The hardest part of concealing a firearm is, generally speaking, the grip of the gun. Where the muzzle looks relatively natural in its vertical or near vertical position, the grip of the gun has a tendency to look unnatural in both shape and appearance. Various firearms and holsters set up the gun at a perfect 90-degree angle to belt clips, which lead to the butt of the firearm angling away from the round body.
Various companies have tackled this in various forms. A notable offering is from Bravo Concealment, which angles the gun in relative to the belt clip, keeping tie grip closer to the body. However, this is unique to their offerings. Into help the rest of the CCW population is PHLster, which has announced the release of their TuckStrut, an IWB belt adapter meant to do the same – angle the grip into the body.
Instead of physically angling the gun in the holster, the TuckStrut uses an external wing to angle the holster itself into the body. Simply put, it uses the pressure of the belt to help conceal the weapon by applying force outside of the normal pressure points on the holster.
While designed for PHLster Skelton Holsters, the simple mounting architecture of the TuckStrut will yield itself well to various Kydex IWB options popular in the market today. The TuckStrut retails for $19.99 direct from PHLster and is available in black.