Dale C., Palm Bay, FL
I recently purchased a Clipdraw for my SD40VE. I have a OWB holster for it already, but I am not allowed to carry at work. I got the Clipdraw so I could have an alternative method for my firearm. I have seen many reviews on the internet and decided to make up my own mind. I am glad I purchased the product. The shipping was quick, and the installation of the Clipdraw was effortless. The product works perfectly. The best part is, I do not have to remove it when I feel the need to holster my weapon. I would suggest the product to anyone who wants to carry a firearm. Thank you for making a product that actually performs the way it should.
Product & Customer Service Review:
During busy holiday rush and terrible storms, I received the wrong Clipdraw Product. Notified company via email and got a response next day telling me the correct product was on the way.
I received it, and as stated it was easy to install and works great.
Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for affordable and reliable conceal carry options.
I’m a retired Senior Principal Engineer and my 40+years in product development informs my opinion here. I am a BIG guy, 400+ pounds, and concealed carry is difficult. The added buld of a holster makes it nearly impossible, until the Clipdraw. “No holster” makes it the perfect product for a big guy like me. The pistol virtually melts into my body. Easily drawn, easily replaced. As far as using VHB tape, I’ve used it in my designs, even holding big-rig truck body panels in place. It’s tough stuff and I have no second thoughts about its capability. I have Clipdraws on all my hand guns now and haven’t found one I can’t mount it on, from my Beretta PX4 Storm .40 S&W to my Smith and Wesson .380 Bodyguard
I researched your product on the Internet and viewed You Tube reviews. I was a bit worried that the butt of my Glock would shift, as was reported in one of the You Tube video’s. Well, that’s not the case. I wear the Clipdraw on a Glock 26 at the 2 o’clock position and it stays put. I am not exactly petite, having put a few pounds on over the years, and this is the best concealed carry holster I have ever experienced. I prefer to use a Kydex Trigger Guard, kind of a pull that covers the entire trigger, since I carry condition one. For me this is optimal access, concealability and with a safe carry.
Jack J., Texas
I rarely do testimonials on products but felt I would in this case. I have been a satisfied Clipdraw customer for a long time. I depend on them daily. Never a failure. I reccomend this product to all who appreciate a quality product at a great price. I recently experienced how very well Clipdraw supports customers. Thank you Clipdraw!
As a full time L/E officer since 1993, I have a closet full of old holsters that I tried using to carry off duty. Now those are collecting dust in a common box in the basement. Glock 23 clipdraw, Glock 36 clipdraw, Taurus Public Defender, clipdraw, S&W .380 clipdraw. All of your clipdraws work great and live up to the claims others make about them. Thanks so much for a quality product and for making us in L/E more secure carrying off duty in this day and age of gun related events. Faithful customer.
Monty, Jefferson, GA
Bow season opens so early here in Georgia its always on my mind to carry my small .38 with snake shot. However, it has never been easy because of the holster on your side that always seem to snag everything. With my new Clipdraw, the pistol is concealed, and off of my belt to no longer snag everything. This weekend I had an encounter with a Timber Rattler and I was able to quickly draw my pistol and take him before he could take me! I will be installing the Clipdraw, on all the handguns I ever plan to carry while in the woods. AWESOME, AWESOME product!
Rich H., Arizona
I live in Arizona and have been carrying concealed since the permits were available. I have always hated bulky holsters, especially in the summer heat. Decided to give Clipdraw a try and have to say I love it. It is mounted on my Ruger LCP and carried in a appendix position at 1 o’clock. This firearm literally disappears and has stayed secure for over three years. The only drawback has been some rust on my slide from contact with my body. Easily solved by getting the slide Cerakoted I will be purchasing the Ruger LC9 in the near future, and will immediately purchase a new Clipdraw for it as well. This is a great product that solves a host of problems for CCW holders.
Just bought a Clipdraw OM. I am a left-handed shooter and I have problems with IWB Holsters and my range of motion in my left wrist. I found that my best carry position was IWB MOB with the butt to the left. There is absolutely nothing in holsters that will work. I bought the Clipdraw and it has worked really well! It’s sturdy and really reduces my fret level about the weapon being noticed when carrying concealed.
I was in a motorcycle crash where I was ejected from my bike and tumbled and slid over 100 ft on pavement. When I awoke from the concusion my Glock 23 was still inside my waistband! Amazing! The gun had some scrapes on the magazine bottom and handle, but slid down the Hwy on Clipdraw and no damage was done to the upper part of gun. Glock and Clipdraw saved my butt…Literally!
Before I posted a testimonial I wanted to make sure the “clipdraw” really worked. I have seen so many testimonials that were utter “BS” I wanted to make that before I posted one, I had thoroughly tried the “clipdraw” in several configuration. I probably have at least 8 various concealment holsters, some I have custom made and I will tell you; none of them are as comfortable and ease of use as the “clipdraw.” I presently have four of them, one on a Spanish pre-WWII .32 ACP pistol; one on a Walther PPK .380 ACP; one on a Colt 1991A1 .45 ACP and one on a S&W 442 .38 Spcl. They all fit comfortably inside my pants, the cold steel against my skin is no bother, and extraction is quick and smooth. The only thing I find is the .45 Colt is cumbersome to carry, but the “clip” fits it just fine. Thank you so much for this great product and excellent service.
Jimmy G., Flower Mound, TX
I was a typical concealed carry holder in search for a carry holster. After purchasing several high dollar holsters I found that they were just too bulky and not practical. Needless to say my wife was about to shoot me with my carry weapon. My brother-in-law suggested the ClipDraw. I did extensive research and decided to purchase one. I have never been satisfied by a product like I am with this one. I now have two ClipDraws and will NEVER think about buying anything else. I have other friends that are extremely happy with your product. Thanks and keep up the good work. God Bless!!!
After reading other positive reviews on your website, I bought a Universal Clipdraw for my Taurus 38 Special and after visiting the range several times I’m happy to say it hasn’t disappointed me! Totally comfortable and works like a charm. Not to mention sturdy, secure, and very lightweight—I’ve worn it inside pants and belts and it works well either way. I’ll certainly be recommending this product to friends.
I recently purchased a Universal Clipdraw for my Taurus PT 140 PRO. I couldn’t be happier with your product. The lack of holster bulk is wonderful. I have put it through it’s paces and the pistol has not come undone yet. I carry in the small of my back and my Taurus PT 140 PRO is very accessible and rides very comfortably. The Clipdraw is a great product and I will be ordering additional units.
I just got my clipdraw. After a few mistakes on my part (using 4 of the pieces of tape) i finally got it where i want it and it works great. It works better than any holster i have ever owned.When i get the chance im going to get one for each of my handguns and get some for family and friends for Christmas. Thank you for this wonderfull item.
Matt, Kansas City, MO
I was a real skeptic when I heard of your clip draw product. My boss swore by it but I was reluctant to order one, but I did. This product is genius. It has been the best money spent in a long time. I like that you can set the clip to set as deep as you need in your pant line. It draws nice with no hang ups. I would recommend clip draw to anyone looking to buy an in the pant holster. In my opinion this is a far superior product. Keep up the good work and thank you for your time.
Hello! I recently purchased the universal kit and I’m thoroughly happy with your product. I am a police officer in a large upstate NY department… and other officers wanted to know where I got it. This is a great innovation, and fills a need for deep, secure and reliable carry for ANY weapon… including knives. Thanks!
Ordered my clipdraw after an air marshal friend told me about it. Received it in 2 days, installed it on my Keltec PF9 in about 2 minutes. Very secure. If only Plaxico had one of these iside his sweatpants, he’d still be a NY Giant.
I just want to comment on the Clipdraw’s construction and versatility on my Glock model 27. I’ve had the clipdraw for over a month and have tried it both on the right side of the slide for side carry and on the left for behind the back carry. Both ways work great for the 27 and make it nearly invisibile under a shirt. To make it even better, I can leave the Clipdraw on either side of the slide and it still fits in the Blackhawk C1352 retention holster I use for plain clothes work. The quality is amazing and it retains it tight fit no matter what the Clipdraw is place over. Fit and finsih of the kit and hardware that come with the Clipdraw are A-1. After 18 years of trying to find the answer for real concealed carry I have found and HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Clipdraw. Several members of my Department have ordered the Clipdraw based on my demonstrations and all praise it too. Thanks!
I have ordered & installed the “Clipdraw” for my Glock 30SF & all I got to say is…thank you!…for a wonderful no-nonsense product! It does exactly what I want it to do; it conceals even under a t-shirt under any circumstances, is comfortable, and is secure! Well made too I may add. I love the rock-solid installation as well. Again, thank you!
I ordered a clipdraw for my S&W M&P, and I am very impressed, so I am ordering another one for my Beretta 85. I was worried about the tape mount, but not anymore, super creation!!!!
I.T. Van Patten
I have been using your clip draw on my G30 for plain clothes (on duty) carry everyday all year and I have to say it is truly the best piece of “tactical” gear I have bought in a long time. Outstanding quality and reliability! Thank you so much!
Frank Latham, Chief of Police, Hewitt, TX
I want to take this opportunity to let you know how very much I appreciated the “Clipdraw.” Having carried a .45 ACP Government Model, both Colt and others, for over a decade now both as a duty and off-duty handgun, the Clipdraw has been one of the finest developments I’ve ever come across.
Several reasons… first, it greatly improves the overall .45 weapons system. Instead of trying to locate a belt slide holster (or any other style) to match the belt and boots of that day, with the Clipdraw just slip it on… no worry about a holster. Second, safety and function — equally vital. It slips inside the pants or just inside the belt, however you prefer. It is made for concealment, holding the .45 tight and close. And the spring tension clip securely holds it in place yet does not resist the draw. And regardless of how much it’s holding all day long, when removed, the spring tension returns it to its original position. It does not interfere in any way with the operation of the handgun, it has plenty of room for the slide to cycle, and it is positioned so that even with a custom “ported and polished” enlarged ejection port, it does not interfere with ejected shell casings. Also, it doesn’t detract from the overall finish and appearance of the handgun.
In conclusion, as a peace officer who has carried a .45 ACP for almost two decades, I highly endorse and recommend the Clipdraw as a no-nonsense improvement — equipment that is safe and does its job.
Very truly yours,
A recent article in GUNS Magazine by Roy Huntington July 1999 Issue
This is sorta’ one of those, “Damn, if that ain’t the darndest idea” things. I surely hate taking holsters on and off and this is one holster that stays on the gun. I got one for an 1911 series and one for a J-Frame Smith and Wesson and promptly installed them on my guns.
I lived with them for a week or so to try and get a feel as to whether or not this was a good idea for real or just looked good in the package. Well, this is a good idea for real and much to my surprise, the clip worked great on the little revolver. Skyline Technology, the makes of the Clipdraw show the little J-Frame sitting comfortably behind the hip.
I found it to be very comfy tucked into the front of my pants just to the right of center, with the clip slipped over the pant material and not the belt. It virtually disappeared if I kinda’ bloused my shirt over it and got me to thinking. Is this about the best thing going for those new titanium revolvers from S&W, or what?
The Clipdraw for the 1911 models is slick and easy to manage. You simply install it under the right grip panel. I did find that if your belt was a strong, manly-type, the clip wasn’t quite big enough to easily go over it. After some experimenting I decided I liked the clip slipped over my pants material, behind the belt, anyway. It rode more comfortably and the gun was still accessible.
Does it present the gun for a blazing speed draw? Not quite in the case of the 1911, but it seems to be sure, sage and comfortable. Especially if you’re partial to the old “Border Carry” where you just stuff it behind your hip and go to work.
OK. You got me. When I saw your product line at your web-site, I searched it thoroughly in order to make sure I ordered the right “clip” for my Taurus model 85. After looking at all of the selections, the universal RV clip was the one. I gotta tell you though, I almost didn’t order it. After all, the clip for the Smith & Wesson looked allot longer than the universal and I decided the universal would simply not work. WRONG! I received it just 4 days ago and despite my mis-givings I installed it as per your instructions, (a virtual “walk in the park” I might add), and stuffed the little 85 in my waistband. I carry all the time and I have never had the secure feeling I have with the Clipdraw! The gun doesn’t budge and the concealment factor is in-comparable.
I have been a firearms instructor for years now and always schooled my students in the use of good gun leather for comfort, safety and concealability. Not any more. I will amend my training and recommend your Clip-draw to all of my future students.
Thank you for an ingenious product!
R.M., Sacramento, CA
I recently purchased a Universal Clipdraw #SA, and am very satisfied with it’s convenience and performance. As such I wish to purchase an additional #SA for use with a large frame semi-auto pistol. My check is enclosed.
After 39 years on the job, many of them under cover, I usually scorned using a holster. I’ve always preferred carrying “Mexican style,” as the Clipdraw does allow.
Your product is gaining interest here in Northern California, particularly with police officers working in undercover capacities. Keep up the good work!
I have been using my Clipdraw for a Glock 30 for several days now. My weapon is much more secure and concealed than with any other off duty holster that I have tried. It was a snap to install. Thanks much.T.T., North Carolina
J.P., Punta Gorda, FL
I have received both the Clipdraw and Saf-T-Blok and both are installed. The directions for both were accurate and concise and I had no trouble following them. I had a very minor stroke about a year and a half ago and while I have lost some dexterity in my right hand, I had no problems installing either the Saf-T-Blok or the Clipdraw.
Good products both. Thanks.
R.E., South Carolina
Like most law enforcement officers, I have a box full of contraptions and holsters for the various handguns I’ve carried throughout my career. It’s nice to know that your product works as promised ! ! Although I was skeptical as to how well the Clipdraw would hold my Glock 27, I decided to give it a try.
I live in South Carolina and the weather is very hot and humid during the summer and I hardly carry a gun off duty b/c of the wardrobe requirements (shorts and T-shirt).
I have carried my Glock with the Clipdraw in the most scorching of SC summers without having to wear a concealment garment or having to adjust my pants. I have yet to have the pistol fall out of my pants, as some colleagues suggested, or having to hike up my shorts or wear some strange belt to support the weight.
The Clipdraw works as promised and as a self professed gadget nut, I am extremely pleased with your product. It’s hardly noticeable and extremely comfortable, unlike the box full of holsters and contraptions that I’ve retired and sworn never to use again. The Clipdraw works better than all the fancy custom leather IWB holsters I have purchased. Installation was simple and the Clipdraw can be easily removed.
Thanks again for selling a wonderful product. I’ll be sure to tell and demonstrate the to all of my colleagues.
With sincere thanks,
At first when I saw your product, I was a bit skeptical. Now that I’ve tried it... I LOVE IT! So simple, yet better than the $200.00 worth of (now) unused holsters in the closet! The best CCW idea yet! Thanks for bringing this to market.John S.
Just dropping you a note to let you know that I received the new Universal Clipdraws. I think they are fantastic. I have been a police officer for 22 years, the last 15 years for the PA State Attorney Generals Office, BUREAU OF NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS. I was assigned to our Special Operations Group (Tactical Unit) and always carried large caliber handguns with the hardest thing being concealment. Well, I can’t think of a better way to carry a handgun. It is fantastic ... dependable, comfortable, secure, safe, and if worn properly, easily accessible. It will not interfere with the same handgun being used in a holster if desired. Great job.Frank D., Pennsylvania
Well, you were right. I’ve been using the Universal Clipdraw every day for over a month. The bond to the slide had remained firm and secure. I’ll be buying a new Taurus Revolver soon and I plan to order a Universal Clipdraw for it as well.Sam P., Houston, TX
OK I’m convinced. The Clipdraw #SA-B I ordered has been carrying my Springfield XD-40 just fine for the past month. The tape works great. Now I’m ordering another one for my wife’s Makarov 9×18. And by the way, a very comfortable carry without the bulk of a holster.M.J.R., Georgia
First off I am impressed with speed of the order I placed for several of your Clipdraw products. Ordered the stuff on the 18th of March and it arrived today, the 22nd. In regards to whether or not the Universal Clipdraw will work on the Ruger SP101… I can say it will. I decided to try it and it seems to fit and work quite well. Will test it by wearing for a week or so and probably order some more of the Clipdraws. These things are very nice for use here in Florida due to the hot climate causing problems with clothing concealing holsters and such. I look forward to doing more business with you. Best regards.David S.
Danny H., USN/RET, CCW Instructor, NC
I’ve been carrying handguns for over 30 years and have never used anything more comfortable or concealable than your Clipdraw. The Saf-T-Blok will help to sell a lot more Glocks. I’ve got friends who are a little leery of carrying a Glock with a chambered round. Thanks for these wonderful products.
P.S. I wish one of our local deputies had been using the Saf-T-Blok this past week. His Glock 21 was taken from him and he was killed with his own firearm.
M-1911 Pistols Home Page — Product Tests
Clipdraw is an ingenious idea. It is a very inexpensive device, which when attached to your M-1911 pistol, allows you to carry it Mexican-style (i.e. in your waistband, without a holster), safely and securely.
As you probably already know, the “M-1911 Pistols Home Page” is sponsored by Skyline Technologies Inc., the makers of the original “Clipdraw.”
Some days ago, I received a sample of this device, for testing and evaluation. Here are my findings:
Clipdraw is an ingenious idea. It is a very inexpensive device, which when attached to your M-1911 pistol, allows you to carry it Mexican-style (i.e. in your waistband, without a holster), safely and securely. Clipdraw is made of spring steel and comes either in blue steel, or in nickel plated versions. It consists of a metal plate, which is shaped exactly like the bottom part of the right grip panel of your gun (with two properly aligned holes to match the grip bushings on your pistol) and a protrusion which aligns itself with the slide of the pistol (more or less, have a look at the attached photo). In order to install Clipdraw, all you have to do is unscrew the right grip panel, insert it on the right side of your pistol, and screw the grip again on top of it. You are now ready to put your gun inside your waistband. The protruding part of Clipdraw is supposed to ride above your trousers and belt. There, you are now ready. Walk, run, jump, do whatever you like, the pistol will stay put, where you want it.
So how well does the Clipdraw work?
Well, some days ago, I had to rush out for some errant, and I put my bigmouth in my waistband, at the small of my back. I had to return to my desk to get my mobile phone, at which time the elevator appeared. I had to rush to it, in order not to miss it. Oooops! I just managed to catch the pistol, just before it started its way down my pants! I tried the same exercise with Clipdraw installed. Guess what? The pistol stayed there, no problem at all. So as a secure means to carry your pistol inside your waistband, without a holster, the answer is “yes, Clipdraw works.”
Some more thoughts on this item. First, what are its advantages?
Well, for one, it is always attached to your gun, so you do not have to bother looking for the holster or a string (a popular way to carry Mexican-style) or even bother to move your holster from one pair of pants to another. Second, the device is very inexpensive, so cost is not an issue. Three, it is virtually indestructible. Four, it can be attached and removed very easily (just unscrew the two left grip screws). Five, it does not interfere with the controls of the gun (well, almost, part of the slide gripping serrations are covered by Clipdraw, for people with large fingers, that can be a slight problem). Six, the tension of the protruding edge of the device together with your belt, is enough to hold the gun positioned where ever you put it, while in the same time not hindering a quick draw.
Disadvantages? I can think of a couple. After you install the device on your gun, usage with other holsters is not always possible, without first removing Clipdraw. Some models might work, some others simply cannot be used. Not a big disadvantage per se as you do not actually need a holster with this thing attached, but one that should be noted. Also, when Clipdraw is attached to your M-1911, the front of the barrel is canted upwards a bit, when the gun is left on a flat surface, like on a table with its right side down. This is not a problem itself, except that in this position, the gun is a bit more difficult to grab in a hurry, since the pistol’s rear end is closer to the table than before. Of course, this does not happen if the left side of the pistol is facing the table. Other minor criticism concerns the fact that Clipdraw can not be used with a pistol which uses an ambi thumb safety. Again, this is a minor issue, as this can be easily corrected with a little filing of the device, at the area where the ambi safety’s tongue is moving. And of course this is not a problem if your safety uses the sear pin to secure the right part of the safety, instead of the tongue moving under the grip panel (a much better approach in my opinion).
Overall, Clipdraw seems to be an ingenious, cost-effective device, which can help you carry your pistol safely, if you favor the Mexican style.
I recently purchased a Saf-T-Blok for my Glock 21. After 22 years in law enforcement, I am well aware of the liability associated with accidental discharges. The Saf-T-Blok, when properly installed is the best safety mechanism that I have ever seen or used. It prevents the possibility of accidental discharge, and will not - I repeat - will not slow down the manner in which you draw, aim and fire your weapon. This safety unit is well worth the price!Frank (PA State Narcotics Officer, retired), Pennsylvania
The Clipdraw is so nice for CCW. It keeps my little Glock 27 perfectly inside a suit coat or winter jacket. I don’t like to mess around with holsters when carrying concealed. I find that some holsters actually make it easier for people to spot a weapon on you. The Clipdraw cures that. It’s beautiful! And it’s well made. Very high quality. I’ve had it for a little over a year now, and I can’t imagine life without it!P.K., Police Officer, Wisconsin
I’m an old narc who only recently got around to purchasing your product. More to the point, I was a young narc in the cocaine cowboy days. Back then, we all carried either 5 shot revolvers or 1911’s just stuck in our belts, no holsters. Even the best holster I’ve seen adds bulk. And, having spent 20+ years in hot climates, here and overseas, VERY discrete carry was important.
Your product is the most well thought out and convenient device I have encountered. I prefer condition 3 (empty chamber) appendix carry for my Colt Officer’s model. With the Clipdraw, even if I stretch my t-shirt tight around my middle, it still appears to be only a small pager at my waist.
And, by the way, that is my preferred carry out of an abundance of caution. I believe that the 1911 has enough redundant safeties that it will NEVER go off by itself. In fact, I consider it safer then the most popular issue guns, today. It is the human factor under extreme conditions which concerns me. I have no concern at all about speed. I can draw, charge and fire within about 2 seconds (no records are in danger here). But, the old gunfighters were right when they considered speed last, after deliberation and accuracy. Tenths of seconds will not matter. Your adversary can still kill you after he’s been shot through the heart. Just be safe, and don’t shoot yourself.
The comfort, ease of carry, and conceal-ability your product affords, will assure that the first rule of gun fighting is met. “Have your gun with you.”
Good job. Thank you.
(If you choose to share my views, please withhold my name. I’ve got a few years to go before I start drawing my pension.)
I just wanted to commend you on your excellent product. I received my universal Clipdraw the other day, installed it on my Beretta Tomcat (my preferred concealed carry pistol) within a few minutes, and I couldn’t be happier. The little pistol now disappears under even a t-shirt, and it is much more comfortable, convenient, and discreet than any other carry method I have ever used. As far as I’m concerned, the Clipdraw is the best thing going for lawful concealed carry. It is genius in its simplicity and ease of installation.
I purchased a universal #SA and #GL for a Glock. They are really nice. Great job. I ordered the #GL for my buddy, he really likes it too. We use them for CCW and they work great for that. I myself went and bought three holsters, I didn’t like any of them. We both like to carry Mexican style and Clipdraw works great for that. You have no extra weight or something big (like a holster) to worry about. Clipdraw holds the gun very good in place. Thanks for making a very good product.Brian, West Virginia
I put the Clipdraw on my Taurus PT-92, a full size 9mm pistol (34oz) + 17 rounds and it held great...then I removed it and put it on my carry gun, a Walther PPK/S .380 and it’s amazing. Living in south Florida seldom do I wear a windbreaker or a jacket and it conceals great with just a shirt.
I recently ordered a Clipdraw from your company and received it in record time I wasted no time putting it on my Glock 30. I have been to the range several times and found no problems with the Clipdraw installed. It is secure and very well concealed. I am now retired but was a law enforcement officer for 30 years and never found a better way to carry concealed. I also ordered the trigger block and love the sense of security it gives. It also works flawlessly.L.B., Iowa