A holster is a holder for a firearm that can be worn on the body. The firearms industry is worth a massive $31.8 billion, so there is a lot of money to be made in producing holsters.
There are different types of holsters, all having different purposes and functions.
Concealment holsters are for the use of the general public who feel the need to carry guns on the street with them.
Duty holsters are the same as the ones used by police officers and personal securities.
Tactical holsters are mainly for heavy duty use by the military, and personal security forces.
Sporting holsters are used to hold hunting guns.
It is difficult to break down how popular each type is as records only roughly estimate the sector as a whole.
Materials are also worth looking at, leather is a popular and classic option, while it is liable to wear and tear and has been outdated by thermolaminates which are much better because they maintain their shape and avoid scuffs, unlike leather. Other materials listed are nylon and polyester.
Where the holster is worn is also another important feature and again relies entirely on the users preferences and needs. There are holsters that are placed in/on the following places;