Last week, I ordered two Remora holsters (at full price) based on reviews by current owners, including my BFF. They arrived on Saturday.
I bought the 4ART-SS for my KelTec PF-9, and a 10ART-SS for my Glock 29. Check out their website to learn what the different designations mean.
My intention was to replace my 6″ wide belly band that is very worn in the pouch area and well stretched after nearly a year of regular wear. I also wanted something different than the Blackhawk! pocket holster that likes to come out with the gun, and is so thin that it does little to break up the outline of the pistol.
I inspected and test-fit both, and was pleased with the workmanship. The fit was perfect for the KT, but the G29 goes deeper into the pouch than I expected . I’ve never carried IWB, and that was the purpose of purchasing one for the Glock. Since I haven’t actually worn it yet, I’ll reserve judgment on that one. It’s probably perfect.
I wore the one for the KT last night. I tucked it into the belly band, since that is how I have become accustomed to carrying it. I figured that six inches of contact would provide sufficient tension to hold it in place.
It took quite a bit of adjustment to get it to where it was comfortable and not sticking out far enough to make me paranoid that it may be noticed. The holster is low profile, but much thicker than the material that the belly band is made of, so it is going to stick out more, regardless of how it is positioned.
I tried it out at home first, but the way that ended up being most comfortable was somewhat different. It ended up tucked deeply into the belly band, with the grip hanging slightly over the top edge of the band. I got used to it being there, in a slightly different location than when carrying in the belly band itself, and I was able to perform my normal routine.
As I was leaving, I stopped to talk to a co-worker. I talk with my hands, but that movement is much less than what occurs during my normal duties. During the conversation, I felt the gun and holster squeeze out of the bottom of the belly band and head south. A discreet movement of my left arm clamped it well enough to keep it from falling onto the floor. Thank God the holster material is indeed quite sticky.
Obviously, I was very disappointed. Had it hit the floor, particularly when there were witnesses, I’d be looking for a new job now. The belly band is already one size smaller than recommended, and although not terribly tight, it is far from loose. maybe I’m going to have to get a new one, two sizes smaller.
I can’t go pocket carry, because too many people know that I own guns and already suspect that I carry while on the clock. They’d identify a gun in the pocket in no time, regardless of how well the outline was broken up. Maybe I’m going to have to go with IWB, and see how that works.
I like the holster, particularly the sweat shield option. Normally, the entire pistol is damp after a shift, with the top and side that rests against my body soaked. Today, there was a small amount of liquid on one area of the grip, and the rest was bone dry. Because of this, I really want to find a way to make it work.
I’ll keep experimenting with the KT, and take the Glock model for a test drive or two, and will post an update later.