Curious if anyone has tried these. The reviews I found online so far (police boards, other shooting boards, etc) seem quite positive.
However, a buddy of mine had the company send him some demos for testing after we discussed them. He's a CCW instructor, and highly biased against them before their arrival. I know he was intensely against these before he ever received them (he stated that he had no intention of testing to anything less than failure), but his review seems to go against everything else I've run across on the web.
Anyone here have personal experience with them?
Here's his review:
Holsters arrived today and I honestly think they attempted to disguise a
bad product with product overkill. I was so disappointed straight out
of the package that I'm scared to death to even attempt an on-range
What I received:
Sticky for a Glock 19 and several other similar sized firearms
Sticky for a Ruger LCR and several other similar sized firearms
The Anklebiter wrap to turn your Sticky into an ankle holster
The Sticky dual mag pouch.
First impression right out of the package: It's a cheap universal
holster backed with neoprene to make it look like a quality holster. NO
instructions on how to properly wear the holster, NO safety warnings
about drop-throughs, nothing but their advertising on other products.
Grade received: F (if I could go lower I would)
First wear on Glock 19: Put my Glock 19 in the holster and had to work
it open to get the gun to actually go in the holster, which was
expected. Placed it on my firing side under a leather gun-belt where I
wear my Crossbreed and discovered the rear of the slide will dig into my
ribs. I bent over to put on my shoes and the entire holster slid
upwards to the point that the far point of the trigger guard was almost
out of the belt line. Grade received: D to D-, debating on a F due to
the safety aspect.
First wear on the Ruger LCR: Put the Ruger LCR in the holster and
noticed the holster is HUGE at the base and actually impedes the middle
finger from obtaining a secure grip on the firearm when it's fully
seated in the holster. Give the size of the LCR compared to my Glock, I
used the LCR for an ankle holster test and boy did that fail big-time!
The Anklebiter has so much neoprene that it makes the holster
unbearably thick and don't even consider wearing it in hot weather. The
major fail was when I conducted the ankle holster "stomp test". When I
stomped my foot just 3 times the holster shifted as expected, but when I
lifted my pant leg the Anklebiter wrap was in place while the holster
itself had slid completely through the Anklebiter wrap and actually
dislodged the LCR from the holster. Grade received: F for safety
Clothing issues: The Anklebiter shows dramatically with jeans, it shows
just as badly in my 5.11 tactical trousers. When you tuck a shirt
between the holster on the waist and your trousers it WILL move
considerably. It doesn't print any more or any less than a Crossbreed
Supertuck and most IWBs of that style, so no advantages there.
As I said before, this is a pocket holster being passed off as an IWB,
something it clearly IS NOT. I will be conducting an actual range test
within the next few weeks to see just how many more issues are present
and if there are truly any positives.
Wife put on the LCR and had a frightining moment. The revolver won't
stay holstered due to the round trigger guard and the angled cut of the
holster in that location. Huge safety issue! Due to this issue I will
not conduct an on-range review of the revolver holster, it's far too
Followed up with:
"Went out for a while with them, will get pics up tomorrow.
Me: Holster at the right hip with enough of the firearm exposed to obtain a secure grip on the firearm to draw.
Wife: holster at the appendix with enough exposed to obtain a secure grip on the firearm to draw.
Holsters felt comfortable enough for daily carry, so we went out for a daily-carry test.
Entered and exited the vehicle multiple times, changed a baby's diaper
in the van once, walked into several buildings and back, sat for over
one hour twice, attempted tucked-in and over, attempted shirt tucked
Sadly both holsters failed under every-day carry conditions in just 3
hours. The revolver holster came up so high out of my wife's waistband
that the muzzle was the only part below the waistband. She continued to
express concern over the holster pushing the pistol out of the holster
as well as the waistband. Seatbelts hinder firearm retrieval with this
The holster for my Glock actually fell below my waistband hanging the
grip up on my waistband resulting in Mexican carry conditions without me
realizing it. After three vehicle entries and exits followed by
sitting for 2 hours, followed by another vehicle entry and exit.
Fortunately, this holster didn't get so far below the waistband to fall
completely through, but it's a testament that it's a real possibility.
Seatbelts dramatically hinder the ability to get to the firearm with
Neither is safe enough for on-range review since they cannot pass daily-carry muster. Final result: Very unsafe product!
The only piece that gets positive points is the Super Mag pouch. It has
enough versatility of what it can hold that it might be fine for
lighter uses. It did not like to have two fully loaded steel Baby Eagle
45ACP magazines in it and actually began to droop, which ultimately
pulls on the velcro and will eventually lead to a failure in the
attachment point being the velcro."
"I just noticed that the Glock holster says it fits the Baby Eagle. Guess what happened?
Immediate pass-through! Thank goodness I had a Hogue grip on the Baby
Eagle and that it caught the waistband or it would have slammed into my
tile floor and I would have been ticked.
Consider the following issues as well:
Toilet visits requiring dropping trousers means you MUST remove the
holster and set it somewhere, risking that you forget to remount the
Toilet visits requiring dropping trousers risks the pistol and holster
going straight into the toilet. Almost happened to me, because I tested
Removing the holster under combat conditions using two hands to
reholster will be cumbersome when your concern might be to use one hand
to dial 911.
Removing the holster by someone with a physical disability to reholster
means alternative placement that can make drawing the firearm difficult
The holster cannot achieve and maintain the FBI cant position. (not sure
why yet, think it's the shifted forward weight of the Glock that caused
Hot weather means the holster will pass moisture to the firearm. I found
beads of sweat or moisture on my Glock 19 EXO after today's wearing in
60 degree temps.
Neoprene creates hot-spots on the body ANYWHERE it maintains contact,
even with clothing between. It happened during today's wearing. As a
scuba diver I can tell you this will always be the case."