What Pocket Holster for a North American Guardian ???/


Kahr carrier
January 16, 2003, 10:17 PM
What pocket holster do you prefer for a North American Guardian ?? And why??:)

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Kentucky Rifle
January 17, 2003, 08:19 AM
RJ makes front pocket holsters for Guardians and many other brands, but I prefer the "back pocket model". The reason I like this model is it has an "anti-print" panel that makes it look like just a wallet in your back pocket.
However, the anti-print panel is functional too. When you draw your Guardian, it "spreads" allowing a smooth fast draw. And the biggest plus of all is that the holster ALWAYS stays in your pocket when you pull your gun. So many other pocket holsters come out of your pocket when you draw. (Sometimes, still attached to your gun!) I've got a Hedley back pocket model for my Seecamp too.
Don't forget to order his "pocket spare mag pouch" that he offers with the purchase of a holster. It's inexpensive, plus the pocket lint can't get into your spare mag.
And I know him. He takes the holsters he makes "personally". It has to be perfect, or it doesn't leave his shop.


January 17, 2003, 09:02 AM
Holdster (http://www.angelfire.com/realm/mattgeissal/Holdster.html)

Here's a link to Holdster. Just another option to consider.

January 17, 2003, 10:00 AM
Go over to the armed citizen holster page (http://thearmedcitizen.com/gunpages/holsters.htm), they have a few good references. I personally have one of the Guru convertible pocket holsters (albeit for a Beretta .21A) and have been quite pleased with it.


January 18, 2003, 04:45 PM
Just got R.J. Hedley's back pocket holster in the mail. I was surprised about the quality of it. It is first class, it makes my Alessi look plain. I carry it in my back or front pocket and it draws nice, it stays in the pocket! You can't go wrong with his work. Greg

Kentucky Rifle
January 18, 2003, 06:06 PM

January 18, 2003, 08:15 PM
Sort of going OT, but I just got my first pocket pistol - Kel-Tec P32 - and I've been wondering about the back pocket holsters... Do you sit on the gun? I'm by no means a big guy, but seems to me that the weight of a normal human being resting on the P32 with its aluminum frame and plastic grip/body would not be good. If so, doesn't this limit the usefulness of a pocket holster, if ya can't sit down with it?


Kentucky Rifle
January 20, 2003, 10:26 AM
I was sitting in a coffee shop last weekend when I thought of your posted questions. I had my Guardian in my back pocket. (It's usually the Seecamp, but the Guardian gets out sometimes too.) I realize the P-32 is a little longer, but I also realized that I wasn't exactly sitting on my Guardian. It was kinda behind my "cheek", not under it. I think it may work out the same with a P-32.
You might send RJ an e-mail and just ask him your question. I know he carries a P-32 often. (After all, it's Florida!!) I don't remember if he told me he carries in a back pocket model or not. But, I'd bet he does sometimes. After all, he's GOT all the holsters!
Another thing about RJ. I have great confidence is his products because of one little incident I just now remembered. I had ordered a new holster for something. I received an e-mail from RJ telling me that he had received a shipment of "inferior leather". He refused to make my holster out of "inferior leather". It took about an extra week to get my holster. I wasn't very concerned about the extra week, however RJ WAS! I received an e-mail from him almost every single day containing an apology for the extra wait. That's called "customer service". A whole lot of holster makers would have just made my holster out of the inferior leather. A whole lot of holster makers wouldn't have sent me an e-mail almost every day. Not RJ. He takes the holsters he puts out PERSONALLY. They HAVE to be perfect~~or they don't go out. I know, believe me, I KNOW!


Kahr carrier
January 21, 2003, 08:40 AM
Just looked at Hedleys website Im impressed it looks like he does quality work.:)

January 22, 2003, 01:41 PM
Those look like nice holsters, but I just finished ordering a Don Hume 001 front pocket holster for my Guardian. It ended up costing me about $43.00 with shipping included. I've got several custom holsters for my other pistols, so I'm anxious to see how this one stacks up, it does look good in the photos though, so I'm not too concerned. Don Hume's orders take about a month to complete, but you might also check NAA's website, they have several pocket holsters for sale, they may even have them ready to ship and most of them cost about $50. If I hadn't already placed the order for the Don Hume holster I probably would have ordered their sharkskin holster which is pretty sharp looking.

January 22, 2003, 02:59 PM
You can't beat Hedley. I love the holster he made for my P32.

January 23, 2003, 10:36 AM
Notice that you do not sit ON your wallet, it shifts around to the side. The back pocket holster does the same. And as far as the possible damage to the KT p32, I have a KT, SN 10x, that's three numbers, and it has been sat on for a LONG time.
And if you do manage to damage the little pea shooter, "KT" will fix it!!

Kentucky Rifle
January 23, 2003, 05:30 PM
Plus, his wife told me he has a big butt!:p


January 23, 2003, 05:46 PM
I have a new in the package Jerry Ahearn I want to sell $30 plus shipping.

January 23, 2003, 05:46 PM
I'll get you for that !! : )

January 23, 2003, 08:24 PM
I own 22 holsters made by Ron Graham.

I carry my G380 daily on his rear pocket holster. Its been going on two ears now and no noticable wear.

Ron makes world class gun leather at uncle mike prices. Check him out.


Kentucky Rifle
January 24, 2003, 09:49 AM

I WONDERED if you would come back and catch me.:p

(hee hee)

January 31, 2003, 11:06 PM
I have used Ron Graham's Back Pocket Holster for about 8 months. Very well-made and nicely executed. Does everything I expected of it.

However, in the never-ending quest for the perfect holster, I have aquired a Holdster (mentioned above). This thing is NEAT!! It fits my Guardian .380 perfectly. The maker is very fast both in responding to e-mails and delivering his product.

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