Just got this review from a student that has been looking for a new holster. If you have been avoiding “on body” carry due to comfort issues. I recommend you spend some time looking around. There are a number of options. Hopefully one will work for you. If you have an idea or something that you like or don’t like leave a comment or send me a review and I may put it up. We can all use all the help we can get.
The first gun I ever carried with any regularity just sort of ‘came to me’, much like the holster I have used for better than two years now. It is an in the waistband holster that happened to fit the barrel of my Bersa 380. The holster did not have a back on it (up above the grip) but as that was the only holster I had ever used I did not find this objectionable and frankly kept wondering what all the fuss was about when the subject came up in conversation.
Time passed and I now have a new .9mm, hence I needed a new holster. After several months of internet research I was pointed to the N82Tactical website. I ordered the Original holster. I was expecting it to take a few weeks to arrive, I was wrong. I received the holster in just over one week and have been wearing/using it for almost four weeks now. The soft suede backing is super soft and does not stick to your body when you get hot and sweaty. This is a major plus. I have to say not having the grip poke in to me is definitely a plus as well. It is amazing how you never know something is ‘wrong’ until you feel the difference. This is a very sturdy, well-made holster that looks like it will last for years. The elastic binding that fits snugly over the barrel is just right for keeping the gun in place no matter what position I am in. I can safely stoop, squat, bend and lean in all directions and my weapon is secured in the holster. I also like the fact that it is not so heavy that it is constantly pulling my pants down. Don’t get me wrong, it has some weight to it, but it seems more balanced and somehow distributes the weight in a way that doesn’t leave me feeling like there is a constant tug. I have to practice and learn how to draw from this holster as it is different, but the weapon does come out smoothly.
So overall, I give this holster high marks. The order process was easy, delivery was prompt, and the product is of high quality. I’m sure I will be buying and testing other holsters but for the basic in the waistband holster the N82Tactical Original holster is definitely a keeper.