After three months of ownership, I can easily recommend this holster to others. Its light, its simple, its adjustable. I used it to carry my Ruger LC9s Pro in many conditions so I think I may have some good information to pass onto you. Read this review to learn about the LightTuck IWB holster.
To start off this review, I shall first talk about the concealability of this holster. This is heavily dependent on the firearm being carried but the holster still has something to do with it; I believe I can sort out which of these items contributed what to the concealability of the “carry”. Of course, pictures will be thrown in down below so you can see for yourself but I’ll still give you my thoughts so you don’t leave with an incorrect perception about the LightTuck. And please keep in mind that this review only takes into account the Vedder Hoster’s LightTuck that is made for the Ruger LC9s Pro.
Anyways, this holster measures approximately 1.8″ at the thickest section. If you subtract the distance/depth of the belt clip, then you are lookin’ at 1.5″ that it will add to your waistline. Although, when paired with a rigid belt, the holster will stick into your body a little bit so that 1.5″ will be even shallower. To greatly aid with concealability, you really need to add the “claw” attachment to the holster. This device pushes into your belt which, in turn, pushes the gun closer to your body. Without it, the butt of the pistol will poke out a lot. When I am only in cargo shorts and a close-fitting t-shirt, I generally get moderate concealability. I always carry in the appendix position (2 o’clock position) and I tend to print when I walk and sometimes even when I am just standing there. It’s not normally obvious, unless wind is involved. I can certainly manage it and I have learned a thing or two along the way about positioning the holster and the gun to make it even less detectable but it still has its limits. When it comes to carrying a gun with a jacket or extra shirt on, then you don’t have to worry about anything. It hides very well.
With comfort, I say the LightTuck is pretty easy-going. When I first started carrying with this holster, it felt odd and intrusive but I was totally new to carrying at that point. I got over the newness of the arrangement in about five days. When I carry appendix, and I only carry appendix, the only time I get bothered by it is when I bend over to pick up something off the ground. Doing this will cause the gun to jab into your stomach area. Its not the end of the world, though. Another comfort related data point for you to keep in mind is when you stick the holster into your pants/waistline, be sure to adjust your belt to accommodate the material. Not doing this will leave with extremely tight pants. And let me tell you, I have crammed this thing into my pants before going into a store without messing with my belt and I really, really felt the squeeze.
Speed and retention. Now there is a dichotomy we are going to discuss. I can draw at a normal speed with this holster. Easily between 1.5-2.2 seconds on a consistent basis. Any holster like it should be at right up here with it. The speed really is determined by the retention system of the holster and by the way the gun is presented in the holster after you uncover it. The ability to retain the gun is provided by a very simple detent bump that is formed into the holster itself. This is pretty common with Kydex holster and I have no complaints about it. I can sprint and jump around and the pistol stays in place. Furthermore, the retention is adjustable. With the LightTuck, you can also adjust the height and the cant/tilt of the pistol. If you get this thing, then play around with the different positions and see what you like the best.
Lastly, I want to mention durability and quality of this holster. I have used this holster plenty over the three-ish months I have owned it and I have yet to come across any short comings in the materials or workmanship. The screws haven’t even developed any surface rust, even after I carried it during two moves over the summer and I got pretty sweaty on those days. Seriously, I am impressed with the quality of the LightTuck. If you have issues with it, then you are covered by a 30-day risk free trail and a lifetime warranty.
This is a quality US-made product with a lot of adjustability. When it comes to carrying, the next most important thing to the firearm is the holster that carries it. Without a good holster then you are prone to having accident or you risk being ineffective, so picking the right holster is a crucial decision and with Vedder you can rest assured. Also, Vedder Holsters offers a lot of different Kydex colors and patterns if you want something cooler than a black holster. My holster is in Battleship Grey.
Thank you for reading my article. I put time into making sure that it was well constructed and informative. If you have any questions, criticisms, or comments go ahead and let me know in the comment section. I will try to answer any questions as soon as I can.