New TecGrip Holsters


Blackhawk recently announced a new series of holsters that can be used in a variety of carry positions. The new rigs are called the TecGrip holsters. According to the company, the holsters can be purchased as either an inside the waistband or pocket rig.

The exterior of the holster is covered by a material that has “microscopic gripping fingers.” According to Blackhawk, this material is so grippy that it can safely carry a handgun in an IWB position without the need for straps or clips to hold it in place. Likewise, it will grip the inside of a pocket so that when the handgun is drawn, the holster does not come out with it.

Of course, this type of holster is not a new concept. Other companies like Remora and Sticky Holsters currently make holsters with a material that claims to act in a similar manner. Based on the feedback I have received on those rigs, it would seem that these kinds of holsters are popular with many people. It makes sense that Blackhawk would pursue part of that market with its own design.

Blackhawk states they will make the TecGrip holsters in a variety of sizes and styles to fit a wide range of handguns. A suggested retail price has not yet been announced.

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  • Bruce

    Friends don’t let friends buy sausage sacks for their guns.

  • Dustin R.

    Yeah, anyone who carries a full size gun with any regularity learns that this style of holster just won’t cut it. Maybe it will be a decent pocket holster for a P3AT, or J-frame or the like.

    • Sianmink

      It works well for anything up to compact single-stack size (Something like a Sig 239 would be the upper limit of what I would use it for), but if you do a lot of bending and running it requires occasional adjustment.

      Looking at the Blackhawk version, this looks a lot softer than the Remora and Sticky offerings, which are both fairly stiff. I worry about carrying a gun in what is essentially a sock.

  • David

    Sticky holsters work great for all size guns, however, you can’t reholster because the collapse. Sticky started a line of kydex inserts that keep it open,but so far, they are only available for a few compact pistols

    • nova3930

      That’s what’s kept me from trying the Sticky holsters. Keep hoping they might come out with one for the Sig 320. If not, I might butcher one to glue to one of my kydex rigs…

    • USMC03Vet

      I use one for my car. I’d never use it for something on body though.

      • Xeno Da Morph

        Once on the tummy, not so funny.

  • Budogunner

    Blackhawk, I am disappoint.

  • Gabriel M

    My G17 in a Sticky Holster is super comfortable and concealable. I hope they make a version that will fit a full size handgun with a TLR1 or similar size light

  • Xeno Da Morph

    Perfect! Time to upgrade from my cup holster!!!

    • jerry young

      I think your cup holster is a better alternative to a sticky holster