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Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:29:58 PM »
Jean is trying the Flashbang Holster with her Kel-Tec P3AT, and is having a lot of trouble with it.
Maybe someone can help, or offer advice.

Jean is slim and small, but she wears a C-cup brassiere.
No matter how we "hang" the Flashbang from the center of her bra, and no matter which strap we use with it, the holster rotates downward and outward so that the pistol's grip ends up poking straight out from her chest, making it "print" through her sweater.
She has tucked the muzzle end of the Flashbang up into her left bra-cup, but it rotates down and out. She has tucked both ends of the Flashbang up into both bra-cups, but it still rotates down and out.

The only solution that I can envision would be to drill a second hole in the other side of the Kydex holster, opposite to the original hole, and add another "T"-nut and screw. The strap would then attach to the new screw, go over the top of the holster, and snap onto the original snap-base.
If the strap crossed over the top of the Flashbang, it should let the holster hang properly, and keep it from rotating outward.

Does anyone have thoughts on this solution?
Can anyone suggest another solution?
Are we "installing" the holster incorrectly, somehow?

Help!
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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
Here is GrannyD thread on her flashbang holster.
 
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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 06:30:37 PM »
It might just be the bra as my wife had no problem with it and a Ruger SR9c. She is a C cup also. It didn't work on my daughter who is much smaller and petite.

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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 09:01:13 PM »
Steve,

I was thinking of getting one for my wife and looked at their web site. There are two methods to use a "high" or "low" placement of the holster. Look for the videos for "how to do it"

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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 12:09:31 AM »
Bob;
Thanks. I think that you found the answer!
I believe that we were hanging the holster in the wrong way: "low."
Jean needs it to be "high."

We'll try again in the morning, and I'll report back.
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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 05:00:02 PM »
I'll post a review elsewhere.
 
 The Flashbang doesn't work for Jean.
 We got it to fit, and to stay in place quite comfortably.
 But when it's in that comfortable, invisible place, she finds it impossible to establish a full firing grip before beginning her presentation.
 That kills it.
 
 When you present a pistol, it must be immediately ready to fire. There is no time to shift one's grip or to otherwise fiddle around.
 
 The best holster we've found for her, so far, is the Smartcarry.
 She's going to stick with that.
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Re: Help With Flashbang Holster Problems
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 01:52:29 PM »
I like the smart carry in T shirt & gym shorts.
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