This holster protects the gun and you. It rides close and comfortably, doesn't dangle off of you, it moves with you throughout your day. This is much less fatiguing than a conventional holster. You can also purchase our patent pending, bolt on inside-the-waist band straps and convert your pancake holster to a very comfortable, concealable carry holster. This is also very quick to get the gun and holster on and off.