The Hinge Holster from Clinger Holsters is an innovative design that offers a few different carry options. Rob Pincus takes a closer look at it.
The first feature that caught Rob’s eye was the leather flap at the front of this hip-side holster. This is great for a 4 or 5 o’clock hold. Many gun holsters are uniform in the way that they curve, which is fine for a 3 o’clock hold but not so good for 4 or 5 o’clock, where the angle is a lot sharper on the front curve than it is on the back curve going toward the small of your back.
The Clinger Hinge Holster solves this problem. It’s an incredibly adjustable holster. It has two different kinds of clips — an easy on/easy off and the ones you put the belt through — and they can be set at a lot of different heights. By altering the height on one end or the other, you can create a cant.
Rob had a pretty significant cant because he was carrying behind his hip. This would work well when wearing a suit jacket if you don’t want to wear a tuckable holster to the front. You could carry the Hinge Holster at 4 or 5 o’clock but you’d want a 30- or 45-degree cant when carrying in that position.
This is different from if you’re carrying on the side or in front — then you want a straight drop.
Via the use of a belt clip in the middle, the Hinge Holster can also be converted to a traditional one-point holster that can be canted again for wear at the small of the back, or 4 or 5 o’clock, or it can be worn up front as an appendix holster. It’s also ambidextrous.
The entire line of Clinger Holsters is incredibly versatile. Check them out when you’re in the market for a new holster as part of your defensive gear.