pro: well made, fast draw, snug to the side of the body
con: only one. When I tighten my belt as tight as it needs to be to keep the gun and galco sport belt from pulling my pants down, the part of the holster between the 2 belt loop holders on the holster press into my side. This pressure, over time during the day, begins to really hurt. As compared to my no-name NEXT holster purchased at a local gun show, the Blade-Tech isn't nearly as comfortable.
Conclusion: If I had it to do over again, I would still buy the Eclipse because I use it at the range and for handgun defense classes. The leather NEXT holster that I wear daily draws like peanut butter in comparison but it clips on and off the belt and is very comfortable to wear all day when it's appropriate to wear an outside the waistband holster.
Update - saw a youtube about wearing a holster with a cant angle vs straight up and down. Any holster with a cant angle is NOT designed to wear at 3...
I'm a huge leather holster fan, but gave this a shot at the recommendation of a friend.
This holster carries my G19 nice and snug against my body, nearly eliminating any printing. I'm not a big guy, 5'6" and 185lbs, so hiding a gun on my person can be a pain in the ass. Coupling this holster with a quality belt makes carrying concealed super easy.
The g19 fits well into the holster. Drawing and reholstering is a breeze. Retention is acceptable.
My only advise for purchasers is to check your holster's screws from time to time. They will loosen with use. I carry all the time and have found that I need to snug the screws up every few months. Not very much, and honestly a bit of loc tite would eliminate that concern entirely.
I have a sig p238 and carry in a crossbreed most of the time....however IWB can wear on you sometime and when you are wearing longer shirts or even a jacket or sport coat... You wish you had something that held your pistol close but not IWB.. This blade tech is the answer, it holds my p238 very close to my belt line and is perfect for owb concealment
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