We The People kindly sent us a Holster Claw along with several holsters and a few other things. Watch this YouTube video to see our initial thoughts about what they sent us. Read to the end of this article for a discount code.
The We The People Holster Claw is an add-on to your Kydex holster that snugs the holster against your body for less printing when you carry concealed.
The Holster Claw decreases the projection of the butt of the gun and stabilizes the position of your holster on your belt. This also translates to making it more difficult to move the holster, so you want to decide where you want the holster before attaching the claw.
The Components of the WTP Holster Claw
The WTP Holster Claw comes in a box roughly the size of a pack of cards. Included are an index card with an illustration of how to fit the pieces together, the main body of the Holster Claw, a small pad, a large pad, a T-post, a spacer, a lock washer, and two screws.
How to Install the WTP Holster Claw
When you get the Holster Claw, the rubber spacer and the T-post are separate. Push the spacer into the T-post. To attach the Holster Claw to the back of the holster, insert the long leg of the spacer into the back piece of the Kydex. Add the lock washer on the back of the holster, then attach the main body with the screw.
Put the other screw in the opposite side of the holster and tighten to your desired retention level.
Use the thin pad for less retention and the thick pad for more retention. To switch between pads, push the current pad out of the hole with your finger. Push the new pad into the top or bottom hole at the top of the Holster Claw.
The offset of the main body will only allow you to install it in one direction. The flat side of the main body should be against the holster. Installing it backward will make it unable to assume the correct position.
To attach the WTP Holster Claw, remove the retention screw from your Kydex holster and its corresponding rubber spacer. The spacer that comes with the Holster Claw has a short leg and a long leg. Face the long leg of the spacer toward the body of the Holster Claw.
You can then install the Holster Claw body on the front or back side of the holster with the provided screw and lock washer, ensuring the lock washer is between the body of the Holster Claw and the holster. For more retention, mount the Holster Claw on the front of the holster with the thicker pad. For less retention, mount it on the back of the holster with the thinner pad.
Use the remaining screw for retention adjustment on the short leg of the spacer. Attach the holster to your belt as usual.
What the WTP Holster Claw is Designed to Do
The WTP Holster Claw is designed to push the back side of the holster into your body to keep the butt of the gun from sticking out away from your body. This reduces printing during concealed carry. It also prevents the holster from sliding around on your belt.
How Much Difference the WTP Holster Claw Makes
To test the claim that the WTP Holster Claw keeps the gun tighter to your body, I strapped a Sig P365XL onto my belt using the Kydex holster designed specifically for that gun by WTP. The distance between my body and the butt of the gun was 3/4 of an inch.
With the WTP Holster Claw in place with the thick pad on the front of the holster, the butt of the gun adhered firmly against my body, completely eliminating the space and perceptibly reducing the printing.
My husband Chris and I took turns wearing the Holster Claw during our normal outings. We did not find it less comfortable than just wearing a Kydex holster. In the interest of full disclosure, Chris and I both prefer softer holsters. For more on concealed carry holsters, try this article for women and this article for men.
Which Holsters Are Compatible with the WTP Holster Claw
The WTP Holster Claw is designed to be used with Kydex holsters. A softer holster would not provide the resistance to counterbalance the Holster Claw. The Holster Claw is designed to work with all We The People IWB (in the waistband) holsters.
We The People As A Company
We The People takes patriotism seriously. They are headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and their products are made in America. If you buy a product in the wrong size, contact them for a replacement. The Holster Claw has a 90 day return policy from delivery date. See this page for their full return policy.
Other We The People Products to Consider
In addition to supplying us with items to review, We The People gave us a discount code to share with our readers. When you purchase from We The People, be sure to use the code DEG15 to save 15% off your purchase.
If you are not tucking your shirt in, or if you are open carrying, try an OWB (outside the waistband) holster.
If you really like the designs We The People includes on their holsters, such as the Second Amendment wrap or the American Flag, you might also enjoy their shirts, hats, and hoodies. We review the shirts and the tactical belt in this YouTube video.
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