… floppy holsters suck. I can’t tell you how many holsters I went through before figuring out you get what you pay for. I only have two I use regularly, a leather pocket holster for a Kel-Tec P3AT, and a kydex Comp-TacÂ Infidel for a Glock 19.
I also own, and for two years carried a Sidearmor IWB holster. Both the Comp-Tac and Sidearmor are good holsters, and each have advantages and disadvantages. It really depends on the trade-offs you want to make. The Comp-Tac’s clip makes it easy to take off the gun in the holster at the end of the day, which is a much safer way to handle. My Glock only leaves the holster if it’s being shot, cleaned, or going into the safe for a while. Other than that, I leave it loaded, in the holster. The disadvantage of Comp-Tac’s easy to remove clip isÂ it’s also easy for the gun to work its way of the belt and dump onto the floor. I had this happen to me once, fortunately in a situation where it wasn’t a problem. With the Comp-Tac clip, I’ve found it’s very important to wear the correct size and girth of belt. If you pay attention to how well a belt secures and carries the gun, you shouldn’t have a problem. With the Comp-Tac, you need to select a belt around the holster, not the other way around.
The Sidearmor holster has more belt attachment options, for making the holster work with a wider variety of belts. Once worn, it provides a very stable fit, even on some thinner belts that could never hold Comp-Tac’s infidel line well. The downside is theirÂ belt attachment options make it impossible to take the gun off in the holster without removing your belt. Even the J-hook option is difficult to remove without at least undoing the belt and loosening. The attachment pieces will also break about once a year and will need to be replaced, in my experience. Overall it’s a solid platform, it just depends on what’s important to you.
Ultimately I’ve opted to favor ease of gun removal, lest Bitter think I’m getting frisky if I come in from a night out and start undoing my belt, when all I was doing was trying to remove the Glock.