Light-Compatible Sidecar

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Don’t like waiting for custom? Check out our Quick Ship LC Sidecar options.

The Light-Compatible Sidecar (for a gun + light only) is a dedicated appendix holster that features a built-in mag carrier. Carrying an extra magazine in the appendix position can help balance the weight of the firearm, and distribute the bulge that can sometimes occur carrying AIWB. But the most important benefit is actually having an extra magazine at your disposal. Something we believe is a prudent necessity when carrying a firearm.

For the non-light-compatible version (for guns without weapon lights), click here.

The mag carrier is canted slightly for increased comfort and easier access due to natural body mechanics. Every light-compatible Sidecar includes one of our Raptor Claw attachments. The Raptor Claw is attached to the Sidecar in the holes near the firearm grip. The Claw pulls the firearm grip closer to the body for easier concealment. One Raptor Claw is provided with every Sidecar. It can be used or removed based on your preferences. Both the firearm and magazine carrier feature variable retention so you can adjust them to your preferences.

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?
While it’s hard to simply give a yes or no answer to what holsters will work on some people, there are a lot of larger folks who use the Sidecar. It all comes down to what you wear, how tight your belt is, and your personal preferences as far as comfort go.
How tight can this Sidecar get?
While the light-compatible Sidecar won’t be as tight as a regular Sidecar due to the weapon light compatibility, it can be adjusted to be pretty tight. The particular weapon light the holster is made for can also affect overall retention. Just play with the screws when your Sidecar arrives, and be sure to test the retention with the holster on. Your body and belt will add retention to the holster.
Which sweat 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.
Glock 19 with RMR and Surefire XC1. Glocks with various slide mods work quite well in Sidecars.
The spare mag is spaced enough from the pistol that a RMR fits just fine.

M&P 2.0 Compact with Inforce APL. Dark grey on purple Sidecar.
Glock 19 with Inforce APL and Trijicon RMR. Attached to a Nova belt. Our recommended belt for EDC.
All Sidecars come standard with a Raptor Claw, which you can customize to your preferred depth in order to best conceal your handgun. Here are some Claws mounted at four different depths on a Quick-ship Sidecar.
The shirt guard aids in reholstering and keeps some sweat off the slide of the gun. Low, high, and mid guards on light-compatible Sidecars.

For the non-light-compatible version (for guns without weapon lights), click here.

adjustable retention

Near the weapon light, there is an adjustment screw. This can be tightened or loosened to adjust the retention. The spare magazine has one as well.

benefits of appendix spare mag

Wearing an extra magazine at the appendix position can be very effective. No matter what position you're in (except for lying on your stomach), there's always a relatively easy way to get at it. Sitting in a car, lying on your back, crouched behind something, or on the move.

modular clip placement

The two IWB clips can be re-positioned to customize the ride height of the handgun and spare magazine.


This holster can be tuckable. You can tuck your shirt in over the holster with the clips still attaching to your belt.

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