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Ava Inside-the-Waistband Holster
Inventory Update: The Ava is currently being re-designed. The current Ava has a greater cant, which allows for appendix carry, kidney carry or cross-draw. The re-design will straighten the cant, making the Ava more of an appendix carry holster. During this transition to the new style, as inventory depletes it will not be re-stocked. We can still get you an Ava, it just will have up to a 15 business day processing time. To make up for the extra wait, we've slashed the price for you!
Meet Ava - a leather and thermoplastic hybrid made to be worn inside the waistband.
It features a soft leather back piece that conforms to the wearer’s shape. The clips are super strong to hold the holster in place with or without a belt.
The back piece is lined with a rich, deep purple suede for comfort. It is also cut down to be smaller than the traditional men's style, to better fit a woman's body, so that it can even be worn in the front as an appendix carry or cross draw. Guys love the Ava too!
The clips are adjustable and can be raised or lowered to create a total of NINE different cant and depth combinations! Wear it appendix, cross-draw or kidney - totally customizable!
Left-Hand Draw models - All left-hand draw models are special orders, and may take up to 15 business days to ship. As soon as your order ships, you will receive an email with tracking number (if you add other items to your order, all items will ship together when your holster is ready).
The following right-hand models are IN STOCK and will ship within 1 business day. These are all the current-style, more canted Ava's. All other models are currently being handled as special orders, needing up to 15 business days to ship:
Beretta Tomcat .32
Charter Arms 2"
Kahr P9 or P40, K9 or K40, CW9 or CW40
Ruger LC9 with Crimson Trace
Ruger LC9 with Lasermax
Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace
Ruger LCP with Lasermax
S&W Bodyguard .38 (left or right)
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Posted by jenn on 26th Feb 2014
I couldn't be happier with my purchase of the Ava holster! It is super comfortable, right out of the packaging! I can only imagine that it will become more and more comfortable as time goes by! I forget that I have it on me at times :)
Posted by Terri McCasland on 4th Jan 2014
This is my second purchase from Gun Goddess. I purchased this, because I was hoping for less shifting. I have an office job, and wore The Betty. I found that the holster and my Ruger LC380 shifted too often, and can become uncomfortable. The Ava is so comfortable that I sometimes forget I have my gun on me. The only bad thing about this holster is the gun sits loosely in the holster and there is no click to secure the weapon. I have considered heating up the Kydex and compressing it a tad more.
Posted by Dianna on 22nd Nov 2013
My husband bought the Ava for my gun and I love it. It is so comfortable that I sometimes forget I have my gun on me. I am telling everyone I know about this holster.
Posted by Miki on 7th Nov 2013
I was a little skeptical of this, but no longer. I am short and have difficulty concealing my gun. I bought 2 avas, one for my XDs and one for my M&P Shield. I haven't gotten to use the one for my XDs due to the recall, but I love the one for the Shield. My gun is fully concealed without any poking or discomfort. I highly recommend it.
Posted by Heather on 31st Oct 2013
This is my second purchase with GG. I purchased this, because I was hoping for less shifting. I have an office job, and wore The Betty. I found that the holster, and my Glock 27 shifted too often, and can become uncomfortable.
I have worn Ava everyday this week. I am absolutely tickled! This holster has impressive concealment. It is also VERY comfortable! I have forgotten many times that I even had it on. It stays put, and minimal adjusting is required. The one friend in my office who knows I carry (he does, too), asked me if I had stopped carrying, because he couldn't see the pistol at all anymore. He's now thinking of ordering one for himself. He's just trying to get past the purple suede leather. :-)
If you want to carry discreetly and comfortably, this is an excellent choice!
Posted by Cindy on 17th Sep 2013
I bought the Ava for use with a Beretta .25. I am 5"2' and have difficulty comfortably concealing any pistol.
The Ava is a thinner inside the pant holster that is extremely comfortable right out of the bag.
The weapon rides higher than other brands of similar style. Because of that, I can position it further forward and more easily accessible for me.
I have not had any problems with "leather squeak", it is quiet. It seems to conform better than other thicker leather brands which is nice and
adds to comfort. The metal belt loops are not set in a particular position or angle and only have one pivot point on each side. This is nice because you can move them one side or the other of the loops
on your pants.
I have noted two negatives:
1) When removing the holster, caution is urged. Because there is only one pivot point on each side, It would be easy to rip the bolt through the leather. I would recommend you add a washer on the inside of the holster to distribute any pressure on removal.
2) The gun sits loosely in the holster and there is no click to secure the weapon. I have considered heating up the plastic and compressing it a tad more.
Having tested several different types of holsters, I would recommend you give this a try. Unfortunately I can not comment on it's ability or comfort for larger weapons.
Posted by Jennifer on 5th Sep 2013
As my first time carrying concealed, I wanted a holster I could depend on. I read reviews, saw you tube videos and decided on the Ava to hold my Beretta Nano. I thought for sure just like the gun, I would have to try out many before I found that perfect fit.
Not so, and maybe I got lucky, but the Ava fits in all of my pants comfortably. I can drive, walk, run, and pull the gun with ease and confidence. It is large enough to be smooth against my skin but large enough to make me feel like the gun has a safe place to live when I walk the dogs, hold the kids or carry groceries.
It is a truly wonderful holster. Thank you!
Posted by Michelle on 29th Aug 2013
I am very satisfied with my Ava holster. Being a very small framed woman I was having trouble finding a holster that fit me, was easy to conceal a weapon on me and that was comfortable until now. I love this holster an highly recommend it. I have a Glock 26 which is isn't easy to conceal when you are small, but this holster made it easier and is great.
Posted by Jackie on 13th Aug 2013
I purchased this to practice my conceal carry with a glock 26. The gun fit perfectly, I love that I don't have to wear a belt with it if I don't want to. It molds great to my curves. Sadly, I decided to go with a Springfield XD-s because its thinner and it doesn't fit this holster right! But I am keeping it in hopes that if I decide to competition shoot I can use it for the bigger glocks! :) Also if I need to conceal carry a bigger gun I will use this hoster.
Posted by 357girl on 6th Jul 2013
Love this holster, it is comfortable which I was not expecting. Had always carried in a purse before but was looking for an easier option on the body. I am a large framed woman, so it was hard to try and carry in a regular on the belt holster and not end up printing. The ava works great for me in the four o clock position with a loose top.
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