I’m a confessed plastogynist. I’m not sure if Webster knows this, but that’s someone who hates Kydex inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters, even those sight unseen. In the past, I’ve been biased and bigoted against almost all of them, because I’m a certified holster snob. In fact, I wrote a whole book just about concealed carry holsters, so I’ve tried them all. Why don’t I like Kydex IWB holsters? They’re usually uncomfortable, and I haven’t seen a clear benefit over good old-fashioned leather against my tender love handle areas. Until now.
The unique claim to fame of the No Print Wonder from Clinger Holsters is that it combines Kydex and leather—not for comfort, although you get that too—but for improved concealment. Here’s how it works.
The Kydex shell that secures your handgun mounts to the belt with two metal clips spaced six or seven inches apart. The provides lateral stability. The rear clip is stuck to a rigid Kydex tab that’s secured to the holster body. These two parts act as one solid piece. Up front, a thick leather tab connects the front mounting clip to the holster. The effect is that the rear clip pulls the holster body, and your gun, close into your side. The flexible front mount wraps around your curves. When you put it all together, you have a stable mounting system that molds around your hip area.
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