Smartcarry vs. Thunderware

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Thread: Smartcarry vs. Thunderware

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    Smartcarry vs. Thunderware

    If this has been done before, I'm apparently not smart enough to find it. Feel free to point me in the right direction if that's the case.

    For those who have seen both, which do you prefer? I have a Thunderware holster that is just plain worn out after 15 years, though I've never actually put my hands on a Smartcarry.

    So, which one to get?
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    I have both and I prefer the difference in design of the SmartCarry as well and the material used.
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    i used only the smart carry but is better then anything on market right now

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    SmartCarry

    I have not used both, but I looked at pictures of both on their respective web sites before I made my purchase. The benefit that sold me was the offset divider in the SmartCarry so that the pistol had more room than the magazine. Also SmartCarry had a size to accommodate the full sized M&P 45 that I carry.
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    I voted Thunderware, mainly because the name has me sold. I don't care if its the worst holster in the world, the marketing (via product name) was genious. ThUNDERWARE!
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    what about SMART carry

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    SmartCarry for sure. If for no other reason, than customer service.

    Charlie Parrot returns my emails within a few hours, and answers every last detail of my questions. Kept me up to date as it was being made, etc.

    From my interaction with the other, a one-sentence response...two weeks later.

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    You'll forgot to post supportive pictures
    and the obligatory links.

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    I love my Smart Carry. It works with all my outfits and is very comfy. I have heard good reviews from both male and female users. It seems to work well with all body styles and Charley is very nice. He talked to me for over half an hour to make sure I got the right size and color I wanted/needed for my Kimber Pro Aegis II. I got the Smart carry when promised and followed the instructions just as he told me to and as he stated, It is comfortable and does not print. It has become my primary carry method.

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    Can anybody post side by side pictures of each one, that would be helpful.
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    they look the same. Big difference is is S.C. seams are sown differentlyand allows for an easier draw from holster. The backing on it is pretty water resistant,too. Thunderware seams to have a more comfortable and softer velcro. Visually they look alike.

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    Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Can anybody post side by side pictures of each one, that would be helpful.

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    At the time I bought mine, the offset middle seam was a major decision point.
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    As I have 'personal property' that I highly cherish...I prefer neither....
    At a more factual level, I cannot comprehend the potential comfort/discomfort...I am very used to IWB...how does one sit down while wearing something that straddles the crotch?

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    The Smartcarry was the first one, the Thunderwear is a cheap knockoff. The fit and finish of Smartcarry is leagues ahead of Thunderwear.

    If you want an indepth video review of the Smartcarry holster, go to YouTube and do a search for "passive101". He's on another forum I frequent and has great videos.
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    Danger to personal property. Not

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    As I have 'personal property' that I highly cherish...I prefer neither....
    The frequent reference to the SmartCarry placing your genitals in peril is amusing to contemplate, however, it is in fact a fiction with the large size unless you are grossly malformed. I don't know about the small sized SmartCarry.

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    At a more factual level, I cannot comprehend the potential comfort/discomfort...I am very used to IWB...how does one sit down while wearing something that straddles the crotch?
    I carry a full sized M&P 45 in a SmartCarry and can sit without difficulty, although transitioning from standing to sitting reminds you that you are carrying. Those who carry pistols with smaller form factor weapon can use the smaller holster.
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