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Okay, this is probably not a problem that has not already been written about, but I cannot find the thread if it exists. So here goes:

All of my current pocket holsters come out of the pocket along with the gun when I draw?? Anyone have experienced this also and have a solution? Maybe a bit of Velcro on the back of the holster, etc?? Maybe better luck with a certain brand of pocket holster?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Can be a problem. The only kind of pocket holster that definitely will not cause your problem are the ones that incorporate a solid leather or kydex (depending on material of holster) horn or finger extending above the edge of the holster (I forgot what they call it). Your thumb sits on the top of this "horn" as you pull out your firearm--the thumb pressing on the horn keeps the holster in your pocket as you pull out the gun. FIST makes a kydex with the "horn" and many leather mfgrs do the same.
 

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Yes. Ever see a movie where the character eases his sword out of the sheath a bit before drawing it? Same principle.

I have one by R.L. Grahm. It is one great holster, but one thing I like best about it is that it has a place for your index finger to shove against the holster, loosening the pistol before drawing it.
 

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I use a Blackhawk pocket holster (size #4) with my S&W 442, and I don't think I could get the holster to come out while drawing the gun if my life depended on it. I have to put my hand around the holster and the gun to remove it.

What kind of holster(s) are you using?

What kind of gun are you using?

What kind of pants are you wearing?

I ask because it almost sounds like your holsters are too small for your gun.
 

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check out rkbaholsters.com
 
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I'm using a Desantis Nemesis with an LCP and haven't had any problems with the holster coming out when I draw.
 

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+1 on the DeSantis! They have a "sticky" outside material that sticks to the inside of your pocket. There are several other brands that have the sticky material as well. FWIW, this seems to be more a common problem with small revolvers than autos IME. Good luck!
 

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After several decades all I now use are Mika Pocket holsters. Google him. The only and I mean only, pocket holster that stays in my pants with all 5 of my pocket guns. Never came out once and there are no gimmicks, hooks, push off tabs or anything else other than just grab the gun by the grip in a full combat grip and withdraw the gun. Not the prettiest pocket holster and not made to impress your friends. It just works and for only $30 you get a handmade holster made for your gun. No one size fits many. I even had one made by submitting a tracing of my gun to Robert Mika and it came out perfectly. Google Mika pocket holsters and you will be hard pressed to find negative posts. He does not advertise much because he is a one man shop, ex LEO, and does not want to subcontract work out. He has a very loyal following of LEO and civilians and most of his business is through word of mouth.
 

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All of my current pocket holsters come out of the pocket along with the gun when I draw??
Have pocket carried extensively. Have tried numerous different pocket holster designs. Sometimes, the holster itself sucked in a given pocket size/shape in a given pant, where all other pocket holsters seemed to work fine. Sometimes, I found a given pocket size/shape sucked, on a given pant, and redoing the pocket do a suitable one cured the problem. Invariably, working on my draw technique improved repeatability. But then, I strongly dress around modes of carry, incorporating the need to carry well into my buying decisions. Not all people do this, in all purchases.


Generally speaking, I would say these things are truisms regarding pocket-carried firearms:

  • The pants pocket really needs to be of an appropriate size and shape to both (a) keep the firearm upright to support a clean draw, and (b) keep the holster in the pocket if drawing. Not all pants pocket shapes/sizes support these two elements well. And some pants/pockets are just so darned baggy as compared to the size/shape of the holstered pistol, that practically nothing but sheer dumb luck is going to reliably keep the holster in the pocket when drawn.

  • The holster should be of a design that specifically takes into account the draw. Typically, this is one with a lip/shape along the top/forward edge that means the holster tends to hook itself into the top of the pocket opening when the firearm is drawn. Some have thumb-pressure "levers" of sorts, to allow the hand itself to dislodge the holster from the pistol prior to a draw (Fist makes one like this, for example).

  • One should practice drawing and reholstering sufficiently frequently so that the draw technique strongly supports retention of the holster in all situations.

  • A holster can have "sticky" material along its outside surfaces to aid in retention, but decent draw technique and pocket size/shape still applies.
Perhaps one or more of these elements is something you can address. Depending on how near to success a given holster+pocket+pants+technique is, it might well be that only one or two changes is needed.
 

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Rammer, do you have personal experience with the RKB holsters? I ask as I am in need of a couple of pocket holsters (it looks like Grahm is out of business), and like the looks of the ones you recommended. I just want to double check before I order two of them.

check out rkbaholsters.com
 

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Rammer, do you have personal experience with the RKB holsters? I ask as I am in need of a couple of pocket holsters (it looks like Grahm is out of business), and like the looks of the ones you recommended. I just want to double check before I order two of them.
Yup, I've got 4. 1 for my LCR, 1 for my LC9 and 2 for my LCP (one is standard and the other is the kangaroo style for an extra mag). Stephen does good work and they are not overpriced and custom made for each gun. So no one size fits many.

RKBA holsters were my first beyond nylon Blackhawk ones. I looked into other holster makers but really didn't know much about holsters as I do now. I lucked out and picked a good holster maker and have stuck with him for my pocket carry needs.
 
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Here is what I have for my KelTec P-3AT...

Pocket Holster w/Thumb Push

The Thumb Push is the secret...your holster cannot come out of the pocket.
 

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I really appreciate your reply. From what I have seen of them, they look like what Im looking for. Thanks again.

Yup, I've got 4. 1 for my LCR, 1 for my LC9 and 2 for my LCP (one is standard and the other is the kangaroo style for an extra mag). Stephen does good work and they are not overpriced and custom made for each gun. So no one size fits many.

RKBA holsters were my first beyond nylon Blackhawk ones. I looked into other holster makers but really didn't know much about holsters as I do now. I lucked out and picked a good holster maker and have stuck with him for my pocket carry needs.
 

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You did not mention the types of pocket holsters you are using or the gun(s) you are carrying in them..Had you shown a picture we may have been able to offer constructive comments on what you are using and why they may be coming out of the pocket.
 

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Given IWB, OWB or pocket carry I'd rate pocket as the most prone to foul ups and hang ups. I've only ever used the Nemesis for LCR or LCP. Positive retention is not something I desire from a pocket holster.

Just remember that when the bewitching moments arrive, "slow is smooth and smooth is fast."
 

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Get ur self a sticky or remora holster. It will stay put......
 
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