While I’m normally a fan of “proper” holsters — those that attach to the belt and are made of leather or Kydex — I fully understand that they aren’t always right for everyone. Specifically, those who don’t wear pants and belts every day. Scrubbed out nurses and doctors, for instance. Or women who wear dresses. Or guys like me who hit the gym a few times a week in nylon shorts and t shirts. For those folks, Telor Tactical has an answer . . .
The Telor Tactical Comfort-Air Bodyband Holster is a stretchy bit of fabric that secures your gun to your body using a stout piece of Velcro. This is my first experience with a belly band style holster, but if they’re all like this, I’m all in. In this case, the Telor offering is made of a very comfortable and slightly stretchy band of fabric that’s comfortable against the skin. One end is hook Velcro and the other is loops. The loop end takes up about six inches of total fabric and allows for a bit of customization throughout the growth and shrinking the holidays tend to bring.
The inside of the band hosts a non slip, rubberized patch of fabric that helps “stick” the gun to the user’s body. The opposite side has a stretchy neoprene section to firmly hold your pistol in place. Retention is good, through I’d be hesitant to do a bunch of jumping jacks as the only thing holding the gun is the friction of the stretchy fabric. The Bodyband comes in a variety of sizes for sub compact and compact pistols as well as a range of girths.
As you’d expect, the Bodyband is a very flexible carrying solution that allows the user to wear it high, low, at the appendix, four o’clock, or wherever your heart desires. Almost all positions do a great job of concealing the firearm, though the “high belly” position isn’t the most discreet thing I’ve ever seen.
Overall, it’s a really pleasant way to carry a small pistol around and it does an admirable job of keeping your heater concealed under a t-shirt or similar hot weather gear. It isn’t my go-to carry solution; I normally subscribe to the “carry the biggest gun you can conceal comfortably” school of thought. But for those times when schlepping around a full sized pistol is absolutely out of the question, this is absolutely the next best thing.
Specifications: Telor Tactical Bodyband Holster
Gun types: Many subcompact and compact pistols
Waist sizes: 24″ – 54″ waist sizes across the various sizes
Ratings (out of five stars):
Comfort * * * * *
This is far better than pretty much every inside the waistband holster I’ve ever used.
Flexibility * * * * *
This holster holds all sorts of sub compact pistols in a variety of different positions on your body to meet the needs of the operator.
Overall Rating * * * * *
This isn’t my first choice when it comes to holsters, mostly because I normally carry a much bigger gun than the pictured SIG 938. That said, if I’m carrying the little gun around for a trip to the gym or a walk down to the mailboxes in my robe, this is my go-to choice to make sure I adhere to the “any gun is better than no gun” adage.