I found this holster in a local gun shop last August while looking for the ultimate concealed carry holster. After a less than exhaustive search, I may have found them. I actually tried very few holsters, choosing instead to see what the reviews were and the ones that people said they loved the most.
My current preference for an IWB holster is a toss up between the Sticky Holster and the CrossBreed MiniTuck. I actually love them both, although the CrossBreed was a bit rough for a few days. It worked itself out, though, and it holds the gun very securely and tight against my body. If I had to go anywhere for an extended period of time I would probably prefer the CrossBreed simply because it will remain attached to the belt when I’m using the bathroom. Let’s face it, that’s an important consideration. The CrossBreed is a more secure holster in general, but it was made to be.
The Sticky Holsters may not be as secure as the form fitted kydex holsters, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t hold its own. It does not have a clip of any sort, but is made of a padded rubbery material. It’s similar in style to the Remora holsters, and it holds securely when you slip it in between your body and the belt. The design is so simple and the padding so effective that with this small Kahr I hardly even notice that it’s there. The rubbery material holds in place by way of friction and pressure, and while under pressure the retention is good. Another benefit to the Sticky. It’s the same whether you’re right-handed or left-handed. This is a very flexible holster.
I’ve used it a lot in the past 6 months and I haven’t had a lot of problem with it moving around, except one time when I didn’t place it well during installation. Otherwise, it’s simple and fast. When I’m going to the corner store I’m going with the Sticky holster. Just grab it, shove it in (about 4 O’clock on the waist for me) and go. Sometimes I simply stick it in a pocket, but while the Kahr CM9 is a very small 9mm, it’s not quite a pocket gun. Sure, you could sort of get away with it, but it’s not going to match the LCP if you’re looking for something to keep in your pocket.
There are some issues with the Sticky. I wouldn’t trust it for extended wear if I knew that I would be moving excessively. I think it could come loose over time and work itself down my leg, probably at a very inconvenient time. Also, you can’t re-holster in the belt. You have to remove the holster in order to re-holster the gun. Is this really a bad thing, though? It seems like it may be a positive, depending on how you look at it. At least you’re not sticking a hot firearm into a holster at an angle where it’s difficult to see what you’re doing and where you could potentially catch the trigger, causing a negligent discharge while re-holstering. (Ouch) From a safety standpoint, it seems like it would be safer to re-holster the gun while the holster and the gun are in your hands and when you can see everything that you’re doing. Then you can slip the holstered gun back into the appropriate position on your waist.
All in all, the Sticky is the holster that I use most. I can remove it quickly, set it next to the bed, grab it in a pinch and throw it in a bag that I would keep with me at work, and put it inside the waist of the pants in seconds if I’m going to be somewhere that I can carry. For about $25 this is a great holster and versatile. It’s also Made in the USA.
Here are some links to Sticky Holsters for common (and not so common) concealed carry guns. Most of you won’t carry a Hi-Point simply because they’re bulky and heavy. Believe it or not my experience firing a Hi-Point was pretty good. It was accurate and fired flawlessly. I think everyone put about 200 rds through it and it didn’t fail once.
- Sticky Holster MD1 Semi-Autos up to 3.5″ barrel. IWB or Pocket – This is the holster for the Kahr CM-9. It is also the recommended holster for the Kahr PM9/40/45, MK9/40, Kel-Tec PF9, P11, P40… Ruger LC9, SCCY CPX-1, and S&W CS45. I do not recommend this for the smaller .380s. See below.
- Sticky Holster MD2 Medium Size Autos 2 to 3.3″ barrel IWB or Pocket – This holster is actually for any of the guns listed above that have a laser sight or some other attachment that will effect how the barrel end fits into the holster. It’s also listed as fitting a Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact, although it doesn’t say whether it will fit with the laser sights.
- Sticky Holsters MD-4 – Medium Autos up to 3.6″ barrel. IWB or Pocket – This is listed for the Baby Glocks (26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 39) as well as for the Kahr P 9/40/45, Kahr K9/40 and it also says Kahr C, but they might mean CW 9/40/45. The MD-4 is indicated for the Ruger SR9c, the Springfield Micro Combat and the Walther PPS 9mm/.40.
- Other Sticky Holsters – This is just a link to the search terms, because I was running out of time…