Meet Ava - a leather and kydex hybrid made to be worn inside the waistband. It features a soft, leather back piece that conforms to your shape.
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 hybrid holsters, to better fit a woman's body- but guys love the Ava too!
The clips are super-strong to hold the holster in place with or without a belt. Each clip attaches to its own set of adjustable holes - this allows you to create a variety of cant and depth combinations! The retention is adjustable too, allowing you to control the draw.
Most Ava right-hand models are kept in stock. Check the dropdown options list for updated inventory status.
Left-Hand Draw models - Most left-hand draw models are special orders, and may take up to 4 weeks 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).
Out of Stock models: We receive inventory weekly and keep most models in stock, but the Ava sells fast. If your model is out of stock, it will be marked in the options list as a special order. This means you can still place an order for it, just understand that your order could ship within a day or two, or it could ship up to 4 weeks after you order. If you add other items to your order, they will all ship together. If you prefer to be notified when a specific model is back in stock, just email us.
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Posted by Emilee on 11th Feb 2016
This holster is perfect for my S&W 38 special. It's versatile and comfortable. My boyfriend wants to order himself one :)
Posted by Lin on 2nd Feb 2016
The Ava is a super comfortable IWB holster and my gun fits perfectly!!! Great holster :-)
Posted by Leisa McDonald on 18th Jan 2016
I received this holster a few days ago, and tried it on today. I have been wearing it for a while now and really like it. I can get the gun in and out without fighting the holster which I really like, and yet I know it is in there securely, and won't fall out. I highly recommend this holster.
Posted by Michele on 16th Jan 2016
This is my second Ava holster. I have a larger CCW now and with this holster it is still very comfortable and easy to conceal.
Posted by James Vaughn on 26th Dec 2015
being unfamiliar withe conceal carry world, my wife had no idea on how practical the AVA IWB holster would fit or feel. After a few minutes of adjustment to fit her form, she loaded up her Sig and put the holster on. she first remarked about how smooth the inside lining felt on her skin. she had a couple practice draws to be sure it was in the correct position and we were done. she left the holster and weapon on all day while we did our Christmas day activites. at the end of the day, she remarked that she had actually forgotten this was on her all day...hard to beat that kinda fit !!! You wont be disappointed in this product ladies (..and guys!)
Posted by Shelly Waybright on 6th Nov 2015
Feels very nice, I forget it's there. Love the color too. Fits my gun perfect , I'm very happy with it.
Posted by Katherine on 5th Aug 2015
The holster looks amazing! Well put together and doesn't bother me at all. My only complaint is that with this particular holster the handle of my XDS still prints on my shirt depending on how I'm standing
Posted by Amelina on 27th Jul 2015
Very comfy. I forget its there! Only had it for a month but it seems to be holding up well in terms of quality and i like that you can change the height of concealment.
Posted by Chrissy on 29th Jun 2015
Nice comfortable holster made of leather and kydex, custom made for my revolver. Works without a belt but better with one. Belt clips are adjustable. The lined leather is extremely soft. Almost forget it's even there!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2015
It's so versitil and comfortable. There are a number of ways incan wear it and still be able to grasp my Glock with a full grip even with me being a little pudgy.
Posted by Melanie on 14th Mar 2015
After using this holster for a couple of months I've decided it's my favorite. I don't think I'll ever find a holster that completely conceals my M&P Shield (I'm 5'8"and 120 lbs), but this one comes closest. I usually wear it appendix style but it easily converts to carry any other location in the waistband with adjustable cant. A belt is not necessary as the clips are very strong, therefore the holster can be positioned exactly where you like it regardless of where your belt loops are. My gun seats securely with an audible click but also draws without too much effort. Nice construction with durable leather and soft suede against the body. It is rather wide but will conform to your hip comfortably. The only limitation is the height of the holster: I have to wear jeans with a slightly higher rise than I normally do to ensure that I can sit while wearing the holster (this would be dependent on the length of your firearm). Otherwise, it is a perfectly fantastic holster and well worth the investment.
Posted by Amber on 2nd Mar 2015
I love this product. I love the way it fits. I don't wear belts and it still slides into my pants perfectly.
Posted by RJ on 24th Feb 2015
My revolver fits perfectly. I'm very pleased!
Posted by Amber on 12th Feb 2015
The clips are a little more flexible than my BF's IWB Galco that I have been borrowing until I got this one in the mail. I love the purple backing and the leather is very nice and soft. It conforms to my shape very well. I also really like the many options high and cant. My and says he wants one too!! I'm am very happy with the quality and price!
Posted by Seana on 2nd Feb 2015
It is so comfortable and my gun fits nicely. I had tried a few and this is the best one!!!
Posted by Amy on 21st Jan 2015
I love this holster. It fits perfectly inside my waistline and is really comfortable. I can barely tell I'm wearing it. It's not visible when I wear a sweater, sweatshirt, or over shirt. The gun is secure and I feel safe. I love the soft interior. This is a great holster, especially for women.
Posted by Kali Thomas on 6th Jan 2015
I bought this as a Christmas gift for hubs because he always complained that his gun dug in uncomfortably while he was CC. So, my hope was this would alleviate that. I did one thing wrong and ordered the wrong size (he has a 1911, but not the 3" barrel), but, it still fits! It was a little disapointing that I purchased it on the men's side of things, and I'm pretty sure I was sent the woman's version (it has purple suade inside and a cute heart stamped in the leather) and although that's why I dropped a star I'm pretty sure it was an honest mistake because the other 3 items I purchased in the same order were for me (the Missus). He claims he doesn't mind, so it isn't worth the hassle of a return.
All in all we're pleased with it. He finds it quite comfy and wears it when he's wearing a suit because he sports suspenders, not a belt for a standard CC.
Defintely recommend, just don't buy with a bunch of woman's stuff unless you want the "girly" one.
Posted by Joetta Weidenbach on 19th Dec 2014
The Ava is comfortable to wear. Fits the gun really well. Conceals my Shield .40 with ease. Easily goes from appendix carry to small of my back. Very pleased with it. Look forward to using it a lot.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2014
This holster is completely unsafe. Adjusted the spacer and the slide still moves when registering. The metal clips are flimsy and stretch. I will never recommend this holster for anyone to use.
GunGoddess.com response: As this review is anonymous, and the customer has not contacted us, we are unable to address this issue. We encourage any customer not happy with their purchase to contact us, inform us of the problem and allow us the opportunity to address it. It is always possible that a holster has a defect. If we know about it, we can get the holster replaced, repaired, exchanged or refunded. Our customers will never be stuck with a defective holster.
Posted by Kimberly on 16th Sep 2014
I love this holster. I'm 5'5 and I can position it front, side or back carry depending on what I'm wearing.I carry a Ruger LC9 with Laser Max. It's easy to remove my Ruger without a problem, yet it is secure and I have no concerns with it dropping out. I've had no issues with purple dye rubbing off on my skin, no matter how hot it got! Very comfortable to wear.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Sep 2014
I am 5'4" and have a smaller stature. I have tried several holsters to wear my Kahr MK9 concealed and haven't really been able to, as it is always noticeable. I purchased this holster several weeks ago and began wearing it immediately. It is very comfortable to wear around and is not noticeable at all. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my money on so many other holsters before I found this one. I would definitely recommend this holster to anyone who wishes to carry concealed. My husband is getting the Flashbang Capone to carry a larger weapon concealed. This holster is well worth your money.
Posted by Brandy on 22nd Aug 2014
I purchased this in the past and loved it. Had to exchange it because the threads were coming undone and the customer service was fantastic. They got back to me very quickly and exchanged it for another. I really enjoy this IWB holster for my Bersa Thinder .380.
Posted by Mary Johnson on 31st Jul 2014
I love my new ava holster, I have never carried on my body before, the first day I carried all day! Very soft and comfortable!!
Would highly reccommend
Posted by Ellen on 15th Jul 2014
Love this holster! VERY comfortable to wear
Posted by Rachel on 24th Jun 2014
I am impressed with how well this holster distributes the weight of my Kimber Solo CDP. Makes it very comfortable to carry all day. I have very sensitive skin, so it took a few days of wearing it for the leather to soften up enough that it didn't irritate me, but it was well worth sticking it out! I prefer to wear it with a belt. It was easy to adjust to get the perfect fit. I would definitely buy the Ava again!
Posted by Mrs. Munnster on 20th Jun 2014
I received my Ava within a week from when i placed the order. it is very comfortable. it can be worn with or without a belt and it stays in place. I have the LC380 and i really like the adjustability of the ava. i was not used to wearing in the waistband.
my husband has spent alot of money trying to find the perfect ccw in the waist band holester. so i am glad that he found this one for me and did not have to spend alot of $ to do it. i would recommend this holester to my friends and family. a few times, i forgot that i was wearing it and that says alot. great price. i have only had it a few weeks but i hope that it will be durable and last a really long time.
Posted by Barb Miller on 6th May 2014
This holster is awesome. I have a Springfield XDS and have a few other holsters and this is by far the best one for a 5'1" gal. Going to order one for my S&W M & P compact!
Posted by G B on 20th Mar 2014
This holster is well built and works well. It is slightly difficult to place but the more it is used the easier this will be. The service at Gun Goddess is the best. It is definitely 5 stars out of 5, 10 out of 10 or even better than that.
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.
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