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This is a discussion on Galco Kingtuk or Galco Summer Comfort? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've got some eBay Bucks I need to spend so I'm thinking of getting another holster. I've narrowed it down to two: The Galco Kingtuk ...
I've got some eBay Bucks I need to spend so I'm thinking of getting another holster. I've narrowed it down to two: The Galco Kingtuk and the Galco Summer Comfort.
Right now I use a N82 Tactical Professional for my M&P9c. I like it just fine, but I want to begin building my drawer of holsters :)
A part of me wants an all-leather holster, hence the Summer Comfort. But another part of me really digs what I'm reading about the Kingtuk.
I can't try these before I buy, unfortunately, so that's not an option. And if I can't find it on eBay, then it isn't an option. My main concern about the Summer Comfort is its depth. It seems thick, but pictures and videos can be deceiving.
What would you choose and why? Thanks!
EDIT: Just realized I put this in the wrong forum. My apologies, mods!
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Get the original, milt sparks summer special
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Cant say much about the summer comfort. But I love my King-Tuk. And Im one of those that have the proverbial drawer of holsters.
I also am very happy with the King Tuk but have no experience with the summer comfort. With King Tuk make sure you dab a tiny bit of clear nail polish on the screws so they don't come out.
Have had both , got rid of the summer comfort and kept my king tuck.
KingTuk and a good belt,some people claim lt dont matter with IWB but I finally got one and it made a world of difference.
I have The same n82 for my glock 26 and also a King Tuck .I like both however the King Tuck is thinner and prints less,
Well, here's 1 vote for the Summer Comfort--I was all set to buy the KingTuck (actually had it in my hands in line) and the guy behind the desk showed me his summer comfort and told me his opinion on the cons of the KingTuck:
1) Huge amount of holster inside your pants (surface area) compared to the summer comfort.
2) Kydex will wear off your frame's coating/scratch it (his words, not mine)
3) Retention is a lot more aggressive with the KingTuk
Whether he lied to me or not...I bought the summer comfort for my Glock 17--love it and don't regret it.
1) Can't tuck your shirt in but that's not an issue for me.
1) Incredibly easy on/off with just two loops with snaps.
2) Pulls tight into your side to minimize printing.
3) Easy to slide/shift while driving vs. getting out of car/walking
I carry mine at the 3:00 position when driving and the 2:00-2:15 position any other time; I tried the 4:30 position and it just didn't work well for me at that spot, but that's where a lot of guys seem to like it...you can't go wrong with either Galco option!
Having carried the 9c in both holsters I can tell you without hesitation to buy the king tuck. It is still my go to holster for all my carry guns when I want the utmost in comfort. The problem I had with the summer comfort and the 9c was that the corner of the holster dug into my butt cheek and hurt after some time. I carry just behind my hip bone, somewhere around 3:30 or 4 oclock. The summer comfort is also very slick and tends to ride down.
My king tuck on the other hand is amazing. No digging, no hurting, and has adjustability galore. The summer comfort only allows for a relatively high, heavy forward cant ride. Plus, you can tuck the king tuck.
No question about it, the King tuck is your winner!
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I do not have either holster, however I do have this Summer Comfort knock-off from Master's holsters: Inside the Waist Band (IWB) Concealment Holster with belt straps
It came to about $47 after my NRA discount, this might be a good option if you want both holsters but want to save some coin (i.e. get the King Tuck with the Ebay bucks and the other holster at the jbp site). The quality seems good, and my gun disappears under a t-shirt at 3:00.
I ordered a Kingtuk and have been wearing it about a week. It's comfortable, but I found its default position causes the gun to ride too high. It's comfortable that way, and I can get a great purchase on the grip, but it prints like a mug. So, I adjusted the belt clips and it's a lot better now.
Definitely a winner. I enjoy it, but not as much as my N82 Tactical Professional. Still, I'd recommend the Kingtuk to anyone.
Does anyone's Kingtuk make a metal to leather squeak coming from the clip rubbing the leather? I was wearing mine the other day and it started making the noise...
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