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I'm sure they are fine and safe, but I just can't get myself over the hump of that trigger block. Please let us know what you think of it when you get it.

I really like the new cargo pocket holster, but that's not for us yet.
 

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Ljutic, we can make you that Cargo pocket holster if you like.


We have also added the Square pocket version to our web site.


Along with the Front pocket.
 

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I ordered a Pocket Holster for my P380, used it for 2 weeks and it's great. Works as planned. No accidental releases and it's independent of the fabric in the pocket.

I also inquired about a mag holder and Tod made me a pocket mag holder, similarly styled, for 2 P380 mags. It arrived with the holster and has been in my pocket as well. Also works perfectly.

BTW, my P380 has XS Big Dots and a CT Laser Grip

Then, when the announcement was made about the availability of the PM9 Holsters, I ordered 2 - one for right side and one for left side as well as a left side for the P380. I've also asked about the possibility of a dual mag holder for the PM9 mags.

Great company, great products, great service.
 

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I've got the Front pocket version, and have been using it.

The trigger block thing works pretty well, although it forces you to extend your index finger past the trigger guard, and it is a little slower to draw from tight jeans as a result.

It is rather Large compared to other pocket holsters - note the considerable piece of leather extending off to the right in the image above. you have to curl that inward around the pistol butt, and the net is a fairly wide lump of leather in the pocket, even though it is thin. I don't understand the purpose of this extra 3/4" of leather.

Don't know if I'll keep using it or not - I've had pocket holsters I liked better.
 

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I'm using a square pocket holster right now and it definitely is a more reliable draw than a superfly. I wear decently fitted jeans so the pockets have a tendency to collapse on anything large in them making the draw difficult. The recluse keeps the pocket from closing around the gun.

I main reason I choose the recluse though is for the firm front. Under no circumstances will it print as a gun, it looks like a large wallet or maybe a journal versus a gun with every other type of pocket holster I've used.
 

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EldRick said:
note the considerable piece of leather extending off to the right in the image above. I don't understand the purpose of this extra 3/4" of leather.
The primary purpose of the curved side is to keep the holster upright in your pocket. We have done designs that come right up next to the handgun with two negative results; one it falls over in the pocket and two it leaves an edge that prints in a way that tends to look funny. The holster is like a good pair of shoes that get better with use. The extra leather will form to the way you carry it as the leather wraps around the butt of the handgun which prints more like a wallet.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts on the Recluse holster.

Tod
 

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I have a Solo for the p380 on the way. I really like the standard version for my PM9 and the Solo I evaluated previously was even better because it's smaller and even more minimalist in size and bulk. I think it's going to be a great fit with this pistol. Pics and comments to follow soon.
 

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Thought I would pass along a picture of the Recluse Solo Square holster for you all to take a closer look at (it is also an excuse to take a break from working on leather). We added it to the web site today so there is more information over there as well.

The Solo will work with or without the Crimson trace laser. We decided to add a Square holster that did not have the space for the spare magazine which makes it about as small as can be done.

Thank you for considering the Recluse holster to meet your needs.
Tod

https://www.recluseholster.com/product.php?id=26
 
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Just so everyone knows and in case a competitor wants to know why Recluse is allowed to promote, the company is a new P380forum.com commercial sponsor, we just have to get their logo up and running. Ditto for their own discussion room.

Recluse is a fine company run by a true gentleman (Tod). We are delighted to have them on-board (they are a sponsor at our Ruger LCP sister site as well - elsiepeaforum.com). I am a Recluse owner myself (for what it's worth) and I can attest to the quality of their products.
 

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I'm a total slouch, but I've had my Solo for the Kahr P380 for the last week and used it with two different P380s. With and without CTs installed. It works really well and I like it very much. I just didn't get the chance to take a picture and post up my thoughts on it.

As far as working with Recluse goes, I think they are great. I got a return call from Tod one day and I asked if he would make me a Solo for the Kahr P380. He said sure and I had it in my hands a couple weeks later. I think that's an excellent turn around time for an item that wasn't listed on their website at the time.

Photos will follow. Just need to get it done.
 

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Here you go. The first picture illustrates what I mean when I say minimalist. The Solo adds very little to the width in the pocket, but is quite substantial as the leather is quite thick and the holster weighs in at about 2 oz.



Tod is correct that it can be used with or without the CT attached. I personally like the way the trigger block fits without the CT attached. The block pops in and out cleanly without the additional bulk of the CT on the trigger guard. It takes a bit more effort to seat the block with the CT in place, but it still pops off the block easily when you do your draw from the pocket.




I'll be using this holster frequently with the P380 without the CT. I'll drop back and let you know how it holds up over time and any other thoughts along the way. I really like this little setup for the front pocket.
 

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+1 on the Solo and on Tod. Ordered my Solo by telephone last week and had it by Thursday of this week along with a single "holster" for a clip that Tod told me about but wasn't on his web site yet. I love both.

Tod also warned me about my Levi jeans not having a deep back pocket and the top not being totally covered. He was correct, but I don't see it as a problem. From the rear, the Solo is totally covered - you cannot see any leather sticking above the Solo. What he apparently meant was that the jean's pocket fabric doesn't rap back over the top completely. As a result if you are standing right beside me and looking down my butt (why would you want to be doing that?) you can see the top of the P380 down in my pocket. I also note that as the Solo in "breaking in" it is going deeper into my back pocket so there is even less chance of the P380 being seen. When I have a jacket on, it is, of course, totally covered. Not a problem, but I appreciate that he warned me before purchase. As has been said, nice gentleman to deal with.....
 
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The new Recluse Solo Square is an extremely well-made, attractive, and cleverly designed pocket holster for the P380, LCP, etc. that WORKS! The design (true for all Recluse pocket holsters) allows for instantaneous presentation and that is critical with a pocket holster (or any holster for that matter). The company's success is well-deserved and Tod their chief, is a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. Shown is the Recluse Solo LH:



And check out their new mag holders. Same great construction as their holsters and a well though out design.

http://www.recluseholster.com/product.php?id=19

 

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What's the trigger mound made out of? I'm too lazy to search for the answer.
 

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What's the trigger mound made out of? I'm too lazy to search for the answer.
The Recluse trigger blocks are made of self skinning urethane foam for which we have developed the processes to provide a nice fit. And as a reminder to those new to the Recluse holster the handgun comes in from the side after the muzzle is inserted into the pouch. There is no forward movement possible and the trigger block holds the P380 in place until needed for an easy draw.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide pocket holsters for your kahr's.
Tod
 

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Hi Tod. Any thoughts on coming out with a block specifically for Kahrs with CT's installed. With your current tolerances, the CT on the trigger guard does make it tougher to seat the pistol. More so on the PM9 than the P380 if I recall correctly.
 

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With your current tolerances, the CT on the trigger guard does make it tougher to seat the pistol. More so on the PM9 than the P380 if I recall correctly.
We did update the P380 for a better fit with or without the Crimson Trace awhile back. The PM9 is a snug fit with the Crimson Trace and I will look at modifying it a bit, however finding that fine line where it seats easily yet holds it place as the models gain size and weight like the PM9 is part of the thought process in designing the trigger block. I do appreciate your feedback and will put it to use.
Tod
 
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