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Style# 50102-50103

Appendix IWB Holster

Average rating of 78%

Purpose Built

Internal Waist Band (IWB) concealed carry holsters are popular with law enforcement and covert specialists around the country, and the 5.11® IWB Appendix Holster offers superior performance and lightweight comfort in any environment.

Features and Benefits

  • Quick and comfortable IWB holster
  • Fast draw, secure carry
  • Engineered by Blade-Tech®


  • Heat and oil resistant high impact polymer
  • Field Tested by Viking Tactics®
  • Can be worn front or back
  • Integrated tactical light clip
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 3.9 average rating

(based on 22 reviews)

78 %

Need clip lower, holster ride higher for better draw

 Rated 4.0 stars

From Anthony


Need clip lower, holster ride higher for better draw. Otherwise 5 stars

The right tool for the job! Very reasonably priced.

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Deuce


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.

Good holster after minor modification

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Big O


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!!!

Needs to be modified

 Rated 3.0 stars

From The patriot


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

Awesome holster, Great price

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Dipp


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.

Decent IWB Holster

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Jake


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.

Appendix Carry

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Jake

from Weatherford, Texas

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.

Good concealment holster

 Rated 4.0 stars

From G-man

from Washington DC

Takes a little getting used to, but overall a nice holster that feels solid and works well as an ITWB holster.

Very Simple and Comfortable

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Brian

from MN

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 need

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Rick

from Mid California

I wish you made this for my P220!!!!!
Then life would be good.


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