Beginner's Guide: Choosing Your First IWB Holster for Glock

Are you new to the Glock community? Have you recently acquired a Glock handgun but are unsure about how to choose the ideal Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) holster for it? Selecting the right holster can feel like navigating through a maze of endless options, but with a little bit of knowledge and guidance, it doesn't have to be that daunting. Let's simplify this journey for you and ensure that you choose the perfect IWB holster for your Glock.

Why An IWB Holster?

An Inside-the-Waistband holster, or an IWB holster as it's commonly known, is a popular choice for concealed carry. With its positioning inside your waistband, the IWB holster offers a high level of concealment, which makes it a favorite amongst Glock owners. When it comes to safety, convenience, and comfort, an IWB holster is one of the best choices you can make.

Things to Consider

As a newcomer, there are a few crucial aspects to consider when choosing your first IWB holster for Glock.

Material: The first consideration is the material of the holster. The common materials used are leather or Hard Synthetic like Kydex or Boltaron  (a type of plastic). Leather is comfortable and adjusts to your body shape over time, while Hard Synthetics are rigid, durable, and maintain Their shape, making re-holstering easier.

Comfort: Comfort is paramount when it comes to carrying a concealed firearm. Your IWB holster should be comfortable when you're standing, sitting, or moving. It should not pinch or press against your body in any painful manner. Remember, a comfortable holster is one you'll actually wear.

Retention: Retention refers to how the holster holds the firearm. Good retention prevents your Glock from unintentionally dislodging. Many holsters offer adjustable retention, letting you set the exact hold strength that feels secure and yet allows for a smooth draw.

Cant: The cant of a holster is the angle at which your Glock sits. A straight draw, or zero cant, means the gun is upright. Forward cant (also known as FBI cant) tilts the gun forward, making it easier to draw from behind the hip. The right cant depends on personal preference and comfort.

Concealment: Since one of the main reasons to choose an IWB holster is for concealed carry, check how well the holster conceals your firearm. A good holster will keep your Glock hidden without requiring too much adjustment of your clothing.


CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster: A Comprehensive Review

Let's dive deep into one of our most well-regarded products - the CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster lines. These product showcases a perfect blend of comfort, durability, and security, making it a preferred choice for many Glock users, especially beginners. We have two models The Base and The Ridge. Let's take a look at their common heritage. 

Material and Construction

The CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster is meticulously crafted from Boltaron material, a superior thermoplastic with qualities similar to Kydex. However, what sets Boltaron apart is its higher durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. This makes the holster ideal for individuals living in various climatic conditions, ensuring the holster doesn't warp or lose its shape, thereby safeguarding your firearm in all circumstances.

Furthermore, the holster's design and construction promise a sleek and compact profile, minimizing any unwanted bulk when carrying your Glock. This low-profile design allows you to effectively conceal your firearm, an essential aspect when opting for an IWB holster.

Adjustable Cant and Retention

One of the distinguishing features of our CYA Supply Co. Ridge IWB Holster is its customizable cant and retention. The adjustable cant, ranging from 0-15 degrees, offers you the flexibility to set the tilt angle of your Glock. Whether you prefer a straight draw or an FBI cant, you have the freedom to adjust the cant to whatever position feels most natural and comfortable for you.

Retention, on the other hand, refers to how securely the holster holds your Glock. Our IWB holster has adjustable retention pressure, allowing you to set the firmness of the holster's grip on your firearm. This adjustability ensures a seamless balance between security and accessibility, preventing any accidental dislodging of the firearm while ensuring a smooth, unobstructed draw when necessary.

Comfort and Draw

Comfort is a crucial aspect when it comes to IWB holsters, as you will be carrying your firearm for extended periods. The CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster, with its finely-tuned design, ensures that the holster sits comfortably inside your waistband, regardless of whether you're standing, sitting, or moving around.

Additionally, the holster's design guarantees a smooth, unimpeded draw, facilitating quick and easy access to your Glock whenever you need it. The holster's interior is designed to minimize friction, allowing your Glock to slide out effortlessly.

To conclude, as a Glock beginner, choosing the right IWB holster can greatly enhance your firearm experience. The CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster, with its superior Boltaron construction, adjustable features, and commitment to comfort, and customer support is an ideal choice to consider for your Glock.


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