Posted: 10/28/2010 4:47:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2010 5:00:19 PM EDT by AEnemaBay]
I've had a few people on this board and others ask about my modification to my Silent Thunder holster for my Kahr PM9. I got this holster in a trade with the PM9 and the clip that comes with the holster sticks out like a badly infected and puffy sore thumb. Tucker offers a "slimline" belt clip but I decided to try out a standard Comp-Tac strut before ordering one and found that it was a lot better at helping conceal the holster under a shirt. But what I was really wanting was Tucker's offset "Slim IWB" Silent Thunder holster. Not wanting to spend $85 for essentially the same holster with a different mounting platform I decided to try my hand at modifying the regular Silent Thunder.
I found a spare Comp-Tac 2 O'Clock clip in my "box 'o kydex" and found that it closely matched the hole spacing on the retention points of the Tucker. Upon sliding the clip over the top of the points I found that one of the holes on the clip would have to be made oblong slightly in order to fit the screws. About five swipes with a round file later and the clip was securely mounted to the holster with no wiggle room. Now in order to use the clip and still have retention I had to use some spare rubber mounting grommets that came as spares with my MTAC holster from Comp-Tac.
Now the holster still retains its easy on/off capabilities while being as low profile as possible without actually getting the purposely built "slim" holster. This configuration also helps to pull the butt of the pistol into your hip further helping conceal the pistol. With this set up you can always go back to the original center mounted configuration at any time.
NOTE: THE COMP-TAC INFIDEL SHIRT TUCKER STRUT WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT A LOT MORE DRILLING/FILLING. ALSO, IT WILL GIVE THE HOLSTER WAY TOO MUCH CANT (IMHO).
Here's the standard holster:
Here's the slim holster:
Here's the Comp-Tac clip that will also come with the rubber grommets (at least they did when I ordered it some time ago):