First Look: Fobus APN Appendix-Carry Holster

posted on February 9, 2018
For owners of the popular Glock G43 and Smith & Wesson M&P Shield concealed-carry guns, Fobus Holsters launched a new holster option in 2018. Called the Fobus APN holster, this inexpensive design provides an easy appendix-carry option.

This all-new holster is part of the company's growing Appendix Series, which was launched in response to the exploding trend of appendix carry, a popular holster position that places the gun inside the waistband at the front-right side of the body for easy concealment and rapid access.

Each holster is constructed from injection-molded polymer and locks onto the exterior of the handgun, giving users a secure passive retention that's fully adjustable with a tension-adjustment screw. One unique aspect of the holster's design is the inclusion of the company's "comfort lever," designed to snug the holstered firearm closer to the wearer's body. This reduces the possibility of printing, enabling users to have more flexibility in terms of cover garments. The lever is designed for right-handed wearers only.

The Fobus APN holster attaches to gun belts with a single-clip attachment that's adjustable for both cant and retention. This allows each user to customize their carry experience by dialing-in the most comfortable grip angle for their draw style and carry preferences. To enhance carry comfort and protect the gun's finish from sweat and body oils, the holster also ships with a perforated sweat guard. The guard can be easily removed for a more compact carry rig.

Another element of the APN holster is the protected sight channel that accommodates most aftermarket sights, ensuring that users have a compatible carry solution, regardless of aftermarket additions made to their carry pistol.

The suggested retail price on the all-new Fobus APN holster is $38.99. Models for the Glock G43 and Smith & Wesson M&P Shield chambered in 9 mm and .40 S&W are available starting in March 2018.


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