For an everyday concealed carry firearm, you’ve decided on a Kahr CT380. Good choice! It’s a compact little pistol great for carrying all the time. So, you might be wondering what’s next? Well, you’ll need a holster for your Kahr CT380 that’s comfortable for you to wear that will keep your weapon securely and close at hand.
What works for others might not fit in with your lifestyle. Everyone has their own preference, and you’ll eventually find what works for you.
Let’s take a look at some different holster styles available for your Kahr CT380. Men and women might have different holster needs
This holster’s harness will fit around both arms, and have a separate piece to hook around your belt, adding stability for ease of draw.
Shoulder harnesses are right- or left-handed, so if your dominant hand is the right, you’ll wear the gun under your left arm for a right-hand draw.
Make sure you get the correct one when you order. The holster itself could be made of leather or nylon, and has an attached retaining strap. The harness is usually nylon and can be adjusted for size.
If you’re interested in this kind of rig, keep in mind that you’ll need to wear a coat or shirt to cover the holster, and you may need to practice to achieve a smooth draw.
A belly band is made of neoprene similar to knee braces, with an elastic holster and often a spare magazine.
Depending on your body type, these can be worn around the belly, at the waist to become an IWB holster, or up higher placing the gun at your side similar to a shoulder holster.
The holster usually has a retaining strap to hold the firearm securely inside. Keep in mind the additional time it might take you to draw, as this rig will be under your shirt. When ordering, measure your size at the belly button, not the waist.
These are designed to be worn around your ankle under pants. They are neoprene and nylon or leather and have velcro closures.
One advantage to ankle holsters is that it gets the pistol off your hip. However, they cannot be used with tight jeans, shorts, kapris or skirts.
These holsters are also right- or left-handed, so make sure to order the correct side for your dominant hand.
Ankle holsters will make it more difficult to draw, but might be ideal if you spend a lot of time in the car or at a desk. You may have to practice a little to achieve a smooth draw.
Specific choices for Kahr CT 380
Now that you’ve had a chance to see some of the different options available, so you might have a better idea of what will suit you.
Let’s take a look at some specific branded holsters you can get for your Kahr.
These holsters are only some examples of different brands; however, there are quite a few out there to choose from.
This Kydex in the pants polymer holster is molded specifically to fit your handgun, and the durable material is tough enough for daily use.
However, Kydex has been known to scratch the pistol’s finish.
The holster has a sight channel designed to protect your gun sights, and has a rise where the pistol’s slide would normally rest against your skin.
It also features an adjustable cant (carry angle) from 0 to 15 degrees and has a retention screw to guarantee a tight fit. Kydex style holsters offer a feedback ‘click’ when the pistol is secured.
Fierce Defender offers a lifetime manufacturer’s defect warranty. These holsters are right- or left-handed, so make sure when ordering you choose the right one.
On a personal note, I carried a polymer holster in the line of duty for a great many years. Mine was an OWB paddle holster that fit over my duty belt, the curved paddle either in the waistband or between the belt and my pants.
I was in and out of a car numerous times in a night, and wore the holster daily. The holster survived many years of use and (near) abuse, and I still have it, though it’s been a long time since I wore it last. It’s durable and long-lasting.
The cross draw holster is meant to be worn on your weak side, allowing for a cross draw with your dominant hand.
If you’re right-handed, choose the right-hand model; you’ll wear it in front of your left hip. It’s made of nylon and has an adjustable thumb break and retention strap to secure the pistol in the holster.
The barrel end of the holster is fully closed, and the inside is padded to protect your finish.
The leather molding should ensure a tight fit, yet be easy to draw in an emergency. There are no retaining straps to interfere with a draw, yet the pistol should be close at hand when needed.
It can be worn with or without a belt; simply tuck it inside your waistband and you’re good to go. The holster comes with a lifetime warranty from Azula, and it’s not overly expensive for a holster made entirely of leather.
It should be strong and durable, and give you many years of use.
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