Sunday, October 15, 2017

XDS Holsters on Sale!

Springfield XDS Quick Ship Holsters are currently on sale!
Grab one before they sell out again...
Blue XDS Holster
Above is our Blue Carbon Fiber Holster- this holster is Limited Edition and will not be available again!
Below is our 24 Hour Quick Ship XDS IWB Holster. Fits both 9mm and .45! This holster is ready to go and ships same business day!
XDS IWB Holster
Both Holsters come with Adjustable Retention and Lifetime Warranty! The Magazine Release is covered and will not be engaged when inside of the holster. The trigger guard is fully covered and unable to be accessed once holstered. Any questions? Call us! (919) 995-0680.
These holsters won't be on sale for long!

Psalms Apparel: T-Shirts for those serving God & Country

Right now we are spending the last few months of the summer and early fall, getting ready for the Holidays. Around this time we start thinking about new products that we'd like to bring out, Holidays sales and also which products we want to highlight from other companies.
In November we will come out with our Holiday Shopping Guide, showcasing our favorite products and gift ideas for different ages and genders. A lot of our gift ideas have started selling out after we make the post, so we're going to be doing it in increments this year!
One of our favorite new companies is a local T-Shirt Company called Psalms Apparel.
The company statement is simple, and one that probably resonates with alot of you:
In a world filled with fear and strife. When hope seems fleeting, and war inevitable. There is a peace that surpasses it all. A strength that rises above. A love that saves. Psalms Apparel is a company for those who know where true victory comes from. On the front lines overseas, in our own country, and in our own homes, victory comes from the Lord. He is the one who goes before us. So we fight with confidence. We stand in valor. We trust in God. 
The T-Shirts are all based on verses from the book of Psalm. With some designs branching out into other awesome stories from the Bible. See below:
Battle T-Shirt
Warrior T-Shirt
Samsons Riddle
We've gotten a lot of inquiries about the shirt above. This is the Samson's Riddle Shirt, it reads: "Out of the eater something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet."

Friday, October 13, 2017

M&P Shield Holster : Paddle Holster

Paddle Holster
Check out the Custom Kydex Paddle Holster for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in Brown Leather Texture.
The Custom Paddle Holster here has a mid ride height and straight draw. Perfectly suited for carry at the hip. Now is the time to purchase a Custom OWB Holster, the current lead time is just about 8 days for any custom holster. As we near the Holidays the lead time will extend due to higher volume.
The Video above shows the color and texture of the holster quite nicely. It's the best mix of both worlds- the reliability and sturdiness of Kydex and the classic look of a leather holster.
Grab your Kydex Paddle Holster here for an easy on/off Outside the Waistband carry solution. Cooler weather is coming- which means daily carry is going to become easier and more comfortable under a jacket!
Shield Paddle Holster

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dara Holsters: AIWB Holster with Wedge

Our Custom Quick Ship AIWB Holster Update!
What is the main difference between our Custom AIWB Holster, and our Custom Quick Ship AIWB Holster?
The Custom AIWB Holster is able to be completely built from the ground up. You can choose from our full selection of 300+ firearm models and select everything from the ride height to the cant angle and so on. The est. wait time is about 2-2.5 weeks.
Our Custom Quick Ship Holster is available for quite a few firearms (not all) and is offered with a set ride height and cant angle (our most popular specs Mid Ride / Straight Draw) and in 3 different colors. You can still choose your belt attachment option, but it's essentially set up for the fastest manufacturing time to get the holster out faster than a regular Custom AIWB Holster order. The est. wait time is about 5 days.
And to confuse you even further, we do offer some Quick Ship AIWB Holsters! These are in stock ready to ship, with no options to choose from.
As for the Updates: our Custom Quick Ship AIWB Holster will now come with the Wedge Option to tuck the grip into the body. The Wedge is our own design, integrated into the mold of the holster during production. It is not an after market piece.
This is what the wedge looks like:
AIWB Holster with Wedge
This is without a wedge:
AIWB Holster with Wedge
The wedge is designed to push on the belt (which should be a sturdy, proper gun belt) and tuck the grip into the body.  Please note that there are some circumstances where the outer dimensions of the firearm will work against this. We will do our best to accommodate the various firearm models in this instance. However, please keep in mind that if you are very small framed carrier and have a very large carry gun, this will not magically make the firearm disappear.
AIWB Holster with Wedge
The Custom Quick Shipping AIWB Holster with Wedge comes with a full sweat shield (as shown above) and is set with a Mid Ride Height and Straight Draw.
As you can determine in the picture below, the top of the belt will sit at the exact point where the trigger guard meets the frame. This gives most carriers a sure grip, however if you have larger than normal hands, a Custom AIWB Holster with a high ride height may be more suitable.
AIWB Holster with Wedge

Monday, September 11, 2017

New to Guns and Concealed Carry: What do I look for in a Holster?

This is a very common question that many new carriers ask in the forums. 
The main things you need to successfully carry concealed are:
  1. A reliable firearm that you're comfortable shooting.
  2. A good sturdy gun belt with at least 2 layers of material.
  3. A safe, quality holster.
The above mentioned are all you need to successfully carry concealed (or open for that matter) and are not too hard to find. 
Good firearms to start out with are single stack 9mm's. They're easily found and numerous in quantity. You can't really go wrong with any of the most popular: Walther PPS, PPS M2, Glock 43, Shield 9mm, XDS 3.3, etc. 
Most of the time carriers will start out with a single stack 9mm and work their way up in size once they're confident they can conceal more capacity.
A good gunbelt is a bit trickier. Just because a belt has "Tactical" in it's name, does NOT mean it's a good gunbelt. There's nothing "tactical" about a single layer nylon belt. It is not stiff enough to hold your gun upright even while carrying inside the waistband. These belts (or single layer leather "gun belts") will cause the whole gun to tilt outwards causing your firearm to print. Even if you're carrying a $200 awesome holster. DO NOT buy into the "gun belts" that are single layer leather. These will do the same.
For an awesome Dual Layer Nylon Tactical Belt, we highly recommend our TacBelt.
Good Nylon Gun Belt
The Tacbelt is a dual layered nylon belt with a low profile buckle- perfect for carrying at the Appendix Position, on the hip IWB or Open Carrying. The belt is sturdy enough to carry your loaded Glock 19 daily without sagging.
Another great belt option is the Dual Layered Bullhide Gunbelt from the Beltman. There's a reason Beltman is #1 when it comes to gunbelts- he's the best. At 1.5" wide this belt will fit through any belt loops, is perfect as an everyday belt or dress belt, and the quality is second to none. 
Good Leather Gun Belt
Third on the list is a safe, quality holster. This can be found in many of the holsters sold by reputable companies. But here are the aspects of a holster that you need to look out for:
  • Sturdy material that won't sag or degrade overtime.
    • If you're going to go with leather, make sure the mouth of the holster- where your firearm goes in- is reinforced so it does not "wilt" over time. If the material becomes flimsy in this area, you may end up having a nasty negligent discharge and lose a butt cheek.
    • This is what is so great about Kydex- it stays the same year after year with no wear, no matter what the weather. Just don't leave it on the dashboard of your car in the heat. It's thermoform plastic and will lose it's shape if left in extreme heat.
  • Make sure the TRIGGER GUARD and the MAG RELEASE are covered. The last thing you want is that trigger being manipulated or the magazine to fall out. I will never understand why companies don't cover the mag release.
  • Also necessary- Adjustable Retention. Having a holster inside your waistband is NOT enough retention. I've seen guns fall out in Home Depot while someone was bending over to grab something. Not a good look.
For a great started IWB Holster, Try one of our Quick Ship Holsters.
Best Starter Holster for Concealed Carry
These holsters ship in about 5 days - or less if we have your firearm in our 24 hour holster section - and they can be returned for a FULL refund or exchanged for a custom holster if needed. These holsters come with the most common specs for IWB carry. You have 30 days to decide what you want in a holster.
If you take our advice, you won't need to spend any more money than necessary in the long run. All of the gear recommended above will last you years, if not decades.
Give us a call or leave a comment below for any other questions regarding Concealed Carry!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dara Holster Customer Review: Action Sport Holster for IDPA

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The Dara Custom Action Sports Holsters is the top choice for a quick draw outside the waistband holster. With two different Ejection Port cut outs*, this holster is designed for the quickest draw possible while maintaining IDPA legality. Made with thick .093" Boltaron/Kydex and fastened using Melonite coated Stainless Steel hardware, our product is not only impervious to rust, it's built to last a lifetime. 

Have a light or laser attachment? Check out our Light bearing Action Sport Holster.


The Action Sport Holster is an Outside the Waistband Holster designed for the quickest draw possible, allowing for the fastest target acquisition. This holster is ideal for range time, IDPA, or other competitive shooting matches. Be sure to check out our OWB Mag Carriers as well.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Glock gen 5 Holsters

Dara Holsters Glock 19 gen 5 Holster
Introducing the new gen 5 Glock... for both Glock 19 and Glock 17.
These newer generation Glocks feature a flared magwell design towards the bottom of the grip. The finger grooves in the grip have been done away with and a right side slide release make the gen 5's fully ambidextrous, while retaining the reversible mag release from previous generations.
Along with some internal upgrades, the gen 5's will also exclusively feature a "nDLC" finish- reportedly tougher than any of Glocks previous finishes. Great news for anyone planning on holstering this firearm!
Speaking of Holstering the gen 5 Glock 19 and Glock 17: Dara Holsters now offers Glock 19 and Glock 17 gen 5 Custom Holsters. These are designed to fit the new ambi-slide lock feature and won't wear down your slide lock over time due to unnecessary grinding.
For a deeper dive into the new firearms, check out this review by Guns America.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Concealed Carry Leggings for Women



Women's Concealed Carry Leggings

Why is it so hard to carry concealed as a woman? I'll tell you: we're built differently, we wear different things and there aren't many holsters designed specifically for women. Well, until now.

Women's Concealed Carry Shorts

These Concealed Carry Shorts are a must have for any woman! They can conceal up to a full sized M&P 2.0, and anything smaller. I've tried them with everything from a pencil skirt or dress to work out shorts and denim cut offs shown above, they never fail to conceal. The shorts are very elastic and tight fitting, to keep the gun close to the body.

Women's Conceal Carry Shorts

As you can see in the picture above, the shorts have a thick lining that serves as a holster. While there is no reinforced Kydex trigger guard protection, there is a retention strap (not shown in above picture, but shown in the denim cut offs picture) that holds the gun tight inside the pocket. The pocket is deep enough and large enough to accommodate a Kydex trigger guard type holster, if desired.

The Leggings are also a great choice with the same concept- the only difference being the dual carry options: appendix and behind the hip carry. The leggings come in two length options: 3/4 length and full length.

3/4 Length Concealed Carry Leggings
Full Length Concealed Carry Leggings
These leggings have the same retention strap and pocket design holster system as the shorts. They are awesome- I can't speak highly enough of these. Not only do they hold the gun secure enough to teach your toddler to do cartwheels and various yoga positions, but the leggings also hide/suck in any extra "fluff" you've got going on. They double as shapewear- so, bonus!

The leggings are also opaque enough to wear without a shirt to cover your bum. While they are meant to be tight, some leggings will start to shine or get a flesh colored tint when stretched out too much, these do not do that at all. They are very comfortable  to wear and the quality is great, no pilling of the material after 20+ washes.

Did I mention these are made in the USA?

CCW Leggings for Women


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Glock 26 IWB Holster & Other Quick Ship IWB Holsters

Do you need a Quality Kydex Holster, but don't want to wait the 3+ weeks to get one? We get it. That's why we've upped our Quick Ship game by offering our 24 hour Quick Ship Holsters for the most in demand pistol models for Concealed Carry. Check out the quick video below:
All of our 24 hr In Stock Quick Ship Holsters are for the right handed shooter, and are intended to be worn on the hip or behind (3-5 o'clock). They're all black, with a 1.5" belt clip. They come standard with a mid ride height and slight 7.5° forward cant angle- the most commonly chosen specs for IWB strongside carry.

24 Hr IWB Holsters are available for these firearms:


If you order before 12 pm EST your order will ship same day. Order after noon and your holster will ship first thing in the morning!

Monday, July 3, 2017

IWB Holster for Glock 19 with APL Compact

Glock 19 with Inforce APLc
The Glock 19 with Inforce APL Compact Inside the Waistband IWB Holster for Concealed Carry!
This holster perfectly accommodates the APLc, covers the mag release and offers adjustable retention. The full sweat shield protects the gun and body from touching, and our .093" material keeps the holster rigid for easy re-holstering.
Need this holster? Decide how you want to carry first:
Appendix: We recommend a mid ride height with a straight draw for Appendix Carry. Please Note: a lower ride height does not always equate to greater concealment. Also, your grip may also become buried in the waistband, making it difficult to draw in a hurry. Check out our AIWB Holster for the Glock 19 & APLc!
Hip 3-5 o'clock: We highly recommend a mid ride height and 7.5 or 15 degree forward cant for this position. This puts the grip above the beltline with enough space for a good purchase, and also cants the grip up and forward for an easy draw.
Small of Back: (5-6 o'clock) Our SOB IWB Holster comes with two draw options: Palm In or Palm Out. The specs will vary depending on which draw option you prefer. For Palm In Draw see below:
SOB IWB Holster G19 with APLc
For this position at the Small of Back, you'll want your IWB Holster to be accessible. This means that you'll want a forward cant angle, leaning that grip towards your strongside. The Holster cant angle shown above is a 15 degree FBI cant, most ideal for the SOB position. The ride height is a mid ride.
For Small of Back IWB Holster- Palm Out Draw, We suggest a high ride height with a reverse cant angle. DO NOT get a forward cant- you will not be able to access the grip. DO NOT get a low ride- your grip will get buried and you will have difficulty drawing.
As you can see all the edges are well polished and the edges around the muzzle are slightly wrapped to avoid any irritation or sharp edges. Our hardware, a combination of Melonite coated chrome molly steel and black 316 INOX stainless steel, is simply unbeatable. It will not rust or scratch like our competition.
For more information about our Holsters, call us at (919) 295-5559!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dara Holsters Independence Day Sale 2017


WE'RE STARTING OUR SALE EARLY!

  • Entire Store is Discounted- no Code Needed!
  • FREE Shipping for Orders over $50!
  • HYVE Technologies Gear is Buy One Get One 50% off!
Our new estimated Lead Time is 3-4 weeks and dropping for new Custom Holster Orders!

Can't wait that long? Check out our Custom Quick Ship Holsters and 24 Hour Holsters to see if you can get your holster sooner!

BACK IN STOCK:


HK VP9sk IWB Holster

CZ P10c IWB Holster
Glock 42 IWB Holster

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HK VP9sk IWB Holsters

HK VP9sk IWB Holster

Our HK VP9sk 24 hr Quick Ship IWB Holster just went live! Grab yours while you can- these are guaranteed to go fast

HK VP9sk IWB Holster

The VP-9sk IWB Holster is the best Concealment Holster on the market, here's why:

Higher Quality Materials: Holster is made from .093" Kydex/Boltaron, making it much easier and safer for re-holstering. Hardware is a combination of Melonite coated chrome Molly steel and Black 316 INOX Stainless Steel hardware that will not rust.

Better Design: Our higher quality USA made Material covers all the essentials- including the magazine release and trigger- as any holster should. Also featured is our Adjustable Military Grade Rubber Retention System that allows you to adjust the retention with a Philip's head screwdriver. Retention hardware comes pre-coated with a shock absorbing thread weld to prevent screws from backing out.

Lifetime Warranty!

HK VP9sk IWB Holster

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AIWB Holster: Dara Holsters Customer Review

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KYDEX AIWB HOLSTER REVIEW FROM CLINT:

THIS WAS MY FIRST FORAY INTO AIWB. MY INITIAL RESEARCH LED ME TO BELIEVE THIS METHOD OF CARRY WOULD OFFER COMPLETE CONCEALMENT, BUT LIMITED COMFORT. UPON RECEIVING MY HOLSTER, I WAS SURPRISED TO FIND THAT COMFORT WHILE SITTING/STANDING WAS 10/10, BUT IT TOOK SOME PLAYING AROUND WITH POSITIONING ON THE BELT TO GET TO A LEVEL OF CONCEALMENT WHERE I FELT COMFORTABLE GOING OUT WITH JUST A TSHIRT. I FOUND THE 1/130 POSITION TO OFFER MORE CONCEALMENT FOR ME (ABOUT 6'3", 180) THAN 12/1230. LOOKING DOWN, THIS IS IMMEDIATELY RIGHT OF THE FIRST BELT LOOP. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE HOLSTER ITSELF. IT'S VERY THIN, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND SEEMS TO BE WELL MADE. THE WEDGE DOES A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING THE GRIP TUCKED CLOSE TO MY TORSO AND I LIKE THE FULL COVERAGE ON THE BACK SIDE TO KEEP THE SLIDE FROM CONTACTING MY SKIN. THE HOLSTER ALSO PROTECTS THE REAR SIGHTS, AT LEAST WITH THIS PARTICULAR MODEL & FIREARM. I WOULD MAKE THIS PURCHASE AGAIN, AND WILL LOOK TO DARA FIRST FOR FUTURE HOLSTER NEEDS.

Overall Rating:
Our AIWB Holster is a no nonsense, full Kydex single clip, minimalist AIWB Holster. There is no extra material to cause printing, while equipped with a full sweat shield to protect the firearm from touching the body.
Why our AIWB Holster? Simple:
Higher Quality Materials: Holster is made from .093" Kydex/Boltaron and fastened using a combination of Melonite coated chrome Molly steel and Black 316 INOX rust-free Stainless Steel hardware.
Better Design: Our rugged, superior material covers all the essentials, including the magazine release and trigger, as any holster should. Also featured is our Adjustable Military Grade Rubber Retention System that allows you to adjust the retention with a Philip's head screwdriver.
Lifetime Warranty!
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

APLc Holster Options

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We have just added Holsters for the following new Firearms and Lights:
  • Beretta APX Holsters
  • CZ P-10c Holsters
  • CZ P-10c with Inforce APLc Holsters
  • FN 509 Holsters
  • Glock 17 with Inforce APL gen 3 Holsters
  • Glock 19 with Inforce APL gen 3 Holsters
  • Glock 19 with Inforce APLc Holsters
  • HK VP9sk Holsters
  • HK VP9 with Inforce APL gen 3 Holsters
  • Sig P320c with Inforce APL gen 3 Holsters
  • Sig P320c with Inforce APLc Holsters
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 4.25 with Inforce APL gen 3 Holsters
  • Springfield Armory XDe Holsters
Don't know where to find holsters for these new combinations? See below!

Click on CUSTOM HOLSTERS > Your preferred style holster > Light bearing
OR Chose from our list of Quick Links below: