I think, like other serious carriers, I’ve tried to find the panacea of all holsters. The other IWB holsters I have in the drawer are very bulky and uncomfortable. So of late I began carrying with no holster, but IWB. It works great, until the piece hits the floor, for whatever reason. That kinda lets the cat out of the bag, and defeats the concealed carry principle, doncha think? Then, quite by accident I ran across the VersaCarry line at VersaCarry.com
, and immediately snatched one up.
I got an extra small, 9mm "holster" for my LC9, hoping my P3AT would also work. End result?: The P3AT/380, with a 2.75" barrel disappears from an ergonomics standpoint. That is, it's so comfortable, I completely forget it's there. The 380 grip rides just at the top of the belt line. I carry it a 5 o'clock on my body, i.e. just behind my right hip, It's very easy to access and draw.
The Ruger LC9 (9mm) is somewhat more bulky, and at 3.12" has a 3/8" inch longer barrel than the 380. Consequently, it rides slightly higher above the belt line. It's definitely more noticeable, again, from an ergo standpoint, and it's going to take a few minutes to get used to the feeling. My desire is to carry the 9mm, so I need to work on accepting the "presence" factor.
Neither gun presented an uncomfortable situation while sitting in a chair, bending over, or driving the car. I also like how it places the handgun in a more reachable position in the car, as compared to a pocket holster, another of my pre-Versacarry favorites. All told, I’m very happy with the Versacarry holster. Once I get used to the feeling of the bulkier LC9, I may be encouraged to try one for the 40. I also look forward to the release of the revolver version. I think the LCR will ride nicely in one of these…