Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling Holster Review
Russ Chastain 11.19.18
Back in January, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Clinger Comfort Cling holster, which is a simple (and ambidextrous) affair with no clips or loops. Simply place it inside your waistband, and you’re done. It stays where you put it while protecting your gun from sweat — and protecting your hide from being chafed by the gun.
I was moving at the time, and the holster was laid aside. I had been carrying a compact 9mm semi-auto with a Universal Clipdraw, which meant I didn’t need a holster for that pistol — and the pistol wouldn’t fit the holster well unless I removed the clip. Life went on, and I was able to get my hands on a Springfield Armory XD-S 9 Mod.2 pistol.
This little pistol carries well inside my waistband without any sort of holster or clip… but there’s always potential for it to slip during carry, which can be a problem. When I spotted the Clinger holster where I’d stashed it months before, angels sang. Then I crammed the little pistol in the holster and started using it.
From the Manufacturer
- Inside the Waistband / Pocket Holster
- No Belt Clips To Fiddle With
- Friction Holds Holster Inside Waistband
- Gel-Like Cushion Is Incredibly Comfortable
- Easy To Use
- Swaps from Right to Left Hand
- Full Sweat Shield Protects Your Gun
- Two sizes: Compact and Full Size
- MSRP: $19 ($26 shipped)
- 2 Week Buy Back Guarantee
- If your holster loses some of its cling, wash it with dish soap to restore the tackiness.
Their guarantee is pretty cool.
When you purchase a Clinger Holster, you can rest easy. You have 2 FULL WEEKS to return it for a refund minus shipping costs if you’re not happy with your purchase. No questions asked.
We’re a premium holster brand. We want to give you a premium experience.
Large Orders (over $200) will have a 30% restock fee.
Gotta love a company that stands behind their products. But from my own experience with their Comfort Cling holster, I doubt they have to buy back many holsters.
Pros & Cons
I haven’t carried concealed with holsters very much, so it’s tough for me to make a comparison with other brands. But I can say that this holster is mostly comfortable, and it stays where I put it.
The use of a holster was a change for me, and the added thickness that comes with it. But a major plus, especially considering that I live in Florida, is the sweat protection provided by this holster. And this holster stayed where I put it, regardless of sweat or physical activity.
Drawing the pistol was better and worse… better because the pistol stays in a constant position and the holster stays in my pants during a draw, and worse because I have less surface area to grab than when I carry with a clip. This requires some practice to learn the muscle memory required to get a shooting grip on the pistol during the draw.
The Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling holster is a good product and should be given a serious look, even against higher-priced options. Available in two sizes, I have the smaller size and it works well with my Springfield Armory XD-S 9 Mod.2 3.3″ pistol.
It protects the popper from sweat, which is great if you perspire while you carry.
It stays put in my preferred 4:00 position, and doesn’t move when I draw the pistol.
It covers most of my pistol. This helps prevent the gun from printing and keeps the rear sight from digging into your skin, but hinders a really fast draw. I have to get the gun started out of the holster and then adjust my grip on the piece.
If you want a minimalist IWB holster for concealed carry, you should try the Comfort Cling. All you have to lose is a little time and the cost of shipping, if you’re not happy. But if your experience is anything like mine, you’ll be happy.
It can also be used as a pocket holster. Even with a loose fit between holster and pocket (front pocket of cargo shorts), the holster stays in place while I draw the pistol.
The quality of the stitching is good, with no loose threads hanging out to unravel if pulled.
Clinger makes other models of holsters… but I think I’ll stick with my Comfort Cling.