According to Texas Penal Code Chapter 46, unconcealed handguns—loaded or unloaded—must be carried in a shoulder or a belt holster. There are no specific requirements for types of restraining devices on the holsters used for openly carried handguns.
When choosing a holster, you should consider the following.
- You should make sure the holster is the right type for the make and model of the handgun carried to ensure proper operation.
- You should be comfortable with the type or level of restraint of the holster. You should make sure you become proficient in drawing from the holster.