Shopping for Flashlight Holsters
Flashlight holsters let you keep your flashlight with you by securing it to your body. This increases your safety because you can always have a flashlight on hand for when it's needed while still keeping both hands free when it's not. These functional tools are useful in changing conditions, since you won't have to predict whether you'll need a flashlight before setting out. With a comfortable, well-fitting tactical flashlight holster, your flashlight is always ready.
Types of Tactical Flashlight Holsters
Holsters come in an array of styles. The one that's ideal for your needs depends on the flashlight and your intended usage.
1. Pouch holsters
These items provide a fitted pouch for your flashlight. Some completely cover it with a snap closure flap, while others leave the top open. Some pouches also prevent your flashlight from getting wet.
2. Lever lock holsters
Most lever lock holsters can only be used with certain flashlights. They tend to work only with handheld flashlights that meet quite specific design and size requirements.
3. Rotatable holsters
Rotatable options permit you to wear the flashlight attached to your belt either horizontally or vertically. They offer increased functionality, comfort, and help keep your flashlight out of the way as you move between activities requiring different postures and movements.
Using a Flashlight Belt Holster
Some flashlight belt holsters feature a quick release, which is often preferred by law enforcement personnel. These tend to have precise functionality and limited utility when it comes to using the holster for other purposes. You can use others, particularly pouch holsters that close completely, to carry knives, multi-tools, and other small items. These choices essentially provide a way to carry thin narrow items attached to your belt. If these options don't quite meet your needs, there are plenty of other flashlight carrying and mounting gear designs to consider.
What's the Best Tactical Flashlight Holster?
It depends on how you intend to use your holster. If you plan to use it to keep a flashlight near while camping, hiking, or working on the car, consider a pouch holder that fastens over the top of your flashlight or one that's made of a waterproof material. Choices with built-in pen holders are ideal for police offers and others who work in a security profession. Look for a lever lock option if you need quick, one-handed access to your flashlight in emergencies. If you generally carry a small flashlight with you on a daily basis, an attractive fully-enclosed leather flashlight holster can be a sensible option.
Explore B&H Photo and Video's selection of tactical flashlight holsters to get an overview of the available options. Also stock up on other important flashlight accessories, such as batteries and chargers, so you're always prepared.