TFB Review: Bravo LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

We are very blessed in the times that we live in – and I’m not referring to modern medicine, running water, and Door Dash – rather, if you are a concealed carry advocate there are countless options for actual good quality holsters. There are colors, schemes, designs, accessories, and infinite combinations to fit anybody’s preferences. I personally have a short list of my favorites just like anybody has their favorite X, Y, Z handguns that they like the most, and Bravo Concealment cracks my Top 5 for reliability and affordability. Today, I am going to review the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster for my tried-n-true, Gucci Glock G17 Gen4 topped off with a Trijicon RMR and a Streamlight TLR-1 HL. This will be the 4th Bravo Concealment holster that I have reviewed on TFB, but let’s see if it is the best, thus far. Let’s dive in!

Bravo Concealment @ TFB:

Specifications – Bravo concealment LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

The Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster is what I would call a concealed carry system. You have the literal gun holster plus a mag pouch plus a concealment wing for deeper, less obvious carry (“Is that bulge your CCW or are you happy to see me?“). If this type of “concealed carry system” looks suspiciously familiar, it is very close in its layout to the T.REX Arms Sidecar holster (Holster + Mag Pouch + Wing). While the T.REX Arms Sidecar holster might have been the first, there are a multitude of similar – if not vastly better – recreations since theirs came out.

The Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster has an MSRP of $63.99 for all of the pieces in the system (once again, Holster + Mag Pouch + Wing). So, if the Bravo Concealment performs as advertised, it is essentially half of the price of a T.REX Arms Sidecar holster. If you want to more closely examine the nitty-gritty specs of the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster, check out the links below:

What this LINKed IWB Holster Combo Includes:

The LINKed Holster from Bravo Concealment combines our patented Torsion technology with an accessible mag pouch. Using just a few screws, a clever but simple design secures a mag pouch and belt clip to our standard Torsion IWB holster so you can appendix carry both at once.

Designed to be adjustable for your comfort, the LINKed Holster puts a secondary mag at your fingertips. By integrating the mag pouch with our patented Torsion Technology found in our IWB gun holsters, the extra magazine access is also comfortably tucked closer to the body. Need extra concealability? Add our concealment wing on the other side of your holster – Again using a simple screw attachment.

The LINKed Holster includes an intelligently placed cut-out to prevent digging when you sit. It also lacks extra material on the bottom of the holster that could get in the way.

If this holster already looks appealing to you for concealed carry, Bravo Concealment has FREE shipping on orders over $60 (which this combo alone would crest that price threshold). Also, in the rare event that you might ever need service, warranty, or the replacement of components, Bravo Concealment has an Unlimited Lifetime Warranty. Additionally, they also have a 30-Day Money Back guarantee.

  • Adjustable Mag Carrier Position
  • Adjustable Mag Carrier Retention
  • Adjustable Gun Holster Retention
  • Concealment Wing For Ultimate Concealability

Assembly – Bravo concealment LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

When it comes to the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster, like that Ikea furniture set you bought in college, there is some assembly required. This is not due to lazy Swedes though – because Bravo Concealment is an American company – rather, it is to ensure that the end-user personally fits and situates their holster to their body, build, attire, etc.

You receive a bevy of screws, rubber washers, and other components so you can build out the LINKed IWB Holsters precisely as you desire. Maybe one day you want to carry an extra magazine. Maybe the next day you don’t. The world is your oyster and you’ll be packin’ either way.

I like to wing stuff as much as anybody when it comes to assembling and building things, but it’d serve you well to check out the simple picture directions on the individual component packaging to guide your assembly process along the way. It’ll ensure a better fitment and correct order of assembly for the holster as a whole.

Field Use – Bravo concealment LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

So, now that you’ve assembled your triple-threat holster of a mag pouch/holster/concealment wing, you’re good to go for unlimited CCW in Chicago (remember, situational awareness is more important than carrying a 10mm in your pants). How have my experiences been for the past year using this holster on and off while deploying my tried-n-true, Gucci Glock G17 Gen4 topped off with a Trijicon RMR and a Streamlight TLR-1 HL?…

I wish I had completed this review sooner for both Bravo Concealment and the readers, but after I use something for a long enough period of time, I have a brain fart and believe “it’s mine,” and completely forget it’s a review item. That might be a testament to how comfortable and easy it was to carry with this holster setup. If I was uncomfortable or hated it, I would have thrown it in the river back to Bravo Concealment by now.

I liked that there were multiple retention adjustment screws – for both the holster and mag pouch. So, I could personally set it to my preferred draw or level of resistance. In the great tundra of Minnesota from which I was born and live (we all crawl out of a frozen lake chanting “Ope” asking for hotdish at birth), we wear hoodies and layers almost year-round so I found this a very easy holster setup to conceal under clothing. Moreover, it was easy to clear a garment and draw my sidearm (whether my fingers were frozen or not).

Over the period of the last year, I never saw the retention waver or loosen. If it had, I could have simply tightened down one of the multiple retention adjustment screws. As long as the holster was perfectly situated at 12 o’clock – directly above the grapes – it was very comfortable to carry. If you rotated it to 11 o’clock or 1 o’clock, then it would stab into your hip bone on either side and that felt terrible. So, you may need to play with positioning to identify – based on your belly – where it is more comfortable to carry for Appendix Inside-the-Waistband (AIWB).

Final thoughts – Bravo concealment LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

So, what are my final thoughts on the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster?… If you are looking for a Sidecar-esque holster, skip the Sidecar and buy this. It has great retention, it’s versatile enough to lay it out for your personal needs, affordable, and Bravo Concealment has a track record of quality, consistency, and great customer service. The only negative I could possibly toss out there is the holster setup is a bit rigid, but if you are carrying at 12 o’clock as I suggested, it should lay relatively flat against your body anyways (essentially a non-issue then).

The only question that might remain is what do you – as our charming, cultured, exemplary readers – have to think? Would you be willing to purchase the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster? Deploy one for everyday carry (EDC)? As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Bravo Concealment in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Adam Scepaniak
Adam Scepaniak

Editor | AllOutdoor.comWriter | OutdoorHub.comWriter | TheArmoryLife.comWriter | Tyrant CNCWriter | MDT Chassis SystemsSmith & Wesson Certified ArmorerGlock Certified ArmorerFirefighter/EMSCity CouncilmanInstagram: strength_in_arms

More by Adam Scepaniak

Join the conversation