Spotter Up Review: Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling Holster for Glock 22
I want to preface this review with an admission. I am not a fan of sleeve type holsters that depend on adhesion as a mechanism to maintain a handgun in it’s place on your body. As a person who carries a handgun professionally, I don’t recommend that anyone depend on those types of holsters to retain life saving instruments. With this in mind, I am going to attempt to be as objective as I can be in reviewing this product.
The Clinger Comfort Cling Holster arrived at my door for review in a clear plastic bag. Unpacking the holster, the material feels very durable and grippy. There is a lot of padding to the holster but not so much that it adds bulk to the handgun but enough to make it comfortable to wear. Examining the seams on the holster, it’s zigzag double stitched around the outside of the holster. This also eliminates any potential snags while drawing. The inner stitching is single stitched but still feels well made. This holster seems to be built to last.
The handgun fits well into the holster. The inner fabric holds the handgun but doesn’t impede the draw. The holster feels made for the Glock 22, unlike some sleeve type holsters that leave room within the holster or leaves it feeling sloppy when holstered.
Drawing The Gun
Drawing the handgun for the holster is smooth. The grooves and edges of the handgun slide out against the holster free of drag or snag. I typically carry concealed inside the waistband, either appendix or dominant side, behind the back. Utilizing this holster for appendix carry my draw is slightly slower than with a kydex holster but it is still smooth. Carrying on my dominant hip inside the waistband, I had similar results. In multiple attempts at drawing from behind the back, I had issues with pulling the handgun out without the holster coming out still sheathing the handgun. In examining why that is, it appears as though because drawing from behind my back is not a straight vertical draw, the drag of the handgun on the holster tends to pull it out with the handgun. In carry positions where your draw is vertical, this won’t be an issue. This holster does a great job of staying put in the waistband when moving around. It also helps to minimize the visual footprint of the handgun while it is concealed on my body a task not easily accomplished with a full sized Glock.
Holstering the handgun will always be a downside of these types of holsters. Utilizing my freehand, the handgun returns to the holster as easily as with any other holster of this sort. When holstering the handgun, sleeve type holsters that rely on adhesion have a tendency to move around. This can result in issues if you have to re-draw your handgun as the gun will most likely be in a different position than the first time you drew it.
“This holster has found a great place in the budget holster market.”
There are other types of holsters on the market that rely on similar adhesion mechanism for retention. They all share the same downsides. This holster has found a great place in the budget holster market. It competes well with holsters priced higher than it while functioning very similarly to them.
With all of this in mind, this is a high quality item that just happens to be a type of item that I don’t prefer. My recommendation for anyone that is looking at spending the $19.99 on this holster would be to hold out for a couple weeks or months or however long it may take you to save up another $20.00 dollars and purchase the Clinger Holsters V2 Stingray. The V2 Stingray is a holster that I would and will be depending on in life saving moments in my professional and personal life.
Concealed Carry Holster for Pocket Carry or Clip-less IWB
- Ships Next Business Day
- Inside the Waistband Carry
- Pocket Carry
- No Belt Clip Required
- Non Slip Exterior Layer
- GEL-Like Middle Layer
- Low Friction Interior Layer
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.
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