Bravo Concealment has been investing heavily into becoming a premium end holster manufacturer with low prices. They produce a variety of IWB and OWB options with both standard and light-bearing options. Today we are going to be looking at the IWB Torsion holster for my Glock 17. What drew me to the Bravo Concealment IWB Torsion holster was the availability and price as well as the stock features. My Glock is a Gen 4 MOS model and it sports a red dot sight. The IWB Torsion is cut to accommodate these miniature reflex sights, as well as a threaded barrel and suppressor height sights. This makes it an excellent holster for an RMR equipped firearm.
Concealment with a full sized gun like the Glock 17 is never the simplest feat. Both Keith and I agree a full-sized handgun is the way to go when it comes to concealed carry. They are easier to shoot, offer a higher capacity, and are generally easier to reload, fix malfunctions, etc. Finding the right holster is critical to that. How do you conceal such a big gun?
The Bravo Concealment Torsion Holster
IWB Torsion holster seems to be one solid method to conceal carry a full sized gun. As an IWB holster, there is always the inherent advantage of an inside the waistband design. Most of the gun is already gone inside your pants. The Torsion is a fully modern holster made from kydex, so it doesn’t collapse and it does provide an excellent presentation of the gun.
It protects the gun from you as well with a near full-length sweat guard to keep your gun going. The sweat guard also keeps the gun from rubbing into you, which is nice and a must have for a full sized gun.
The gun can be carried in an appendix or standard strong side configuration. It isn’t limited and fits comfortably in both configurations. I prefer strong side carry, but tried the holster in both configurations.
The Torsion comes with a dual belt clip design, but you can drop the shorter clip for a single clip design. In the single clip configuration, the holster becomes tuckable, which increases your ability to carry the gun in more formal clothes.
Concealment wise my go-to clothes is a T-shirt and jeans, and that’s all I need to conceal the big, optic equipped, Glock 17. As a side note, it is not compatible with the 80% lower Glock from Polymer 80.
Comfort is another issue. My typical IWB holster is usually a hybrid design with a soft backing material. Going from that to kydex was a change. I loosened my belt just a bit and I found it easier to adjust to the harder nature of the holster. It doesn’t rub and the design features this slight inward curve. I think that really helps with the comfort of the holster, and it does keep the holster closer to the body overall.
Wearing it all day, day in and out lead me to nearly forgetting it was there. The only time I noticed it was riding in a vehicle. It isn’t painful, but I feel that the gun is there. I never get that wave of “Oh thank God,” relief when I take it off, and that’s big for me.
Range Time with the Torsion
The inward angle makes the gun easy to conceal, but I still don’t have an issue grabbing the grip and drawing the gun. It took a slight adjustment for me to reach for the gun due to how the gun is angled. It pushes the grip more towards the body.
My draw is never compromised and I never feel unsafe drawing the gun. It’s not like your finger is magically drawn to the trigger in any way. I typically place my thumb over the rear of the gun until I clear leather…or kydex I guess. Then I can transition into a more standardized grip.
Reholstering is also safe, and easy to do. Not a primary concern in life or death situations, but something to know for training. The click of the trigger guard passive retention device lets you know the gun is locked in place and ready to go.
Overall the Bravo Concealment IWB Torsion holster is a great go to, it’s comfortable, well made backed by a great warranty, and best of all makes it easier to carry a man-sized gun.