A few entries back, I wrote about my desire to purchase the Crossbreed Mini tuck holster for my Ruger LCP. In mid-march, I placed the order for the holster, and patiently waited as my holster was hand made just for me.
On April 3rd, I received my new holster in the mail. I was excited to see it, and could not wait to try it on. I did, however, take a few minutes to give it a good once over and to read the literature that came with it. All of the information was straightforward.
Upon close examination, I found that it would be easy to adjust the holster for different cant, height, and comfort. I decided to give it a shot as is and see if all the hype about this holster's comfort was true. Not more than 15 minutes into wear, I was beginning to see what all the fuss was about.
I've since worn this holster as often as possible and have found it extremely comfortable. It hides my diminutive little LCP extremely well, and true to Crossbreed's claim, I can tuck in a shirt and still have the gun completely concealed without printing.
I messed around with the height adjustment just to see if I'd like the gun to ride a little lower into my pants. So far, not too bad. It hides even more and didn't take but an hour to get used to. So far, I'm having a very difficult time having anything bad to say about it. In fact, I can't really think of anything as of this writing.
Most holsters have apparent drawbacks, especially when used for concealed carry. Normally, you sacrifice the fast draw in favor of deep concealment. I have no problem drawing from this holster rather quickly. I've developed a technique that involves using my left hand to lift the shirt up and away from the rig and firearm. Then with a quick motion, I place my thumb over the top of the gun slide, and my middle and ring finger onto the grip. With a solid lift, I draw the gun from the holster, clearning any garment that may still be in the way during the beginning of the draw. As the gun clears the holster, my trigger finger naturally rests against the trigger guard, and as I bring the gun up to my chest and out to firing position, my support hand comes up and contacts the gun and my strong hand as my thumb then rotates 90 degrees down to the proper position and ready for fire. This is a very quick motion and I can accomplish it in less than a second or so. The gun aims very naturally, and even without the use of sights, I am confident I am on target out to the prescribed defensive range of 7 yards (21 feet).
All in all, I'm really liking the holster. It works well with my LCP and gives me the advantage of a fast and deliberate draw while still maintaining extremely deep concealment and the comfort of knowing I'm carrying my insurance policy around with me.