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Old 30 December 2019, 08:38
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If you want I can just mail this one to you. It fits both my G17 and 19. I'm going to need about 5 of them for gifts.
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Old 30 December 2019, 09:31
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No worries. Either way. Unless there's some secret hidden compartment I should be GTG.
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Old 30 December 2019, 10:36
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Cool stuff! Much appreciate the shout out and all.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Also discovered the same holster fits both his Glock 22 and his 27! He went Christmas day and did some shooting with his dad! Wearing comfort, ease of draw, and reholstering were top notch!

( Is reholstering a word? )
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Old 30 December 2019, 12:07
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Also discovered the same holster fits both his Glock 22 and his 27! He went Christmas day and did some shooting with his dad! Wearing comfort, ease of draw, and reholstering were top notch!

( Is reholstering a word? )
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Old 30 December 2019, 19:13
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If you want I can just mail this one to you. It fits both my G17 and 19. I'm going to need about 5 of them for gifts.
They are pretty nifty. Gman showed me those.
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Old 30 December 2019, 19:19
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LP - You willing to make some of these? I know this is going to get me mocked mercilessly, but I use this trigger guard extensively as my holster. I don't like to wear a gun all day, so I keep one in my truck. I put this on every morning with my belt and just slip it in my pocket. If I need my gun I slip this on it, put it in my belt and go do my business, then put the gun back in the truck and put it back in my pocket. If I have to draw, the dummy cord around my belt pulls the guard off as part of my draw stroke.
Is the back that keeps one off the belt line all day? It bothers me as my back gets worse carrying the belt rigs. One reason I like the Slim Pancake.

Plus, there’s the pulling my draws up over my Hank Hill ass 50 times a day.
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Old 10 January 2020, 08:06
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Received another fine holster in some cool camo from Tom. Small frame Liberator. Matching mag pouches as well.

Good stuff!
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Old 12 January 2020, 19:19
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Yep, Thanks Top!

Slim Pancake in Kryptek Typhon with the Speed-Ease tabs. Makes for a compact package.





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Old 12 January 2020, 21:19
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Yep, Thanks Top!

Slim Pancake in Kryptek Typhon with the Speed-Ease tabs. Makes for a compact package.





That's a cool looking holster.
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Old 19 January 2020, 10:59
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That's a cool looking holster.
Agreed. Easily concealable.
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Old 19 January 2020, 11:03
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Plenty of folks are now making chest holsters. Only one, who shall not be named actually had the audacity to buy straps from me, and put them on their rig.

So no need for anyone to send me photos/links of these things.

Take the below example. I (and perhaps you?) can easily see why I chose to go with skinny neck straps for my chest rigs.

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Old 19 January 2020, 13:38
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That thing is huge. Hammer is back too.

Is that Nick Nolte?
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Old 21 January 2020, 11:21
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Plenty of folks are now making chest holsters. Only one, who shall not be named actually had the audacity to buy straps from me, and put them on their rig.

So no need for anyone to send me photos/links of these things.

Take the below example. I (and perhaps you?) can easily see why I chose to go with skinny neck straps for my chest rigs.

I have a few of LP's rigs, all chestys, ranging from a Smith M&P Shield to a Ruger Redhawk .44. He sent me a Kenai chest holster for comparison and opinion the other day.

https://gunfightersinc(dot)com/kenai-chest-holster/

It is definitely not made to be concealed. They market it as a backcountry holster so from that perspective the design works I guess, but as a guy who has carried a lot of guns while backpacking, I would probably not carry this if I was trying to travel light. The straps on this thing are way thicker than the load bearing ones on the pack. That's OK, but if it's designed to be some piece of extreme gear, I would also expect it to have at least some kind of retention device which none of these do. If you're not going to do that, dial it back a bit on the suspension rigging and make it proportional. Looks rugged though, if that's what you're going for it's perfect.

Not a bad looking holster, just over engineered IMO. I use the shit out of my .44 chesty year round up here and the small straps do just fine.
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Old 21 January 2020, 11:35
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Yes hawkdrver!
Good job on the comparison. One of my female customers sold the KEEN-EYE to me as she was trading up to the 2A Holster Outdoorsman Rig (talked her into the litepath, see photo). She hated the Kenai and I got it for $50, so figured i'd see what all the fuss was about.

For her the bulk of it was the issue, besides only 1 neck strap vs. My two.

Anyway, Thanks to you I now know how to pronounce (Kenai) KEEN-EYE.

Her rig
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Old 5 February 2020, 23:46
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Holster Question

Quick question for you guys who own 2A holsters. What is the most concealable belt holster? Is it the slim profile pancake, the liberator, or something else? How is the concealability compared to a blade tech total eclipse?

I am looking for something for a Glock 19. Work attire is t-shirt and jeans. I don’t want to go IWB simply because it’s tough for me to get the gun out with armor on.

Thanks!
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Old 6 February 2020, 17:38
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Quick question for you guys who own 2A holsters. What is the most concealable belt holster? Is it the slim profile pancake, the liberator, or something else? How is the concealability compared to a blade tech total eclipse?

I am looking for something for a Glock 19. Work attire is t-shirt and jeans. I don’t want to go IWB simply because it’s tough for me to get the gun out with armor on.

Thanks!
Stupid question; if you are wearing body armor, why do you need to conceal your gun? I see a guy wearing body armor, I'm gonna assume he's armed.

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Old 6 February 2020, 19:56
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Stupid question; if you are wearing body armor, why do you need to conceal your gun? I see a guy wearing body armor, I'm gonna assume he's armed.

Maybe he's working in a NPE?
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Old 6 February 2020, 21:47
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Stupid question; if you are wearing body armor, why do you need to conceal your gun? I see a guy wearing body armor, I'm gonna assume he's armed.

Ha, I should have clarified. I am in plain clothes, but have to put on armor if the situation dictates. When I have to throw on my armor, I don’t generally have time to change out my holster.
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Old 6 February 2020, 22:55
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Quick question for you guys who own 2A holsters. What is the most concealable belt holster? Is it the slim profile pancake, the liberator, or something else? How is the concealability compared to a blade tech total eclipse?

I am looking for something for a Glock 19. Work attire is t-shirt and jeans. I don’t want to go IWB simply because it’s tough for me to get the gun out with armor on.

Thanks!
Concealability is relative to how you dress, what you carry and your placement in the ectomorph endomorph scale, but somehow I have the feeling you know that. Tom should be along and he will guide you through to the right rig.
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Old 6 February 2020, 23:25
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Hey All,

I answered JonDW in PM some time ago and asked him to post here to hear what others had to say. So please do chime in ad lib.

JonDW's question is about the most often asked question I get. And to me at least, it's exactly as TFG states. it's about how you dress, how you carry yourself, what sized weapon, and so on.

So many variables.

My personal favorite belt carry is the liberator.

Last year I sold 90 pro_S's, 70 Slims and 22 liberators. True, I don't make many Liberators and have even thought of dropping it. But me and few others here like it, so it stays.

Highest selling product was the Outdoorsman Chest holster.

These figures are according to my shipper, so it won't be deadly accurate, only the minimum of sales/item shipped.
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