Finding that "perfect" concealed carry holster is almost a never ending quest for individuals who carry concealed. Most people go through a series of holsters in a trial and error process trying to find the perfect combination of comfort and concealment.

In most cases, handgun owners end up with the proverbial "box of holsters" that end up sitting around without being used.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What's The Best Holster Cant Angle?

For the most part, gun holsters are generally available with one of two possible cants:

Straight Cant - Also called zero cant, these are holsters that ride in the straight up and down position.

Forward Cant - Made popular by the FBI, the forward cant is usually built on a 15 degree angle as this was determined to be optimum by the FBI.

Straight Cant

Forward Cant

Which one is best?

That really comes down to personal opinion. Some argue that the forward cant is easier to conceal, but that's debatable. Others argue that the forward cant offers a slightly quicker draw, but I've never personally noticed a draw speed difference.

My advice would be to try both cants and see which you prefer.

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