Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling Holster Review

   11.19.18

Clinger Holsters Comfort Cling Holster Review

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.

Comfort Cling holster in use.
Comfort Cling holster in use.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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.
Comfort Cling holster with pistol inside.
Comfort Cling holster with pistol inside.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

The Guarantee

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.

Comfort Cling holster with pistol inside.
Comfort Cling holster with pistol inside.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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.

Inside of Comfort Cling holster
Inside of Comfort Cling holster
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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.

Conclusion

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.

Comfort Cling holster tag
Comfort Cling holster tag
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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.

Comfort Cling holster tag
Comfort Cling holster tag
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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