431 Bayview Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701
DeSamtis Slim-Tuk Holster
"The Slim-Tuk is a new, minimal ambidextrous IWB holster fashioned from Kydex. One of the most unique features about this IWB holster is that it uses our tuckable 360 C-Clip, which affords the wearer unlimited mounting options. The hardware can easily be reversed to change from right to left. The Slim-Tuk is precision molded from sturdy Kydex sheet and features a rugged nylon clip."
This one works and it really lives up to its name. It's truly a slim holster that takes up very little more space than the gun itself.
The purpose of a holster, at least to my mind, is to allow me to safely carry my gun and to allow me to draw it easily when that need arises. A secondary purpose is to allow me to holster that same gun when it's no longer needed. I like to be able to do all of that with the least amount of bulk possible, especially when I'm carrying one of the micro-pistols. Enter the Slim-Tuk Holster.
My wife, my son and I routinely carry either a 9mm of .380 pistol each day. That means the pistol is just another part of our wardrobe. In the really hot months here in South Carolina, shorts and a casual shirt can be the uniform of the day. That's when the micro-pistol really comes into its own. With modern loads, designed specifically for these guns, I never feel under gunned.
The new Slim-Tuk is just perfect for one of these pistols since it adds very little bulk and practically no additional weight but it makes the gun very accessible. It's also very easy to mount using the "C" clip and it can be easily changed to fit a right or left hand shooter.
This feature was especially handy since I'm a right hand shooter and my son is a left hand shooter. I wore this holster for about a week and then asked my son to wear it. I wanted to see how 2 different people, with different builds and pretty different daily activities got along with it.
My routine for evaluating a new holster is to put it on, wear it all day and see just how well it works for me. Using an unloaded pistol, I'll also practice drawing and holstering. That's exactly what I did with the Sim-Tuk. My daily activities normally include reading the daily newspaper, catching up on Internet news, responding to readers, spending time at the shooting range, visiting a few gun shops and of course, watching a little television.
My son on the other hand, is in and out of his vehicle many times each day as he visits clients. He also has 2 young sons, so there's baseball, basketball, golf and other sports. Lately, he's become very adept at building cabinets and tables and spends a good bit of time in his shop. I asked him to wear the Slim-Tuk in all of his daily activities and let me know how it worked for him.
After about a month of combined usage, I can report that the Slim-Tuk worked very well for both of us. We were able to unobtrusively carry our micro-pistols in all kinds of situations and throughout some intensely hot weather, in real comfort. Our guns were readily accessible, easy to draw and easy to re-holster.
This holster just makes a lot of sense. It does exactly what a holster should do and I might add, at a very reasonable price. Over the years I've had a number of DeSantis holsters and have never been disappointed with any of them. This is my first Kydex holster from DeSantis and it reflects the same well thought out design and quality of all the others.
If you're looking for slim IWB holster, I can recommend the Slim-Tuk without reservation. If you'd like to see the Slim-Tuk and other DeSantis products, please visit http://www.desantisholster.com/