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    Vedder holsters....what's the "claw" for?

    So I am looking at getting a Vedder IWB holster for one or two of my carry guns and I see there is the option to include the claw. Can someone who owns one of these tell me what purpose the claw serves? I assume it is some kind of stabilization device but I'm not sure how it works. If you have one, do you see any improvement in stabilization or less holster slip? Any benefit to it at all?

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    I think it is supposed to push against your waistband/gun belt area and bring the rear of the holster - meaning the grip of the gun - closer to your body to reduce printing. So far most people who have used them and reported on this and one other forum I belong to think they are great. For an extra $5 you could try one to see if it does that for you or not.
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    SG is correct. I don't have a Vedder, but the holster I do have has the wing and it does help with printing.

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    Like SG said, the “claw” is to help tuck the grip by giving something to press against the belt further away from the main holster without significantly adding to the footprint of the holster. Some holster makers also call it a “wing”. I see it predominantly on AIWB holsters. I do not have a holster with a “claw”, but I do have one that has an extension plate which is meant to do the same thing and it does help with concealment.
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    Cool, thanks for the answers guys! Much appreciated!

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    SG is right. I have a Vedder and installed a claw on it, before Vedder offered their own. For AIWB it's good to rotate the grip toward the gut to reduce printing. I 100% recommend getting it if you're going to carry AIWB.

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    I am thinking of getting a new holster (AIWB) and it's between Vedder and Tulster Holsters!
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    Vedder is Good To Go!!! Have the light tuck with the claw for my CZ PCR and it tucks in so well at 1 o'clock that I can conceal it with the tightest t-shirt, heck I can conceal it with a dark colored muscle shirt.

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    Hmmmmmm.....so I got a message saying I couldn't submit my original posting because I was using a censored word is this something new or have I just never used a censored word before in my posts. The only thing I changed to let me post was "muscle" shirt replaced the more common "A" style shirt description of someone who beats their wife.

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    Anyways buy the Vedder. I much prefer the Vedders clip mounted at the bottom then at the top like the Tulster uses its very adjustable for ride height and cant. Its also the first tuckable holster that lets me actually tuck my shirts in and look as a tucked in shirt should.
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    I have the Vedder sans claw and I love the thing. I might want to look into adding “the claw” at some point though!

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    For those of you that carry strong side at 3:00 or 4:00, does the claw make it more difficult to remove the holster? One of the things I love about my Vedder is how easy it is to insert and remove the holster with my gun in it. I have concerns that the claw might snag a little and make that a little more difficult to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallsrider View Post
    For those of you that carry strong side at 3:00 or 4:00, does the claw make it more difficult to remove the holster? One of the things I love about my Vedder is how easy it is to insert and remove the holster with my gun in it. I have concerns that the claw might snag a little and make that a little more difficult to do.
    I don't carry at that position, but my holster is slightly more difficult to put on with the wing. It's no problem removing.

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    Ordered one today, with the claw. On't $5 more with the claw so why not right? If I don't like it I can easily take it off.

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