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