Urban Carry G3

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The New G3 Urban Carry is a uniquely designed holster to comfortably carry your concealed firearm with nearly any outfit for nearly any situation.

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The Urban Carry G3 is a uniquely designed holster to comfortably carry your concealed firearm with any outfit for nearly any situation.



Proudly made in America the Urban Carry is made with 100% genuine high-grade leather.


The G3 Urban Carry is a rapid deploying uniquely designed holster to comfortably carry your concealed firearm with nearly any outfit for any situation.


  • A unique patented design which keeps your firearm BELOW your waistline rather than on it. This allows for the natural movement of the body throughout the day without the pain of a firearm digging into your stomach or leg.
  • With the firearm holstered below the waistline, there is little need “dress around your gun”. Wearing normal fitting pants, shorts or slacks with your regular or even fitted shirts will not expose any part of the firearm.
  • Tuck in your shirt, or leave it untucked. The firearm is completely concealed and draws the same either way.
  • A custom steel clip, tough enough to withstand the pull of any stressful situation.
  • The G3 has an improved holster design which guides your firearm directly to your hand for a smooth and rapid draw, every time.
  • Pre-conditioned leather eliminates the long break-in period and allows your firearm to seat perfectly in your holster much sooner.
  • SemiAutos - The G3 has the LockLeather retention clip built into the base of the holster to secure your firearm during the draw.
  • SemiAutos with a Laser & Revolvers - The G3 uses a powerful magnet to secure your firearm during the draw.

All of the G3 holsters are handcrafted in Tennessee, USA with 100% genuine Saddle Grade leather.


The G3 holster is not gun specific but it is size specific. Ensure you have the right size holster for your firearm as if it is too large the firearm will sit too high creating an uncomfortable dig into your stomach. If the firearm is too small for the holster it may be difficult to draw.  



Yes, revolvers work great with the Urban Carry. Very comfortable and plenty of grip when you draw.  Due to the shape of the trigger guards, rather than the click retention, the G3 uses magnetic retention for revolvers.
No.  Due to the trigger guards of most revolvers, they will be in the "laser version" of the G3 with magnetic retention.  Semi-Autos will be in the click retention version.  Only the method of retention is different, everything else is the same about the two holsters.
Yep, Right here.
The G2 improved upon the G1 by including a belt clip, magnetic retention, and a feed ramp for an improved draw.  The G3 now offers click retention for semi-autos, an extended feed ramp for an even better draw, an improved profile to ensure a proper position which significantly enhances the draw over the G2.  A deeper seating of the firearm for more comfort and a less visible magnetic flap.
The overall holsters are identical, the material is different. Both are made with a saddle grade leather, the G3e, however, is an English Bridle saddle grade. English Bridle is the top of the line type of leather, it has a polished and refined finished and is an identical match to our heavy-duty belts. Note that the G3 will usually take 1-3 days of daily use to really soften up. The G3e will take about a week before it starts to soften up, we recommend Bick4 to speed up the process. However, after a month the G3e will be noticeably more supple than the standard G3. Compare the G1 vs G3 vs G3e Holsters
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No, they are hand specific but can be holstered on either the left or right side of your body.
The G3 is mostly soft right out of the box and broken-in about 95% of the way. It will take 1-3 days for the G3 to break in and about a week for the G3e. In either case, they are comfortable within the first couple days and fully broken in within 1-3 weeks depending on use.
Yes, the Urban Carry can be holstered anywhere you like, however behind the hips towards or near your back will be difficult to draw. Anywhere from the hips forward usually works great. Despite the majority of users being used to having their holster on the hip the overwhelming majority eventually carry the UrbanCarry in either the 11:00 or 1:00 appendix position behind the pocket as that is typically the most comfortable and best position.
Yes, however, we recommend the strong side draw.  Most find this a little easier to retrieve the weapon from their dominate side.
The only difference between the two versions the non-laser version uses the LockLeather click retention and the laser version uses magnetic retention. 
We wrote an article here for some tips and advice if you’re new to conceal carry. In regards specifically to the holster, it is important to know that while the Urban Carry is very comfortable when compared to many other holsters any addition, such as a gun, to your attire is going to be noticeable. We suggest giving the Urban Carry or any holster a few days to get used to especially if you are new to conceal carry.
It is not required but if you want to ensure it is comfortable then on size larger would be the better choice.  It is important to wear clothes that are comfortable and not too fitted. In general, we recommend that you wear the correct size cloths. If you are a 36” waist wear 36” pants. Wearing 38” pants will still work without issue but 34” pants will not work.
Yes, even the longest and largest Urban Carry, the Colonel size, is only about as long as the inside of your pocket. Most standard men's shorts will not expose the holster and will be comfortable to wear as long as you are wearing the correct size for your body. Very tight or very short shorts may be an issue as that could expose the bottom of the holster or be uncomfortable to wear. Standard comfortable shorts will not be an issue though.
Yes, we recommend having the Urban Carry holstered right behind the pocket, especially in dress clothes. Slacks are generally a thinner material so the outline of the holster will show from time to time. If it is holstered behind the pocket it will simply look like the pocket lining or something inside your pocket.  It is best to conceal it with keys, a wallet or your phone in that pocket.
Yes, sweat pants, scrubs or gym shorts work with the Urban Carry. Be sure to holster it behind the pocket area to prevent printing. Also during your draw, it is good practice to hold the clip down during the draw as there is little support for an anchor. For example, if you’re right-handed you’ll pull the flap with your left hand; the entire rig will begin to lift as sweat pants, scrubs and gym shorts aren’t anchored down like jeans or regular pants. So with your right hand slightly push down on the clip and the unit will open up much smoother. This puts your hands in a perfect drawing position as you continue to pull up on the flap.
If you rub your credit card on the magnet or bring it extremely close to it then yes, it will certainly damage the credit card. However, normal everyday use will not be a problem. Even if you holster behind the same pocket where you keep your wallet it is not an issue. There are many layers between the magnet and your credit card (leather, gun, more leather, pocket, wallet…) to not cause any concern.
Yes. So long as you are wearing the correct size pants. If you have a 42” waist where 42” pants are comfortable then that is fine. If you have 44” pants they’ll work too but are not required. The problem is squeezing into the 40” pants. We all do it, but this holster won’t work so well if you’re pants are too tight.
No, but each size fits many. We have five different sizes and those five sizes cover over 1000 guns. Many are compatible and a lot of people find that one or two holsters will cover a number of guns that they would choose to carry.
We named the sizes of the holsters after police rankings. The Cadet will be most of your pocket pistols, Trooper will be most of your small .380s, Lieutenant is the popular size fitting most sub-compacts, the Captain will cover most compacts and the Colonel will fit most of the full-size handguns.
No, we don’t recommend that as it will be difficult to draw the firearm. The guide meant to funnel the gun up will end up locking it in place if the gun is resting below it.
No. Technically you can but we don’t recommend it as the gun will sit too high, the flap may not close and it will be uncomfortable when you move around and especially when you sit.
Yes, with the correct size holster the entire rig will rest on or below the bend-point of your body. As you sit the holster moves parallel to your body and the firearm rest on your leg just below your waist.
Yes, the guide in the G2 helps considerably with this. It is not as smooth as if you are standing but in most cases, it is easier and much faster than getting your phone out of your pocket.
Yes. The two-handed draw takes seconds to achieve the first time, the one-handed draw takes minutes. We recommend spending some time practicing both with an unloaded weapon when you first receive the holster.
No, but it is strongly recommended. A solid gun belt will keep the holster pressed firmly up to your body and will give good support when drawing the weapon. In short, it is more comfortable and is easier to draw.
No, but if you want to make sure it lasts a long time we recommend treating it from time to time with leather conditioner. If you use some conditioner before first use it helps break in the leather even faster making it softer for the first use. If you use any conditioner on it 1-3 times a year it will keep it healthy and fresh. If you sweat extensively then we recommend using some leather conditioner more frequently to keep the salts from your sweat off the leather.




G3 Specifications:


  • Cadet (Most Small Pocket Pistols)
    • Overall Flat Size: 11.75” x 5” x 0.25"
    • Size Folded Worn: 8.5” x 5” x 1"
    • Weight: Apx. 7.6oz
    • Material: Saddle Grade Leather


  • Trooper (Most Small Sub-Compacts)
    • Overall Flat Size: 12.75” x 5.25” x 0.25"
    • Size Folded Worn: 9” x 5.25” x 1"
    • Weight: Apx. 7.9oz
    • Material: Saddle Grade Leather


  • Lieutenant (Most Sub-Compacts)
    • Overall Flat Size: 13” x 5.75” x 0.25"
    • Size Folded Worn: 9.5” x 5.75” x 1"
    • Weight: Apx. 8.1oz
    • Material: Saddle Grade Leather


  • Captain (Most Compacts)
    • Overall Flat Size: 14.25” x 6” x 0.25"
    • Size Folded Worn: 10.25” x 6” x 1"
    • Weight: Apx. 8.5"
    • Material: Saddle Grade Leather


  • Colonel (Most Full-Size)
    • Overall Flat Size: 15” x 6.5” x 0.25"
    • Size Folded Worn: 11.5” x 6.5” x 1"
    • Weight: Apx. 9.6"
    • Material: Saddle Grade Leather
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