Galco IWB Holster for AMT Backup .45 ACP, DAO

After finding my AMT Backup .45 ACP, I of course needed a proper holster for it.The Galco model designed for this pistol is of the Inside The Waistband type for concealment, yet may also be simply clipped to the belt and used outside the waistband. The fit was snug – took a bit of stretching before the hold-down strap would fit – but after that was accomplished, the fit is near perfect – and the quality is Galco!

This Galco IWB holster may be used IWB or OWB.

This Galco IWB holster may be used IWB or OWB.

The exterior of the holster is "rough side out" to keep it from slipping.

The exterior of the holster is “rough side out” to keep it from slipping.

The Galco holster has a good hold down strap for pistol security.

The Galco holster has a good hold down strap for pistol security.

Evidently, I ordered the “wrong” holster – for me – on my first try. I like to carry on my left, pistol butt forward for a cross-draw, but ordered a left hand holster – which doesn’t work for that, and obviously is not correct for regular right hand draw. To correct this I ordered another holster in right hand mode, and this one in brown or “natural” color to make them easier to tell apart – as I am keeping the first in case a situation arises where I would need to carry with it. Such a situation is using it as a belt clip OWB holster that is easily attached to my belt and gives me my preferred cross-draw. I have also purchased an ankle holster which will carry either of my Backup pistols, and will review it as soon as I have given it a good shake down.

Same holster, in a right hand model, different color.

Same holster, in a right hand model, different color.

I wore this one several hours recently while mowing, and it was comfortable and out of sight!

I wore this one several hours recently while mowing, and it was comfortable and out of sight!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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