Saturday, February 07, 2015

Guns: HSP/G-Code INCOG holster review

Appendix carry is all the rage these days, and there are good reasons for that. If you want to access a gun during a fight, appendix carry allows you to draw in a wider range of real-world positions, such as when you're pushed up against a wall or lying on your back. The appendix draw can also be incredibly fast if your hands are starting out in front of you:

One good way to appendix carry that I've found is the INCOG holster, created by Haley Strategic Partners and G-Code. It's a minimalist holster (basically a Kydex shell with a couple of IWB clips) that slides easily into the 1 or 2 o'clock positions on your belt. You can also carry in the conventional 3-4 o'clock IWB position, too.

It's a bit hard to see in the pictures, but the Kydex has a nice "fuzzy" exterior that helps keep the holster from sliding around too much. The INCOG has good retention (that familiar thermoplastic "snap") and is completely rigid, making for fuss-free reholstering. I also found it fairly comfy to wear (though with less of a padded feel than a leather-Kydex hybrid holster).  Your body may differ,

The belt clips have a negative cant that forces the gun inward to the body, supposedly for better concealment. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference, but it didn't hurt any. In this view, you can see how the clips are set off from the vertical axis of the holster:

My GLOCK 26 fits into the INCOG with room to spare. This holster can actually accommodate a G19/G23-sized gun, but I kind of like the additional muzzle protection - it prevents the gun from being pushed out of the holster from the bottom:

Overall, the INCOG is very solidly made, and a great option if they make one for your gun.


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