The Kydex shell that secures your handgun mounts to the belt with two metal clips spaced six or seven inches apart. The provides lateral stability. The rear clip is stuck to a rigid Kydex tab that’s secured to the holster body. These two parts act as one solid piece. Up front, a thick leather tab connects the front mounting clip to the holster. The effect is that the rear clip pulls the holster body, and your gun, close into your side. The flexible front mount wraps around your curves. When you put it all together, you have a stable mounting system that molds around your hip area.