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Does anyone have experience with both? I normally wear and prefer leather pancake holsters as they conceal the best, but I've been thinking about trying one of the these:

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Other than the extra bulk from the snaps, I'm wondering if this style of holster conceals the same and holds the gun just as close to the body as pancake holsters?
 

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If I wear a pancake it will not have the snaps! I prefer the SafariLand pancake that has slots so that you adjust the cant to your preference.
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Does anyone have experience with both? I normally wear and prefer leather pancake holsters as they conceal the best, but I've been thinking about trying one of the these:

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Other than the extra bulk from the snaps, I'm wondering if this style of holster conceals the same and holds the gun just as close to the body as pancake holsters?
It does a pretty good job of staying tucked close to the body. By keeping the snaps close to the holster body it keeps it from flopping out. The snaps are one way pull the dot snaps and are also pretty secure.

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The better question here I think is that do you have to do a lot (more than once) of administrative handling / disarming during the day?

If the answer is no, you don't need the snap loops.

If the answer is yes, you want the snap loops.

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Good point. I guess I only have to do it twice a day on a regular basis and really otherwise.
 

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It does a pretty good job of staying tucked close to the body. By keeping the snaps close to the holster body it keeps it from flopping out. The snaps are one way pull the dot snaps and are also pretty secure.

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Placed my first order with you Nelson. Went with the regular pancake holster.

Thanks all and thanks for the pictures.
 

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The better question here I think is that do you have to do a lot (more than once) of administrative handling / disarming during the day?

If the answer is no, you don't need the snap loops.

If the answer is yes, you want the snap loops.

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I wonder about even then. How freakin' hard is it to undo your belt, pull it back through a couple of loops? You might as well do a paddle holster, although I am not wild about those either. People preach having a really good gunbelt (which is true), but then want a holster than doesn't fully take advantage of it. Each to one's own, but I don't get it.
 

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I wonder about even then. How freakin' hard is it to undo your belt, pull it back through a couple of loops? You might as well do a paddle holster, although I am not wild about those either. People preach having a really good gunbelt (which is true), but then want a holster than doesn't fully take advantage of it. Each to one's own, but I don't get it.
When you have more than just the gun on it can be harder.

The snap loops are pretty darn sturdy.

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I wonder about even then. How freakin' hard is it to undo your belt, pull it back through a couple of loops? You might as well do a paddle holster, although I am not wild about those either. People preach having a really good gunbelt (which is true), but then want a holster than doesn't fully take advantage of it. Each to one's own, but I don't get it.
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A left-hander must unthread the belt from nearly every one of the belt loops, removing his/her magazine holster(s), too, to remove his pancake holster. It isn't "freakin' hard", but it is quite inconvenient. And it is a bit more challenging to remain inconspicuous while doing it.

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I wonder about even then. How freakin' hard is it to undo your belt, pull it back through a couple of loops? You might as well do a paddle holster, although I am not wild about those either. People preach having a really good gunbelt (which is true), but then want a holster than doesn't fully take advantage of it. Each to one's own, but I don't get it.
Ever removed your holstered gun while sitting in a small car in the parking lot of a restricted building? It's not that easy and nearly impossible to do it discreetly.
 

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While still a working LEO I had tom disarm regularly on trips to the DA / Courthouse. The had lockers, just remove gun and place in locker and go about your business. When you leave retrieve your gun and reholster. No need to remove the holster. No snap on for me!
 

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I have a Bianchi version, and it was very reasonable in price, plus high quality.

Being able to unholster without undoing your belt is nice.

Taking off a holster, especially if you use a trouser belt loop in between your holster belt loops to help lock it in place can be a pain.

I would think that most would understand that, but maybe not....
 
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