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Nine New Holsters from DeSantis Gunhide

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Although the majority of those carrying a pistol illegally tend to position it loose and inside the right front waistband(what is often referred to colloquially as “Mexican Carry“), most of the rest of us recognize the need to use a quality holster of some kind. The last few weeks have seen more than a few new ones; among them a whole slew of concealment rigs by DeSantis Gunhide. DeSantis usually releases a whole bunch at once, as you'll see below.

DeSantis Gunhide S&W Bodyguard 380 w/ Laserguard

DeSantis Gunhide recently made available half dozen new ways to carry S&W .380 Bodyguard semi-automatic pistols equipped with the Crimson Trace LG-454G Green Laserguard. The offering includes a couple for belt carry, a couple more for in-the-pocket carry, and one for ankle carry. Note that in some of the images, the holster is carrying a different weapon — that's because some styles are available for a variety of pistols. Hopefully at some point may have time to correct that (it'll be hard, the Cozy Partner alone fits over a dozen breeds and a hundred styles of pistol), but don't be confused by it in the meantime. Several of them have videos on the individual holster's respective page if you'd like a better look at how they work.

The Apache Ankle Rig features a wide, elasticized ankle band DeSantis avows will mostly eliminate the back and forth movement so commonly associated with ankle rigs. It's lined with sheepskin and has a thumb-break. MSRP is $57.99.

The Pocket-Tuk is described as a “dual purpose pocket and tuck-able IWB holster.” It has a reinforced mouth for easier reholstering, suede construction, and a removable clip that will rotate up to 360°. MSRP on the Pocket-Tuk is $28.99.

The Pro-Stealth is an ambi belt holster manufactured from padded ballistic nylon, with a 1 3/4 in. powder coated (removable) spring clip to keep it in place and a standard spare magazine pouch. This one has an optional thumb break available.

The Mini-Scabbard is apparently a minimalist rig, but DeSantis says it “…offers a secure grip on the handgun thanks to exact molding and adjustable tension device”. MSRP is $61.99. Oh, and it will fit belts up to 1 3/4 in. wide.

The Nemesis is another pocket holster, built with a viscous material they're apparently pretty proud of. The interior is comprised of what they call a slick pack cloth for low friction draw, and the whole thing is lightly padded to break up the outline of the gun.

Lastly is the Super Fly, a back or front pocket holster design. The outside of the Super Fly uses another viscous, rubberized fabric. They've added a removable and reversible outer flap to further disguise the firearm and reinforced it with polymer. MSRP is $39.99

DeSantis Gunhide Springfield XDM .45

Before the six new rigs outlined above came 13 holsters for the XDM .45 (thirteen, trece, dertien, saddex iyo toban — because apparently Gene DeSantis is an over-achiever).

We won't go through all of them, as half of you have stopped reading this already and some of the holsters are the same style articulate above, but we'll touch on a couple just to give you an idea.

The Intimidator 2.0 is a strong side OWB kydex pancake rig with a leather back. It's secured to the belt with two slots and comes in damn near 60 versions. MSRP $39.99.

The S.O.B. (Small of Back) holster is intended to hide your pistol in the small of your back, as in right above your ass. DeSantis calls it “one of the least obtrusive and most discrete areas for concealed carry.” Granted, it's not as common or popular method as some, but it does have its proponents. This holster comes standard with an adjustable tension device and fits belts up to 1.5 in. wide. MSRP is $84.99.

The Cozy Partner IWB holster features a “memory band” to retain holster shape and assist reholstering, though there are models available without it. The standard version uses a 1 1/2 in. belt loop, and this one must be worn with a belt. MSRP $81.99

You can check out DeSantis on Facebook here if you're so inclined, or follow them on Instagram, @desantisholster.

1According to the 2010 U.S. Secret Service report entitled “Characteristics of the Armed Individual”, as well as substantial anecdotal LEO recounting.

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