Holster Ride Height

Holster ride height is the position of the butt of the pistol in relation to the belt.

Words by Bianchi Leather
Behind the Brand
Published on September 6, 2021

Holsters typically come in three different ride heights: hi-ride carry places the butt of the pistol just above the belt line, mid-ride places the butt of the firearm in line with the belt and low-ride places the butt below the belt. Most Bianchi holsters are designed for hi-ride carry but there are a few mid-ride options as well.

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Hi-Ride

Since hi-ride holsters sit higher on the hip, the firearm is positioned close and tight to the body, which make them optimal for concealment. Hi-ride holsters are also comfortable to wear while sitting in a vehicle and are ideal for everyday carry.

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Mid-Ride

Mid and low-ride holsters are often designed for law enforcement/military. These holsters clear body armor better than hi-ride holsters and some people find that having the butt of the pistol at or just below the belt line allows for a quicker draw. Bianchi doesn’t manufacture tactical leather holsters but there is a small selection of mid-ride concealable holsters available.