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Dark Star Gear
02-27-2017, 07:17 AM
Our j-frame holster is being revamped and most recent orders that have seen a delay are heading out this week. The holster will remain to be largely universal in that we've not found a j-frame that doesn't it, aside from barrel length. The improvements are largely visual but also in speed. These have been one of the longer to make holsters for us and developing a new mold has made some things 100% consistent now and will be faster to produce moving forward.

CCT125US
02-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Was there an update to the kydex strut/PTD version?

blues
02-27-2017, 09:33 AM
Tom, please share an image of the new J frame holster when you have an opportunity so that we can see the changes.

When you say the "improvements are largely visual but also in speed" are you speaking of the speed of drawing from the holster or the speed of manufacture? (Sorry if I'm missing the obvious.)

Dark Star Gear
02-27-2017, 09:51 AM
Was there an update to the kydex strut/PTD version?

Yup. Injection molded struts or the metal clip. I posted something but got held up in the new molds and haven't followed through. Once the new model is 100% I'd like to replace the older kydex strut holsters with one of the new ones.


Tom, please share an image of the new J frame holster when you have an opportunity so that we can see the changes.

When you say the "improvements are largely visual but also in speed" are you speaking of the speed of drawing from the holster or the speed of manufacture? (Sorry if I'm missing the obvious.)

Production speed.

blues
02-27-2017, 09:59 AM
Production speed.

Thank you for clarifying.

Sherman A. House DDS
02-27-2017, 11:52 AM
Sweet! I'm in!


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Dark Star Gear
03-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Finally! We've got a few orders that have gone on longer than expected. Had some issues getting this one to where we like it but the wait I feel is worth it.

http://i.imgur.com/sIuge6A.jpg

Best part... Clip, RCS clip, RCS strut and soft loop, and potentially the RCS Claw.

Gonna iron things out tonight and tomorrow and get the backlog out.

blues
03-13-2017, 05:15 PM
Congrats, Tom. I'm happy with my spring clip version but more choices is more better for more folks.

CCT125US
03-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Vacuum formed or something else? That is a sharp looking.

Dark Star Gear
03-14-2017, 06:43 AM
Vacuum formed or something else? That is a sharp looking.

Vacuum.

scw2
03-14-2017, 09:59 PM
I was gonna put in an order for the J frame holster + a G34 AIWB and remembered seeing this thread. Is it possible to order now, and get one of the new versions?

Dark Star Gear
03-14-2017, 10:06 PM
I was gonna put in an order for the J frame holster + a G34 AIWB and remembered seeing this thread. Is it possible to order now, and get one of the new versions?

Yup. If you were looking at attachments other than the clip for the j-frame we'd need an email though as that's not finalized.

scw2
03-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Yup. If you were looking at attachments other than the clip for the j-frame we'd need an email though as that's not finalized.

I'll go with the clip for now and pick up additional hardware from you later if I decide to go with something different. Thanks!

Dark Star Gear
04-07-2017, 08:04 AM
Finally got some pics up with a few flavors of attachments as well.

http://i.imgur.com/QCYreIKm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V870hXum.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0BvdrQCm.jpg

Sherman A. House DDS
04-07-2017, 08:17 AM
Finally got some pics up with a few flavors of attachments as well.

http://i.imgur.com/QCYreIKm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V870hXum.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0BvdrQCm.jpg

Tom...does the LCR version look/ride similar to this? I have the OG LCR version and it rides quite a bit higher than these it appears.


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Dark Star Gear
04-07-2017, 08:19 AM
Tom...does the LCR version look/ride similar to this? I have the OG LCR version and it rides quite a bit higher than these it appears.


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Email me a pic. It might but that might also be some gun shape stuff going on as well. I've always tried to have the top of the attachment meet at the rear of the cylinder. It presents higher than a typical semi-auto but manages the weight/rollout and grip very well. If something needs tweaked we can do that too.

CCT125US
11-09-2017, 08:59 PM
Very nice work Tom, much appreciated.

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VolGrad
11-10-2017, 11:42 AM
/\ Just like this one above.

Nice. I think I might need one of these. Going to your website now to look some more.

Totem Polar
11-11-2017, 01:11 PM
http://i.imgur.com/QCYreIKm.jpg

Tom, can you extend this^^^ to fit a 3" j, and do it in yellow?

Dark Star Gear
11-11-2017, 06:34 PM
Tom, can you extend this^^^ to fit a 3" j, and do it in yellow?

Probably in a few weeks. We'd need to cut some new molds. Let me see how it fits in with the Shadow 2, Pizza gun, and other stuff coming out.

blues
11-11-2017, 07:00 PM
Since I happened to have mine handy, here's an image of the "older" version for comparison...


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mmc45414
11-14-2017, 05:44 AM
IMO, the spring tension is probably double what it needs to be. With that hook under there it is VERY secure, either with or without a belt. I surfed looking for alternatives and notices some hooks have a shape that eliminates some material in this manner, so I ground mine to match. Achieved the desired result, so I thought I would pass it along:
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This thing is great, I am ordering one for my SP-101.

Jac
11-20-2017, 08:30 PM
I'm almost inordinately stoked about the shipping notification I just received from Tom for my orange J-Frame AIWB...:cool:

VolGrad
12-17-2017, 08:54 AM
Very nice work Tom, much appreciated.

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This looks tuckable, correct?

CCT125US
12-17-2017, 05:54 PM
This looks tuckable, correct?

Correct

orionz06
01-08-2018, 09:24 PM
Tom, can you extend this^^^ to fit a 3" j, and do it in yellow?

First week in February.

SeriousStudent
01-08-2018, 09:26 PM
First week in February.

I will be in for a 3" J frame as well.

DanJ
01-18-2018, 07:19 PM
With the metal clip is it possible for a bit of a reverse cant? Can the metal clip be moved around a bit and screws then tightened down to hold that cant?

orionz06
01-18-2018, 07:26 PM
With the metal clip is it possible for a bit of a reverse cant? Can the metal clip be moved around a bit and screws then tightened down to hold that cant?

Yes, there's a little float in the design with oversized holes but if you needed more we can do another hole.

Dark Star Gear
10-13-2018, 11:06 AM
The 3" model will be ready in a week or so, with the spherical cylinder end. It should be long enough to cover all of the kit guns and all that as well. Will post up when ready.

blues
10-13-2018, 11:42 AM
My earlier version J holster gets daily use in and around home and general walking around area. Just a fantastic piece of reliable kit.

Totem Polar
10-13-2018, 12:16 PM
The 3" model will be ready in a week or so, with the spherical cylinder end. It should be long enough to cover all of the kit guns and all that as well. Will post up when ready.

Please do.

WDR
03-02-2019, 09:38 PM
The 3" model will be ready in a week or so, with the spherical cylinder end. It should be long enough to cover all of the kit guns and all that as well. Will post up when ready.

The spherical end... was the reasoning behind this modification a comfort thing, or something else?

orionz06
03-03-2019, 12:45 PM
The spherical end... was the reasoning behind this modification a comfort thing, or something else?

There was a user that commented on that corner and we had to make some other changes. My testers and myself hadn't really noticed it as an issue and I've only had one complaint but it was an easy change that brings the visuals in line with everything else anyway.