The heart of the StealthGearUSA holster is our platform technology – a unique, proprietary, tested and proven technical configuration for each of our core product lines, VentCore and SG-Revolution.
Our fully ventilated, tough and durable holster platforms deliver fit and performance and eliminates that clammy, wet feeling on your hip all day. In our field testing, we found that moisture wicks away from the body and out through vent ports in the holster platform. This moisture issue has been proven to be the major cause of holster discomfort and loss of performance and fit among competitor brands.
We also paid close attention to the actual material contacting the body, and developed technologies that we own for optimal fit and comfort in the padding material. VentCore and SG-Revolution solve the padding comfort in different ways. Learn about these differences at each product line’s dedicated page.
Shell + Platform: 1 holster for 1 firearm
Each StealthGearUSA shell is custom molded to your specific firearm model using stout .093” Kydex®. The edges of the shell are scalloped which provides you with less weight and aides in breathability. Our shell designs boast tight tolerances which keep your firearm securely holsters with no unwanted movement.
Around the trigger guard, we carefully trim the Kydex® to the edges of the guard so that you can draw in a combat grip but still have complete trigger guard protection from the Kydex®. You'll see many other companies leave portions of the trigger guard open, leaving the trigger somewhat exposed to being unintentionally moved.
All SGUSA holsters feature adjustable retention. Prior to shipping we double-check the retention and make any adjustments necessary. Muzzle protection is standard on all of our holsters for several reasons:
- While wearing the holster, incidental contact with hard objects will not harm the weapon
- Sitting in chairs or seats with armrests will not cause unintentional ejection of the weapon
- Superior retention over holsters with exposed muzzles
- Protects clothing from sharp edges such as front sights
There is no excess material on the StealthGearUSA holster platform. These are pure “fighting holsters”. When you reach for your weapon in a StealthGearUSA holster, you will be able to aggressively grab and present your weapon in your combat shooting grip. There is no need to reposition or “re-index” your grip when presenting the weapon. Other holster companies build their holsters with a large backing which impedes a quick fire-ready grip and they charge extra for this more aggressive cut. This feature is built in to all of our holsters.
While our platform leaves space for a combat grip, it also completely covers the back side of your trigger guard. This eliminates any possibility of your trigger being moved while the gun is in the holster.
All products (holsters and magazine carriers) feature:
Black oxide stainless steel fasteners:
All of the fasteners used on our products are black oxide coated stainless steel. Using any other steel will eventually rust. We build our holsters to last a lifetime.
Neoprene rubber spacers
Neoprene spacers on all products are designed to allow for adjustable weapon retention, as well as cushion the entire holster assembly from unwanted squeaks and noices common among competitor brands.
Materials only available on VentCore products (not in SG-Revolution):
Marine grade binding hand-stitch to finsih the holster's edges. Under normal use this biding won't wear out, tear out, or come apart. Each holster is checked for proper binding alignment and stitching prior to being shipped.
100% hard, nylon facing where the firearm contacts the platform
Strategically positioned padding cells as part of the 3-layer platform construction.
Integrated moisture shield
Backing of soft, breathable performance mesh