I just recieved my Foxx Holsters Little fox in the mail a few minutes ago, and I wanted to share my initail impressions. Also, check out my review of the Foxx Holsters IWB Hybrid....Foxx Holsters Hybrid IWB review.
So as always, I have not been compensated in any form for this review. I purchased the holster myself directly from foxx Holsters. I am not a professional reviewer. I am an average joe who like a great quality product at a great price.
So lets get started.....
My holster arrived in a padded bubble envelope. I ordered it on Thursday last week and received it today, Friday, at noons. Fantastic turnaround time if you ask me. After opening the envelope, i had in my hands my nice and shiny new Foxx Holsters "Little Foxx" IWB Holster. This is a compact IWB, with a wide single clip for a secure fit on a belt. The holster is contructed of a .060 kydex shell riveted to a premium 9 oz leather backing. The clip is constructed of heavy kydex and is designed to fit a 1 1/2" belt up to 1/4" thick. The rivets themselves are flat surfaced for zero snag and optimum comfort. I do not feel them even with my belt pulled super tight. The kydex clip is standard on the little fox as well. The leather is very well constructed IMO. The rough out side has a very nice grip when is place but is not uncomfortable, and has a soft feel to it as well. I opted for the black leather. The edges are well finished with no cut marks, and are burnished an evenly dyed. The outer surface is evenly dyed with no thin spots than I can see. The leather has a smooth tight grain that does not impede drawing from the holster. The Kydex clip is mounted securely with two screws. A slot is cut into the clip to allow for cant adjustment. With the screws tightened I cannot move the clip without risking damge to the holster. Nice and secure
A sight channel is molded into the holster which serves a two fold purpose. It allows an easy draw, and it also allows clearance for the humongous LCI of the ruger SR series pistols. A very nice touch indeed.
I know, everyone wants to know how it feels in the pants ....
The weapon fits a little on the loose side when stuck in the holster without wearing it. This is a design feature of the holster and not a defect. When in place with a belt, the fit is very secure with good retention for most practical purposes. This is not a high retention holster and should not be expected to perform as one. When worn the kydex gives a little under belt pressure, help lock the weapon in place. Another nice touch of the holster is that the holster is cut to not contact the ambidextrous mag release, so there is no worry about an unintentionally released magazine.
Initially I had to find the optimum spot for myself. I like my holsters at 3-5 Oclock. I found I like this holster with an aggressive forward cant right behind my right hip. it fits well under my standard pants I wear, which are a little loose anyway. Wearing it around the house I have noticed no problems with it rotating or moving side my pants. The clip holds my belt securely when moving around. As I write this I am purposely fidgeting to work it loose sitting down, and its not working. The leather backing does a great job of keeping the hard bits of my weapon from poking me and making me angry. Being that it is on the smaller side, the holster really doesnt take up much real estate in my pants. It is reasonably compact in thickness. especially since being thin is not a strong point of my ruger SR40C.
For an initial impression, I am very impressed again. My Hybrid was great, and so is my little foxx. Its still early, but I am confident I will enjoy this holster even more after it is good and broke in.