Here is the deal for concealed carry. Itís about sacrifice. You sacrifice your wardrobe, your favorite restraurants, and your wallet.
A paddle holster allows you to remove your gun from the belt without unloading the gun. Considering the primary market for a paddle holster is law enforcement and that a lot of cops think of the gun as a tool and not as a hobby (no insult intended), its a bit safer than removing the gun from the holster.
Paddle holsters sacrifice concealment for convenience. By attaching a paddle to a holster instead of belt loops, the holster rides further from your waist than a pancake holster. Paddle holsters should not be worn without a belt.
Wear a gun belt. Always. If you have pants that donít allow for a belt donít wear them or wear a holster that doesnít require a belt (under wrap, waist pack, shoulder).
I believe that a holster is like a good pair of shoes. They are situational. You wear boots to hike, wing tips to church, and sneakers to run. Develop a wardrobe of holsters. Be armed always and always be armed.
I am biased. I like Galco. Take a look at the Concealed Carry Paddle, the Concealable, and the Side Snap Scabbard.
Welcome to the club.
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain