A while back I saw this video and thought it was interesting. I had never seen anything like it and it intrigued me, but I never thought to buy the holster because I was just starting out and in the beginning all I wanted to do was work with my one gun and one holster and becoming very, very comfortable with both.
My goal was self defense and my focus was working, daily with what I would be wearing all the time. I wanted zero variation because at that time I was doubting not only my skill, but my ability to make good choices.
I was counting on muscle memory to kick in and I wanted to give it every advantage by always carrying the same gun, in the same holster and in the same place.
As, I got more comfortable I experimented a little with the Ruger LCP and the Chic Holster, but until recently, I have stuck to the Glock 27 in a Crossbreed. Very happy with both, but a few weeks ago I read That Texas Lady’s review of the Remora No Clip Holster. Reading her review I becoming very interested because she said she wore hers to the gym.
When I go to the gym, I am not armed and I don’t like it, so to have a holster that would give me the ability to carry, caught my interest. Her review was favorable, so I headed to their site to check them out.
The price was well within my budget, so I figured it was worth the risk the order one and see if it would work for me.
As with just about every single thing on this journey, it has been a series of trail and errors and learning from the choices I make.
Without thinking it through I ordered a holster to fit my Glock 27. That is the gun I carry and so not thinking about the gym(you know the whole reason I was buying this holster) I hit buy. In hindsight I probably should have bought the holster to fit my Ruger LCP because it is small and therefore more concealable in workout clothes.
Also, I bought the one that is designed with a reinforced top to make for easier reholstering. Again, not really thinking that, that feature would add bulk in a place I am trying to be discrete.
Anyway, last week my package from Remora arrived and to my surprise it included their regular holster without the reinforced top and 3 magazine pouches. One single and one double. I have no idea why they included these extras, but there was a hand written note, so I know it was not a mistake.
For the past several days I have been wearing both holsters, practicing my daily routine of drawing and dry firing with each one and also just wearing them as I go about my daily activities.
I don’t dry fire the holsters, but everyday I try to practice drawing from my holster and dry firing and various other things to improve my skills. I have been wearing the Remora for these little sessions.
The holster with the reinforced mouth that keeps it open is great for this. It does not move. I pull and pull and out comes my gun, but the holster does not move. I love that and reholstering is easy. One handed, not looking, no issue. Not really good for concealing in just a shirt or sweater. too bulky for the kind of clothes I wear. Now, it is winter, so under a jacket, of course, it’s not a problem. I could hide a dead body under my coat.
The regular holster without the reinforced opening is very concealable.
Even with my Glock in workout clothes, it is very hard to detect anything is under there, let alone a gun.
Now, since I am a new, I did what I am used to doing.
What is it they say about experience?
I put on my holster, loaded it and tried to holster. After about 2 seconds I stopped and was thought, I am going to blow my finger off trying to get this thing in this holster. Literally, 2 seconds, I did not fumble around for 10 minutes before I realized this was not a good plan.
Instead, I put the gun in the holster and then put the holster on. This I love. It is so easy to position this thing exactly where I want it and it is so easy to take off.
When I say on and off, it is more like placing it and removing it. There is no clip. There is nothing to put on or take off. Go watch the video and you will what I mean.
One thing I am not super fond of about the Crossbreed is that it is a pain to take off and forget about moving it. That is good, of course, who wants a holster that moves around, but it can frustrate me from time to time.
Again, the more comfortable I have become with the holster and have learned exactly where I want to place it, that has become less and less of an issue, but still I very much enjoy the ease in which I can put on and off the Remora.
I was hoping that I would not have to wear a belt with this holster. I hate belts. I think they are uncomfortable and they make me look chunky. Add a big holster and a gun and now my world has just become a nightmare. In addition to look lumpy, it seems like I can never have the hole in the place I need it. Either the belt is to loose and therefore my pants sag to one side, or way to tight and I look and feel like I am about to explode. This I don’t like. I have found 2 belts, just 2 that seem to work with most of my pants, but not all, so the idea of no belt made me very happy.
Unfortunately, for me, my shape and clothes, I still need to wear a belt. It might be the size or weight of my gun, but my pants still seem to travel down if I don’t wear a belt. The only exception to that is if I wear spandex. It works fine if I am working out and I wear spandex under my running shorts. Gun did not move, holster did not move. I run fast. I have long legs and I still didn’t have an issue.
Traditionally, I do not carry a spare magazine on my body unless I am at the range and I need for training; however, since they sent me some, I tried them out…love them!
So, so comfortable and they disappear on me. I don’t even know I am wearing one. I am sitting at the computer with my Glock in the Remora(not reinforced mouth) on my left hip and the single magazine pouch on my left. I honestly can not feel either one of them.
I did discover that if I chose to wear the magazine pouch on my other hip, that enough tension is created for me to not have to wear a belt, but that is only in jeans and spandex. It didn’t work with my comfy sweat type pants or dress pants.
I am actually glad that I didn’t buy the holster for the Ruger LCP. I am not a big fan of that gun to carry, so I rarely do and the way these holsters are made, I can conceal the Glock no problem.
I am really happy with this purchase. It fulfilled the need for which I bought it at a very affordable price plus I discovered a few other things like magazine carry in my day to day life.
Remember I am not a holster reviewer. I am only sharing my experience with this holster as it pertains to my real everyday use of it, like everything else on this blog.