There are times when a traditional holster may not work. It could be due to the type of clothing you may be wearing or by certain activities. One type of special holster is a belly band holster. Most holsters require a good belt to support them, but most belly band holsters are self-supporting and do not require one to be use.
These types of holsters work great when you are wearing clothing such as scrubs, shorts or jogging pants which do not offer traditional belt loops. Ankle holsters are another option but may not be a good option for some people.
Different Styles to fit your needs
There are many different styles of holsters. Each have different features that allow you to carry a few accessories along with your firearm. The belly band holster I have and use regularly features an accessory pouch where I can carry extra cash or my CCDW license if necessary. It also has a magazine holster as well. The only issue I have with it is that the magazine holster is on the same side as my gun. It should be on the opposite side in the event I needed to reload.
Some belly band holsters are made for certain handguns. Other belly band holsters have optional shells that can be fitted for different guns. Some are universal and will fit a wide range of firearms. This gives the user more flexibility with the type of gun to carry. Each different type has its pros and cons. Everyone has preferences of the things they like.
Keep your tools with you
I’m a big advocate of having a gun with you always but it is difficult to do in some situations unless you have the right gear. It is easy to find the right tools that give you the ability to protect yourself and have your equipment with you at all times. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.