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Review: A.R.C. IWB Blackhawk Holster (for the Shield 9/40)

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Review: A.R.C. IWB Blackhawk Holster (for the Shield 9/40)

Link: Standard A.R.C. IWB Holster - BLACKHAWK!

This is a pretty cheap holster I got for 20 bucks at my local gunshop.
I'm amazed at how versatile it is, but honestly - the holster is NOT suited for IWB if you ask me.

It can be used for this, but for it to be comfortable, it needs modification.
It fits the shield like a glove though, and interestingly, it works quite well as a OWB holster.

Because of the way that the holster-clip can only really be set fairly high on the holster itself, it causes the gun to sit very high on the belt, which is good for concealed OWB.

Replacing the holster-clip with one made of metal is recommended.

The adjustable tilt/cant is a selling point of the gun, but because the Shield is somewhat top-heavy, it really doesn't work great. The uneven weight destribution of the pistol causes the holster to spin.

Fortunately, the holster's retention level is also adjustable...

I recommend getting a new clip and drilling a small extra hole in the holster and fasten it with TWO screws to prevent spinning.

If anyone wants a basic versatile holster with some potential for the thrifty people, this holster is very affordable.

Can't really recommend it otherwise.
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