First Look: DeSantis Holsters For The Smith & Wesson Equalizer Pistol

Three new holster options, all designed for everyday carry.

posted on November 28, 2023
Desantis equalizer holsters

DeSantis Gunhide has just released new holster fits for the Smith & Wesson Equalizer pistol. The Equalizer is a subcompact pistol built for EDC (everyday carry) and personal protection and make use of both a grip safety and a thumb safety. The Equalizer is chambered in 9mm, with a slide that is built for red dot optics and ships with 10-, 13- and 15-round magazines.  

These new fits include the DeSantis Slim Tuk, the Cazzuto and the Veiled Partner, all which are established products in DeSantis’ lineup of gear. All three holsters can also accommodate carry guns that make use of today’s extremely popular slide mounted electronic reflex sights.

The DeSantis Slim Tuk is an IWB holster manufactured from Kydex that makes use of a single nylon tuckable 1.75-inch clip to further aid in discreet concealment wardrobe choices. This specific holster has an MSRP of $44.99.

The Cazzuto is manufactured from thermo-molded plastic and is a paddle-based OWB belt holster. Cazzuto holsters also include a 1.75-inch wide belt attachment piece in case the supplied paddle is not practical. The Cazzuto holster is only offered in black and has a starting retail price of $81.

The DeSantis Veiled Partner is a discreet, precision molded Kydex OWB holster which is optimized for body hugging concealability. The Veiled Partner can be configured easily for both height and cant using 1½- or 1¾-inch loop openings. It has adjustable tension and is optics compatible. It is available in both right and left-hand variants for many popular semi-autos. Pricing for the #195 Veiled Partner starts at $69.

To learn more about these new holster fits for the Smith & Wesson Equalizer carry pistols or other products from DeSantis Gunhide, please visit


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