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My duty gun is now a P320RX Pro Full-Size with a TLR-1 and a Romeo 1 Pro. I've been struggling to figure out a way to carry this massive thing out of uniform. Deep concealment isn't a concern, but a rig to wear to training or to the range so that I don't have to strap on the entire duty belt would be nice, and the ability to toss a sweatshirt or jacket over it for a bit of concealment if I have to run into the store or out to lunch would be nice.

The current duty holster is a Safariland 6360 SLS/ALS. I've considered getting a QLS system for it and just clipping that holster to my belt when I need to, but its enormous and pretty much completely unconcealable. I'd prefer something lower profile, but would be interested to hear people's experience with that system as well (durability issues, any problems with comfort due to the added offset created by the plates, ease of transitioning between mounting plates, etc.).

Apart from the QLS, I've looked at this option from Red River Tactical https://rrtholsters.com/2020/p...ght-bearing-holster/, or possibly a Desantis SpeedLite. I have a Speedlite that I modified for a Carry model P320 w/TLR-1, and while it's a design with a lot of potential, I've found the belt slots to be too large and sloppy for a snug fit, even with my 1 1/2" Beltman bullhide with stiffener.

I'd really appreciate hearing about any experience with these solutions or suggestions for others.
 
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Originally posted by john1:
Maybe G-Code?
https://www.tacticalholsters.c...roduct/incog-shadow/


Sorry, should have mentioned that I'm looking for an OWB holster. It does look like that would fit the gun, though.
 
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www.randrholsters.com
I have a number of holsters from them. Priced right too.
They have a holster listed for your light and gun.


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Thanks I'll give them a look
 
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I've been in several positions that were primarily plainclothes over the years, and have used a few different setups with a full-sized G17 with TLR-1HL. (No optic, but that won't affect things much.)

For OWB, it's been pretty much exclusively Raven Phantom kydex pancake holsters. This is what I typically wear to stuff like training, more casual range days, etc. Like this:


Those are discontinued in favor of Raven's new Perun holster (which I haven't tried), but you can still find used Raven Phantoms on eBay fairly often, or there are quite a few manufacturers who offer similar kydex pancake holsters. Bravo Concealment is probably the largest, with the quickest turnaround: https://www.bravoconcealment.c...ring-owb-gun-holster


However, I usually preferred IWB for plainclothes actual concealment purposes, and yes, IWB is still doable with a full-sized gun with a light (and optic).

My first IWB holster I used regularly on duty was a Comp-Tac CTAC, which I had modified to have snap loop IWB struts instead of the standard over-the-belt clips. It was for the G17 with TLR-1, but I recently modified it slightly to work with a G45 with TLR-1HL and SRO optic, by dremeling out clearance for the optic. Here's a shot of it (note that in this photo, it's back to having the standard over-the-belt clips...):



But the IWB holster that I ended up settling on and using the majority of the time was yet another Raven Phantom, this time with their offset IWB wings installed. It was more comfortable than the CTAC due to the wider footprint. Looks like this:


Unfortunately, both the CTAC and Phantom holsters are now discontinued, and although there are still some makers offering Phantom clones as mentioned above, I'm not aware of any that offer that style of additional offset IWB struts these days.
 
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Thanks Rogue, the Bravo Concelament rig would be perfect as the price is very attractive...unfortunately they don't appear to make their light-bearing holsters for the P320, just Glock, S&W, and Shadow Systems. Racist bastards Big Grin!

You post did give me some more options to explore, though, so thank you!
 
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No shit? They used to... I have one. But I guess that was back when they were making custom kydex holsters, not mass-produced assembly line holsters. So they're apparently pared down their offerings in favor of a smaller number of the more popular guns.

Still, there are a bunch of other folks offering kydex pancakes like that. Surely at least some of them offer the P320 and TLR-1 combo.
 
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