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The DB Force Option Pocket Holster
was designed with Darryl Bolke, a retired career police officer, respected tactical shooting instructor, gunwriter, and defensive revolver authority.
The Force Option Pocket Holster is constructed of the same custom-laminated XHD elastic we use in our Renegade Ankle Holster. Its woven surface is grippy, helping to retain the holster in the pocket during the drawstroke. Fully edge-taped at the mouth and back for comfort, and open-bottomed to keep the height at a minimum.
The holster features a band of heavy-duty elastic that wraps fully around both sides and comes about halfway up the holster body. This forms a stretchable pocket on both sides of the holster. Contents that fit include folded bills, credit cards, I.D. cards, or single ammo-carrying strips like Tuff Products QuickStrips and Bianchi Speed Strips (*ammo strips are very snug and we recommend inserting them without the firearm in the holster while stretching open the pocket with the fingers).
Bolke advocates using the side pockets for a "dump pack" with a small amount of cash and old hotel room cards as a possible Option #1 for dealing with a robbery, which might prevent it from requiring an elevated force Option #2. The elastic pouch contents may be accessed from inside the pocket without withdrawing the holster.
- Compatible with S&W J-Frame revolvers with barrels up to 2.5" and Ruger LCR revolvers with 1.87" barrels.
- Pairs well with our Basic Pocket Mag Pouch (BPMP) size Large for the back pocket or alternate-side front pocket. It can carry two ammo strips (compatible with .38/.357 5, 6, or 7-shot Tuff QuickStrips or Bianchi Speed Strips), or a single ammo strip and a folding knife, multitool, flashlight, etc.
The BPMP is available in two height options:
• TALL 4" (shown at the end of the photo gallery with the excellent 7-shot TUFF Products QuickStrips inserted and on top of the BPMP and a 6-shot Bianchi Speed Strip next to it, both stagger-loaded for easier loading). Six and 7-shot ammo strip tabs protrude and are easy to grasp.
• SHORT 3" which covers less of the ammo strips for easier grasping, but also offers less retension and is more obvious when out of a pocket if using a longer ammo strip. The 3" works better with 5-shot and 6-shot ammo strips, but is also compatible with the 7-shot.
Note that like ankle holsters, these will not work in skinny jeans and fitted slacks. They are optimal for large workwear type pants and shorts with large, deep pockets like the Duluth Work pants and shorts.
is a retired police officer from Southern California. He is a well established nationally recognized firearms instructor and use of force expert. During his law enforcement career he was assigned as a firearms instructor and Armorer for the SWAT team for 17 years and later was a Primary Firearms Instructor for his entire agency. As part of his duties he was utilized as a firearms and ballistics expert for Officer Involved Shooting investigations where he did over 75. He also was utilized as a firearms expert by the District Attorney’s office in the largest county in the United States. Darryl has been part of the firearms and police equipment industry for over 35 years at every level. He has collaborated on numerous successful edged weapons and holster designs.
Darryl currently does extensive high-level security work as well as firearms training. He is also a high-level firearms collector, focusing on police type revolvers of the last 100 years. He is a voracious student of history since childhood. He presents at firearms training conferences all over the country and has authored numerous internationally published articles related to firearms, carry systems, and edged weapons.
He has a page on Facebook called DB’s Shooting Adventures
that has lots of unique forearms content. He is also co-owner of Hardwired Tactical Shooting
, also on Facebook. He is married to Melanie Bolke, who works at Shoot Like A Girl
, and Hunt Like a Girl
, and has a daughter in college.