Recently I have been using an inside-the-waistband holster for my Glock 26 called the Torsion, manufactured by Bravo Concealment, a holster company that specializes in kydex designs. One thing that immediately stands out is that Bravo Concealment products are very reasonably priced compared to many other options in terms of all-kydex designs. They manufacture a variety of inside-the-waistband and outside-the-waistband products. Since I carry exclusively inside-the-waistband, I was interested in the Torsion holster as it is designed for this purpose and also configured to keep the gun tightly hugged to the body to maximize concealment.
Right out of the gate I will say that this holster solves one of the issues I have always had with small-footprint kydex holsters: it uses two belt clips that are spaced apart which keeps the holstered gun from shifting around on you. Holsters that use only a single point of attachment notoriously do this, which makes for inconsistencies in the draw. In fact, the stability of dual clips is a primary reason that I have used hybrid holster designs for a long time now. A down-side of hybrid designs is that they are bulky, and this Torsion Holster very nicely stabilizes the gun similar to a hybrid design, but does so in a small and sleek package.
The second element of this holster that I have been thus-far pleased with is the belt clips themselves. I have found many holster manufactures to make clips that catch the cover garment on the draw stroke. This often leads many shooters to opt for loops as clips can prove a liability in this regard. I like clips on holsters as it makes putting the holster on and taking it off much easier throughout the day. The clip, however, must be designed correctly, to retain the holster on the belt securely yet not snag a drawn cover garment. I am pleased to report that in my testing the clips on the Torsion are excellent, providing good retention yet not interfering in a safe and efficient draw stroke at all.
The one aspect of the holster that at first obstructed by draw was that the belt clip which sits under the trigger guard rubbed against my index finger when taking hold of the gun. This is fixed by lowering the clip on the holster. This, in turn, raises the gun higher in the waist-line, but that raised height put the gun at a position I like. The ability to vary the depth at which the gun sits is a great feature that a good modern holster design should have and the Torsion provides this.
Regarding comfort, I find the holster comfortable for a slim kydex design. I find highbred designs the most comfortable due to the large backer, but that is a compromise that needs to be made to take advantage of the slim design of a kydex holster. For what it is I find the Torsion comfortable and have no issues carrying it for prolonged periods. Finally, the retention of the holster is excellent. The gun sits into place with a solid click of the kydex around the trigger guard. The retention is very good and the gun will not come out even under vigorous activity, yet the draw proves smooth. Concealment is also excellent under a t-shirt.
Along with the holster I have been testing the Bravo Concealment Single Magazine Pouch. This mag pouch proves very concealable for a pouch that is worn outside-the-waistband due to its natural curvature that hugs the body tightly. I can tell you that I have never had any previous success in concealing an outside-the-waisband mag pouch on my hip, but this is the first one I have used that will conceal under a t-shirt. The retention of the pouch is adjustable and is excellent. The magazine is retained securely yet the mag draws smooth. If you want a magazine pouch to wear outside-the-waistband that actually conceals well, this is the one.
In closing, I think these Bravo Concealment products are excellent and I think they are a no-brainer for anyone looking for an all-kydex design considering how reasonable the price is. I can’t speak to long-term durability as I have not been using them for that long, but everything seems exceptionally solid and I doubt there would be much to go wrong, even with daily use. If you are looking for a small IWB holster that is easy to take on and off with clips and that also sits securely in the waistband, I think the Torsion is worth your while. Also, if you want a mag pouch that is comfortable to wear and concealable, this is the one.
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