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zhd
February 10, 2013, 01:41 PM
Any advice good or bad for Remora IWB holsters? Anybody carry one daily? Leaning toward making the switch to Remora. Thx

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xjsnake
February 10, 2013, 03:12 PM
I put my hands on one yesterday and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how one would stay in place during the day. I felt like I'd either have to have my belt super tight or constantly be fidgeting with the thing.

All that said, they've got decent reviews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izM0fiz6kk

Wishoot
February 10, 2013, 03:56 PM
The key with a Remora is to wear a belt to keep it snug.

At first, I really didn't care for the Remora. I'm beginning to appreciate them more and more. They are truly infinitely adjustable and do a decent job of staying put. They will move around a bit during the course of the day.

Forget about pocket use. They are too big and thick IMO.

Remora is a good buy and should find a place in your carry rotation. They have excellent customer service too.

OcelotZ3
February 10, 2013, 04:42 PM
Didn't have a problem with mine, even with a very thin webbing belt. As long as your pants are tight enough (not really that tight), it stays put.

dab102999
February 10, 2013, 04:53 PM
I am actually very impressed with it. Stays where I put it. I have carried a xd9sc with sweat pants on. Only draw back is cant practice draw with it. Once gun comes out only easy way to re holster is to take holster out and start over. I would not have this as only holster but it is a good inexpensive holster to have. Plus a good warentee.

Droid noob
February 10, 2013, 05:11 PM
I have 3 and love them. They stay in place with only moderate pressure from your belt or drawstring. You don't have to make your belt so tight its uncomfortable. Like others stated, they are great for finding the sweet spot of comfort and concealment.

They can be tough to practice drawing with. They also make a reinforced top that makes it easier for one handed reholstering. They say it's not as comfy though.

9mmepiphany
February 10, 2013, 06:55 PM
I have a client who got one for his H&K P2000 to use for pocket and IWB carry and has been very happy...I personally don't use either of those carry styles.

I did a little work with it when we were shooting together and was quite impressed. The outer surface really does stay in place and it doesn't take much pressure from a belt to stabilize it. The presentation from the holster was very smooth

zhd
February 11, 2013, 08:54 PM
Handled one and they seem to be tough and durable.

Mayvik
February 12, 2013, 11:04 AM
Very happy with mine, especially for the price point.

CPO15
February 12, 2013, 12:18 PM
Have several. Belt or drawstring needs to be snug, but not "tight". For me, the key is to wear the Remora against the skin, not between pants and underwear. The holster just seems to stick to my skin with minimal movement while walking. I wouldn't run or rock-climb in one though.

JH225
February 12, 2013, 07:23 PM
I wouldn't run or rock-climb in one though.

And that right there is why I wouldn't trust it. If I have to run, jog, speed walk, whatever, and my weapon falls down my leg and gets stuck or comes out and hits the ground, it does me absolutely no good.

zhd
February 12, 2013, 08:31 PM
Good points on both sides of the argument. These holsters being only around $25.00 I went ahead and ordered 2 today. Will update when they arrive and rate them. Thx

ront
February 19, 2013, 03:39 PM
I have just recently been introduced to Remora holsters. I now have one for my M&P 9c and my M&P Shield 9mm and I have to say that I really like them a lot. I do have some other nice holsters, but I have to say that the Remora's are absolutely the most comfortable that I have worn. They can easily be worn all day long and have very little movement. Excellent excellent product. I also have to say that they have absolutely some of the best customer service I have ever experienced!! I was not happy with the fit of their holster for the Shield. They basically made me a custom holster that is incredible!!

Great people and great product!!!!

Ron

carbonyl
February 19, 2013, 04:54 PM
I have Remoras for my three Rugers. They feel very secure to me. I would recommend getting it with the sweat shield.

iblong
February 22, 2013, 07:38 AM
I tried one,they work.But not my cup of tea it went into the box!

OilyPablo
February 22, 2013, 07:46 AM
I use them for my XDs 45, Kahr CM9 and Sig P238. I do NOT use them for IWB. I don't trust something not mechanically attached. I DO use them for in the pocket and they work great. Jacket or pants. Gun out, Remora stays in pocket. I've repeated this until it's deep in my muscle memory.

My gripes:

Their sizing charts are a bit odd. You may want to try some alternate sizes.
They have an odd chemical smell at first. Air them outside the safe for a couple weeks until done outgassing.

PabloJ
February 22, 2013, 12:39 PM
Looks like nice product if ones name is Mr. Shark with skin type to match. No thanks.

zhd
February 23, 2013, 09:39 AM
Received them last week. Still wearing and getting use to them. So far it is great for my smaller pistols. The full size versions for the full size pistol will take some getting used to. For the price of $25.00 you can beat it. The real test will be summertime carry. I have yet to find the perfect summer carry holster with very lightweight clothing.

JH225
February 23, 2013, 11:46 PM
Received them last week. Still wearing and getting use to them. So far it is great for my smaller pistols. The full size versions for the full size pistol will take some getting used to. For the price of $25.00 you can beat it. The real test will be summertime carry. I have yet to find the perfect summer carry holster with very lightweight clothing.
Can you jump up and down while wearing it (with weapon) and not have it fall or reposition?

Wishoot
February 24, 2013, 09:23 AM
Can you jump up and down while wearing it (with weapon) and not have it fall or reposition?
IMO, no. I've been using Remora's off and on for several months and no matter how securely I think I have it strapped to my side, there's aways movement.

That being said, I've never had it drop or fall off and retention is excellent. Just need to reposition it throughout the day.

OilyPablo
February 24, 2013, 09:28 AM
They are pocket holsters. Nothing more. Use them for pocket holsters and leave it at that, or your gun will end up on the floor or commingling with your dangling bits.

Droid noob
February 24, 2013, 09:44 AM
They are pocket holsters. Nothing more. Use them for pocket holsters and leave it at that, or your gun will end up on the floor or commingling with your dangling bits.

Have you actually worn one? This hasn't been my experience at all. I've worn them all day with no movement.

OilyPablo
February 24, 2013, 09:51 AM
Yes. They just don't work for me and I am upfront about not exactly being keen on any method of holstering that is not attached or in the pocket.

I am NOT badmouthing the product. I talk to the Remora seller at the gun show indepth about the products every month. I OWN three of them. And one DeSantis. I actually prefer the sticky skin of the Remora better than the DeSantis.

zhd
February 24, 2013, 09:20 PM
Can you jump up and down while wearing it (with weapon) and not have it fall or reposition?

I can jump and the weapon will not fall out. Repositioning is minimal. I am a bigger guy, so I have not found a comfortable IWB holster that doesnt cut into me when I sit. This Remora is different. You really can forget it is even there. I would still love to try some others but so far so good. I will say a full size pistol for me would be difficult to carry all day with this Remora.

zhd
February 28, 2013, 08:58 PM
Been carrying my compact pistol in my Remora all week. Best IWB holster for the money by far. In and out of my truck all day, lifting and unloading material, squating and absolutely no movement. I would recomend this for any compact pistol.

newglockguy
March 2, 2013, 01:17 AM
I tried carry one with my friends .380. Personally I wasn't a fan, I felt like I'd have to constantly check to make sure it was secure. He likes it, I don't. I feel like that's going to be the case, love them or hate them

hariph creek
March 5, 2013, 11:08 AM
I got one as a short term solution while waiting for a quality leather IWB.
I love it, canceled my leather IWB order. It took a couple weeks of constant checking to trust it, though. I'm a fanof quality leather, so this is kind of a sea change for me.
I can set it at my preferred cant and position. It just plain stays, there. I have to readjust my leather IWB's every time I climb out of the truck. The Remora doesn't shift at all.
Does it "not shift all day?" I don't know? I pee every three or four hours.
I drive truck and the extra padding, in conjunction with attaining MY perfect carry position. Makes even 12,14 hour shifts, no problem at all. I've loaded and unloaded, climbed around, helped friends move, etc...it works.
Not so great for pocket carry, for me. The holster always comes out with the gun.
I use it on a sub compact nine (Sig P290RS). I don't know how it would work on something bigger?

hariph creek
March 5, 2013, 11:16 AM
I will add, though. I've heard so much about the great CS, including custom orders.
I tried for two months to get them to make me a shorter mag pouch, to fit my P290RS. Never could get more than promises, vague replies and excuses. Finally gave up and got one from Elite Survival.

zeke4351
April 24, 2013, 12:52 PM
I have started using the Remora for all of my IWB carry. I had a Crossbreed and gave it away. No need to stuff your pants full of leather, kydex, and metal hooks to carry your gun. The Remora works best when worn against my skin and is very comfortable.

paul105
May 16, 2013, 04:42 PM
Have several, and have used one w/a Kahr CW45 a fair amount as a grab and go backup - it works fine. I can't jump up and down more than once, and can't run much any more so that's not a consideration.

Just don't forget you are wearing it when you drop your pants to use the can. Your roscoe might take a dunking. Don't ask me how I know (actually it was only a mag carrier w/mag).

Paul

smalls
May 17, 2013, 01:02 AM
I think these have a place. Running to the gas station for a pack of smokes in shorts or sweatpants, or pocket carry.

Every day all day carry? Get something with belt attachments.

Hunter125
May 17, 2013, 01:14 AM
How do these compare to Sticky Holsters? I've been looking at one of these, but haven't decided between the two.

Risky
May 17, 2013, 05:24 AM
Same concept but they don't compare, IMO. The Remora has much more tackiness to the rubber. I wouldn't trust a Sticky holster to IWB nearly as well a Remora.

Capt. Ct.
June 11, 2013, 12:46 AM
I have heard so much about them I just had to try. Last week mine came in the mail. I first tried pocket carry and draw. The first draw it came out on the gun. The second draw worked. The third it came out and fell on the floor. I tried IWB. It would work I guess but I don't see the big deal. I sent it back.

g_one
June 11, 2013, 01:20 PM
I bought my Remora holster with no intent of using it to carry - I just wanted a sleeve that I could keep my Gov't 1911 in when it was staying in my nightstand or truck; I went with the full sweat guard version for that reason. I was extremely skeptical of a clipless IWB but as I said - that's not what I wanted it for, so I got it.

Although I don't like the full-sized 1911 for IWB carry, I have to say I gave the Remora a shot just for giggles for one day and wow it functions great. Whatever the inner and outer materials are they really got their science down. The outer skin prevents it from moving at all, and the inner skin causes it to slide right out just smooth as silk.

I bought mine during a special they were having where if you spent over a certain amount, they gave you a standard (no body shield or sweat guard version) IWB holster for whatever gun you ordered your holster for. So now I've actually got an additional 5" 1911 Remora IWB holster I wouldn't mind trading someone for a 1911 mag or some .380 or .45 ammo... (keep in mind a smaller, commander or officer model will fit in it just fine)

gym
June 17, 2013, 06:09 PM
I carry in one. It can go in my pocket or inside the waistband, never fell out yet. Also "sticky" makes a slimmer one.

packpike
June 19, 2013, 09:20 AM
I carry a G27 every day in one. I've never had it fall out or move around. I have Talon sandpaper grips but I usually wear an undershirt so there's no issue. When I wear it directly against my skin I have a full sweat shield version. I've been on 2 4 day mountain hikes (30 lb pack, ~30 miles) using this setup and have had 0 issues. What I love about it is that when I do need to take my gun out (going into my office, etc) I just pull the entire holster out with no worries. On my hike I left it in the holster at night in my tent, so it really serves multiple purposes. I've bought ~6 different ones trying the different option combinations (sweat shield, reinforced top, etc). The only down side is that I wouldn't recommend reholstering IWB with a loaded gun like the Glock (no external safety) even with the reinforced top. When I do have to reholster I take the holster out of my pants, insert the gun, and then put it back in place. For me, I don't practice holstering/unholstering a live gun anyway so it's not an issue. When I do have to reholster a live gun with it in my pants I take my time and watch it go in.

notchup
June 20, 2013, 10:48 PM
I have been carrying a Remora for several months and like them a lot. I use it mainly for throwing on a rig if I am running an errand and won't be out long. I have found them to stay put even after hours of carry, though. However, I do find they tend to irritate if you are wearing them against bare skin for more than an hour or two. I recommend the reinforced opening.

Prodigal Son
June 20, 2013, 11:15 PM
I love the 3 remora holsters I have. One for pocket carry with my NAA 2mag revolver, an IWB for M&P40 and an OWB for M&P40. I find that the IWB stays put with out having my belt so tight that my eyes bug-out.

GSPKurt
June 21, 2013, 02:20 AM
Remora is an advertiser on my forum, but I was a customer before they became an advertiser. They have devised a simple, inexpensive solution to ~90% of your carry needs. They flat out work.

357Sig P239
July 1, 2013, 09:21 PM
The name "Remora" means something. The Remora is a fish that literally sticks itself right on the skin of its host.

I'm somewhat surprised that only one of the posts above mentions placing the holster right against your skin. I cary a Taurus PT740 slim in a Remora all day every day right up against my right hip at about the 3:30 position (right between my front and back pockets).

I'm an old fat white guy who sits at a desk in a nice professional office building. No one has ever noticed my weapon and my wife says she really can't see it under my clothes. The holster is so comfortable that I have developed the habit of home carrying, which is something I had always felt would be wise to do.

I put it on in the morning while pray I won't need to use and take it off as I get ready for bed. I wear it the same way under shorts. It is worthy to note that the Remora should be with a washed with a rag every few days to keep it clean and sticky.

357Sig P239
July 1, 2013, 09:24 PM
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