Need clip lower, holster ride higher for better draw. Otherwise 5 stars
I've been carrying a S&W M&PC in this holster for 2 years now in all manner of situations. If I can have my shirttails out, it's on me. It's comfortable for a 12 hour drive to FL and secure enough that I wore it for part of an Aikido class to roll and fall with it. (Sensei approved.) It just needs to be sized to fit more handguns. Consider Springfield's EMP, please.
This is a great holster, with only one minor exception.. The sharp edges were "digging" into my body. I!purchased a $0.99 piece of black high density foam, cut it to follow the holster's back side (the body side) and glued it in place!!! That was all that was needed!! Now I can barely notice the holster (and the gun!) are there!!! I plan to get a couple of holsters more, will do "the mod" and will be able to leave it connected to different pairs of pants!! The "modification" turned a good product into a GREAT product!! For the price, this is definitely an unbeatable value!!! (Perhaps one day 5.11 decides to add a softer material, like high-density foam or neoprene... !! ) that will be a terrific improvement!!!
I forgot to add that retention is absolutely excellent!!! My rating would have been 4-stars.. My modification earned it one more star!!!
So i bought a M&p compact iwb holster love the way it sits on my waist. What i hate so i sit down laydown on my couch get up find my magzine had been ejected somehow glad i noticed it before i walked out the door. Apparently the button to dislodge my magizene the hoster has like too much in that area so evertime i lay down or move a certain way my maginzen is ejected so i modified it took off the access so now it works perfectly fine
I bought this holster around 2 months ago for a 40c, and I’ve got to say that I love it. It is everything I was looking for and at a great price. I carry appendix and find this holster extremely easy to conceal, I am 6'1" 185 and wear fairly tighter fitting clothes, and still have no issue with concealment. It is very comfortable, and I feel very confident with that the holster will stay in place when drawing. I have done quite a few practice draws to test the belt clip, and the design of the clip and the under bight on it are great! I found it works best with a 1.5" belt and stays directly wear you put it. The retention is fixed, but is just about right. In all I give a 5 star for the overall quality and price.
5.11 delivers another great product.
The holster's mold is well made. The safety guard can dig into your side, but an undershirt fixes the problem. The biggest drawback is the clip. When drawing from concealment, the clip tends to catch the shirt unless you intentionally control the shirt around the clip. A two-hand draw works, but when drawing with one hand, it can be very difficult to prevent the snag.
Great holster. I own 2 now, one for a Glock 26 and now one for my Glock 19. I shaved down the one I use for my 26 to make it just a little shorter. The edges on the holster are a little aggressive and could use a more "hand molded" feel to make it more comfortable and slightly lower profile. BladeTech does this with there IWB holsters of similar design.
Other than that, Its my favorite concealable holster by far.
Takes a little getting used to, but overall a nice holster that feels solid and works well as an ITWB holster.
So far I am quite happy with this holster. It took me a bit to get used to an Appendix IWB carry however I have found it to be much more concealable than any of the IWB or OWB holsters I have used to date. It is a very simple design, and works well. Retention is positive with my S&W M&P 40c, and the weapon stays firmly in place even with more active movement.
The only concern I have, and it is quite minor is that the very bottom of the metal belt clip occasionally hangs up when lifting my cover clothing up, and out of the way. This again is very minor, and with a number of practice draws I have learned to work around any potential "snags" that may occur.
I wish you made this for my P220!!!!!
Then life would be good.