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Caution: Unload your pistol before practicing your draw.
ALWAYS make sure your pistol is seated properly in your holster BEFORE putting it in your pocket.
NEVER carry anything else in your pocket with your pistol and holster.

NEVER  holster your pistol while your holster is in your pocket!
 
 
 
  This is a thickness comparison of Uncle George's Wallet Holster to a typical wallet holster with an attached anti-print panel.  Holster photos below show comparisons with a Ruger LCP inserted in both holsters.
 
  Below at the bottom of the page is an extract from my FAQ page that explains a little more about why I make my holsters the way I do.
 
 
  There are several wallet holsters of this type of construction available and are nice holsters and are being used by many for concealed carry. This particular holster is a good representation of a typical wallet holster with an attached back flap which serves as an anti-print panel. The measurement was taken at its widest part.  It measures a little narrower at the barrel end.  These measurements can vary a little depending upon the thickness of the leather used by the manufacturer.
 
 
  
 
 
  The Uncle George's Wallet Holster is narrower at it's widest part due to the absence of the attached anti-print panel shown above.  It is also narrower down at the barrel end.
 
  
 
  Below, Uncle George's Wallet Holster is on the left.  The thicker holster on the right with the attached anti-print panel may be just a little more difficult to draw from in tight fitting pants due to its thickness.  It is also just a little heavier.  When reholstering with it in a pants pocket there is a tendency for the barrel of the pistol to find it's way between the back anti-print panel and the pistol pocket, and not in the pocket, or to hit the top edge of the inside of the pistol pocket and hinder a smooth reholstering.  However I am confident that folks have been able to overcome this with a little practice.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following can be found on my FAQ page on this website.
 
Q:  Have you ever thought of making:  the traditional style holster with a sewn-on or snap-on anti-print panel / holsters and magazine combinations / individual or single magazine pouches / in the waist band holsters / outside the waistband holsters / holsters with zippers at the top / holsters with a flap that bends over the butt of the pistol / wider holsters / holsters with push-offs / holsters with suede or traction material sewed to the back / closed bottom holsters / and some others that I have forgotten.
 
A-1:  Since I started messing around with holsters back in 1991 I have tried all the above suggestions and even more.  I have a very large trash can that is near full of those prototypes that I have given concentrated thought to and produced and gave them a good try-out.  The holsters that I sell today are pretty much the results of that evolution of holster making.  All of the prototypes in the trash can were rejected for one reason or another.  Mostly because I didn't like them or they just didn't work well with what my goal was or I found the mass production of them to be too difficult or too complicated for me and would cause the selling price to be more than what I thought folks would feel was a reasonable price.  The holster design that I produce today is the design that I was most satisfied with and works well with me personally.  So yes, I have thought of the innovations and modifications but will not be producing them.
 
A-2:  My very first holster I made back in 1991 was the traditional style holster with a separate anti-print panel sewn in the lower corner that you mostly see offered by other holster makers today which work fine for a lot of folks. It at first seemed to me to be the most logical and easy way to make a wallet holster.  Just add an anti-print panel to one side or another of an existing holster.  That's what I did.
 
   I wore that one for a while, but being the tinkerer that I am, I kept trying different ways to make the holster better as there were some things I didn't like about it.  One reason I went to the style that I make today is that after I wore this traditional style holster in my back pocket for a few months the back anti-print panel became misaligned with the rest of the holster due to sitting on it so much and due to it being sewn to the holster only in the lower quadrant of the holster.  I had made it this way so that I could get a traditional full grip on the pistol when drawing.  I never discovered a better and more secure way to attach it so that it wouldn't misalign itself after wearing it while.
 
  Another discovery was that since I wear snug fitting jeans I found that I could not get the full grip on the pistol I had intended even with this traditional wide open back flap design.  My pocket just didn't have enough room for all my hand with my fingers wrapped around the pistol grip to allow a smooth unobstructed draw.  To illustrate, take your hand, put it into your rear pocket, then make it into a full fist to simulate a full grip on a pistol and then extract your hand.  With your pistol fully gripped , which makes your fist even larger, it is difficult to extract the pistol depending on how big of a pocket your have and how large your hands are.
 
 Also, I had a little problem reholstering when the holster was still in my back pocket.  Often times when inserting the pistol the barrel of the pistol would naturally find itself in between the anti-print panel and the back part of the holster pocket and not in the holster pocket itself.  Some practice helped with this but it bothered me that it was that way and that I had to pay attention to make it happen correctly.
 
  Another reason I changed the design was that I wanted a thinner, more comfortable, and a little more unnoticeable holster.  Eliminating the back sewn-on anti-print panel and making it into a half-holster type design with the slide side of the pocket only sewn part way up to facilitate the draw produced what I was looking for. The thinner holster required less jeans pocket material to come up over it and totally hide it which allowed me to conceal it in my Wrangler jeans hip pocket.  The thinner design also allowed me to use a little thicker back that acts as the anti-print panel.  I had to develop a little different draw to extract the pistol but to me it has not been a problem. 
 
 I recently saw a Utube video of someone demonstrating their full grip method of drawing with a traditional sewn-on anti-print panel holster which seemed to work fine for them.  However they mentioned that if your rear pants pocket was a bit snug you might have to modify your draw.  This is exactly what I discovered with my very first traditional style holster I made. The modified way of drawing they suggested for when you have a snug back pocket with their traditional sewn-on anti-print panel holster was pretty much the same as the way I show to draw from my holsters which is not a full grip draw.  Since I was having to draw with my modified version of the traditional draw with a traditional style holster in my snug jeans pocket I figured why not just make a thinner holster eliminating the traditional sewn-on anti-print panel and draw with the same modified method that I use today. So I started carrying with my thinner holster from then on.  That was around 1992.  I have been pleased with the design and have never had any problem with it that would warrant changing it in any way.
 
 
 
 
Caution: Unload your pistol before practicing your draw.
ALWAYS make sure your pistol is seated properly in your holster BEFORE putting it in your pocket.
NEVER carry anything else in your pocket with your pistol and holster.