Pancake vs Quick Release Holsters

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Styx, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Styx

    Styx Member

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    Does anyone have experience with both? I normally wear and prefer leather pancake holsters as they conceal the best, but I've been thinking about trying one of the these:

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    Other than the extra bulk from the snaps, I'm wondering if this style of holster conceals the same and holds the gun just as close to the body as pancake holsters?
     
  2. Mainsail

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    Funny, I've wondered that myself.

    I always go with the slots- not really any more difficult to put on, and will never come undone. Snaps are a weak link, mostly in that you can fail to fully engage the snap.

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  3. GBExpat

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    I tried one briefly awhile back and it did not appeal to me. That could simply because I did not give it very much of a try. Perhaps it is because the svelte, tucked-flat-against-my-body, stays-where-I-put-it feel of a proper leather pancake just feels "right". O'course, it sounds to me like you already know'bout that. ;)

    For decades my preference for such carry (usually under a suit or sports coat) has been a 3-slot leather pancake. I still have my first, a black "Roy's" that I bought for my PPK/s in 1975. :)

    The only downside to the Roy's was that it would have benefited from a leather shield so that the draw would be improved and my dress shirts would not get chewed up by the grip.
     
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  4. SSN Vet

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    I much prefer the pancake with slots (Don Hume makes good ones at very reasonable prices).

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    In my experience, that's what makes a pancake a pancake. When you strap it on (with a double layer 1.75" belt and bridge over a belt loop) the holster becomes part of you.... tucked up snug and flat, conforming to your profile. Bar far the most comfortable way to carry a mid to full size pistolla.
     
  5. guyfromohio

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    I have a few of both. I like that style for IWB, but I prefer the pancake for OWB. Nothing scientific to it really. I just prefer it.
     
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  7. guyfromohio

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    I strongly encourage you to look at TTGunleather. These are my go-to. Extremely well-made, fast manufacture and shipping, and customer service that is second-to-none. I linked their website to an interesting combination of the two that you are contemplating, but look through their choices.

    https://www.ttgunleather.com/product-page/snap-removable-pancake
     
  8. Spats McGee

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    So I'm not the only one! For years, I've used my pancakes this way. It works for me both in comfort and limiting the holster's possible range of movement, so I never bothered to ask if anyone else did this.

    My favorites to date have been DeSantis Speed Scabbard, with loops. I've got my eye on some other holsters, but that one's been my go-to for years. It's a nice, slim profile and form-fitted to the individual gun so that you get a satisfying "schwoomp" as the gun slides into place.
     
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  9. Iggy

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    Check out Michael Kole holsters. He makes a holster for the P365.
     
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  10. Triggernosis

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    I make an excellent pancake holster for the P365. Check me out on Instagram at Tom_Anderson_Leather for lots of pictures of P365, and other, holsters.
     
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