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I recently got a good deal on some desantis holsters and bought two, a "dual carry" and a "trickster". The dual carry is excellent by the way.

The trickster model is a wallet type holster. The leather is completely smooth on the outside. My impression is that it is well made. But it works best out of either a front or a coat pocket. Because it is so smooth and slippery, if I were to use this out of my rear pocket like a true wallet I would have to train my muscle memory to "dislodge" the pistol loose from the draw with my thumb.

Are all wallet holsters like this? By wallet holster I mean square shape and preferably leather. I've seen some pictures of those "rough out" holsters, but how effective are they at "gripping" the inside of a back pocket? Anyone own one that really works? I mean, stays put in your pocket 100% of the time?
 

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Years ago I used to carry a Raven 25auto as a bug. I got a wallet holster at a gun show I was working. Worst money I ever spent...glad it wasn't a lot.
The wallet wouldn't stay put when trying to draw the gun, but what really made me think it was a bad idea was when my buddy pick-pocketed me at the mall.
 

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ragu1macrider said:
Years ago I used to carry a Raven 25auto as a bug. I got a wallet holster at a gun show I was working. Worst money I ever spent...glad it wasn't a lot.
The wallet wouldn't stay put when trying to draw the gun, but what really made me think it was a bad idea was when my buddy pick-pocketed me at the mall.
Ouch, getting pickpocketed would definitely be bad. I am still going to hold on to the wallet holster though because in the winter it can ride in a coat pocket and be presented really fast as a BUG. It keeps the lint and other stuff off the pistol and covers the trigger.
 

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This one works. http://www.activeprogear.com/wallet_holster.html Well I should say, this one SHOULD WORK, as in I "Coppeid it" and made my own (sort of like Ruger & KAl-Tec) and Mine does work.

But I have a personal concern about a hip pocket holster out in a crowd. My main intended use is with a jacket on, either a sport coat or a parka.
 

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Hi.

I'm a newbie. Got an Elsiepea a while back and absolutely enjoy it.
Fit, feel and performance is perfect, but there was not a good holster for it.
Decided to make my own and finished up with a left and a right hand version.
They worked out and I have made and sold several.
Tried to find a way to contact the Elsiepea store to see if they would be interested, but have not yet found a link.
If you can assist, let me know.

Leathersmith.
 

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LDemetrius said:
Hi.

I'm a newbie. Got an Elsiepea a while back and absolutely enjoy it.
Fit, feel and performance is perfect, but there was not a good holster for it.
Decided to make my own and finished up with a left and a right hand version.
They worked out and I have made and sold several.
Tried to find a way to contact the Elsiepea store to see if they would be interested, but have not yet found a link.
If you can assist, let me know.
Welcome to the forum,I'm anxious to see more of your work. Personally I'm looking for a leather holster that can be worn on a belt,slots not a clip outside the waistband.

Leathersmith.
 

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Talon Training Group makes a great leather wallet holster. A little pricey, but very well made, doesn't print as a pistol at all (looks EXACTLY like a wallet in any pocket) stays put when you draw, etc. Extremely happy with mine, and worth the $. (No connection with Talon, just a happy customer)
 

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Got this one off ebay and it rides in my back pocket just fine and draws easily leaving the holster in place in the pocket. Back flap can be removed to use as front pocket holster also.

 

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I second the Talon Training Group wallet holster. Got mine in black because it blends better with the top of the gun if anyone can see down into your back pocket (this is only an issue for some small pocketed pants). The back flap is rough on the outside so it grips the pocket nicely and stays put when you draw. The dimensions are perfect such that no edge of the gun protrudes beyond the leather flap. Most importantly for me, the trigger is covered on both sides. While all the wallet holsters you see online cover both sides when the gun is in your pocket, the real danger is when you slip your hand between the gun and the back flap to extract it, especially when you are drawing in a high-charged self defense situation. Talon's holster wraps the gun identically on both sides and then stitches that to the back flap so you can't get your finger on the trigger while reaching into your pocket. It is also stitched to the flap just at the bottom, thereby creating a hinge which facilitates getting your hand between the gun and the flap. Of course, this minimal stitching is probably where it will fail over time, but so far it has held up great. I am really happy with mine and the shipping was immediate. I would post pictures, but you are much better off watching their video on their website. Click on their link in the above list of forum sponsors and support our supporters! BTW, I have no affiliation with Talon or the industry.
 

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MountainGator said:
This one works. http://www.activeprogear.com/wallet_holster.html Well I should say, this one SHOULD WORK, as in I "Coppeid it" and made my own (sort of like Ruger & KAl-Tec) and Mine does work.

But I have a personal concern about a hip pocket holster out in a crowd. My main intended use is with a jacket on, either a sport coat or a parka.
Thats a nice one Gator. I picked up an Ace Case from a well known but not to be mentioned vendor for $6. It is a virtual duplicate design but may be just a little thicker. I am actually saving my pennies for one of Uncle George's fine wallet holsters. I have a great admiration for his work.
 
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