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I recently purchased my first dedicated AIWB holster, a StealthGear Revolution for the HK P30sk. After looking at all the options available, I opted for the new Revolution based on availability for the P30sk, price and build/wait time. The Revolution series from SG is their brand new line, which came out in November. The original StealthGear series formerly called Onyx now known as Ventcore is more expensive at $99 - $114 for the P30sk based on the color chosen. The Ventcore appears to be the more comfort sided option, while the Revolution lacks the neoprene type padding and trades some comfort for weight/bulk savings. The Revolution series is a less expensive minimalist approach with a build to ship time of 72 hours according to the StealthGear website. I paid $49 and had it in a matter of days. At this time, there is only one color option, which is a "battle-worn" pattern on a black background.

The StealthGear Revolution holster arrived as advertised. One thing SG does very well is the end user out-of-the-box experience. They do not spare any expense on packaging, documentation or the product. The holster seems to be well made and includes an additional belt clip should the user desire to change the configuration. After having read countless reviews and stories of the pluses and minuses of AIWB, I was concerned about the gut jab effect of having a pistol riding on my waistline where I typically bend to sit, etc.

With adjustable retention and clips, the Revolution offers the user the ability to adjust the fit to their liking. While Googling for info on wedge options for AIWB, I stumbled upon the website of Melody Lauer and her "Comfort Wedge" hack which uses a Dr. Scholl's heel cushion insert Velcroed to the bottom of the inside of the holster. I did this mod on my Revolution and love it. The wedge, as stated elsewhere on HKPro, pushes the bottom of the holster out, provides padding where the base of the rig would normally contact your abdomen, and also pushes the top of the holster closer to the wearer’s beltline. The end result is less felt pressure at the contact points, less discomfort overall, but primarily it reduces significantly the “gut jab” when bending or sitting while carrying AIWB. I found that by slightly adjusting my belt before sitting, the felt pressure was negligible and almost unnoticeable when driving for long periods of time.

The don/doff time of the Revolution is also a plus. I can go from safe to holster to pistol in less than a minute, something I was never able to do with the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck. I found that with hybrid IWB holsters like the Alien Gear Cloak, I spent extra time in the mirror trying to place the holster at the same clock position each time. AIWB is all done line-of-sight, so no mirror is needed. It can also be adjusted easily during the day without the need to find a bathroom with a mirror. The Revolution allows me to see exactly what is printing if it becomes a concern, like when standing up from a chair. With the traditional 4 o’clock wear, this was not the case. As someone new to carrying every day, I was constantly adjusting my shirt and making sure nothing was hung up on the holster.

After a month of wear, I'm happy to say the Revolution is a good holster and one worth a look to anyone considering switching to the AIWB method of carry.
 

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Excellent review.
I bought the full size Onyx in Feb 2016 and it took 6 weeks for delivery.
The build quality is excellent and does not move around while wearing it. But is too thick for me to wear at 3 o'clock and I do not like it at 4-4:30.
It feels like I need to get a larger size pants or lose another 10 pounds.
I decided to try AIWB and purposely steered away from SG, since their AIWB Onyx looked way too thick and wide.
I went with INCOG instead and love AIWB now.
I will definitely take a look at SG Revolution, if I change my carry pistol.
 

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Interesting....I definitely am interested in this carry option but the fear of shooting my gonads off or putting one through my femoral artery just continues to make me too nervous to do it this way.
 

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I don't understand that mentality that "if" my pistol fires while holstered, AIWB will certain kill me.

If there is any concern for the pistol discharging while holstered, get a different firearm.

The other argument that "you will shoot yourself while holstering" is insane. No matter how one carries, holstering with finger in the trigger is going to cause a discharge. I personally witnessed a person shooting themselves, while holstering with finger in the trigger guard, through their 3 o'clock OWB holster. The round entered the top of their calf and exited at the heel.

With my INCOG holster, I never need to un-holster the pistol, to put on or take off. In the span of a day, the pistol never leaves the holster.

I carry AIWB as it is the only comfortable way for me. I tried IWB from 2 - 5 o'clock and it jams me right on the hip bone. OWB is out as jeans and tucked t-shirt is what I wear for 11 months of the year.

Carrying a firearm will always entail risk. My academy instructor told us, "Every situation you enter will involve a firearm, as you are bringing it." If one is not comfortable with that fact, then only carry a knife instead.
 
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