Searching for the Perfect Companion for Your H&K VP9
I’ve had the privilege of testing and using a wide range of holsters. Today, I’m thrilled to share my detailed Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster Review. The HK VP9 is one of my favorite handguns and one I spend a bunch of time at the range with. That said, it’s easy to see why I have tested many holsters for this pistol. Join me as I delve into the ins and outs of this holster and look at quality, functionality, and reliability. We’ll help you decide if this is the holster for your HK VP9.
Table of contents
- Searching for the Perfect Companion for Your H&K VP9
- The OWB HK VP9 Holster
- The Crucial Role of a Holster
- Unveiling the Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster
- The Real-World Performance Test
- Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster Review Conclusion
- Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster
Bravo Concealment Holsters
Bravo Concealment boasts a diverse and versatile line of holsters that cater to the specific needs and preferences of concealed carry enthusiasts and professionals alike. Their holster offerings are characterized by innovative design and robust construction. Bravo Concealment has a solution for you whether you prefer inside-the-waistband (IWB) or outside-the-waistband (OWB) holsters. Their holsters are meticulously crafted to ensure excellent firearm retention,
a smooth draw, and consistent concealment.
The company provides holsters compatible with a wide range of firearm makes and models, making it easy for customers to find the perfect fit. Moreover, Bravo Concealment offers adjustable cant angles and ride heights, allowing users to customize their carry experience to suit their needs. With a commitment to comfort and safety, Bravo Concealment holsters have gained a reputation for being reliable and comfortable, making them a top choice for those who value security and ease of use in their concealed carry setups.
The OWB HK VP9 Holster
The BCA gun holster has been around for almost 10 years. The Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster securely and comfortably carries the Heckler & Koch VP9 handgun outside the waistband.
It’s engineered for concealed and open carry, ensuring it provides you with a reliable and efficient means of quick and easy access to your firearm while maintaining a low-profile, discreet appearance. Bravo Concealment offers a range of options to take your carry holster to the next level, including retention accessories, clip and loop options, paddle attachments, and torsion accessories.
OWB HK VP9 Holster Features:
- Sweat Guard– Bravo Concealment Holsters have a (Semi-Full) sweat guard to keep your clothing and bare skin intact from gun slide discomfort. It also serves as a guide when re-holstering your firearm.
- Forward Cant– BCA OWB Holster comes standard with a 10° degree forward cant. This enhances concealment when carrying OWB.
OWB HK VP9 Holster Product Specifications:
- Material: Made from durable, high-quality Polymer to provide excellent retention and protection for your firearm.
- Carry Position: OWB (Outside the Waistband) worn outside the pants, making them ideal for open carry or concealed carry with the proper clothing.
- Retention: Bravo Adjustable retention screws or hardware allows users to fine-tune the holster’s retention level to their preference.
- Cant Angle: Adjustable cant angles allow you to set the angle at which your firearm sits on your belt for optimal comfort and draw.
- Belt Attachment: Belt loop attachments securely attach to your belt, ensuring stability and preventing printing.
- Compatibility: Molded to fit that HK VP9 firearm model.
- Finish: Black
- Handedness: Available in right-handed and left-handed.
The OWB HK VP9 Holster Accessories
Pancake Loops 3.0- These belt loops allow for your BCA 3.0 Gun Holster to sit closer to your body by simply cinching up your belt. The redesign allows you to adjust the cant up or down on your BCA 3.0 Holster for better concealment.
Paddle Attachments– The Paddle attachments convert your OWB gun holster and magazine pouches into a quick “on and off” Paddle Holster. Just slip your Paddle Holster over your belt; it’s that simple. The holster is safely secure and will not let go until you decide otherwise. Comfortable to wear all day long, making your everyday concealed carry lifestyle easy.
The Crucial Role of a Holster
The Crucial Role of a Holster cannot be overstated. For any firearm owner, it is a critical link between their weapon and readiness. Beyond being a simple accessory, a holster plays a multifaceted role in enhancing safety, accessibility, and comfort.
First and foremost, it’s responsible for securely retaining the firearm, preventing accidental discharges, and ensuring it’s ready when needed. In high-stress situations, such as self-defense scenarios, the holster’s ability to facilitate a quick and reliable draw can be the difference between life and death.
Additionally, for those who carry their firearms daily, whether for personal protection or professional duty, a well-designed holster should provide comfort
during extended wear and discreet concealment to maintain a low profile. The importance of selecting the right holster cannot be emphasized enough, making it a decision that requires careful consideration.
Unveiling the Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster
Now, let’s explore the unique features and attributes that make this Bravo Concealment holster a standout choice for HK VP9 owners.
- Polymer Construction:
- This holster is expertly crafted from Polymer. Rugged and dependable, and known for its durability and exceptional firearm retention capabilities.
- Customization Galore
- Versatility is a hallmark of the Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster. You can fine-tune the cant angle and ride height to ensure the perfect fit for your carrying style.
- OWB Excellence
- Designed for outside-the-waistband (OWB) carry, this holster strikes a balance between concealment and accessibility, catering to both everyday carry and range use.
The Real-World Performance Test
I’ve had a few weeks to test the holster in various places under various scenarios, and below is a breakdown of how it performed.
At the indoor range that I go to, they tend to be reasonable about range rules. I ran draw-and-shoot drills, and I found the Bravo Concealment holster comfortable and effective. The HK VP9 sits firmly in the holster, so initially, it did feel like it took slightly more force than I am used to drawing the VP9, but after a few pulls, I got used to it, or it lightened somewhat. The holster performed excellently, offering a secure and consistent draw.
At the outdoor range, I was able to get a “specialty lane” that allows for a variety of drills. Shooting metal targets, stations for moving and shooting, and various other drills. I could see the holster’s retention in action, which worked excellently without incident. It’s comfortable, easy to draw from, and offers great retention.
Day to Day
On the day-to-day carry, the OWB HK VP9 Holster performs great. With a handgun, the VP9’s size, you have to be selective about your clothing if your goal is to conceal the handgun. I have carried it around town and on several road trips and found it very comfortable.
Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster Review Conclusion
In conclusion, the Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster is a testament to quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design. It provides a secure hold, quick draw capability, and comfort—essential elements for any firearm owner. The holster profile minimizes the painting of your firearm on your clothing, and even considering the VP9’s size, the gun can be confidently concealed with proper clothes.
One thing we haven’t touched on much in this post is the price. I have quality holsters that run three times what the Bravo Concealment holster runs, and I would still choose this holster over them.
With this holster edging out my others, it is a close call in features, but it becomes a no-brainer when you factor in price.
My biggest concern about Bravo Concealment is that they don’t produce a holster for my FN yet:)
Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster
The Bravo Concealment OWB HK VP9 Holster is specifically for the HK VP9. While it may fit other H&K models with a similar frame, verifying compatibility for your specific firearm is essential.
Yes, this holster allows you to customize both the cant angle (the tilt of the firearm) and the ride height (how high or low the holster sits on your belt). This adjustability accommodates various carrying positions and preferences.
Bravo Concealment provides a 30-day money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty on their holsters, showcasing their confidence in the durability and performance of their products.