OWB Concealed Carry Holsters
OWB – Outside The Waistband
OWB concealed carry holsters are by far the most common form of carrying a firearm. They are made by at least as many companies as there are that make handguns. They can be carried concealed or not. If not concealed, then this is referred to as “open carry”, which is forbidden in many states around the country.
I was raised and lived most of my life in Southern California. Open carry was legal there until January of 2012. I spent a lot of my time on horseback in the wilderness and carried a sidearm everywhere I went.
Basically, the OWB concealed carry holster is usually mounted on the belt. It can be located on either side, depending on which is your strong hand. By that, I mean right or left handed. Then you can wear it forward or behind the centerline of the body.