Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Versa Carry Holsters :: Review


If you don't have a drawer in your house dedicated to holsters you soon will. Why? Because  most people buy a holster planning on using it for a specific type of carry then come to find out that the particular holster doesn't fit their needs. So they buy another holster in an attempt to rectify the problem. The new holster may work for a while but what if you want to attach a light or laser? Now you need another holster. Not to mention all of the before mentioned was for a single pistol. What about your other pistols and calibers too boot?

My most recent search for an IWB (in the waistband) holster I've tried the cheap nylon, the expensive leather, and a few things in between; but I think I've found a system that has the deck stacked in its favor for being an ideal IWB holster.

Their holsters are made of a single piece of durable Kydex with a caliber specific rod that slides into the barrel of the pistol. Once mated the pistol and holster act as one piece. You are then able to insert the system into your waistband and snap it securely to your belt. I have found the Versa Carry system provides plenty of retention and stability for small and large pistols.

Versa Carry prides themselves on being versatile and that is spotlighted by the capability of their holsters. A single .380 ACP holster can be used with several pistols in the same caliber without any modification to the holster, carry style, or comfort. This even applies to pistols that have had lights or lasers attached to them. Versa Carry currently offers holsters for the following calibers:
With .25 ACP and .32 ACP holsters in development along with revolver specific holsters it looks like there will be a Versa Carry option for almost every gun on the market!

What makes Versa Carry Holsters so special?

The first thing you'll notice when you pick-up a Versa Carry Holster is the lack of material and weight the holster needs to accomplish its task. Here are some other reasons:
  • Ambidextrous
  • Works with any accessory combination
  • Works on most guns of the same caliber
  • 75% Reduction in holster bulk
  • Great for deep concealment
  • Easy on/off clip design
  • Constructed of durable Kydex
Without a doubt their holsters live up too every single bullet point above. One of the biggest selling points for me was the 75% Reduction in holster bulk. I was previously using a leather IWB holster for my 9MM and whenever I carried I would be cognisant of this bulge on my hip. Whereas, with the Versa Carry Holster I found the majority of the infamous bulge gone!

Limitations

I don't want you to be misled into thinking this holster is all rainbows and unicorn kisses. The Versa Carry Holster has a couple limitations.
In order to reholster the pistol you must remove the holster from your belt and mate the holster and pistol together before carrying can continue. This is accomplished without much trouble, but when compared to the norm (a static holster waiting with a open mouth) it can be a hassle. Which brings me to another limitation.
Since the Versa Carry Holster does not cover the trigger guard it is highly recommended that you don't carry the pistol with a round in the chamber. This might not be as much of a problem for some, but I prefer to have one in the pipe ready to go.

Takeaway

The Versa Carry Holster has a lot more going for it than against it. I haven't even mentioned the price. At only $19.99 these holster are priced to try! The best part is if you're not satisfied with the holster you can send it back and Versa Carry will refund your money. If you're looking for a low-profile, low-cost, and low-maintenance holster check 'em out!

**-=UPDATE=-**

RTB.net has been told that the Second Generation Versa Carry Holster will be released November 1, 2011.
The Gen II Holster will retain all of the features of the current Gen I with the addition of a removable trigger guard. The Gen II allows the removal of the trigger guard by the end-user to mimic the Gen I Holster. With the addition of a trigger guard carrying of a loaded pistol is made safe and possible.
In my opinion this would make the Versa Carry system almost damn near perfect. As we get more information we will pass it along to you.

*All Photos/Video provided by Justin Sitz Owner/Creator of Versa Carry

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on these! Ordered one for myself and my husband and looking forward to see how they work for us.

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  2. Been using one for a few weeks now, couldn't be simpler. Snap and go!! Who has cool holster, This guy."

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  3. Love the post, RTB! We're glad that you overall like the Versacarry. We'd love to hear how Versacarry is working out for you three years later. Would you be willing to give us a blog update? Here's our new logo: http://bit.ly/OfGRIn
    We hope to read soon on how Versacarry is fitting into your every day life!

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