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Pocket holster recommendations for KelTec?

samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
This thread could go in the general firearms section also, but it's about a pocket pistol so I posted here.

I've got a nice little KelTec P3AT .380 that I sometimes carry in my front or hip jeans pocket. Pistol shoots fine and no, I'm not budgeted to buying a new pistol right now.

Holster I've used is this nylon soft-side w. a flat padded panel that goes toward the outside, so the gun won't "print" (outline be visible).

Problem is, occasonally from my sitting or standing, pressure will press the mag release button and the mag will pop loose. Not a good idea.

So... suggestions? Like maybe a more solid plastic/nylon holster that won't allow the release button to get pushed? Maybe not a pocket holster but a very easily concealed IWB holster, inexpensive?

Or is there some fix I can make to the pistol, like putting tape over the button? I'm kinda thinking however that this wouldn't help at all and merely transfer the outside pressure.

Ideas, gang? and thanks in advance


  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I've got one of these for my P-64 and it works nicely, either for strong side carry as illustrated, or cross-draw between my belt buckle and left front pocket. The holster is made for a specific gun, not a "one size fits all". They're affordable, also.


  • gatorgator Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    Sam I carry my LCP in my hip pocket in a DeSaints Nemisis pocket holster and have not had the mag rel yet.

    I have never carried in my front pocket while wearing jeans so no advise there/
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  • ApexxApexx Posts: 111 Member
    I have been looking hard at a remora clipless holster for my Glock 19.
    Have read a lot of good things about it.
    I would imagine it would be ideal for a little pock rocket.
  • ApexxApexx Posts: 111 Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Been playing with Remora for a few weeks and love them. Working on a write up as we speak. Stay tuned...

    Awesome! Looking forward to you opinion as always Wambli.
    You didn't happen to try the one for the Glock 19 did you?
    Should I go ahead and put my order in?
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I always liked variations on the wallet holster for pocket carry, I am sure one can be made with a cut out for the slide on an autoloader.....
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  • samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Thanks for the suggestions, gang, I'll do some searching and see what I can find via your recommendations. Ideally it would be a slightly stiffer inside the pocket holster.
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Posts: 1,094 Senior Member
    Just wondering if you are solely restricting yourself to a pocket holster? If other carry locations will work, I would suggest something like this...

    or this
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  • ApexxApexx Posts: 111 Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    A resounding YES!!!! So far I've only played with the full size 1911 size. I'm ordering one for my Walther PPS and probaly for my wife's Kahr too.

    Which Remora holster did you go with? No clip? Reinforced top? Sweat shield?
    I want to order, but wasnt sure which.. I was thinking RTF, but was wondering if it is a little bulky at the top.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I had a Nemesis pocket holster for my P32, but after a few months the glue that was under the seam stitching started to seep out and make the thing a sticky mess.

    My current P32 holster doesn't have a tag or name on it, and I can't recall where I got it, but I did get a nice cowhide pocket holster for my PF9 off of eBay. It's held up very nicely after several hot summers.
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