Brandon Scott’s Brave Response Holster Review discusses a unique holster designed to conceal your firearm to help you protect your loved ones aptly. The creator of the Brave Response Holster is Brandon Scott.
He also happens to be a member of the United States Firearm Training Team. Brandon has been an active member of the firearm team since the year 2007. This in turn makes him a very capable person and a trustworthy individual around firearms.
If you have an issue carrying your gun in a concealed manner while stepping out in public then, Brandon Scott’s Brave Response Holster Review would help you achieve your goal. After analyzing this product, I came to the following conclusion. Here is my opinion on this product:
Brave Response Holster Review
Name of the Product – Brave Response Holster
Name of its Creator – Brandon Scott
Type of Product – Gun Holster
Money Back Guarantee – Yes, for 60 Days
User Feedback – Positive
Reviewer Rating – 4.8 Out of 5 Stars
Brandon Scott and his Brave Response Holster
Here is a quick update of what this product has to offer to you:
A Brief on Brandon Scott:
Brandon Scott is the person who designed the Brave Response Holster. He has been an active member of the American Firearms Training Team since the year 2007.
After becoming a member, Brandon claims to have carried a firearm each time he stepped out of his home. He also devised several unique ways in which you could carry your firearm safely and out of sight.
The biggest problem Brandon faced was his handicap. He has no butt as his body runs a straight line from the shoulder blade to his heels. Hence, keeping his pants upright with a two and a half kilogram Glock handgun stuck to his holster is a big problem indeed.
The Problem with Olden Day Holsters:
In the initial days, Brandon faced a lot of difficulties carrying his gun. He used a standard waistband holster. While these holsters were good as they allowed a fast draw but their material was hard and rough on the skin.
The bulky design of traditional holsters makes it almost impossible to carry the firearm on a regular basis. Moreover, if you have more than a single handgun, you would need to purchase multiple holsters and pay as much as $100 for each. This is a costly affair as a ‘one size fits all’ formula does not exist.
Leather holsters never breathe, as no air passes through them. Owing to this very reason, leather holsters are soaked with sweat. Then again, normal holsters do not have provision to carry extra magazines. You would need to place it inside your trouser pocket.
The Solution to Common Holsters Problems:
Brandon started to look for holsters that could help him in his purpose. He opted for band holsters and found them better than traditional leather holsters. Nonetheless, they lacked the apt gun holding position and were uncomfortable.
Moreover, the magazine pockets of band holsters are located right above the kidney area. This is not at all a good position for holding extra cartridges. The Velcro of these bands was also of cheap quality. Despite Brandon advising such companies to position cartridge pockets in a better way, none paid any attention.
Brave Response Holster by Brandon Scott
This is when Brandon decided to develop his own holster. He used the services of a seamstress professional to tailor a holster that would be a perfect fit. The five qualities that Brandon aspired from his holster were versatility, comfort, safety, long lasting ability and concealable option.
It took Brandon 18 months of trial and error to develop the perfect holster. His holster was capable of carrying any automatic handgun and almost any concealable revolver. To ensure that the material used for developing the holster was strong, Brandon chose shark skin.
Thereafter, Brandon used the highest grade Velcro hooks. The band is made from highly breathable material. Brandon Scott’s Brave Response Holster is capable of carrying the highest capacity handgun with utmost ease.
It carries any semi-automatic, two magazines and a flashlight. Brave Response Holster has a forward cant and allows a smooth draw. It also permits optimal weapon retention capability.
This holster has a band attached to it, which in turn has special elastic. It can accommodate a waist size of up to 54 inches. Thereafter, you simply slip your firearm within the holster and place it under your trouser. You may or may not use a retention button, depending on your usage purpose.
The Low Pricing Structure:
The biggest advantage is the low rice of Brave Response Holster. Most popular holsters in the market are usually pegged at $100. Nonetheless, most are not comfortable and they have issues pertaining to concealing your weapon. Brandon’s holster resolves all these issues and is priced at $70.
It also needs to be noted that Brandon’s holster is capable of fitting each and every semi-automatic gun that you can think of. Hence, you save yourself the task of purchasing a new holster for every new handgun that you purchase.
Top Gun Holster Materials Used Today
While there are several kinds of holsters available in the market today, getting hold of the ideal holster material is a rather daunting task. With so many materials available, it is best to zero down on the top holster materials only.
Let us throw light on the top three:
@ The Leather Material:
The most popular holster material is undoubtedly leather. This is an age-old material that has been used since the times gun holster was officially used worldwide. This material is safe for the human skin. It is sturdy yet light in weight.
The distinct advantage of a leather holster is that is does not produce any noise when you extract a gun from within its confines. Nonetheless, weather conditions of extreme nature such as harsh sunlight and water can destroy the leather.
When the leather starts to spoil, it automatically compels the grips to loosen. This is when the cracked leather holster becomes a serious issue and might need a replacement.
@ Kydex Holster Material:
The bulkhead of the aircraft makes use of the Kydex material to keep it in place. This is a relatively hassle free product that requires minimal upkeep.
Nonetheless, it is specific to a few handguns. So, it needs to be customized as per your model and make. While such holsters do retain their original shape and are weather proof, they tend to dull the natural shine of your firearm over prolonged usage.
Kydex holsters also produce noise when you un-holster your weapon. This in turn can be rather irritating to a few individuals who prefer a silent un-holstering of their weapon.
@ The Nylon Holster Material:
The currently trending holster material is nylon. This is light in weight and can be easily adapted to various parts of the body – such as ankle, hip, upper back, thigh, ankle etc.
Nonetheless, the biggest problem with nylon holsters is their inability to retain their original form. Moreover, their grips are not that sturdy thereby resulting in loss of functionality. Security may also be an issue.
Advantages of Using Brandon’s Holster
>>> It is customized as per your needs. There is no need to clip it to your belt or hook it to your clothing/shoe etc.
>>> There is a special waistband that can be wrapped across your waist. It can accommodate a 54 inch waistline with ease.
>>> As the Brave Response Holster is designed on a waistband, it can be completely hidden. All you need is a trouser that is capable of hiding your firearm.
>>> This holster is designed to accommodate all kinds of semi-automatic handguns. So, all you need to do is purchase it once and then conceal any handgun that you wish to carry. This in turn saves you the cost of purchasing additional holsters.
>>> You can carry as many as three magazines, or a flashlight and two magazines or, a knife and a couple of magazines. So, you can customize this product as per your requirements.
>>> In case you have lasers mounts on the grips, Brave Response Holster is best suited for you.
>>> You save time as this holster allows you to pack your handgun in a jiffy. This holster also hides your weapon better than any other holster in the market.
>>> It is affordably priced at $70. Most other holsters that can accommodate a single gun make, cost $75 upwards.
What are its Drawbacks?
>>> Brave Response Holster developed by Brandon Scott does not accommodate rail mounted lasers.
>>> You need to be a gun enthusiast to make use of this product. In case you dislike the idea of carrying handguns, Brave Response Holster would not be of much use to you.
Importance of Having a Gun Holster
After having spent $500 to $800 on a handgun, the next step is to secure it in a casing, which in technical terms is also called a gun holster. A holster is a case wherein you place your handgun and ensure that is strapped to your waist or shoulder area.
Here are a few reasons why you need a gun holster:
1) You Do Not Shoot Yourself:
Not only does the holster keep your gun safe, it also ensures that you avoid firing it when you do not want it to. There have been several cases wherein a novice has fired a handgun and damaged his private parts after having placed the handgun in the trouser pocket of his pants.
The trigger area of the handgun is super sensitive in nature. So, when the gun is placed into your trouser pocket, it tends to get entangled in various areas of your pants. This leads to occasional accidents wherein you tend to shoot your private parts.
2) Your Gun Does Not Slip Inside Your Pants:
Another reason why you need to keep your gun inside a holster is because this allows your handgun from slipping inside your trousers. If you tend to place your handgun at the back of your pants and secure it with a belt, chances are that it shall slip inside your cloth and slide out of your ankle.
So, in order to keep it secure and avoid it from slipping away, keep it securely within a holster. While there are some individuals who do not do so, you should never indulge in such silly acts (fastening your handgun with the aid of a belt).
3) Feel at Ease:
If you decide to carry a gun without a holster, it can be a really irritating and uncomfortable experience. In order to avoid such an inconvenience, you might want to avoid securing your gun with the aid of your belt.
The holster keeps the gun away from your body and avoids the irritable feeling of your gun rubbing against your skin. Moreover, it keeps the gun secure and the case ensures that you do not feel the weight of the weapon bearing down your thigh area.
4) Avoids Daily Unloading:
In case you would like to avoid loading and unloading your gun daily then, you would need to keep a holster in place. If you place your gun within a holster then, you can simply place a loaded gun in a safe place and then avoid unloading it at night.
Similarly, you can avoid loading it again in the morning as you had placed a loaded handgun inside a safe at night. If you do not have a holster, chances are that you would have to unload the gun each night then load it again in the morning.
5) Bulky yet Hidden:
Like it or not, when you get hold of a holster, chances are that you add unnecessary bulk onto your hip area. Nonetheless, this unnecessary bulk also acts as a concealer. When you wear a holster, it adds an extra layer to your shirt, which in turn avoids showcasing your shiny handgun to unwanted eyes.
Tips for Choosing the Best Concealed Holster
After having invested your hard earned money and savings on a quality handgun, the next step is to spend some money on a holster. This is undoubtedly the next best thing after getting home your hand gun.
While it is a well-known fact that you get what you spend, you can still get a high quality and versatile gun holster at an affordable price if you keep the following tips in mind:
It Should Provide the Element of Surprise:
Like it or not, the holster that you choose should be able to help conceal your weapon in the most suitable manner. The holster should be such that it can be kept hidden from public view. This in turn shall allow you to showcase your handgun just when you need it without your opponent even knowing of its existence.
The Relaxation Factor is Vital:
In case you would like to keep your gun concealed and feel at ease while doing so then, comfort is of vital importance. So when you lookout for a holster, make sure that it offers immense comfort. It should be easy to carry and comfortable on the skin.
Quick Draw in a Straight Line:
When you choose a gun, you need to ensure that its casing is equally appealing and user friendly. The holster should keep your gun safe and offer easy draw without providing any resistance.
The draw should be in a straight line with the sight-up and the tip of your gun pointing towards the target. Your gun’s grip needs to be in perfect position allowing you to clasp it with utmost ease. If there is any retention in the holster, you should be able to release the same rather easily.
You may choose from cross draw, ankle holster, back and even shoulder positions. Regardless of the kind of holster you pick, they all should offer a speedy draw.
Hand Size, Armpit and Hip Positioning:
The palm size of a man is larger and his hip size is narrower as compared to that of a woman. Moreover a man’s reach from the armpit to the holster is greater as compared to a woman’s reach. All these things need to be considered while opting for a holster.
Retaining Devices in Holsters are Important:
When you are engaged in a close combat situation wherein you need to keep your gun safe and secure, securing devices such as thumb break, strap etc. need to be in place. Two retention devices are available in Level 2 holsters.
If your holster does not contain retention devices, chances are that you can easily lose your weapon in a sudden armed or ‘hand to hand’ combat wherein you need to use and then place the gun back in its holster.
Easy on Your Daily Wear:
The natural weather conditions play a major role in determining the clothes that you wear on a daily basis. So, you need to choose a holster that goes with your everyday wear.
For example, if you wear business suits then, opt for a holster that goes with it. On the other hand, if you wear thick winter clothing as your weather demands it, go for holsters that can be easily fitted within the confines of your jacket.
Detachable in Nature & Safe:
Your holster should be able to get detached from your everyday wear with utmost ease. In simple words, it should not be stuck to your clothes.
A good holster is one that protects the trigger guard. It should not depress the trigger under any circumstances. At the same time, a good holster should retain its original shape despite being used year after year. The quality of its material and stitching too should be good.
Holsters for the Less Abled:
There are times wherein less-abled people need to carry a concealed weapon. There are several brands that manufacture holsters for the less-abled individuals. In case you fall under this category then, try to opt for Galco or Black Hawk companies (to name a few). These brands specialize in developing holsters for the ‘less physically active’ individuals.
What are the Different Types of Gun Holsters?
Broadly speaking, there are 5 different kinds of gun holsters available today. Each has its own pros and cons attached and needs to be chosen as per the user’s convenience. Let us take a closer look at each one of these in brief:
1) The Hip Placed Holster:
This is the most common gun holster that is located and strapped across the hips of the concerned user. There are two sub-categories of hip holsters. The first one is carried inside the waistband and other is carried outside of the waistband.
Ideally, a hip holster is positioned on the side of the user’s dominant arm. Nonetheless, it can also be located on the non-dominant end of the user, as some prefer a cross draw. While it is easy to access your handgun from a standing position, accessing it from a seated position is very tough.
2) The Pocket Holsters:
In case you are habitual of wearing jeans and carrying a gun as well then, a pocket holster is what you need to opt for. These holsters are designed for small handguns. A perfect example of the same is Karh Arms P380 small sized handgun.
3) Back Holster:
You might also want to opt for a holster that is strapped to your upper back. Nonetheless, reaching your gun here may be a trivial task for a few. So, choose your holster as per your convenience.
4) The Shoulder Holster:
This is yet another popular holster wherein your gun is strapped across the shoulder. Ideally, it is strapped on the non-dominant shoulder of the user. The strap runs across the chest as well as the shoulder area.
While it is easy to remove the gun from the holster, you can also re-holster it in a speedy manner. At the same time, a shoulder holster is easily viewable in plain sight. So, you might need to wear a long sleeve shirt or a jacket over it to keep it from being visible in plain sight.
5) Holsters Placed on Your Leg:
The last and final holsters are ones that are placed onto your lower body. These can be placed onto your ankle or on your thigh area. Thigh holsters are the easiest to strap and carry. Accessing your weapon from this angle is also easy.
In case you opt for an ankle holster then, your movement shall be vastly restricted. You cannot hope to carry a large handgun as only small guns can be fitted there. At the same time, you cannot hope to ‘make a dash for it’ with a gun strapped on your ankle holster.
My Opinion on Brandon’s Product
In case you are a gun enthusiast and you like to carry your firearm, this review would be useful for you. Moreover, if you care for the safety of your loved ones and carry a handgun for the same reason then, Brave Response Holster Review shall resolve all your concerns.
Brandon has devised this holster after putting in endless hours in research and development process. Only after a lot of hits and misses has he been able to come up with a holster that is not only comfortable but also capable of completely hiding your firearm.
While there are many holsters available in the market, most of them are made from leather or cheap Velcro. Moreover, these holsters are meant for one or at most two different kinds of handguns.
Brave Response Holster on the other hand, manages to conceal all sorts of semi-automatic handguns. So, you need not to purchase a different holster for a different handgun. This is a cost effective product pegged at a highly affordable price of $70.
In my opinion, if you want to have a safe, reliable and comfortable holster that also carries spare magazines then, opting for Brandon Scott’s Brave Response Holster is a wise choice indeed!