This version of the Raptor is an innovative solution for carrying a firearm with a weapon light inside-the-waistband (IWB). It features variable retention, so you can customize the draw to your exact preference.
The Light-Compatible Raptor comes with two different attachment clips that are mounted at zero cant, optimized for appendix carry. It also comes installed with our Raptor Claw, which makes carrying more concealable by pulling the grip tighter to the body, or it can be removed for more comfortable 3-6 o’clock carry. A Raptor Claw, IWB Quick Clip, and IWB Tuckable Clip are included with this holster.
Note: the Light-Compatible Raptor only works when a weapon light is mounted onto the firearm. For the non-light-compatible-version of this holster, click here.
If I take the light off my pistol, can I still use this holster?
Negative. The retention of light-compatible holsters is based on the light. So if the light is not present on the pistol, there is virtually no retention and nothing prevents the pistol from sliding deeper into the holster than it should. At which point the draw is very difficult.
Can you wear this holster and tuck a shirt in over it?
Yep! The shirt can be tucked behind the clips. The clips will be visible over your belt.
I’m… larger. Can I wear this holster?
It’s difficult to give a simple yes or no answer to this question, because everyone is a little different. However, there are lots of larger folks who use and like the Raptor. Whether or not it works for you depends on what you wear, how tight your belt is, and your personal preferences about comfort.
How tight can this Raptor get?
While the light-compatible Raptor won’t be as tight as a regular Raptor due to the weapon light compatibility, it can still be adjusted to be pretty tight. The particular weapon light the holster is made for can also affect overall retention. Retention can also be affected by being on/off the body and under a belt; so when your Raptor arrives, be sure to test on the body and play around with the screws.
Which shirt guard height do you all recommend?
We recommend the mid guard. It helps with re-holstering, helps keep your shirt out of the holster, and once the pistol is removed won’t jab your stomach as much as a high guard.
Different ways the Raptor can be adjusted:
Retention:Two screws beside the trigger guard side can tightened or loosened to either add friction or click. Be sure to test this on-the-body, as belt can affect retention. Just play around with them to find that sweet spot.
Ride height: the Raptor comes with two clip options. The quick clip (pre-installed) adds stability but cannot be adjusted or allow for cant. The Tuckable Clip provided can be mounted and adjusted using the two screws below the Raptor Claw for different ride height.
Grip tuck: The pre-installed Raptor Claw can be placed in different depths on the holster, to pull the grip to or from the body, or altogether removed. If carrying elsewhere than appendix, the claw can be removed.
For the non-light-compatible-version of this holster (for guns without weapon lights), click here.