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Raven vs. X-Concealment

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by CarryTexas, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. CarryTexas


    Aug 8, 2002
    I am in the market for a new holster. I have been carrying in a Don Hume 721OT OWB for several years and I have decided to change to Kydex.

    I have narrowed my search to these two:

    Raven Concealment Phantom


    And this:

    X-Concealment Gen 2 "C"


    I am leaning to the X-Concealment for several reasons, but I would like to get some opinions from some folks that have experience with them.

    Has anyone used both and or what is your preference?
  2. kmb


    Jul 10, 2010
    Oakdale, MN
    I've never tried a Raven, but I've been carrying a g27 in an X-Concealment 'C' Gen 1 for about 8 months. Absolutely love it. Rides high and tight, and easy to conceal with a t-shirt or golf shirt. My wife has to 'cop a feel' to see if I'm carrying.

    Having seen the Gen 2, I think there will be one in my near future. I'm looking for something that's easy-on/easy-off without the need to mess with my belt.

    I'd highly recommend X-Concealment. Great product, great company to work with, and they ship in a hurry.

  3. Nords


    Jan 11, 2009
    My Raven phantom has been great since I got it back in 2008.

    It is starting to crack from all the wear and tear.

    So I am using their no questions asked warranty, and am getting a free brand new one :D

    Very happy with the company.
  4. Gary1911A1


    Jun 14, 2005
    Ohio for now
    Good to know that.
  5. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    I've been carrying a g23 in an X-Concealment it rides high and tight, and is easy to conceal, hoping they start making them for the 1911s
  6. Mark9Fogger

    Mark9Fogger Headed to WA

    Check out the Alpha Holsters from DSG Arms. Almost identical products with very fast shipping!
  7. Blackhawk2001


    Mar 22, 2012
    My next holster probably won't be a Raven Concealment Phantom, but only because I don't want to wait 45 - 60 days to get it. I've got two of them (G17/19/22/23) for my G27 and the G23 I used to have. The first one I bought cracked after a year of regular use and they replaced it NQA with a holster made of a thicker grade of kydex. I've had that one for two years now with no problems. I don't know about the other brand, but Raven's Phantom holsters has a pretty good variety of attachments and their NQA warranty applies to all their work, even custom stuff like the IWB folder/pocket-tool/flashlight sheath they made for me and replaced twice when the kydex cracked. Now if only they weren't so successful . . .
  8. i was also looking at the x concealment well do the snaps stay? I would like one because if I have to take it off I dont have to mess with my belt.

  9. CarryTexas


    Aug 8, 2002
    Thanks for the opinions. I decided to order the X-Concealment. I was leaning that way and with price/fast shipping & good comments on the holster sealed it for me. The way I carry I need a holster that rides high and close to the body. This should fit the bill.

    It has shipped so I will know for sure by the end of the week.
  10. AGAF

    AGAF On a Journey

    Oct 2, 2006
    Please let us know your thoughts and overall impression on the X-Concealment. They are a great company to deal with and have excellent service. I've had both and would recommend either of them.
  11. I was just looking at the Raven system tonight. Looks good and the warranty sounds awesome. I like that you can change from OWB to IWB with their loop system so its like 2 holsters in one. The wait time is crazy though but the price with mil discount isn't bad and worth the wait in my case. I think I will order one for my P30 since I won't be carrying that one for a while.
  12. CarryTexas


    Aug 8, 2002
    I got my X-Concealment holster on Thursday and my initial thoughts are good. I wore it for several hours around the house and the fit was better than the Don Hume.

    It was nice being able to take it off without undoing my belt. It does use thinner Kydex than I am used to on the Comp-Tac holsters that I have. However, I don't think it will be an issue.

    The only issue I have encountered is that the sweat shield digs into my side. I just applied a little heat and changed the contour slightly so I believe it will be much better now.

    I would like more cant. I got the only option for cant they had which is 8 degrees. I would like to have about 15 degrees. It does ride high and tight to the body as I prefer.

    Overall the fit and finish is great and I think I will be using the for sometime.
  13. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
    Fury carry solutions