StealthGear USA ONYX IWB Holster Review

By Dan Zimmerman

StealthGear USA ONYX IWB Holster
StealthGear USA ONYX IWB Holster
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USA –-( It’s August. The dog days. You know what that means. This is when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of comfort.

You want to pack your pistol. It’s become a habit to the point that you feel positively nekkid without it.

You know that gentle lurch in the pit of your stomach you get when you’re in the car, you’ve gotten about a half mile from home and realize you left your phone on the table by the door? Like that. That’s not a feeling you want, but when you’re minimizing clothing in 90+ heat and humidity, it’s easy to rationalize. Do I really need to bring it this time? What could possibly happen on a trip to the grocery store and the cleaners? . . .

You could go with a snubbie or a .380 in a pocket holster, but that can feel like a boat anchor bopping around in shorts and you may end up with them down around your ankles. There’s always the OWB option – a paddle or pancake rig – but if you bend over too far or lift your shirt a little too much going for your wallet, the nice lady behind you in the checkout line might get a look at more than she bargained for.

But inside the waistband? In this heat? Sure, that’s the most concealable option, but it means schvitzing. And that’s the problem StealthGear USA set out to solve with their ONYX holster.

I can hear you now. Puh-leez, another hybrid holster? What’s the BFD? Well yes, in theory…

Read the entire review at the Truth About Guns blog :

StealthGear USA ONYX IWB Holster
StealthGear USA ONYX IWB Holster Review


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Kenneth, you would be surprised at how well these hug your body! I’m 5’10 and weigh 180. Mine fit PERFECT the first time I wore it, unlike other leather holsters I’ve had that took awhile to get comfortable. I’ll never wear another holster!

Kenneth Waggoner

Other than the materials used it looks just like the Old Faithful rig I bought. Unfortunately these types IWB holsters are made for big guys with 40″ plus waist’s, I have a 30″ waist and these are way to big, take up 1/4 or more of my waist line and become a pain in the backside. I had to return mine.

Alex at Stealthgear

Thanks for the kind words, Dan! Just so everyone knows, we are running a promotion right now. Type in the discount code “stealth” at checkout to get 10% off.