Loop for extra stability and also the ability to adjust the ride height and cant angle.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Holsters for the Walther PPS M2 with Crimson Trace LG 482 Laser

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The Crimson Trace LG-482 for the Walther PPS M2 is now an available option for all Custom Holsters! Click on the type of holster you're looking for below to start building your holster now.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

How to Carry an Appendix Holster Successfully

Appendix Carry is becoming increasingly popular. Five years ago, it seems that the carry position was frowned upon and discouraged, carrying the stigma of shooting your junk off should your trigger finger slip up. However, with practice and training you can become confident enough with your draw stroke and brave the appendix carry waters, as long as you have a great AIWB Holster.

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There are so many options for Appendix Holsters now a days, it's hard to choose which option is best for you. I highly suggest going to your local gun shop to ask if you can try on different holsters, just so you can determine which style/material you'll like. That will help narrow down your search. Most shops will at least have plastic, leather and nylon holsters. Depending on what your day to day activities are, you may need more retention than what a leather or nylon holster can offer you. If you're a cable guy, or work in construction where bending and moving around is something you do all day, you'll see right off the bat that you'll most likely need a plastic holster with some sort of adjustable retention.

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Once you figure out the material and style of the holster you want, you can start narrowing down companies who make that style. We make full Kydex, single clip Appendix Holsters. After years of testing, we found that this is the type of holster that works best for us. Our AIWB Holsters are made from a single sheet of Kydex, most commonly called a "taco-style" holster. They have a single clip design, which most believe will not be sufficient to hold and balance a firearm. That is probably true for a lot of people who've bought holsters from companies that just mount the clip wherever they have room, but the clip placement is one of the most important factors for weight distribution, concealment and integrity of the holster. Clip placement may seem like an after-though on most holsters, but this is one of our most thought-out components when making each custom order.

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Something to look for in any Appendix Holster: minimal material. You're going to want the least amount of material to that you don't have any printing issues. With Appendix Carry the two most common areas that print are the grip and -mostly for women- the muzzle. The grip printing is easily fixed with a good holster. On our Appendix Holsters, we have the option to add a wedge. The wedge is an extra component added when molding the holster that tilts the belt clip (or other attachment) in a way that reduces printing almost completely. I say almost completely, because if you're wearing skint tight clothing, you'll likely still print a bit. As for muzzle printing, there's not much a holster can do to fix that issue. That is due to several factors: low riding and tight pants and barrel/slide length and thickness. You'll have more printing with a Glock 19 than you would with a S&W Shield.

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There are also several other things you need to think about when carry-
ing in the AIWB position such as how your holster is going to sit. With our AIWB Holster you can choose your own cant angle and ride height. This is perfect for seasoned carriers who know exactly what works best for them, but can be very intimidating to first time carriers. What we always recommend for every firearm is an Appendix Holster with a mid ride height and straight draw. That is the most concealable for appendix carry. Comfort also comes into play in this position. For the most comfortable AIWB carry, you can get a high riding holster with a slight reverse cant. This elevates the holster a bit so that there's no leg jabbing. However, with every level of comfort you have, you lose a level of concealability. I don't care what any other company says, you can rarely have both.

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If you have a desk job where dress code requires a tucked in shirt, there are a decent amount of options for you here. We offer a tuckable AIWB Holster, as well as a Tuckable Modular Appendix Rig. Both allow the carrier to tuck their shirt in over their holstered gun. This does slow your draw time, but having a gun is always better than not having a gun.

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The final issue: the bulge. Obviously if you're carrying a holster on the waistline, you should be wearing a belt. But how do you carry a single clip Appendix Holster at 12 o'clock with a big belt buckle in the way? Easy- a buckle-less belt. We carry our Modular Appendix Rig Package that include our Appendix Holster and Magazine Carrier Combo Rig as well as a dual layer, bullhide gun belt. The gunbelt has no buckle, instead it has a strong Velcro layer to fasten it together and keep the bulk to a minimum. This package works flawlessly together and comes highly recommended.

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To recap, here are the main points of carrying Appendix successfully:
-Wear clothing that fits, but is not tight.
-Wear a proper gunbelt, even better: one with no buckle!
-Make sure your holster has minimal material.
-Opt in for the wedge that tucks the grip into the body.
-Plan ahead of time: wear larger shirts if you're carrying a larger firearm.
-For comfort, wear higher riding pants.

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