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The ultimate pocket holster is...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by raindog, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. raindog

    raindog Well-Known Member


    I've been carrying my Ruger LCR in a pocket holster (front pocket) and it's been very nice when I'm in shorts/T-shirt. But it's just a cheapo Blackhawk holster.

    What are some other great pocket holsters to look at?
  2. Rexster

    Rexster Well-Known Member

    Short answer: Kramer. Horsehide and kydex, well-crafted, are difficult to beat. I have these for Seecamps, J-snubs, and SP101 snubs.

    I will add my usual disclaimer that I do not want my only weapon to be in a pocket, because if a fight has already started, freeing up a hand, getting it into that pocket, acquiring a good grip, and successfully drawing, with "a whole lotta shaking going on," can be problematic. Pocket carry is a great way to discreetly and proactively have a hand on a gun's grip, when one is blessed with the opportunity to do so.
  3. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    I use an Uncle Mike's pocket holster for the on occassion I do carry that way and I am not fond of it, but it was cheap and the holster I wanted to buy wasn't in stock that day. I have used and heard great things about Desantis Nemesis pocket holsters.
  4. surferdaddy

    surferdaddy Well-Known Member

    I use a grandfather oak kydex. It's very thin and thus the only way that pocket carry is even remotely possible for my m&p 40 compact. I'm also a profuse sweater and they were good enough to extend the inner portion of the holster all the way up the slide to give me a sweat shield. It tooka while to get here, but after many other holsters, i'm absolutely convinced that its the best.
  5. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Well-Known Member

    My favorites are: 1. Remora 2. DeSantis Nemesis. The Remora's are very tacky and stay in place very well. I use them as IWB's too.
  6. Esoxchaser

    Esoxchaser Well-Known Member

    I have been a Galco user since the early 80's when they became Galco. But recently I have been getting a few things from D.M.Bullard, excellent quality and it has some indescribable feel about it that just says "Quality".

  7. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    I don't know how available the Aker units are. I've had mine since the 90s for my .45 back-up. It's at least OK but beggars can't be choosers with that gat.

    The El Paso leather PPK for the Sig 230SL has been outstanding.

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  8. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    I'm rather fond of the DeSantis Superfly pocket holsters.


    The "tacky" fabric tends to stick in the pocket when you draw.
  9. Coop45

    Coop45 Well-Known Member

    Mika, HighNoon
  10. Double_J

    Double_J Well-Known Member

    DeSantis Nemesis here. good solid tacky feel in the pocket during practice draws, breaks up the outline well, and inexpensive. I would recommend one to just about anyone wanting to carry in a pocket. I am 5'8", 200 pounds and have no problem carrying a Kahr CW9 in my front jeans pocket. that is my normal carry method when I go out to the store or other daily errands.
  11. royal barnes

    royal barnes Well-Known Member

    Mika or DeSantis Nemesis.
  12. daveit

    daveit Well-Known Member

    I like the DeSantis SuperFly & Aholster's Pocket Holster ($30) for the LCR.
  13. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee Well-Known Member

    I'm not CHEAP, I'm FRUGAL! That said, I have had two Uncle Mikes Pocket holsters and certainly could have spent more money on others. But, the Uncle Mikes have given me no reason to look elsewhere. They are certainly functional, perform well and have been durable. Am I wrong?
  14. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    None for me when I carry a snub.
  15. Husker_Fan

    Husker_Fan Well-Known Member

    I bought a cheap Blackhawk with the idea of getting something better, but it has worked so well I have not had a need to get anything else.
  16. hariph creek

    hariph creek Well-Known Member

    I have a RKBA leather pocket holster. He put a Kydex "piece" next to the cylinder, under the grip. It holds a speedstrip. This facilitates a reload on the proper side. Plus it really breaks up the outline, mitigating the whole cylinder bulge-print thing.
    I carry a Colt Detective Special in it, works great.
    Pocket carry is not my preferred method of deployment but, when nothing else will work...
  17. cpirtle

    cpirtle Well-Known Member

    Here's my pocket holster. Carries easily and will not draw with the gun. I carry my R9 in the Elephant one daily.

    I'm also releasing a spare mag carrier of the same design soon, finishing the prototype now.

  18. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I've used Remora, DeSantis Nemesis and DeSantis Superfly. The Remora is too bulky compared to the others, IMO. I personally like the Nemesis best, but I currently EDC a M&P 9C in a SuperFly (because I wanted to try the SuperFly and it's good enough I don't want to buy a Nemesis for it as well).

    I personally don't like leather, and I wouldn't want kydex for pocket carry.
  19. sig228

    sig228 Well-Known Member

    For the Ruger LCP, the BEST pocket holster is the Galco PH 436 front pocket horsehide holster. Fits like a glove.
  20. TheMercenary

    TheMercenary Member

    I use the DeSantis Nemesis, however the Remora looks a little nicer

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