Deep concealability is what the "Athena" inside-the-waistband holster offers. Athena is custom-made, with genuine leather and your choice of thread colors. Rides low enough that the grip of the gun is only 1/4" to 1/2" above the waistband and is available with 4 clip options.
Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, and heroic endeavors.
Designed by a woman, made by a woman, for women (although guys love this style too) - Made in the USA!
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All leather holsters, regardless of manufacturer or style, need to be broken in.
When you first receive it, your gun fit will be extremely tight. It must be made this way, to get perfect retention after the leather stretches.
You will receive these instructions with your holster, but here's how to break it in:
Place your unloaded gun in a heavy-duty plastic bag (like a ziplock), place the bag-covered gun into the holster and leave it there for several days.
It helps to draw the unloaded, bagged gun in and out of the holster, multiple times. It's easy to do it while watching TV or other activities - it does take several days of working with the leather holster and leaving the bagged gun in it to break it in.
Do not use oils or any other products on the holster in an effort to loosen it.
The holster works amazing. The leather and stitch work are superb.
This holster is very well made and really nice. You do have to stretch it out when you get it because it is super small when you first try to put your gun in. What I did was, get a zip lock bag and put my unloaded gun in the bag with the muzzle in one of the corners, then I folded the excess of the bag up and around the muzzle as well, then I had to get my husband to actually squeeze it into the holster like that. He made sure to hold the back of the slide with his thumb while pushing it in, so that it wouldn't slide back because then it won't stretch properly. I then left it for about 4-5 days. When I came back to it it was stretched enough where I can get the gun in and out with minimal effort, but still snug enough where it won't just fall out on its own. Beautiful holster, I'll be using it for a very long time.
The holster is beautiful, the only problem is that it is too tight. I can’t pull my gun (a Glock 26) out without a struggle, and having to use one hand to hold the holster in place. I read the instructions about loosening it by placing it in a plastic bag - didn’t work. Certainly not what I was expecting.
I waited 8 weeks for this holster and it was worth it. Ordered it for my Rugger 22 but now have an EZ .380. So the only thing I could do was order another one! It’s so soft and now that it’s broken in it is perfect! Can’t wait for my new one to come.
Not only does GunGoddess have the best customer service available, but this is the 2nd holster I have ordered from them and it’s the best quality of any I’ve owned. Fits my pistol perfectly and comfortable to wear on my petite frame. I’m 5’3” and 108 lbs and I wear this comfortably all day even while driving!
Love my new Athena IWB holster! Fits my gun perfectly! Emailing with Athena to make it perfect and one of a kind was a great and smoothe experience. Will definitely recommend and order again!
I really like my holster. I ordered a custom color thread and was a little worried about how it would look. You can barely see the color from a distance (good thing) but it looks custom and attractive up close (also a good thing) for me to enjoy. Gives it just a little girly flare. The fit was a little snug but I followed the instructions and put the weapon in a plastic bag to stretch it slightly and it worked great.