It's been just about a year since I started using my Eidolon holster. Let's talk about how it's going.
In this Blog post I shared my first impressions of the Eidolon holster and after a year I have learned a lot. Before getting to that, let's talk about the idea behind the holster and what makes it unique.
The basic construction of the Eidolon appears to be an injection molded polymer. The holset body is actually part of a system that allows multiple methods of carry, from appendix (AIWB) to traditional 3-5 o'clock positions.
The holster has some unique features that set it apart from the pack.
1. The Wedge (see image below)
2. The Claw (see image below)
The wedge is a removable pad that attaches to the inside of the holster body, near the muzzle. The wedge acts to push the grip of the pistol closer to one's body. While this may seem trivial, it allows me to carry a full size Glock 17 totally concealed under a t-shirt.
The claw is a rigid piece of plastic that protrudes from the trigger guard area of the holster. The claw presses against the user's belt and acts to keep the butt of the pistol from pushing out.
The AIWB carry is where I think this holster excels. I have tried a number of other holsters for AIWB carry and most were good but they never provided the concealment or comfort that a good inside the waistband holster at the 3-4 o'clock position did. That is until now. I can say with certainty that the Eidolon makes it easy to carry a concealed full size Glock with all day comfort. In fact, the only time I found the holster uncomfortable was when tying my shoes.
As you can see, a Glock 17 conceals completely under a t-shirt. This has been a huge advantage in the summer months when I would normally switch to carrying a smaller pistol like the S&W Shield.
The Eidolon switches easily from left to right handed carry and can be worn in multiple positions with minor changes.
To carry in a traditional 3-5 o'clock position simply unscrew the claw and wedge.
The Eidolon is currently only available for the Glock small frame models 34, 35,17, 22, 31,19, 23, 32, 26, 27, 33.
I hope to see these for other models in the future. If Raven reads this, lets hope they have one for the M&P and 1911 in the near future!
You can get more info and purchase the holster from Raven Concealment.