Holsters, let me tell you about holsters. It has been a long road to find a few holsters that work with the way I dress, that are comfortable, and work with how I want to carry. Because of this, I own a lot of holsters.
Like most of you I have been on a quest for both a great OWB (outside the waistband) holster and an IWB (inside the waistband) holster. On the OWB I think I’m all set. Raven Concealment holsters are exceptional and have the best service and warranty in the business. If there is anything wrong they will pay for you to send it back and they will either fix it or send you a new holster. My personal turnaround on work like this has been a week or less. Anyone that says kydex is kydex has never owned or used a Raven Concealment holster.
Raven Light Compatible Phantom for the INFORCE APL
I have been looking for an IWB holster for a long time. I know you can go IWB with the Raven Phantom but it never really worked with my body type or quick on and off. I was looking for a holster that conceals well, is comfortable, can be used by a GLOCK 19 with a red dot, can very easily be put on and taken off, and can be positioned for appendix carry or 5 o’clock.
For 5 o’clock there is no better IWB holster in my option than the crossbreed supertuck or the myriad of copies for that type of holster. The problem with the supertuck is it’s meant for one position on the body and can’t roll all that well for appendix carry.
So while on this quest, I have purchased and sold many a holster and have a nice box of holsters that didn’t work out all that well. I’m not really going to go into much more detail than that, as I think holsters are a very personal and what you like I may completely hate.
This brings us to G-Code and their INCOG. I know, another Travis Haley sponsored piece of gear. To start, my purchasing decision had nothing to do with Travis’s recommendation other than he does test the shit out of stuff he puts his name on. In all actuality, I purchased it because it was relatively cheap and that said they could accommodate a red dot, more on that later.
The INCOG is made by G-Code Holsters and you can purchase it directly from them or from the Haley Strategic web store. The INCOG is a minimalist IWB holster that can be worn at any position but it shines at appendix carry. The holster is not light compatible and as of writing is being made for GLOCKs, M&Ps, 1911s, FN FNS, XDs, and Lionheart LH-9 series pistols. The holster I purchased was for a GLOCK 19 with an RDS at the rear.
The INCOG has a couple stand out features that set it apart from the rest of the IWB crowd. It has a synthetic suede that covers the exterior of the holster that G-Code calls Tactical Fuzz. The fuzz does a couple of things; it adds comfort against your skin if you are wearing it without an undershirt. The fuzz wicks away sweat between your body and the holster, and it also does an excellent job of keeping the holster in place. All the holster edges are rounded and polished and fuzz has yet to pull up at any wear points. Continue reading