Finally! Black Arch solves my SR9c holster problems
For 5 months I've been trying to find a holster that would allow me to carry my SR9c (28.4 oz loaded) for more than a couple of hours without wishing I had my LC9s (20.7 oz loaded) instead. The extra half pound of weight really makes a difference, to me anyway.
Started out with a Multi Elite single clip kydex which I love with my small pistols, but the SR9c is heavy enough that the single clip sags to the point that I feel like my pants are falling down. Into the holster drawer.
Moved on (on the advice of the store manager who sold me the gun) to a Sticky Holster. A little less saggy, but wouldn't stay in place and wasn't much more comfortable. Into the holster drawer. I thought a Remora with the clip might keep it in place, but those powdered steel clips suck. Back to Amazon.
Next up was an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0. Seemed like a 2 clip hybrid was the way to go with a heavier pistol, and I know that a lot of people swear by them, but I felt like the thing was huge. It took me a few minutes to get it on because the clips were so difficult to use, and once it was on I felt like there was way too much inside my pants. Back to Amazon.
On to a Winthrop 2 loop leather holster. Much smaller than the Alien Gear, and the loops are easy to use. Better, but still somewhat uncomfortable because the shape of the pistol is against my body. Into the holster drawer
Finally, I decided to try the Black Arch Protos-M 2 clip hybrid. I've been wearing it for 2 weeks now, and this is a keeper. It's as small as the Winthrop, and the polymer clips are even easier to use than loops. I got it with the breathable backer, and I'm not sure what the material is, but it looks and feels like padding, and is much more comfortable against my body. There's no way I'm going to forget that I have 2 pounds hanging off my belt (and yes, it is a high quality gun belt), but with the Protos-M I'm carrying my SR9c 8+ hours a day without regretting it.
If you're having problems finding a good holster for a heavier pistol, this is a good one to try.