Hey gang, first post here...
I want to pass along my observations on these 2 holsters. I carry IWB, usually tuckable, usually at 3:30, sometimes at 2:00 (appendix). Yeah, it is asking alot for a holster to work both ways, and it is a compromise to be sure. I do this when I am on a road trip, or wearing clothes that print the butt of my pistol.
I like the Ctac, it is a high quality holster, and the company is great to deal with, under promise and over delivering on service. I liked this holster at 4:00 and it is a good choice. Strong suit is adjustability- you can get it to just the right height and depth with the system they use. It was pretty comfortable, wearing it 10-12 hours a day.
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After seeing that the Ctac left some printing on my shirts and pants due to the fact that I have no butt I guess, I started searching for a better idea. A poster showed photos of his Raven Concealment systems holster, and it appealed to me. After a call to Jay at Raven, I was even more intrigued and ordered one, with a couple of additional belt hook-ups. Raven has several ways to attach the holster for IWB, OWB, paddle, tuckable. You should check the Raven website to see their approach that makes this flexibility work for CCW.
Raven Concealment Systems
Anyway, when it showed up I set it up the way I wanted and mounted it right away. What I noted: The Kydex molding is the best I have seen, very very accurate. I like thin Kydex, I think the material is all but bullet proof, so doesn't need a lot of thickness to hold up. The mounting systems are solid and beefy, and the approach of using 2 sides riveted and molded to a body's shape makes for a thinner holster overall. Retention is a bit tight, but solid, no wiggle here. Printing is even more minimal than the Ctac, because it pulls in tight at the top without having to sink it too deep in my pants to get a good quick grip, and the way the holster rounds around my hip is great- no gap in between my belt and body as it goes around the holster at the front and rear corners. It is very comfortable, even at 2:00, though the mounting loops aren't ideal, as this is not the intention. If the folks at Raven start to make an appendix carry mounting option I will be first in line! In short, this is my choice for EDC at this time.