The use of Bear Creek In Waist Band Holsters as a method of conceal carry is an excellent option for many individuals. This is especially true for firearms that are too big for pocket carry. A Bear Creek IWB holster is held tighter to your body by the tightening of your belt. Most of the holsters we make can be made as an IWB holster. Many individuals that carry two firearms use an IWB holster for a primary firearm and a pocket holster as a back up or secondary firearm.
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A Bear Creek IWB holster can be constructed with or without a cant/rake at various degrees of slant. Typically, an approximate cant of 15-20 degrees is normal. The purpose of the cant is to tilt the firearm forward, thus making the butt of the firearm tilt upwards. This will make it easier to conceal. Larger firearms can have a guard added to the leather on the body side to make it more comfortable. A thin sleeveless T-shirt (tank top style) worn under an outer shirt helps keep leather, metal, and moisture from rubbing your skin. The use of a good thick belt helps support an IWB holster.
Generally speaking you will need to wear an oversized outer shirt to help conceal an IWB holstered firearm. Also, longer shirts help conceal best. If you wear tight or form fitting shirts, your weapon is, more likely than not, going to print or show through your shirt.
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Important Notice-Please Read Prior to Using Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc.
These warnings should be read prior to the use or purchase of Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. products. All firearms are potentially dangerous weapons. Firearms should be kept out of the reach of children. Use of a handgun under any conditions may be dangerous. Serious personal injury or even death could occur without proper training in the safe handling of firearms by an accredited firearms safety course. No person should handle any firearm unless such person has successfully passed an accredited firearms safety program. Great care should be used when handling, storing or transporting firearms or when placing or removing a handgun from your Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. holster. We strongly recommend a regular practice routine, with an unloaded firearm, be utilized to assure the continued capabilities of both product and user.
Never place a loaded handgun in a holster without first testing, in an unloaded condition (double-check to make sure the chamber is empty), for proper fit with the handgun. Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. holsters are designed to fit factory equipped handguns. The use of trigger shoes or grip adapters or any modifications to the handgun may cause improper holster fit and accidental discharge. All Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. holsters are designed and are made for specific handguns. DO NOT ALTER YOUR BEAR CREEK METAL WORKS, INC. HOLSTER IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING ANY SAFETY DEVICE INCORPORATED IN ANY BEAR CREEK METAL WORKS, INC. PRODUCT TO ACCOMMODATE HANDGUNS OR OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR WHICH THE BEAR CREEK METAL WORKS, INC. PRODUCT WAS NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED.
Holsters are made to fit for specific handguns. However, continual changes will occur due to the number of handgun makes and models available on the market. Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. will not be responsible for typographical and other human errors that can and do occur. It is the user’s responsibility to personally check for holster handgun compatibility using actual products. It is also the user’s responsibility to regularly check the holster and its hardware for proper fit and function. Although Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. attempts to fit the most current model handguns, manufacturers of handguns constantly update their product specifications. Slight manufacturing changes in a handgun model can affect the proper and safe fit of your handgun and holster. Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. will not be responsible for such changes or for typographical or other human errors, which can and do occur despite diligent efforts. Should any Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or if in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately.
Carrying any handgun with a live cartridge in the chamber immediately in front of the firing pin may cause an accidental discharge. Single action revolvers and some semi-automatic pistols should be carried with the hammer or firing pin resting on an empty chamber. Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. holsters that are “open top” (no safety strap and no thumbreak) are designed to carry in all safe “conditions of carry” as specified by the firearm manufacturer.
It is the user’s responsibility to exercise extreme caution when handling or carrying any handgun and to assume at all times that the gun is loaded. Do not attempt to cock a handgun while it is in the holster. Cocking the handgun while holstered can cause damage to the holster, gun, or both and may cause an accidental discharge. For information on how to safely carry your particular handgun, please refer to your handgun manufacturer’s safety and instruction manual.
You must be certain that your gun is securely seated in the holster each time you holster your firearm before removing your hand from the grip. Firearms must snugly fit in holsters to guard against accidental loss of the handgun. However, a snug fit may cause the slide to go out of battery when holstering. Therefore, you should always place your thumb on the back of the slide to insure that the slide does not go out of battery while holstering. Never place your hand in front of the firearm barrel while trying to holster or un-holster your firearm.
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Keep fingers off the trigger and out of the trigger guard when drawing or replacing the handgun in the holster. This is where a good practice routine, with an unloaded firearm, is essential.
Always make sure your gun is fully seated in the holster. During vigorous physical activity, including running, you should not rely on your holster’s retention capabilities; the gun should be held in place with your hand to prevent the gun from falling out of the holster.
Claims for returns or exchanges must be made within ten days of receiving the product. No returns will be accepted without prior authorization from Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc. Return shipping is at the buyers expense and item(s) may be subject to a 20% restocking charge, any refunds will not include shipping and handling. Returns cannot be accepted for items that are discontinued, used, custom made, altered, or not purchased directly from Bear Creek Metal Works, Inc.