First Look: Galco Paragon AIWB Holster

posted on January 29, 2019

Appendix Inside the Waistband holsters (AIWB for short) have become the concealed carry method of choice for many of America’s gun owners. AIWB carry stirs up a lot of passion among gun owners: Some gun owners insist that conventional, strong-side, inside-the-waistband carry (IWB) is better, while others prefer a cross-draw holster suits their needs the best.

For 2019, Galco Gunleather introduces the Paragon, a new holster that designed to be used just about anywhere on your waistline. The Paragon has a Kydex holster body, offering comfortable carry, secure retention, a fast draw and easy return to holster. Also included in the Paragon is an optional claw-type stabilizing wing, ideal for people who find a stabilizer to be useful when carrying AIWB.

Dual tuckable belt clips ride in slots fore and aft of the gun body, allowing adjustment for ride height and carry angle, and twin tension units allow easy adjustment of the draw stroke. The Paragon is fully ambidextrous:  Raised sweat guards on both sides of the handgun protect the wearer’s body from the rough edges on their gun and help with a smooth and safe return to holster.

The Paragon ships with Galco’s patent-pending UniClip belt clips concealment, stability and easy on-off capability, and the holster works well with either a single or dual clips. As an optional add-on, Galco’s Ultimate Stealth belt clips are available for even deeper concealment.

The Paragon is initially available for selected models of Glock and Smith & Wesson pistols. MSRP on the Paragon is $79.99, and more information is available at


scope facing left
scope facing left

Sightron S6 5-30x56 ED riflescope

Sightron is launching of a new line of S6 5-30x56 ED premium riflescopes for long-range pursuits.

Editor's Picks: SHOT Show 2022, Day Four

Here are five more neat new things we saw at SHOT Show 2022 on our last day on the show floor.

New for 2022: Taurus 327

The .327 Fed. Mag. cartridge has long been overlooked, but it is a powerful, versatile option for personal protection. Taurus has recognized the .327's appeal and is now offering an affordable revolver chambered for this hidden gem of a self-defense round.

New for 2022: Burris Introduces XTR Pro Riflescope and Accessories

Burris' latest riflescope features multiple illuminated, front-focal-plane reticle options, an innovative locking turret system and an optical design ideal for anyone looking to shoot at extreme distances.

New For 2022: Galco UnderWraps Elite

Galco changed the bellyband concept with the new Underwraps Elite, which allows concealed carry of a handgun and accessories around your midsection with myriad options for the pistol's location, added comfort and the ability to carry EDC accessories like spare magazines and a flashlight.

New For 2022: Smith’s Everyday Carry Knives

If you're looking for a new EDC knife, check out these new offerings from Smith’s Consumer Products. The company introduced four new folding knives perfect for comfortable carry in a pocket and for rugged, daily use.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.