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Old 01-21-2019, 8:29 AM
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Default "The claw" for kydex holster

I just put an xds in jail so I'm looking for a holster. I'm leaning towards Vedder and since I've lost 35 pounds I can actually appendix carry now lol does anyone have experience with using their claw or any type of claw? I guess it's just supposed to push the grip into your body more?
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Correct. I highly recommend the claw attachment. It absolutely works as advertised.
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I just put an xds in jail so I'm looking for a holster. I'm leaning towards Vedder and since I've lost 35 pounds I can actually appendix carry now lol does anyone have experience with using their claw or any type of claw? I guess it's just supposed to push the grip into your body more?


If you’re going to appendix carry, check out T-rex sidecar or Tier1 Axis/Agis.


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I highly recommend a claw and wedge...

Check this holster out, it has a molded in claw and wedge.

https://tenicor.com/products/velo-aiwb-holster
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Get the claw! Especially if it's a gun larger than a sub compact or if you're going to be using any type of grip extension. A good claw really helps tuck the butt of the grip in along the body line so that it doesn't print.
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If you’re going to appendix carry, check out T-rex sidecar or Tier1 Axis/Agis.


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I use the Tier1Concealed Axis slim everyday!

I can't say enough good things about it.

Make sure you have a great belt for appendix carry. I use the Ares great Aegis enhanced. It's so good it made appendix carry more comfortable because it's so stiff!
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+1 For Vedder Holster w/ the claw attachment it does help print less without sacrificing comfort.
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+1 For Vedder Holster w/ the claw attachment it does help print less without sacrificing comfort.
Plus one on this. I just wish Vedder would explain it a little more on the web page. Finally put mine on a few weeks ago. Great addition to make it more concealed.
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I decided to go with Vedder and did end up getting the the claw. It came in yesterday and I like it alot! The retention is perfect and it completely disappears when my shirt comes down. And appendix carry is actually pretty dang comfortable too...never thought I'd say that lol
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Claw works good.
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+1 For Vedder Holster w/ the claw attachment it does help print less without sacrificing comfort.
Plus one on this. I just wish Vedder would explain it a little more on the web page. Finally put mine on a few weeks ago. Great addition to make it more concealed.
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After accumulating 2 boxes of kydex and leather holsters over past couple years-- I only use Vedder Holsters w claw now-- I have 5 of them.

Vedder Light Tuck w the claw work great for me. Great company easy to call and talk to them re your needs.
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I’ve only got 2 holsters, both for my G26. First was a vedder with the claw and the second was a T1C axis slim. When I bought the vedder I also got a mag caddy because I didn’t know if I was going to want to carry a spare mag all the time. I carry appendix. If I’m going to carry just the gun then the vedder would suffice, but it’s not the best when adding on that extra mag caddy. It’s for that reason that I bought the axis slim and is my primary holster. Both companies make quality stuff.

I will say the claw implementation on the axis slim is much better IMO. Maybe this changes depending on which gun you carry, but I found that the clip on the vedder has to be in the highest ride position for the claw to be effective. If you start dropping it down for deeper concealment the claw loses contact with the belt and actually will get stuck up underneath it at times. It would have been nice if they either made the claw extend further or mount it in a better spot.

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There are several types. There is the original wing, the newer abbreviated wing style that sits closer to the holster body (and has two different sizes), spacers and built in molding. The list, from left to right, indicates how aggressive the press against your body is. You risk printing at the spine of the holster with the more aggressive wings. I have found the spacer and molding to be least aggressive and useful when combined with a wedge.

The wing you should use depends upon your body shape, gun size, gun rear-of-slide shape, holster height adjustment, belt, and pants loop placement. The spacer works great for my SIG P220. The Abbreviated wing causes terrible printing with my Glock 30 in a JM Custom Kydex AIWB 2.5.

Examples:

Wing: https://goo.gl/images/YPLwDj and https://goo.gl/images/fVJLHN and https://goo.gl/images/VyT127

Abbreviated Wing: https://goo.gl/images/qFMSBq

Spacer: (My homemade holster) https://i.imgur.com/9XwQ07F.jpg

Molded: https://goo.gl/images/Cj3dPh and https://goo.gl/images/C3bDWG
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