American Holster Company High Ride OWB Holster
The most common problem with the high ride design is they ride too high and will not stay tight to the body because it is top heavy. Our High Ride holster is designed with a third belt loop in the middle of the holster to eliminate this problem and ensure that the gun will stay tight to the waist.
(There are a few exceptions to this rule if you have 10 or more rounds of .45ACP in your magazine your gun will be top heavy and I suggest you try the Midland Design instead).
The other problem with a high ride holster is that the draw is difficult because of how high you need to lift your arm in order for the firearm to clear the holster. This can throw you off balance. American Holster Company solves this using a unique design in the “cut” of the Pocket to allow for a quicker, shorter draw significantly reducing arm lift. And to top it off, each surface of the American Holster Company’s High Ride holster is smooth grain, finished leather.
Because of the ride height of this holster you will need a gun belt that is at least 1/4″ thick. Not all Gun belts are made equal there are places selling 1/8″ poly reinforced belts and saying they are gun belts this is not true the only thing the poly will do is keep the belt from stretching length wise not twisting under weight unless the leather is 1/4″ and the poly is actually sewn to the leather.
Our 5 step finishing process for the holster edges (trim, sand, dye, burnish, wax & burnish again) is only one example of the craftsmanship and care that goes into each American Holster Company product. Click here to order yours today.
Here is a independent review published by USCCA
American Holster Company’s High Ride Photo Gallery.