Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Sticky Holster?
Our original holsters are IWB (In the waist band) holsters.The smaller sizes also work well for in the pocket use. The construction of the holster uses the pressure from your clothing waistband to secure both the holster and the gun. They don’t come with clips or loops to secure it in place, as the outer “sticky” skin adheres to your waistband, undergarments and/or your skin. Since our inception, we have developed these holsters into a modular system, where you can use it IWB, in the pocket, on your ankle using our ankle rig and for police officers, on their tactical/armored vest, using our B.U.G. Pad.
How does a Sticky Holster work?
The outside skin is a super non-slip material that, with a little pressure, adheres to just about anything. That outer material combined with the inner closed-cell foam and the inner liner keep your pistol and the holster securely in place. In the pocket, it works like any other pocket holster. However, when you pull the gun, the outer layer grabs the inside of your pocket. Our modular products use the same “Sticky” material against itself to hold the holster and gun in place. In addition, with use and body heat, your Sticky Holster will conform to your particular gun, making a custom fit.
How do you Re-Holster?
We highly recommend that once the handgun has been drawn from the holster, the safest option to re-holster is to remove the empty holster from the waistband or pocket. Return the handgun to the holster in a safe manner, pointing the gun in a safe direction and keeping your finger off the trigger. Once safely holstered, return the entire system back to your waistband or pocket. Please see demonstration videos on our website for more information on re-holstering your handgun. www.stickyholsters.com
How do you fix a Rear Sight Snag?
With so many different configurations of handgun sizes, there could be a chance that the rear sight of your gun could catch on the lip of the material used to bind the holster. This will cause the holster to pull from the waistband or pocket when attempting to draw. A simple solution is to place some soft material (cloth-such as a piece of cotton material, towel, paper towel, cleaning patches) in the bottom of the holster to raise the gun to the height that places the rear sights just above the binding edge.
How do you Clean the holster?
The interior and exterior of your new holster can be wiped down with a small amount of a mild cleaner( Murphy’s Oil Soap, Windex) and should be allowed to air dry thoroughly before returning the handgun to the holster. Do not clean the holster in the washing machine or dishwasher. If the holster and gun are exposed to consistent moisture, humidity or sweet, please ensure you allow the interior of the holster to air out between uses so condensation does not affect the finish of you handgun. Do not use heated air such as a hot hair dryer or clothes dryer; air dry only.
How does your Anklebiter Leg Rig work?
The Anklebiter Leg rig is one of our newest additions to our holster line that gives you yet another modular option for wearing your Sticky holster. The Anklebiter is a wrap that has our “sticky” material to adhere to your leg. It was designed to work best with our IWB/pocket holsters, but it will also work with many other manufacturer’s holsters. As with our standard holsters, it does require some compression to adhere to where its being deployed. It can be adjusted to a tightness level that you are comfortable with and that will secure your gun and holster to your leg. A heavier gun may require it to be adjusted tighter. From our factory, the Anklebiter has a label on the “sticky” patch that your holstered gun goes against .You should position your gun so that it is comfortable and you can access the grip when you clear your pant leg. The size gun you can effectively wear will be determined by the size of your ankle and the cut of your pants. We also offer an extension, if you need one – for top-of-the-boot wear. Contact us if you have nay questions about the Anklebiter Leg Rig or if you need an extension.
Addendum: The Anklebiter Leg Rig now comes with a retention strap!! The strap base goes on the inside of the holster, between it and the Anklebiter. After the final wrap is secured, the retention strap goes over the gun and the male (hook) Velcro attaches to the outside of Anklebiter where there is female (loop) Velcro. It can be trimmed if there is excess material.
How does your B.U.G. Pad work?
Our B.U.G. Pad is a product aimed at First Responder and Military professionals that wear Tactical/Body Armor vests. It allows them to tuck one of our holsters under their arm and provides a more secure way to stow a backup gun under the elastic strapping on the vest. The compression from the elastic strap on the vest against the B.U.G. Pad keeps the gun and holster in place.
You don’t list my gun, is there a Sticky Holster that will work?
With 17 sizes, the chances are high that one of our standard sized holsters will work for your gun. Don’t hesitate to contact us to verify fitment. Our size charts and our online sizing app is constantly being updated, at this point, by feedback from our ever widening user base. If you have a gun that is equipped with a laser or light or both, we can make you a custom holster. Just go to our custom holster form and enter all the info you can gather about it.
How do I become a Sticky Holsters dealer?
We make becoming a dealer and selling our product easy! Just contact us through your preferred method below and we’ll have product and selling tools in your hand that will help you generate interest and revenue in your store. Please feel free to ask us any questions about selling our product. We are here to help you succeed.
4306 Arnold Ave., Naples, FL 34104
239-434-1844, Fax: 239-434-1849