M&P Shield and Remora Holster...


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ront
February 25, 2013, 03:52 PM
Hi All,
I have not been an active member here for a while, but have started spending more time here lately and have gathered some great info!! I have been reading about Remora holsters over the last couple of months and I ordered one several weeks back. I have some information that some of you may find helpful and I wanted to pass it on.

I saw on the site and was told also that the 6ART was the model of holster that fits the Shield, so that is what I ordered. I received the holster and was really looking forward to using it!! I was very disappointed on the first day I used the holster with my Shield that almost every time I checked, the magazine was no longer secure in my gun and it was starting to fall out. This is not a good thing at all. I probably found it disengaged at least 6 times that day:frown:. My M&P 9c fit the holster PERFECT!! I started looking at the holster and found, IMHO, that the design of the 6ART presents a couple of problems with the Shield. The gun sits too low in the holster. This does not let you get good purchase on the grip of the gun, but worse yet, it lets the magazine release drop inside the holster. Now I have the reinforced top on my holsters which may have added to the problem, but with the mag release inside the holster, it was being pushed to the point that it was being released. I called and talked with Mike at Remora and he said that he was going to grab a piece of the material they use and basically custom make me a holster. This is exactly what he did and he absolutely nailed the holster. It is an awesome holster that I have worn now for a little over a week and have not had any problems at all. It is the most comfortable holster that I have ever owned and is also very secure!! If you are looking for a Remora holster for a M&P Shield, I HIGHLY recommend talking with Mike and asking for a holster like the one he made for me. My Shield and the Remora holster were made for each other!!

As has been talked about here, the customer service at Remora is second to none!! They really did go above and beyond to get me a holster that I was really happy with!! I am including a few pictures for you to see what they made for me.

Thanks for looking, Ron

http://ront.smugmug.com/Firearms/Remora/i-6Bvhhwq/0/L/_DSC5611-L.jpg

http://ront.smugmug.com/Firearms/Remora/i-T4v2VqS/0/L/_DSC5612-L.jpg

http://ront.smugmug.com/Firearms/Remora/i-xP7pxhq/0/L/_DSC5613-L.jpg

http://ront.smugmug.com/Firearms/Remora/i-h4k33Dx/0/L/_DSC5614-L.jpg

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February 25, 2013, 04:34 PM
Sorry, my mistake, I read about half your post...oops, I saw that it was hitting the mag release and all that and didn't read the end. No commercial interests at all just a happy customer, I'll delete my post. Carry on.

ront
February 25, 2013, 05:39 PM
Hi luke,
I guess you really did not read my post did you? I like the holster a lot!!

Sorry, but your post comes off sounding like a commercial to me. I looked at the holster and it does not look like anything I would be interested in.

Ron

Al Thompson
February 25, 2013, 05:52 PM
Thanks for posting that Ron. I've been looking for a pocket holster for my Shield and I'll be trying that one. :)

jaysouth
February 25, 2013, 07:49 PM
Ront,

Is this also supposed to be suitable for carrying IWB like a Sticky brand holster. I carry a J frame in a Sticky. It works just fine as a pocket holster or IWB. When carried inside the belt, the holster WILL NOT come out with the gun.

Your holster looks well made, I will find a gun that 'needs' one.l

ront
February 25, 2013, 11:29 PM
I sure could not use this as a pocket holster, but it works great IWB!!

Ron

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