Supertuck- to cut or not to cut?

Supertuck- to cut or not to cut?

This is a discussion on Supertuck- to cut or not to cut? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I ordered the Supertuck in horsehide in the standard cut. Has anyone cut theirs down to the combat grip? FWIW, I carry in a ...

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    Supertuck- to cut or not to cut?

    So I ordered the Supertuck in horsehide in the standard cut. Has anyone cut theirs down to the combat grip? FWIW, I carry in a beltslide sometimes so having the gun against my side is no problem. I have been doing some practice and cannot get my thumb behind the gun, G19, on the draw. This effects my grip when I draw. I would like to be able to get a better hold on the gun before I draw. I know that the only way to do this with the Supertuck is to cut it. For those that have done it, did you regret doing it later? Or is it better? Ultimately I know it's a personal choice, just looking for some input before I start hacking away. Thanks.


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    I did it on mine. My cut isn't as pretty as it would have been from Crossbreed, but I'm glad I did it. Besides, it's concealed, right?

    It definitely helps to get a quicker and surer grip on the gun.
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    I did on mine- only about 1/2 way to a full combat cut. I took it very slowly and just cut a tiny bit at a time. I wanted to cut as little as possible and still be able to get a good grip. I probably made about 10 separate cuts before it was done. I really don't know how anyone can get a good grip on their gun with it as shipped but whatever works... It's not pretty but who cares... It's not like Supertuck is pretty to begin with
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    I would say cut it yourself. You can make the final cut how you want it. Just go slow, as others have said and it'll be fine... If you do a search on the combat cut, you should find some other threads on the subject and some tell you how to refinish the cut portion of the leather...
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    I did mine and never regretted it.
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    I don't have one, but that's a #2 rule for me when making holsters. Always allow a full combat grip.

    FWIW, #1 is don't cover the mag release (except for Bersa t.380.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead79 View Post
    FWIW, #1 is don't cover the mag release
    I had a holster maker also refuse to cover the mag release.
    I don't get it. Is it a liability thing?
    If you fear the leather is going to push the mag release, why not make a small hole where the mag release is located.
    I wanted to get as much of the firearm isolated from my sweaty body.
    Supertuck has a huge piece of leather and no one seems to say, "you covered the mag release, how awful."

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    Seems that there were a few models that had mag release problems. They seem easily fixed, and they gave directions IIRC.

    Thanks for the info guys. Gonna go for it when I get some time. I finally found a spot where it rides and conceals well. Was getting a little frustrated, but it's all good now. I was pretty sure I would cut it, but wanted the input. I'm a function over fashion kind of guy so no worries on making it uglier.

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    I got my Supertuck with the combat cut and really like the easy access when grabbing the gun. Can't imagine having more material there.
    Good call cutting it yourself. That way you can make it fit best for you.

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    I had this internal qualm when I ordered mine so I went with a standard cut.

    I carry a G26 or a G19 and although the standard cut does make getting a grip harder than it could be I don't find it that difficult. (I know to each thier own)...

    For those that did the cut themselves did it effect comfort at all?

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    [QUOTE=

    For those that did the cut themselves did it effect comfort at all?[/QUOTE]

    I cut mine- Did not effect comfort at all.

    If you cut yours, use a sharp razor blade and take your time. I did mine after only wearing it for a couple of hours so it was still new and the leather was still very stiff. If you take your time and bevel the cut it will look like the factory did it.

    Mine looks like the factory cuts, but it is the combat cut I wanted.

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    I cut mine too.
    I then use my belt sander to smooth the edge.
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    I cut mine also, then sanded it and hit it with some edge dressing. It did not affect comfort at all and makes for a more secure grip coming out of the holster. Before the cut I was having to jam my thumb into the leather pretty hard to get a solid grip and it didn't feel too great. I think it's best to do the cut yourself since everyone is built differently.

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    just dont cut all the way like i did - it will make the hammer side of the gun "dig" into your side.

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    I ordered my Supertuck with the combat cut, and love it. Allows full grip of the gun, and the most comfortable holster I've ever owned.
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