By now most people are familiar with THE CLAW, if you are not; the CLAW helps conceal the pistol by applying pressure to the inside of the belt and rotating the grip of the pistol towards your body, the AMERICAN IWB holster offers a Walnut Plywood Claw as a standard feature!
If you carry appendix or at around 4 o'clock or you currently carry a holster with a claw, this is your maximum concealment leather IWB holster!
We start with an Ultra Premium Cut Leather; as you may or may not know certain parts of the skin are better than others... (not to say that we ever use any substandard leather) but the AMERICAN IWB holster will be cut from the sweet spot of the Grade A Steer Hide. The grain is tightest, most consistent and should ensure the longest possible lifespan of your holster.
Its Wooden CLAW comes with 8 layers of 1/42" walnut veneer and the overall thickness is about .2025". We use Shellac™ all natural sealant and it makes the wood as water proof as you would expect leather to be. Paraffin wax and silicone lubricant added to the inside to make your pistol glide in and out easily and also to further protect the finish of your pistol. There is increased stability that the claw provides making concealed carry a little bit more comfortable.
This Reinforced AMERICAN IWB Holster comes with a second layer of 5/6oz leather over the upper section and sweat guard for an added reinforcement as a standard feature. Making it a Stronger Holster, that Stays Open and makes Re-Holstering Easier.
A lot of us have been carrying on different positions without a claw with no conceal ability or comfort issues. Now we have an option to consider carrying larger pistols that would normally not conceal well. With the AMERICAN IWB Holster and its Featured Wooden Claw. This holster has made it much easier to conceal carry a larger pistol for us.
WHY A WOODEN CLAW?When considering materials for the claw, the options were plastic, carbon fiber, metal and wood. Plastic was not an option and carbon fiber would have been too expensive and messy, and we were going to explore metal if the wood didn't work out. We never got to the metal since the wooden claw worked just fine, and I can't imagine that the metal would look as good as the wood.
IS THE CLAW COMFORTABLE, DO I NEED IT? The Claw is mainly for Appendix carry (AIWB), if you mainly carry appendix and want maximum concealment you may want a holster that has the claw on it. The Claw helps conceal the pistol by applying pressure to the inside of the belt and rotating the grip of the pistol towards your body for maximum conceal-ability. We've designed this holster for and to work around the claw. If you throw a claw on a holster not made for it, it either won't line up with the belt or the retention will be off.
EXTRAMAG is optional, this is securely added to the holster; the extra mag is offset allowing the holster to take the natural curve of your body for a comfortable all day carry experience, the attached Mag pouch also helps keep the pistol grip closer to your body for added concealment. Extra Magazine has anything protruding on the back it won't work with the ExtraMag option. Not Available for*Shield 45|Walther PPS/PPSM2. NOT AVAILABLE WITH RMR CUTOUT
TUCKABLE is optional, this allows you to slide a shirt between the metal clip and the holster.*Only recommended if you already tuck in your shirt on a regular basis. In Order for the Ulticlip to work with our holsters you will need the tuckable option.
COLORS:Black | Medium Brown | Russet
CLAW WOOD COLOR: Walnut Natural
CLIPS: 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" Black Oxide Spring Steel
LOOPS: 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" Lined and Stitched leather loops
CANT:7 Degree Forward Cant | 15 Degree Cant upon request
AIWB:Inside the Waist for AIWB Appendix Inside the Waist
HIDE:Premium Steer Cut out 6/7oz thick steer hide, exclusively from Hermann Oaks (Signature IWB 5/6oz thick)
SHIELD:Sweat-shield to keep pistol away from body
RMR CUTOUT: if your pistol has optics on it you will need this option, if we request it we will need a picture of the optics you have on your pistol