Single Clip IWB Such as High Noon Tailgunner?

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    Single Clip IWB Such as High Noon Tailgunner?

    I've been doing a bunch of research on a new IWB holster and am curious if anyone has any experience with a single clip IWB such as the High Noon Tailgunner:

    Tail Gunner W/Clip

    My main concern is how stable the holster is with just a single clip. I currently use a SuperTuck and it's very stable while being very physically active as well as while drawing and I wonder whether a single clip holster can be as reliable at staying in place.

    The High Noon Tailgunner is obviously addressing that potential problem in a single clip design with the use of that 'stabilizer wing' as they call it.

    Does anyone have personal experience with a single clip IWB generically or the Tailgunner specifically?

    I'm also considering the High Noon Tailgate:

    Tail Gate

    The difference is that the clip is constructed so that a shirt is tuckable between the clip and the holster. My concern here is the same: Will it be stable, because now the clip is not as rigidly attached to the holster as with the Tailgunner.

    Any experience with the Tailgate model?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I use a Pro Carry LT with a single clip and don't have any problem. I think dual clips spread the weight more efficiently, but other than that, no diff.
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    I think it depends on your needs (Where & what you're carrying). I've had no problems with single clip holsters. I've had others, but I've mostly used UBG holsters' "Nassar" model. Admittedly, I tend to carry appendix (At about 12:30-1:00).

    The manufacturer does matter in that I've had clips that wore out over time. UBG's didn't & I wouldn't expect High Noons to, either.

    If you are looking for a tuckable holster, though, I'd recommend one with a tuckable clip, like High Noons Tail Gate instead of the Tail Gunner. JMHO.
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    I am not familiar with that particular holster, however I have never met a single clip holster that I like better than a double clip one. All holsters experience some torquing when firearm is drawn. Just like door locks, bullets and close air support, two are better than one.

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    I was skeptical at first about the single clip system, as I had some not so positive experiences with single clipped designs. However the High Noon clip is very robust and strong. With a proper belt, there is no issue with their clip.
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    I recently tried my first single clip IWB and did not like it. I thought I would since I was using it to carry a small gun (Kahr PM9) but it was not comfortable and not very stable. I don't know if it was the holster in question, or the design in general

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    One thing I've noticed about single clip designs is that:

    1. The clip needs to be a good one (Obviously).
    2. Offset single clip does not work that well.

    I've tried a couple different offset single clip designs (Both kydex & leather) & they're just not that stable. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of single offset clips/loops in general.

    I do think it also depends on where you carry it. For appendix carry (My preferred location), a single clip works very well, but an offset doesn't. JMHO.
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    Sixto got it right. The generic, home hobbyist, over the counter clips that anyone can eagerly buy gives the single clip design a bad reputation. Combine the three evils. A bad holster design, a cheap clip and a non reinforced belt and there you have it, a recipe for disaster.

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    I have both of these on order. Desbiens and Alessi respectively. They are held secure with the belt tension although it's a crapshoot until they arrive. I selected these specifically because of the off-set from the cylinder doesn't add to the bulk/protrusion from the waistline.
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    I use a High Noon Public Secret holster with there rock steady belt for my Glock 23 in appendix carry and feel very secure and confident with it. The single clip used is a quality product.
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    I use a Del Fatti offset clip for my 442...I find that it works fine with a light gun...I probably would not use it with a 1911....

    Saber...those look like nice rigs...just remember the Alessi clip goes under the belt and hooks on the seam...the talon clip is not designed to go over a belt...that could break it....you probably knowthis already but just a heads up in case you didn't...

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    I have a High Noon single clip for Taurus 709. The clip is "industrial grade". With a good belt the holster isn't going anywhere.

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    My objection regarding a single clip or even straps at that location is that it makes the holster thicker there and it prints more for me. (especially straps, a clip wouldn't be as bad) I prefer the attachments in front and behind the main body of the holster.

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    Actually, the 'Deep Concealment' holster clip is off-set from the cylinder so an outward projection isn't an issue. However, the arrangement isn't quite what I had in mind. Despite its intended carry, I'm only comfortable with it, when clipped over a thin belt.

    Who knows, perhaps the Milt Sparks V-Max is the way to go, or maybe the Ted Blocker LFI. My goal was to have a lean clip-on that would conceal well and clip on/off with ease. Fact is, carried in the fashion illustrated, it actually does accomplish my goal albeit the jerry-rig.

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