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holster (noun) pistol or gun holder.
A leather case worn on a belt or on a strap under the arm for carrying a small gun or a pistol is a holster. Holsters usually form part of the uniform of the police or members of the armed forces. Cowboys of the West had their holsters filled with loaded pistols.
- Taking the enemy by surprise and asking him to put up his hands, the cowboy emptied the enemy's holster of his pistol.
- As soon as he noticed that the guard was relaxing and has removed the belt with the holster with the pistol in it, the robber attacked him, and rendered him unconscious by hitting him hard on his head.