Title:
Holster grip
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A inside the waistband holster having on it's back or “body contact side” a friction causing or otherwise adhering surface which is integrated into, manufactured and applied to, or purchased “after-market” and applied to said holster for the purpose of preventing slippage and/or sliding of the holster against the body or undergarment of the wearer.



Inventors:
Hudson, Shawn Timothy (Spring Lake, MI, US)
Application Number:
11/809891
Publication Date:
05/08/2008
Filing Date:
06/04/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41C33/02
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Primary Examiner:
HELVEY, PETER N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHAWN T. HUDSON (SPRING LAKE, MI, US)
Claims:
1. I claim a inside the waistband (IWB) style holster with a friction causing or otherwise adhering surface located on the back or “body contact side” of said holster A.) As relates to claim 1, a friction causing or otherwise adhering surface located on the back or “body contact side” of said holster which is designed into and manufactured as an integral part of a IWB holster. B.) As relates to claim 1, a friction causing or otherwise adhering surface which is manufactured seperately and then attached to the back or “body contact side” of said holster. C.) As relates to claim 1, a friction causing or otherwise adhering surface which is manufactured and marketed as a product specifically designed to be applied as an “aftermarket addition” to a IWB holster.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application relates to and claims priority from U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. US60/835,244 filed on Aug. 4, 2006, specifications which are incorporated herein by reference.

FEDERALLY SPONSERED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION/FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention herein described relates to the firearm industry. It provides for and describes an improved carrying device or holster which is worn between the waistband of the user's pants, shorts, or skirt and the user's body or undergarment. This type of holster is called an “inside the waistband” holster and for the purposes of this application will be referred to as an “IWB holster”. The present invention will be referred to as “Holster Grip”.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

For anyone carrying a concealed handgun, whether in Law Enforcement or a private citizen with a concealed carry permit, the IWB holster provides a high degree of concealment as well as a secure carrying position. However, the problems that arise while using the IWB holsters currently on the market make it difficult to use while, at the same time, making it's presence obvious while the user makes the necessary adjustments to correct these problems.

While wearing an IWB holster and performing normal daily activities such as walking sitting or bending, the user's pants, shorts, or skirt tend to slide down on the body requiring frequent readjustment. This readjustment then causes the user's shirt or blouse to bunch or gather above the IWB holster in such a way that it makes drawing and/or re-holstering the gun difficult. The act of readjusting the IWB holster and the user's clothing is a telltale sign that a concealed weapon may be present.

The invention “Holster Grip” eliminates the aforementioned problems by providing for a “friction causing” or “otherwise adhering surface” on the back or “body side” of the IWB holster which will prevent the holster from slipping down or sliding against the user's undergarment or body eliminating the need to readjust the clothing.

GROUND OF INVENTION/OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

The objects and advantages of the present invention are:

    • A. To provide an IWB holster with a “friction causing” or “otherwise adhering surface” on the back or “body side” of said holster.
    • B. To prevent the wearer of the IWB holster from having to readjust their clothing due to slippage or sliding of the holster against the wearer's body, undergarments, or clothing.
    • C. To provide the wearer of the IWB holster with clear and safe access to draw and reholster their weapon without being impeded by an untucked and/or bunched up shirt or blouse.
    • D. To assure that the concealed weapon remains concealed by allowing the wearer to move freely through daily activities without giving away the presence of the weapon due to constant readjustment of clothing.

SUMMARY

In accordance with the present invention, Holster Grip comprises a inside the waistband (IWB) holster with a “friction causing” or “otherwise adhering surface” manufactured into, added to, or manufactured for the purpose of adding to, the back or “body side” of said holster for the purpose of preventing the holster from slipping down or sliding against the user's undergarment or body eliminating the need to readjust the clothing and/or holster.

DRAWINGS AND FIGURES

In the drawings, closely related figures have the same number but different numerical suffixes.

FIG. 1.1 Illustrates the IWB holster.

FIG. 1.2 Illustrates the front belt loop.

FIG. 1.3 Illustrates the rear belt loop.

FIG. 2.1 Illustrates the IWB holster.

FIG. 2.2 Illustrates the front belt loop.

FIG. 2.3 Illustrates the rear belt loop.

FIG. 3.1 Illustrates the IWB holster.

FIG. 3.2 Illustrates the front belt loop.

FIG. 3.3 Illustrates the rear belt loop.

FIG. 3.4 Illustrates the friction causing or “otherwise adhering surface”.

FIG. 4.1 Illustrates the IWB holster.

FIG. 4.2 Illustrates the front belt loop.

FIG. 4.3 Illustrates the rear belt loop.

FIG. 4.4 Illustrates the friction causing or “otherwise adhering surface”.

DRAWINGS—REFERENCE NUMBERS

1.IWB Holster
2.Front belt loop.
3.Rear belt loop.
4.friction causing or “otherwise adhering surface”.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS—FIGS. 1.(1-4), 2.(1-4), 3.(1-4), & 4.(1-4)

FIG. 1.1 illustrates the front view of the IWB holster. FIG. 1.2 illustrates the front view of the front belt loop. FIG. 1.3 illustrates the front view of the rear belt loop. FIG. 2.1 illustrates the front angled view of the IWB holster. FIG. 2.2 illustrates the front angled view of the front belt loop. FIG. 2.3 illustrates the front angled view of the rear belt loop. FIG. 3.1 illustrates the reversed view of the IWB holster. FIG. 3.2 illustrates the reversed view of the front belt loop. FIG. 3.3 illustrates the reversed view of the rear belt loop. FIG. 3.4 illustrates the reversed view of the friction causing or “otherwise adhering sur- face”. FIG. 4.1 illustrates the reversed angled view of the IWB holster. FIG. 4.2 illustrates the reversed angled view of the front belt loop. FIG. 4.3 illustrates the reversed angled view of the rear belt loop. FIG. 4.4 illustrates the reversed angled view of the friction causing or “otherwise adhering surface”.

CONCLUSIONS—RAMIFICATIONS AND SCOPE

From the information above the reader will see how Holster Grip will be beneficial to the firearm industry as well as to anyone who carries a concealed weapon using a IWB holster.

    • A. Holster Grip will make carrying a concealed handgun more comfortable by eliminating the need to frequently readjust the IWB holster and clothing throughout the time period in which the holster is worn.
    • B. Holster Grip will make carrying a concealed weapon safer for the wearer by preventing the wearer's clothing from interfearing during drawing and/or reholstering the weapon.
    • C. Holster Grip will make carrying a concealed weapon safer for the wearer by assuring that the presence of the weapon will not be given away due to the readjustment of the IWB holster and clothing throughout the time period in which the holster is worn.