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Raven concealment holster

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by hemispheredancer, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. hemispheredancer


    Apr 14, 2010
    Good evening, all.

    I am considering picking up a Glock 23 and am looking at kydex for my carry rig. I like Crossbreeds, but am thinking of picking up a Raven.

    Does anyone edc with the Raven? If so, how functional and comfortable do you find it?

    Thanks much in advance.

    Take care.
  2. Ammo9000


    Apr 29, 2011
    I have 3 of them…paired with the right belt they are great. Holds tight to the body and makes conceal carry easy with an OWB holster. I do suggest the pancake belt loops they offer…holds even tighter to the body.

  3. par4buffett


    Nov 4, 2012
    north Houston
    Hi Hemi! fins!

    There is a string on new posts on this too...

    I got the Raven Vangaurd 2 in November right after I got my 23/gen4 and love it. It is very comfortable, very minimal! And easy on and off. It you have issues with the Vangaurd, the phl skeleton is another iWb. It uses one strap like the raven, which I like. It shows less on the belt, less bulk than iWb with 2belt loops and allows for some cant if you want it. This link is a very good comparison of the two. I wear both a lot now, with my 23 and new 27/4. Phl wins points for easy draw and reholstering.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  4. Stlbrian


    Jun 24, 2012
    St. Louis
    I carry my G23 in a Raven Phantom. Can not say enough good things about it. Fast production. LEO discount, comfortable for all day carry.

    I just ordered a mag carrier and the pancake wings. I like how it holds to my body, but i figured I would give the pancakes a try as well.

    OWB is so much more comfortable in my opinion, and the Phantom is, for me, the best holster for OWB.

    My .02
  5. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    Raven's are expensive and take a while to get, but I understand they're excellent. I EDC in a Crown Holster. Just like the Ravens, but much cheaper with a ridiculously faster turn around time (one week).
  6. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  7. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    I have (3) raven owb holsters and I ccw daily. I do suggest the "wings" option which holds the holster even closer.

    Bravo concealment holsters closely resemble raven holsters and are slightly lower in price. I own (2) bravo's that are basically "backup's" to my Ravens.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  8. viper144


    Dec 25, 2010
    I have got to go along with "dosei". I think the Raven is great for OWB at the range or for carry under a coat.
    How ever they are too wide for me as IWB.
    For both my 26 and 19, I have recently found a superb holster for IWB. Great workmanship and speedy delivery.
    Check out his web
    Great guy to work with.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  9. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    I wear one under (2) tshirts on a daily basis. I wear a underarmor type wicking shirt and a regular tshirt over that... no problems. The first shirt softens the outline so that the second conceals it well. Using the wings option on the holster allows for it to fit snugly against the body.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  10. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    I have a Raven for my G23, but carry mostly in Glock's Sport/Combat holster. Give 'em a look! Two sizes will carry any Glock, and maybe $15 at various online dealers. Cheers.
  11. hemispheredancer


    Apr 14, 2010
    Goodd evening, all. Thank you so much for the replies, I truly appreciate it. The primary use would be OWB, but IWB from time to time. That's the method that has me worried about the Raven, and judging from a couple of the responses it seems it will be a less than stellar choice.

    Thanks again for the insight, all. Take care, and be safe.
  12. damphousse25


    Jan 10, 2013
    I received my RC Phantom three days ago and have worn it non-stop since. Most comfortable OWB holster I have ever worn. I forget my G27 is even on my hip. Also, the quality is better than any kydex holster I have seen. I cannot recommend RC enough.
  13. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    RCS make's great gear and i've owned more than a few pieces of kydex from them. I'd recommend you take a serious look at JM Custom and Dark Star Gear as well. Two of the best with shorter lead times.
  14. ratf51


    Aug 6, 2010
    NW GA
    I carry my G23 in a RCS Phantom-- the standard holsters are available in the "quick ship" option, so wait time really is not that bad. I have yet to really wear mine in IWB configuration, I have set it up as such and tried it in the house but I just don't care for IWB carry. The Phantom will do, though. If you are going to wear OWB most of the time with occasional IWB the Phantom will fill the bill; otherwise, you might want to get an IWB specific holster for greater comfort. IMHO the RCS Phantom cannot be beat in OWB carry. I also agree with the above posters who recommended the "pancake wings" option-- get them. And a good gun/pistol belt; a good gun belt makes a HUGE difference.
  15. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    I use one for my HK45 and I couldn't be happier with it. They have a long wait time but they are well worth it. Get one. You won't be disappointed!