Which Holster is Right For You?
Werkz Holsters is a small privately owned business located in Princeton Idaho. Werkz manufactures all sorts of holsters and other shaped accessories. They also manufacture an OWB (outdoor belt buckle) holster. The holster usually has an upright tilted side which enables it to sit comfortably over the polyurethane upper belt pocket.
The Werkz holster is manufactured from high quality polyester fiber. It is constructed of heavy duty polyester backed nylon. Nylon threads are reinforced with heat welded seams. This type of construction assures the user of years of faithful service and superior flexibility. The manufacturer offers two basic styles, namely, a regular (OWB) and an appendix carry (carryover) design.
The OWB is a traditional style which mounts under your pants. You can wear them beneath your pants where they can be easily accessed and used. You can even wear them over your shirt or blouse if you so desire. These days manufacturers have designed them in such a way that you can quickly and easily convert them to a concealment device. All you need is a spring loaded pin which screws into the back of the OWB. With a quick flip of a lever you can convert the OWB into a full sized OSB which is just as effective at concealment as it is at carrying a spare magazine.
On the other hand, the appendix carry over (also known as a backup magazine) is a newer design. This model is similar to a standard belt clip except that it does not have a front belt hole. This device will help you to have both a backup magazine as well as a concealment device all in one. The adjustable retention allows you to choose between a short and long retention.
For some, they may prefer a long iwb for everyday use while others may prefer a short iwb as they can be carried under a shirt or blouse. With the adjustable retention, however, it is possible to determine the length necessary for your comfort. There are also holsters which will convert from an iwb to a regular iwb through the simple process of flipping a switch. In the same way, you can convert your regular iwb to a backup magazine as well as a concealment device.
The final type of holster which we will discuss are the sight channels. This type of holster is designed to help minimize or negate accuracy losses caused by sights failing or obstructing the target's line of sight. There are two types of sight channels: flush with the top of the belt, and extending out of the belt. This is determined by the model you purchase. Flush-top models are more comfortable for most users, but the extended sight channels are more suitable for training and other situations where accuracy is not critical.
All Werkz holsters are equipped with an "Orientation" screws, which allow for a slight amount of movement during belt tightening or other events which would normally loosen the screws. This allows for a more secure fit when using your firearm. There is no need to worry about these screws loosening because they are completely enclosed within the gun's grip. As previously mentioned, the orientation screws are screw-protected and can be locked with the simple flip of a wrench. This is also a very attractive feature because it makes it impossible for a would-be thief to simply remove your gun without also removing the sight channel.
There are several other different types of attachment points available on most Werkz holsters including m2 iwb holsters. I found that the taco style was best for my particular situation. With this type of holster, your handgun will be securely fastened to your belt with the taco style " taco" securing strap, which will go above the paddle site on your belt. Because it is attached to the paddle via a hook and loop system, the strap is very secure.