Small of the Back Carry

THE PROFESSIONAL SERIES HOLSTER WILL NOT WORK FOR A PALM-OUT DRAW IN THE SMALL OF THE BACK POSITION, DUE TO THE TWIST RELEASE SYSTEM.

The Original and the Original Tuckable Nate Squared Tactical Holster can be carried anywhere inside-the-waistband (iwb). One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is about small of the back (SOB) carry. There are two options that you have when carrying SOB. The most popular among civilians is referred to as a palm-out draw (image 1).

When drawing the firearm away from their body.
This method utilizes a
*LEFT-HAND holster (image 2)

 

The other option is referred to as a palm-in draw (image 3).

 

When drawing the firearm the individual’s palm is facing toward their body.
This method requires a
*RIGHT-HAND holster (image 4).

 

There are various opinions about which is better, faster, or even safer. The most important thing is to consider a few differences between the 2 options and decide what will work best for you.

Palm-Out Draw

Pros

  • Does not “torque” the shoulder or wrist. May be easier for most people
  • More natural movement

Cons

  • Draw may be slower-Manipulating fingers between back and/or holster
  • Muzzle tends to sweep the lower body during presentation (AFTER UNLOADING AND CLEARING YOUR FIREARM!, practice this draw in a mirror to verify this statement)
  • Fewer options (with a Left-Hand holster, a right-hand shooter can only carry SOB using a palm out draw)

Palm-In Draw

Pros

  • Faster draw for most people (hand goes directly to the grip of the firearm)
  • Muzzle is less likely to sweep the lower body (REMEMBER TO MAKE SURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED WHEN TESTING THIS MOVEMENT)
  • More options (with a Right-Hand holster, a right-hand shooter can carry SOB, strong side, appendix, or cross draw)

Cons

  • Torques shoulder and wrist
  • Requires flexibility

* The above information applies to a right handed person, our left-handed customers would use the opposite holster from what is stated above.