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RCS Phantom LC for Glock 19

My main carry gun is a Glock 19 with a Surefire X300. Initially I was against the idea of a pistol mounted light but once I got to the ragged edge of civilization (Fairbanks, AK) where there is 22 hours of darkness in the winter and only 2 hours of daylight I saw the light, so to speak.

I have been stationed in Germany for the last three years so I was basically starting from scratch when it comes to carry gear. When I started looking for a god holster I found out that there is a serious lack of quality holsters for pistols with lights mounted. The main two options I found were Bladetech and Raven Concealment.

I eneded up going with the Phantom LC from Raven Concealment Systems (RCS). A family member actually ordered it for me for my birthday but accidentally selected a left hand holster. When it showed up I contacted RCS to see what I could do, I was only hoping for a possible discount to re-purchase the same holster in a right handed configuration. I got an email back from one of their reps telling me to just send it back with a very minor payment and they would replace it. I was shocked, RCS has a customer for life. They have some of the best customer service in the industry.
I’m really a big fan of this holster. It has a slight curve to it which makes it hug your hip holding the pistol very close to your body. This makes it exceptionally easy to conceal, even under just a t-shirt. One issue that I noticed was that it keeps the pistol so close that it rubs my side and is slightly uncomfortable. Now I firmly believe in the concept that carrying a gun should “be comforting, not comfortable” but I like comfort. The solution that works for me is just wearing a tucked in undershirt, usually just an a-shirt (beater).

One of the other things I really like about this holster is how tightly the Glock and X300 snap in. The way the holster is custom molded for this combination makes it have amazing retention. I can hold the holster upside down and shake it vigorously and the gun will not fall out. This is extra important for me because I have a two year old daughter and I really enjoy not worrying about the gun falling out of the holster when I’m playing on the floor or worry about my daughter accidentally kicking the gun out when we are cuddling on the couch.

So in summary Raven Concealment’s Phantom LC holster is a great piece of kit that holds a pistol securely and close to your body from a great company who I will be doing more business with in the future. Speaking of future business, I plan on ordering some of the many different attachment options that are offered by RCS. The first one I’m looking forward to trying is their IWB tuckable belt loops. As the days get longer and the temps get higher I think this will make an already great holster that much more concealable and useful.

Keep up the good fight
-Rob

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