Urban Carry Releases New G2 Model To Address Problems With Original

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For those of you that were lucky enough to miss the first iteration of the Urban Carry making its rounds on social media, the guy below does a pretty good job of highlighting how fast you can get a gun unholstered with the unusual design. Urban Carry seems to have addressed this with their G2 model according to a press release.

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Now I don’t want to dissuade you from taking a look at their newest holster, the Urban Carry G2, because of some gif on the internet. If the Urban Carry G2 seems like something that would fit your needs, make sure you think the purchase through and do PLENTY of research before clicking the checkout button. While there are some rather good traits, the holster also brings its fair share of issues.

Dawn Foster, the CEO of Urban Carry was quoted in the press release as saying “The G2 was born from the voices of the thousands of people who wear the original Urban Carry everyday. They told us of their love of the quality, the ingenuity, the feeling of security and comfort it gives to them and they told us how to make it better.”

Some of the improvements made are a new steel belt clip that attaches the holster to the belt, an improved holster silhouette to place the gun in your hand every time, and a powerful magnet to prevent the gun from imitating Superman.

MSRP for the new Urban Carry G2 is $65, and they appear to be available now on the Urban Carry site HERE.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • KestrelBike

    That GIF is magical.

    • PK

      If only it could be redone as the sort of hilarious video Dynamic Pie Concepts used to make… “I’m out of ammo, toss me a gun!”, cut to another guy opening the holster in that manner, and there it is.

  • FWIW

    That’s actually for if you’re illegally carrying a gun. Lets you fling your Lorcin into the river with much more efficiency than the standard overhand method.

    • FightFireJay

      You had me at “Lorcin”.

  • Slim934

    I’m really surprised. I assumed this was one of those one-off things where the company would only make the one and not devote any resources to product improvement. I might actually look into this now given they were willing to devote resources to improving it.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    The bottom portion looks like it’ll work fine with the improvement but I just don’t get the portion attached to the belt. If I wore that it would lead to tons of questions at my old office. Maybe not as many for some of the “less image conscience,” but even they’d get questions after a day or two.

    With all the problems smart carry has it still seems like a better solution.

    • Phillip Cooper

      I’ve seen something similar, disquised as a cellphone holder.It could be covert, if you’re carrying a mousegun and/or are anorexic, I suppose.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I’ve seen those too and they work for a certain demographic but not for myself or people my age. They also don’t work well in certain work environments.

        • Phillip Cooper

          Yup, I was considering using it to carry at work, but I’ll need deep concealment.
          As it is, I now have too good a job to risk. Unfortunately, tactical decisions come down to considering how I’ll pay the mortgage and feed the family, not just what to carry.

    • .45

      If you shirt hangs over your beltline…

      • Harry’s Holsters

        If my shirt is hanging over my beltline then I can where an IWB holster with an UltiClip3 if it’s tucked in or go with my regular AIWB holster if the shirt isn’t tucked in. Both draws take around a second to do vs more with an Urban carry.

        If my shirt is tucked in it rarely extends over the over the belt line.

  • Phillip Cooper

    They lost me when I realized it is appendix carry.
    I just don’t see how people carry in that fashion and actually sit down.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      I dont even know how skinny people do it and Im far from

      • Phillip Cooper

        Right there with you, sir.

      • RSG

        I’m thinking only skinny people can carry appendix. Obviously, I’m not skinny nor do I carry aiwb. But I couldn’t if I wanted to. And no, I’m not fat (5’7″ 160#).

        • .45

          I’m plenty skinny at six foot, 150 pounds, and I don’t care for such carry either. -Two cents.

    • Jai S.

      I did about 15 hours of driving this weekend with a M&P Shield at 2 o’clock. I was just fine. The general rule I’ve heard is that if your chest is bigger than your waist AIWB can work.

      I recently lost 30 lbs and appendix carry went from something I would never consider to my favorite way to carry.

      • Phillip Cooper

        Congrats on the improved health!
        What are your plans in event of a carjacking and you’re unable to access your weapon?

        • Jai S.

          Hmm, I’m not really too concerned with car jacking. The places I travel to are not really places where that’s a significant threat. Also, I have no kids to be in the car and I’m usually in a rental. They could just have the car in those circumstances.

          If I did feel like things were going south and I needed to use lethal force, AIWB works really when when sitting. I would be able to draw my handgun and wouldn’t even need to re-position my body to get around the curve of the seat blocking the usual 4 o’clock position. Also, since I don’t need to bring my hand to my hip, I can go to the gun earlier with out broadcasting that I am armed and I have a full firing grip.

          So, another situation where AIWB works better (for me at least).

  • Bill

    I don’t carry a gun because of “bullies.” They might want to rethink that line.
    Good to see middle-aged portly guys represented.
    I don’t want anything down my pants that isn’t me or an exceptionally friendly non-drug-addicted woman, who has all her teeth and can speak in complete sentences.

    • Phillip Cooper

      Obviously you’re living in a fantasy world.
      (please invite me. Are any of the women redheads?) 😉

    • Dougscamo

      There is a lot to be said for toothless women whose fathers own liquor stores…..

  • Mmmtacos

    There’s a fundamental misunderstanding of how the Urban Carry G1 holster is supposed to work.

    Think about how much damage a 124gr 9mm bullet is going to do, and just imagine how much MORE damage a 12,731gr 38mm Sig P229 will do when it comes flying at you.

    • Russ Kell

      In that case, It’ll need a spring assist for ‘magnum velocities’ 😉

  • Frank Grimes

    Worse idea than the “Pager Pal”.

    This company needs to stop.

  • Negative Nelly

    I don’t own one, probably won’t buy one but I’ve had traditional holsters as well as IWB holsters with belt clips fail. One can make anything fail if you muck around with it. That doesn’t make the design bad. I looked at one at a gun show and I thought it pretty clever. It is essentially an inside the pants pocket that holds the gun below the belt line. That makes it bend with your leg and not dig into your gut.

  • retfed

    Okay, I skipped through the video, but all the draws I saw were two-handed draws, one to pull the holster up and the other to draw the gun. Apparently, this is for people who will never have to use their off hand to fend off an assailant, push a loved one out of the way, or grab anything to stay upright because of bad footing.
    Also, all the draws I saw were standing; nobody drew from a sitting position. Apparently this is for people who never enter automobiles.
    Or did I miss something?

    • noob

      There is a one handed draw example where the guy fishes in his pants for a minute and then (to the relief of most present) “retrieves” his firearm.

      If you are sitting down in a car you are out of luck. the leather will fold 90 degrees locking the weapon in the holster.

    • Phillip Cooper

      Nope, you have it summarised nicely.

  • noob

    interesting – I wonder how often you’d stand up with a bunch of paperclips stuck to the outside of your jeans where the magnet is holding your gun so it doesn’t fly out on presentation. Good thing floppy disks are no longer a thing.

  • stephen

    “… silent like the footsteps of a Navy Seal…”

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

    Now I liked the first generation but saw the problems so I didn’t get one. Now that they have fixed those problems, I will most likely get one for my G23 and my XD 9mm subcompact. It also looks like this version is higher quality.

    Granted there is no best CCW holster that addresses every activity and or body type but this looks to have promise over their previous version.

    Thanks for posting.

  • Sean Ferrel

    I buckled down and got one of the new G2 models they have. I am not displeased with it. It is overall comfortable for me and I can draw well with it, and i am not a very skinny guy. I always look for new ways to carry and this is a promising one for us bigger guys in my opinion.