All depends on the pocket holster, but most do provide retention. A generic Uncle Mike's may not. All my custom one's (K&D, HBE, Kramer, etc.) do have retention and required break-in.Do pocket holsters offer any retention, or is the gun just sitting in them, completely loose, to help insure the holster doesn't come out with the gun?
The reason I asked is the one I bought is completely loose.You can get both kinds. Leather ones with full boning or nylon that are snug but not formed to the gun. Personally, I like ones that have a place for my thumb to push against the holster to remove the gun.
None are completely loose, if you're worried the gun will fall out in your pocket.
Some stay on, some don't. I'm happy with the performance of all of them. They all stay put when I pull the gun from my pocket...Too much retention in a pocket holster, is not always a good thing...A question for anyone with a pocket holster: If you take your holstered firearm out of your pocket, and then grasp the gun by it's grip, does the holster stay put or fall free?:
Yes mine does. I have a desantis nemesis IIRC for my P3at. No retention what so ever. It has never come out of my pocket. Even wearing it around the house with sweats and sitting in a recliner.A question for anyone with a pocket holster: If you take your holstered firearm out of your pocket, and then grasp the gun by it's grip, does the holster stay put or fall free?:
That's a very generous and customer-oriented offer by the maker!The reason I asked is the one I bought is completely loose.
It is from a well known maker. The holster has gun details (slide stop, ejection port) molded into it, so I expect somewhat of a close fit, but there is enough clearance so that if the holster is tipped past 90 degrees, the gun would easily slide out.
I email them about this and here is their responce:
The way this holster works is a different way. As I said we like to make every customer happy. We could make you another and not hand fit it out the door, you will just have a harder break in. Right now that gun in your pocket has a draw slick as ice which is what we want.
If you want another, its no problem at all. Let me know.
Should I accept their offer to make another one and "not hand fit it out the door" or do you think it should be fine the way it is? After all, just wearing jeans offers some retention, and if I am in dress pants I probably won't be getting too acrobatic anyway.