Thinnest/lightest pocket holsters?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by BeyondTheBox, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'm so sick of how thick, oversized and overweight my remora holsters are. I want something that won't damn near double my carry weight and cause further printing.

    So far all I've come up with are either kydex or those cheapo uncle mikes or their Blackhawk clones. Problem with the latter is they don't seem as secure, like they'd pull right on out with the gun, even with that tiny rubberized Band around them... No?

    Kydex is too rigid seeming, I don't want something that will rip a whole in my pockets from normal daily movements.

    All the nice looking leather stuff seems to be just as thick and bulky as, if not more so than, the remora.

    Any suggestions?

    I can't see how it would matter, but, just in case, I mainly carry an XDS45.
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I never have any problems with the Uncle Mikes holsters coming out with a gun that fits them. I had to improvise a holster for my G19. I used a super cheap uncle mikes IWB holster and cut the plastic clip off it.

    Try an uncle mikes holster. If it doesn't work you are out $10. I am willing to bet you won't waste your $10. If you get a sturdier pocket holster you are just duplicating the Remora. I have holsters that do not have the suede band. They do not come out of my pocket either. I prefer holsters with the suede band but in the summer it takes a couple days for a holster to dry out, so I have several pocket holsters.

    I really don't care if a pistol makes a bulge in my pocket. A bandana makes a bulge the same size as my G19. Everyone has a giant cell phone now days that makes a bigger bulge in their pocket than a pistol. Unless the Remora is uncomfortable you might be over thinking the situation.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dango knows someone who makes custom holsters. :rolleyes:


    no offense and none taken
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    It's not the bulge I really care about, I don't believe in the bs concept of printing anyway, just use the term because it's so common. My main concern is comfort, which, in this regard, is weight, which, naturally, is related directly to Thickness and material. I'll try one of the uncle blabla or Blackhawk. Hope they make one for back pocket spare mag as well...
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I use an uncle mikes holster for my lcp. I use an otter android case to cover that.

    Printing can indeed be an issue. If you carry everyday a super light gun like an lcp you tend to forget its there and going someplace where its verbotten by the socialist for protection of criminals you can be arreste. It happens all the time.

    It usually makes the news and there are many threads here on the forums discussing people caught out in the wrong spot because of printing after forgetting they were armed
     
  7. hardluk1

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    You would be hard pressed to find anything lighter than a plain ole thin hard leather holster . I have a leather pocket holster from Murphy leather a few years back that weighs 1.56oz after I glued a 1/4" thick leather bottom in it.
    This photo is only a month old. so it shows how it has warn in.
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  8. eatmydust

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  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have never seen a magazine pocket case. I have seen pocket carry cases that had a slot for a spare magazine. I never tried one because the case would put to much in my pocket. I checked my holsters. They are not Uncle Mikes they are Blackhawk holsters from walmart and ebay. I have never had an issue with printing. But I have several pocket pistols. I choose the gun that suits my attire.
     
  10. Mercator

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    This is mine, for storage and occasional cargo pocket carry. It is (was) Uncle Mike's #15 for IWB. I removed the belt clip and trimmed it to cover the trigger guard but leave the grip open. It is neoprene, soft , flexible, and thin when compressed.
     

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  11. toddchaney

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    Take a look at this
     

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  12. NickFroelich

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    Nothing is gonna be thinner or have more retention then kydex


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  13. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    You don't need to worry about retention in a pocket holster . You want a holster to fall away with you draw. It not like the handgun is going to jump up and out of your pocket. I know after 20 years of daily pocket carry.
     
  14. John_Deer

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    I got a DeSantis Pocket Tuk for my G19. I liked it so well I got another Pocket Tuk for my smaller pistols. The Pocket Tuk has a removable clip for IWB carry.

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