Since the Pocket Grabber doesn't have this feature, I worried that my snubbie J-frame would "print," and give itself away. Well, as long as the pants
fabric is relatively thick, like that of relaxed fit blue jeans, the slight bulge doesn't look at all like a pistol. If you wear tighter, thinner, or dressier trousers, you could have a problem. The covering flap also makes the holster allot thicker, I can see why High Noon chose not to add this feature. .
The Pocket Grabber is a strong, nice looking, practical pocket holster well suited for use with casual pants. Its checkered rubber covering is probably longer-lived than the
adhesive-netting variety, and its bare leather needs nothing more than an occasional thin coat of wax. Presentation from it is just a little awkward untill you get the hang of it, but also just a little faster than from a flap-covered design. You have to experiment quite a lot to find precisely the right draw stroke procedure that suits both your hand and your pocket, and then you have to practice that technique. However, no-look reholstering into it is quick and easy.
Holsters has the Pocket Grabber in stock, ready-made for about 78 different pocket-size revolvers and semi-autos. Write to: High Noon Holsters; PO Box 1923; Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. Their phone and fax are both 727-939-2701. Their complete catalog is on the web at www.HighNoonHolsters.com.
Steve Henigson is a retired leather smith and longtime pistol
shooter, a student of the late Michael Harries. From the mid-1970s, he competed in IPSC with modest success. When IPSC shooting became unrealistic, his club seceded to form a truly practical, experimental shooting discipline, the Southern California Tactical Combat program (SCTC). He edited and published COMBAT!, the SCTC monthly journal, until 2004