Choosing a Double Holster For Your Gun
A double holster is generally used in conjunction with keypads to fasten guns to the person's persona. Using a keypad to activate the gun, then placing the gun on the belt allows for quick access without removing hands from the gun. Keys can be easily placed this way, allowing for quick access to things that may be needed quickly. This method of carrying firearms has been around for many years and is mostly favored among those who are security conscious. The use of a double holster has become increasingly popular over time as well. This type of holster involves one holster being placed over the other, or a single holster being placed over both holsters.
One of the first types of holsters to use a double holster was made famous by Western cowboy action shooters. In this setup, the gun would be held in the left hand over the cowboy's shoulder. Using this setup enabled them to draw and fire at the same time, which eliminated the need to place the gun on the hip by leaning forward on a side arm. This removed the need to raise one arm above the other, which greatly reduced physical strain on the shooter. The result was quicker action and less lag when pulling the trigger. This was a huge benefit to those involved in cowboy action shooting.
A double holster has become associated with other types of action type shooters as well. The most common of these to include are USPS (United States Postal Service) and military style holsters. For some reason, the double holster seems to lend an air of authority to the user when holding the gun. This is because all of the weight of the gun is centered on the pistol fingers instead of being spread out on top of the action.
It's not uncommon to see someone with a gun in this style of holster and for good reason. The gun is now held equally as much by the shooter, or whoever is holding the pistol (the user in this instance) as it is held by the holster. This makes for quick action as the shooter can quickly bring the gun around and fire it without having to re holster the firearm.
Holsters come in a variety of shapes. The most common seems to be a traditional round handle that wraps around both arms, or one single handle (like an olive branch) that wraps around only one side of the gun. These are the least expensive, but allow a greater degree of movement as it is easy to change the angle of the holster.
Other styles include a V-shaped or "V" shape to mount the gun vertically. This mount provides more flexibility in positioning the gun as you can slide it up while still pointing it at your target. Many people choose these as they don't have any cross strap pieces that would rub against clothing if it were worn in a typical down position.
There are also a double drop gun holster that allows the gun to be placed in such a way that the magazine can be laid flat when the gun is not in use. In other words, all the weight of the gun is on the bottom when the trigger is pulled. This results in a lighter gun for each shot. If the gun was held normally the magazine would be laying on top of the gun and firing would be much like using a normal pistol.
When choosing a holster it is important to make sure it will work with the type of gun that you have. As mentioned before, there are many different styles, but two popular types are the V-shape and the double drop. Both provide great functionality and can be adjusted to fit the needs of each individual. Once purchased, it should be fairly easy to find replacement parts should the wear and tear on your gun occur.