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Holsters are like underwear – everybody has their own preferences about what fits their gun best. Fortunately, there are a great many manufacturers who provide a range of options, materials and colors.
The DeSantis Super Fly is one example of the options available to the shooting public.
Made of synthetic materials, the Super Fly has an exterior shell made of a very tacky, rubber-like surface. The exterior helps ensure the holster says in the pocket while the shooter draws the handgun.
An additional benefit of the rubber-like exterior is that it seems to prevent moisture (like sweat) from penetrating the surface and getting to the gun.
The interior of the holster is a slick nylon material that allows the gun to easily slide free from the holster.
The all edges of the holster are double-stiched, suggesting long-lasting durability. The form of the gun is single stitched.
The Super Fly is soft and flexible, but is thicker than any of the other synthetic pocket holsters I have tried. It also comes with a removable flap that covers the entire gun profile as an extra layer to prevent “printing” when carrying. The flap attaches to the holster via a strip of hook and loop style fasteners.
During testing, I found that the Super Fly without the flap suitably concealed my revolver. With the concealing flap attached, I thought the bulk of the gun and holster became too much, drawing attention to it rather than concealing it. So, for the majority of testing, I carried without the flap.
I found the Super Fly did exactly what it is supposed to do: provide a safe method of carrying a small handgun in my pocket. It did a credible job at concealing the firearm, while preventing it from moving around.
Drawing from the pocket was swift, and the holster never came out with the gun.
After several weeks of regular carry, the holster showed no signs of wear. I don’t know how much “wear” a pocket holster would normally get, but the Super Fly still looks brand new.
The Super Fly is a quality pocket holster that I do not hesitate to recommend.
Compared to the same company’s Nemesis pocket holster, I prefer the Nemesis over the Super Fly. I found the Nemesis never came out of the pocket during the draw, and is slightly thinner than the Super Fly.
But like I said, with underwear and holsters everybody has their own preferences. While I may like the Nemesis better, I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen with the Super Fly.