I have a large number of guys that are detectives or just got hired for a job, and sometimes even first time concealed carry holders that don’t have the slightest idea of what they want. People come in here and ask me “do you have anything for a Glock 26” and point to the holsters I have thinking I’m going to point them to a holster. I then bombard them with “inside the waist” or “outside the waist” “do you want a leather or kydex?” “Righted or left handed?” It not until i start talking about which hand holster they want do they give me any sense of knowing what to say. I don’t think you can compare holster shopping to anything else because it’s not like shopping for tactical pants or gloves. With crime like home invasions and a slow economy people that have money think more about protecting their homes and assets.
I think Kydex probable outsells leather now but with so many people putting lights on their guns it made shopping even harder. Our quick fix or go to problem solvers are the Elite Survival Systems holsters but gun holsters like Fobus are the starting point for the majority of our new gun or concealed carry permit holder. They are very easy to put on and work well with most belts. I do highly recommend people get a good gun belt like a Desantis leather belt, Blackhawk pistol belt or a Wilderness belt. They are much easier to use than putting on a belt through or snap on holster. Getting into retention holsters is another level but sometimes people have to have the right starting point and only an experienced shooter will be the source for good info.