Best Hammer Holster: Diamond Back
Diamond back hammers are the most popular type of handgun holsters. They have been used since the beginning of time. Some say they were invented by John Browning in 1859 while others claim it was created by James Henry with a design from John Moses Browning in 1866.
However, both are correct because there is no doubt that these designs have been around for centuries!
The best way to explain the advantages of a diamond back hammer holster is to show you how it works. A typical revolver has two parts: the cylinder (the gun) and the grip. When you hold your hand over one part of the gun, it’s called a trigger guard or trigger finger.
You may notice that when holding your hand over the barrel, you can’t reach all parts of the gun at once due to its size and shape. That’s why you need to use a trigger guard.
However, if you put your other hand over the barrel, then you can reach all parts of the gun at once. This is called a grip. Since a grip is just like a trigger guard except for your fingers instead of your thumb, it makes reaching all parts easier than having only one part of the gun covered by a trigger guard.
So what does this have to do with a diamond back hammer holster?
With a hammer holster, you can use one of your hands to hold the trigger guard or the grip. This allows for you to carry your gun with a lot more flexibility and security since you can put it in various positions where it’s most accessible.
The only issue is that it requires two hands to draw, which isn’t good if someone is threatening your life or the life of someone else. The good thing is that there are several methods for drawing a hammer holster while only using one hand. They typically involve holding the grip with your ring finger and your middle finger or just your pinky finger.
These methods have become so popular that it’s almost as if the diamond back hammer holster was designed with them in mind!
So what are some of the pros and cons to a diamond back hammer holster?
Well, a lot of pros and cons involve the gun itself. First of all, it’s a handgun and you should stay away from them if you can. However, if you’re going to use one then you should definitely get a diamond back hammer holster.
The shape of the gun allows for more than one kind of ammunition. Some types include the .22 long rifle, .22 magnum, .38 special, .357 magnum, and .44 magnum.
Most types of ammo are very accurate and pack quite a punch. Some guns can also hold from 5 to 8 rounds at a time (which means you can fire more than once before reloading).
There are many cons, however. The ammo listed above is only available in certain types of guns. The most popular types of guns are the .22 and the .357 magnum so if you have one of those then you’re lucky.
The others are fairly uncommon. The other con is that the gun requires reloading after every shot, so you need to carry extra ammo. It’s recommended to carry at least two spare magazines (which holds up to eight rounds each).
The pros and cons of a diamond back hammer holster are fairly equal. While you can get a lot more firepower with one (depending on what type of gun you have), you can also get yourself killed very easily, especially if you’re not good with a gun in the first place. If you carry a spare magazine, then it can also weigh you down a lot and have a negative affect on your movement.
One of the main reasons why people use a diamond back hammer holster is because they’re very easy to conceal carry. While the gun itself is fairly noticeable, the holster itself is fairly inconspicuous. Most people wouldn’t think of a hammer holster when looking at your hip, even if the gun is peeking out just a little bit.
It’s also very easy to put on and take off. There are only two major drawbacks. The first one is if someone saw you putting it on or taking it off then they’d be suspicious of you carrying a gun.
It also makes a lot of noise when you put it on or take it off, so you have to do it in private. The other drawback is that you can only use the gun that goes with that holster. It might seem silly, but if you get a revolver then you can only use a hammer holster (since the other types of holsters don’t really go with a revolver). If you get a semi-automatic, then only use a semi-automatic holster. Also, most semi-automatic holsters are more designed for the target shooter. If you’re going to use a semi-automatic for self defense then it’s best to get a holster that’s designed for self defense.
So, should you get a hammer holster?
It really depends on your situation and what type of gun you have. If you like to go target shooting at the range then by all means carry your revolver in your diamond back hammer holster. If you’re the type that likes to carry a gun around for self defense and doesn’t want to look like a target shooter then it’s best not to use one.
Sources & references used in this article:
Holster for attaching to a leg of a user and holding a hammer by VM Marinelli – US Patent 7,195,140, 2007 – Google Patents
Combined shoulder and belt holster by JE Bianchi, RDE Nichols – US Patent 4,084,734, 1978 – Google Patents
Firearm holster by RD Boyt – US Patent 3,011,687, 1961 – Google Patents
Movable welt holster by RJ Beletsky – US Patent 6,948,644, 2005 – Google Patents
Safety holster for handgun by KL Wu – US Patent 5,501,380, 1996 – Google Patents
Quick-draw holster by EH Bohlin – US Patent 2,970,727, 1961 – Google Patents
Revolver holster by CA Ray – US Patent 2,088,811, 1937 – Google Patents
Holster by NA Perkins – US Patent 3,955,724, 1976 – Google Patents
Thumb break holster having means for preventing forcible withdrawal of a hand gun therefrom by JH Atkins Sr – US Patent 4,480,776, 1984 – Google Patents