One of the most important decisions you can make as a shooter is what holster you decide to carry your firearm in. While there are a wide selection of different holsters on the market today, the decision you make can actually affect how well you respond to a threat when you need to your gun. Among the different options on the market today, Raven Concealment holsters have quickly become a popular option for everyday carry (EDC) shooters. With powerful features and a durable construction, they are great for all-day carry.
In this video by EDCGunsandGear, viewers get a deeper look at Raven Concealment Eidolon holsters. This holster is easily adjusted to fit your individual draw habits and available in a variety of popular models and calibers. As the video describes, this holster has some advanced features that make it stand out from the crowd, including an integral RMR cut that makes it easy for any standard pistol to be carried with a red dot in place. If you have been interested in checking out this platform for carry, this is an excellent video to start with. As always, you won’t find a better place to buy Raven Concealment Eidolon holsters than right here at Omaha Outdoors.
Hey guys. So, today I wanted to do a video on the Raven Concealment Eidolon holster. I’ve been carrying this holster for about six months now and so far I’ve been really happy with it. It’s very comfortable, as well as very concealable. This is one of the holsters that actually brought me over to the dark side, so to speak, when it comes to appendix carry. I can wear it all day long. You know, sitting in the car or if I need to bend down and tie my shoes, still don’t feel like something is jabbing me in the gut, which is really nice. As far as concealability goes, in fact right now I’m carrying a full size Glock 17 with an RMR attached, even in a pretty tight fitting t-shirt, it’s really not an issue to conceal at all. Yeah, I can hide this thing away. Typically I carry a 19, but it’s not uncommon for me to walk out the door with a 17 just because of how comfortable and easy it is to conceal this thing.
So, the holster itself has a couple of unique features that I really like. Starting off is going to be the fact that it has this little claw on the end here. What that does is it actually lines up with your belt that goes through these loops. So, it lines up on the backside of your belt and it pushes the grip of the gun into your body. So, it kind of helps keep it from this big handle sticking out. That’s typically one of the problems with appendix style holsters is, you know, you’ll have it up here somewhere and then you’ll just have the butt of the gun sticking out. You really have to wear pretty loose fitting clothes to have that not be an issue or have some sort of claw like this on the end of it. So, that claw really helps tuck it in.
The other thing they do is they put this rubber pad on the back here and what that does is it pushes the muzzle of the gun out and, in turn, pushes the top of the gun back into your body. So, it really does everything it possibly can to hide that gun away and it does a great, great job. So, I’ve been really happy with it.
It’s injection molded plastic, which is kind of a first for Raven Concealment. I know they’ve been doing the VanGuards for a couple years now, but this is the first real full size holster they’ve done injection molded plastic and I think they did a great job. It comes in a couple different models. This is the 17 version, which basically means it has a semi-closed bottom end. It’s kind of rounded at the front here. It does have an opening there for any debris that might need to fall out of the holster if it gets in there or if you want to run a threaded barrel, you can do that. Not that I appendix carry a 17 with a threaded barrel often, but at least I have the option.
The other thing about it is, it’s very adjustable. So, you can remove this clip if you want, so you don’t have to run the hook. You can move that rubber pad up or down or take it off, whatever you want to do. You can adjust the cant and ride height; all sorts of stuff. They have a ton of different options as far as attachments you can do to basically configure this holster however you want. You can run it, you know, strong side, however, I think you’re going to benefit from the features the most if you carry appendix style.
The other thing about it is, they’re all cut for RMRs or any optics, really. That’s not an issue. Like I said, there’s two different versions. This is the 17. The other one they have is the 19 version, which is basically a completely open bottom end. It’s basically just cut off right at that line there and it would be flush with the muzzle on the Glock 19. If you want to run a 17, you still can, it will just be sticking out at the bottom a little bit. You can even run a 34 with that holster. The reason I picked the 17 holster even though I primarily carry a 19, is that I just prefer that rounded bottom end. When you have an open bottom end, for me personally, I always tend to get pinched in there, one way or another. It’s just not quite as comfortable for me. So, it’s nice just having a little bit of a rounded edge here. It seems to make things way, way more comfortable. So, that’s the main reason why I’m using it, even though it’s a little bit longer, to me, it’s certainly more comfortable.
The other thing you can get different configurations with is the body shields. I opted for the full body shield. I think they also have a version that does not have that, where it’s basically just cut off. Some people find that more comfortable. I like having the full body shield, again, because it helps keep my skin from getting pinched when I’m holstering and un-holstering. That’s just a personal preference. I don’t really find that getting in the way with me establishing my grip, so I chose to have that and that’s what I have on all of my holsters.
Trying to think of any other important features on it. Right now it’s just currently made for the Glock platform of pistols. We’ll see if they come out with a different version for M&Ps or something like that, but as of now, it’s only for Glocks.
As far as the downside to it, really the only downside I have is that they don’t have a light compatible version. I’d really love to see a version for like a SureFire XC1 or something along the lines of that, some sort of small, low profile, weapon mounted light. Even an InForce APL would be nice. If they had a version with a weapon mounted light to it, I think that would be the absolute perfect holster for me. But, in the meantime, when I don’t end up carrying a weapon mounted light, this is usually the holster I grab because it seems to do the job very well.
MSRP on this guy is $94, $95, $99 or whatever. 95 bucks, so they’re not too expensive. I think they’re pretty fair for what you get and, again, it’s very, very modular. You can really configure it however you like. So, that’s pretty much it. If you guys have any questions or comments about the holster or anything else on the channel, feel free to post them in the comment section below or on my Facebook page, which is linked in the description box below. Until next time, stay safe and thanks for watching.