For a few years, the Torsion gun holster by Bravo Concealment has been a daily companion—along with the gun it carries, of course. As a writer in the gun industry, I keep up with trends whether I want to or not. One that’s been prevalent in the holster space is a horizontal extension to Kydex or Boltaron holsters, often called a wing. Fans of the wing, claw, whatever the name rave about the better concealment this extension offers as it pushes the grip closer to the abdomen.
It was exciting news to learn that the maker of my EDC holster now makes a wing of their own, and also a little surprising. See, the Torsion’s shape already serves to press the gun close to the body in comparison to most AIWB holsters, so I was dubious about how much benefit a wing extension could yield. The only way to know is to try, so I installed a new wing on my old Torsion gun holster. Here’s how it went.
Installing the wing on my existing Torsion was easy. Two screws, at least in the non light-bearing model, are all it takes. Hardware is provided. I have always worn my Torsion with the slide-side clip removed; for comfort when I sit and ease of installation/removal on my belt. The wing attaches to the trigger guard side in place of the remaining clip.
The difference in effective concealment when adding the wing was instantaneous. My gun, a Sig Sauer P365, is pushed closer into my body. I have found the best concealment comes from wearing the winged Torsion a little closer to my midline than I do with the stock version, though for comfort I’ll still wear it at that 2 o’clock position that’s customary for me.
Using the wing has opened up the possibility of using a wider range of shirts. Good concealment in a snug tee is now achievable. That’s a part of my wardrobe I’ve simply done without since I started carrying AIWB. Now, it’s back on the table. It’s still important to keep good posture when I sit wearing such a garment, as the gun tends to print if I slouch. And dark colors or bold patterns remain advantageous for the best effect in a tight garment. But I’m thrilled to be back wearing some of my favorite shirts.
If there’s a downside to the wing, it’s that the additional bulk is felt if I’m riding in a vehicle for long periods of time. Thankfully, I wear a ratcheting belt most days, which is easy to loosen a few notches for those trips and then discreetly tighten when I step out of the car.
Everyone has to experiment if they wish to establish an optimal concealment system. The Bravo Concealment Wing attachment is definitely worth a try if you’ve ever struggled with grip-printing or would like to “tighten up” the upper half of your wardrobe. The Wing is listed under the Accessories page of the Bravo Concealment website. With a 30-day return policy and a price of $14.99, this is one of the few economical experiments you can do with your carry system.