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Author:  jasonsch [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Tried a New Pocket Holster

I've had this pocket holster for a couple years:

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I carried my little JA-25 Jimenez in it and now my 380 cal. 738 Taurus lives in it.

It's getting pretty "squished" and has had a lot of use.
I can't even remember what brand it is - I think it's an Uncle Mikes.
Anyway - I figured it's about time I replace it.

I saw this pocket holster that had a spot for carrying and extra mag. It's a "Tuff" one...

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I thought that was a pretty good idea - So I ordered one.
They were out-of-stock for awhile and finally they came in and I got one!!

I had an extra mag and loaded it up and I tried the holster out for a while.

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I just didn't like it much...
The mag would really only work with the pistol one way.
And then, the pistol would fit a little deeper in the holster than the mag.
That caused the mag to rub on the pistol and be pushed off to one side or the other of the pistol.

And it wasn't very comfortable either. I know I was carrying an extra mag, but it didn't fit in my pocket very well.

The thing that REALLY ticked me off about it was this:
For practice, every so often I'll grab that pistol by the grips - being very careful to keep the finger off the trigger - and see how easily and fast I can get it out of my pocket.
It ain't much good it I can't whip that baby out and use it!!

With this 738 Tarus there no racking, locking, cocking, rocking, winding, switching, twitching, snitching, bitching or rubbing needed - Just pull the trigger and it fires!!
That was the whole point of getting this pistol.

Anyway - My old holster worked pretty good for the most part. Sometimes the holster would come out with the gun was about the biggest problem.
It''s still fire if I could get my finger on the trigger!!

This new holster did something I didn't expect - It flat out wouldn't allow the pistol out of it!!
And I couldn't get the damn thing out of my pocket either!!
The harder I tried the more it'd stick!! I guess if I was strong enough and just ripped my pants out - but It'd still be in the holster!!
So - worst case scenario with this new holster is just stand there jerking off while the bad guy kills me...

That's NOT the result I was hoping for!!!

I think I know whats causing the problem of the gun staying in the holster.
When I grab it by the grips and pull, the holster cocks and grabs the pistol.
Pull harder and it grabs even tighter.
The way the spare mag fits in this holster contributes immensely to this.
It instantly makes that holster cock back as soon as you try to pull the pistol out.

This thing is like the "Chinese Finger Trap" of holsters!!

And the thing is made to be sticky inside and out...
And that might be the whole problem too - If they overdid it with that shit.

Anyway - $15 down the tubes - I ain't using that POS!! Not for a pocket holster anyway.

I might be able to use it with another pistol on my Harley or in the car maybe. We'll See!!

Author:  ricky_g [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

I use a BlackHawk #4 pocket holster for my Taurus TCP, I had originally made a pocket holster out of an old mouse pad, worked pretty good too!
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Author:  ricky_g [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

that holster you got Jason is sweet!, have you seen the Pearce extensions for the TCP mags? they are super easy to install and add a bit of meat to grip, i used that and a Pachmayr grip and my TCP feels much better to hold and shoot.
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Author:  Randy [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

jasonsch wrote:
I've had this pocket holster for a couple years:

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I saw this pocket holster that had a spot for carrying and extra mag. It's a "Tuff" one...

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Don't drawer it until you cut it up. Just cut down that parting betwixt the mag side and the business side and make it a straight holster. Maybe wind some heavy thread around where it was cut off, round and round til you get dizzy.

Author:  Randy [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

Was looking at scotts other post about leather work and wondered.

Why not put the mag holder in front of the holster flat, not sideways? It would serve another function there as well, it would hold the holster open for reholstering. :dunno: It would make for a wide holster I suppose.

Or instead of cutting off the piece I suggested before Jason, just cut the bottom open so the mag settles deeper into the pouch. :dunno:

I still find it hard to believe that that little bit of fabric and sewing cost $15 dollars though (mass produced). :groan:

Author:  srtolly [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:58 pm ]
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I was thinking almost the same thing Randy. I just need to get my hands on one of those pocket pistols to work out the design.

Author:  mogunner [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

https://www.slickguns.com/product/phoen ... d-sao-9823

Author:  jasonsch [ Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

Randy wrote:
Was looking at scotts other post about leather work and wondered.

Why not put the mag holder in front of the holster flat, not sideways? It would serve another function there as well, it would hold the holster open for reholstering. :dunno: It would make for a wide holster I suppose.

Or instead of cutting off the piece I suggested before Jason, just cut the bottom open so the mag settles deeper into the pouch. :dunno:

I still find it hard to believe that that little bit of fabric and sewing cost $15 dollars though (mass produced). :groan:


srtolly wrote:
I was thinking almost the same thing Randy. I just need to get my hands on one of those pocket pistols to work out the design.

I forgot about this post!!

I actually thought about sewing the finger off a leather glove to the side of a pocket holster to hold an extra mag.
Just thought I'd throw that out there...

Sewing it to the end like I think Randy suggested might make it a bit too wide.
But maybe not!!

And the pocket holster I started this post with sucked with that 738 TCP Taurus...
But it works really well with the new Beretta PICO!! :great:

Author:  Cornhusker [ Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tried a New Pocket Holster

This is the one I have for my P3AT
It does the job, but it's getting worn.
I used to have a leather pocket holster for my PF9 but let it go when I traded the pistol
I'd like to get a leather pocket holster for the .380
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