A holster claw is usually an accessory used to hold your handgun close to the body to aid in preventing printing. The holster claw attaches underneath the butt stock (I’m) of your inside belt (IWB). Claws may be made from various materials, have various shapes, and are decorated differently. Some holsters require a specific type of Claw to attach while others can use any type of attachment. Holsters that use specific types of attachments can either be electronic (such as an electronic slide) or spring loaded.
To keep a safe distance between your body and the gun when you are in an indoor or outdoor situation, a concealed holster claw will help keep the gun out of the hands of an assailant. It also can keep the gun away from children who might accidentally open fire or throw it away. A spring loaded claw attaches to the bottom of the belt, usually on the inside portion. It can also be used when you are wearing body armor to allow rapid access to the gun.
Body armor holsters are designed so that they can be worn under clothes to cover up a firearm. The gun is placed into the holsters belt through a pocket that is easily attached to the belt. In order to wear the armor, the wearer must remove the belt and expose their clothing. Most concealable claw types are compatible with most belt styles and can be carried around in either a backpack or over the shoulder position.
If your gun is very heavy and needs to be held close to the body, you may want to consider purchasing a paddle that attaches to the belt. Paddle designed to attach to the belt come with a variety of attachments and are designed to fit many different size hands. They are typically made out of leather which provides a nice grip on the paddle and increases stability as well. A holster claw that attaches to the paddle can also increase stability and is great for those that are going to be using their weapon in a holster. The claw will then wrap around the paddle allowing you to more securely place your weapon on your belt.
Holsters with a holster claw will allow you to more easily place your gun on your belt while still controlling its movement. You will be able to have more control over the movement of your firearm and it will be much easier to draw than if you were not using a holster claw. This allows the user to maintain a better grip on their gun and maintain a steady firing range. These types of holsters allow the user to place the gun closer to their body which increases comfort and allows for quicker draws. You can also choose between three different draw positions, traditional semi-automatic, assisted draw, and prone position.
When you are carrying a handgun and are worried about losing your handgun, consider getting a holster claw to attach to your belt. This allows you to easily carry your handgun on your belt, while maintaining the comfort of your hands. It is also beneficial for those that need to carry a concealed weapon on their person at all times. With so many people trying to make themselves less “loud” by removing their weapon from their holster, you might as well use the attachment so others cannot hear what you are saying or see what you are doing.