I bought a pair of Remora holsters approximately three months ago. I talked about them just after my purchase, and again about a week later. I wanted to post a somewhat longer term follow-up review. As pocket holsters, at least for my KelTec PF-9, they are perfect. They break up the outline of the gun well, although those who know will know. They absolutely stay put while the gun is drawn. No other pocket holster that I’ve tried even comes close in comparison, and I’ve used several.
As an IWB hoslter, I’m not nearly as impressed. Perhaps someone with a different body type, fashion sense, or some other combination of factors will have a different experience, but for me it doesn’t work well for my primary need, which is carry at work. For normal, day-to-day carry for the sedentary to slightly active lifestyle, it works fine, but that just isn’t the purpose for which I bought it.
For those of you who are not regular readers, but found this post via search engine, I’ll give you a little background. I work a relatively active job, handling freight in the back room of a busy retail store. It’s not digging ditches, but I do a lot of moving, reaching, bending, et cetera, during the course of my shift. I’m also about twenty percent above my recommended maximum weight. I’m not sure if this has any effect on the function of the holster, but I’m telling you in case it may.
I wear the holster in my waistband at approximately the seven o-clock position, with a t-shirt tucked in underneath, and my cover shirt un-tucked over the top. The gun/holster moves a fair amount unless I tighten my belt to the point that it is uncomfortable. The assembly (gun and holster) has fallen down my pant leg once, and rode up far enough on a couple occasions that I thought it was going to slide out and hit the floor.
I guess the bottom line is this. As a pocket holster – best in class. As IWB, for normal carry for the average lifestyle, with the occasional need to move short distances, it would seem to be one of the best values out there, if not one of the most flexible options at any price. However, if you find yourself rolling around on the ground or otherwise moving around quite a bit, you will probably want to try something different.
To date, I still carry in this holster, but only because I have not yet procured a proper replacement. I solicited advice and a quote from a well-respected man in the business this past weekend, but have not yet received a response. Perhaps my e-mail got caught in his spam filter, or maybe he’s just been too busy between work and taking care of his wife to answer. I’ll give him until the end of the week before I pester him again.