StealthGearUSA - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q: What is the difference between Ventcore® and SG-Revolution®?

To compare our Ventcore and SG-Revolution platforms, visit our Product Technology page.


Q: What is a hybrid holster?

A hybrid holster uses a hard polymer shell on one side, and some sort of malleable material on the other side. The polymer shell protects the firearm while the soft material of the holster rests against the body for molded, comfortable fit.



Q: What is IWB holster?

An inside the waistband holster fits between your pants and the body. Clips secure the holster to the belt to keep it in place. IWB carry is the most popular position to carry a firearm for concealed carry.



Q. Mini vs Standard?

The IWB Mini is our #1 selling holster for its compact platform which allows people of varying body types to wear it comfortably and effectively in a variety of positions along the belt line. It is 20% more narrow than its IWB Standard counterpart which makes it ideal for carrying smaller frame firearms.

The IWB Standard is our original holster for inside-the-waistband carry, it is ideal for those looking for exceptional concealability, comfort and speed with a full frame firearm. The size of the Standard platform helps distribute weight along the belt line for all day comfort.

We offer a variety of holster platforms to fit a variety carry positions. 


Q: What is a combat cut holster?

A combat cut holster means that the back of the holster has been trimmed away from the area are the grip of the firearm. Each holster is custom cut for every firearm to ensure 100% trigger coverage when holsters and the perfect grip clearance when you go to draw.



Q: What is your current lead time? 

All holsters and mag carriers (excluding quick ship items) are made to order and have a 4-6 week lead time. When sales volume is extremely high, lead time may surpass 6 weeks. You will receive a shipping notice when your order has shipped. We appreciate your patience as we handcraft your custom holster or mag carrier. 


Q. What does the SG-Scorpion™ claw do?

We looked around the market and saw a variety of appendix holster claws that were somewhat serviceable but generic in sizing and placement. We wanted to deliver enhanced concealment via a claw with precision and determined the best way to do this was to make the SG-Scorpion claw an integral part of the design of the holster.

Every SG-Scorpion shell has been designed and custom-molded to minimize printing for each firearm model it is carrying. Claw placement has been fine-tuned for each model to ensure a perfect combat grip on every draw.


Q. Can I change shells?

We realized early on in 2013 that in order to design and build the best firearm holster, we needed to make the holster custom to the respective firearm. Our Ventcore® platform and thermoplastic shells are custom fitted to each firearm, and a result of that is that shells are not interchangeable. We do offer Replacement Shells that be purchased for your existing platform. For the shell replacement, it does have to be a 1 to 1 trade. A Glock 19 Mini or Standard shell will only fit on a platform for the Glock 19 Mini or Standard.


Q. What is FLEX technology™?

Our patented FLEX Technology™ has revolutionized the outside-the-waistband holster design. This technology results in a holster that flexes and adapts to body movement due to its flexible thermoplastic exoskeleton. It provides stability while allowing flex-ability, making it unquestionably the most comfortable and concealable OWB holster on the market today.


Q. I don't see my handgun model on your website. Do you have a holster for it?

Each holster is custom to a specific gun model. If you don't see it on our site, we likely are in the process of designing holsters for that model. Please fill out our Holster Request Form to help us prioritize according to demand.


Q. Will the exposed fasteners irritate or rub my skin raw?

The fasteners are recessed into the platform material. They are not noticeable while being worn and we do not typically receive comments concerning the hardware rubbing skin, even after tens of thousands being shipped and utilized. Those who often wear the holster against their skin have given very positive reviews. The padding and ventilation bring a new level of comfort. We encourage you to read and view Reviews of our products regarding this.


Q. Are your Ventcore® holsters washable?

Yes. The materials that make up our Ventcore® holsters are all synthetic and non-moisture absorbing. You can use a mild soap (dish or laundry soap works fine) and a soft bristled brush like an old toothbrush to scrub them. The fasteners are all stainless steel, and the belt clips are a polymer material. There is no need to take your holster apart to clean it. After you rinse them, you can shake out most of the water, and the rest will quickly dry out. Check our holster maintenance page here.


Q. Why are our Ventcore® holsters different? 

Our Ventcore® holsters are built with a patented technology that allows them to be both lightweight and breathable. The backing is made of a high-performance mesh to prevent the holster from feeling sticky on hot days. Laser cut ports and strategically placed padded cells allow for breathability and all-day comfort.


Q. Do you make a palm-out draw holster for a more comfortable small-of-back draw?

No. A very important part of your draw is that while pulling your firearm around to acquire your target, your firearm does not momentarily aim toward anything that you don't want to accidentally shoot. When drawing palm-out, you're aiming your gun at yourself for half of your draw, and then possibly at others as you swing it around toward your target. When drawing palm-in (which is how all of our holsters are designed) it's really easy with a little practice to only aim your firearm at the ground as you bring it around to acquire your target. It is much safer to draw this way if you are in a high-stress situation - when you'll be drawing your gun to immediately fire on a threat.


Q. Do you offer Military and Law Enforcement discounts?

Yes. Please contact us at info@stealthgearusa.com or (801) 407-4239 for more information.

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