Urban Carry Holsters

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Urban Carry Holsters

Postby WildBill » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:52 pm

I ran across this a few days ago.

It looks interesting, but as usual, I am skeptical.

Has anyone tried it?

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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby Flightmare » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:04 pm

I actually have one and it's very comfortable to carry. However with my larger belly, it does make things a bit tricky to retrieve the firearm easily. Then again, I was using a double stack Bersa 9mm HC
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby Pawpaw » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:36 pm

This looks like a new version of the old "Pager Pal" holster.
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby Sean » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:21 pm

I recently decided to go ahead and get one of these holsters. I purchased there new model which they call the G2 and was pleasantly surprised. I am not the most fit or thin person in the world and IWBs dug into my stomach a lot. This holster was as comfortable as they said no digging into my side or stomach like before. As well I can draw very quickly even with the belly that I have. Was not a regrettable purchase.

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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby ELB » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:07 pm

So this requires a two-handed draw? Also looks like that if you are seated, you can't draw? That's a couple large negatives to me. I could see this being useful as a very covert carry type of holster, if you are in certain "non-permissive" environments tho.

The old pager pal had the advantage of disguising the belt attachment part as a pager holster.
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby RogueUSMC » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:33 am

"...there's a pocket in the back to carry your gun license in..."


lemme jus' git my license out officer...it's in'ere wit' my gun...
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby RogueUSMC » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:40 am

It might be something that I might consider this in shorts or something but but I dunno. The original is $55...
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:43 am

RogueUSMC wrote:
"...there's a pocket in the back to carry your gun license in..."[/quote
lemme jus' git my license out officer...it's in'ere wit' my gun...

My thought exactly. I would likely not go well for anyone in that particular situation.
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:58 am

WildBill wrote:Has anyone tried it?

I have not, nor have I tried the Smart Carry, which is sort of a similar concept. I'm a big guy.......in the horizontal sense. Some would say that I have a sectional density challenge. While I typically wear my shirts untucked, I otherwise try to wear pants that fit properly and are not too baggy. For this kind of thing to work for me, I would have to wear looser pants than I'd like, and then I'd be constantly asking my wife if these pants make me look fat. And since I OWB about 99.999% of the time anyway, I haven't felt the need to purchase a holster of this type.

That said, it seems like a perfectly viable means of carry for someone with less biomass; and if I were built that way, I'd probably try one.
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:35 am

Saw this or something similar at gun show recently. Looks like it would work well if you have the right body type.

Because of my waist line I have to use a Sneaky Pete to "openly" conceal carry.


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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby Caliber » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:36 am

Like Pawpaw stated, it reminds me of the old Pager Pal holster which I bought at a gun show and never used.


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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby Sean » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:26 am

ELB wrote:So this requires a two-handed draw? Also looks like that if you are seated, you can't draw? That's a couple large negatives to me. I could see this being useful as a very covert carry type of holster, if you are in certain "non-permissive" environments tho.

The old pager pal had the advantage of disguising the belt attachment part as a pager holster.



It is very covert. My office buddy could not even tell i had my firearm with me. The draw does take some getting used to, but over all I had to lift my shirt up and then draw with my IWB holster so either way I use two hands, it is a bit different drawing from my appendix region. Have not yet been able to do a seated draw but on the website there is a video where they show someone drawing while sitting. Hopefully I can get this down cause that is something that I would like to be able to do.

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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby ELB » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:55 pm

Sean wrote:...


It is very covert. My office buddy could not even tell i had my firearm with me. The draw does take some getting used to, but over all I had to lift my shirt up and then draw with my IWB holster so either way I use two hands, it is a bit different drawing from my appendix region. Have not yet been able to do a seated draw but on the website there is a video where they show someone drawing while sitting. Hopefully I can get this down cause that is something that I would like to be able to do.


Aha! An actual user!

I pointed this holster out to a buddy who works in office environments where it would be good not to be known to carry. I am curious how noticeable the part that folds over the belt is -- it looks a little obvious to me in the videos, but maybe not in real life. Does anyone ask you what it is ?
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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby RoyGBiv » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:10 am

Interesting.
Not a favorable review from this guy. Seems like a fair review.

As a guy that carries AIWB, I was hoping this would be a good alternative.

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Re: Urban Carry Holsters

Postby SewTexas » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:46 am

it's an interesting concept. I can see how it might work for the smaller guns, but it obviously doesn't work for the larger ones
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