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Clipdraw is an excellent product, it was put thru the paces, clipped inside the waist band while running , squatting , sitting, and rolling around it stayed in place. Clipped to the inside of the Velcro on the vest it rides well and eliminates bulk that comes with other holsters. Also it stays where ever you put it even upside down!”


Clipdraw is an ingenious idea. It is a very inexpensive device, which when attached to your M-1911 pistol, allows you to carry it Mexican-style (i.e. in your waistband, without a holster), safely and securely.

As you probably already know, the “M-1911 Pistols Home Page” is sponsored by Skyline Technologies Inc., the makers of the original “Clipdraw.”

Some days ago, I received a sample of this device, for testing and evaluation. Here are my findings:

Clipdraw is made of spring steel and comes either in blue steel, or in nickel plated versions. It consists of a metal plate, which is shaped exactly like the bottom part of the right grip panel of your gun (with two properly aligned holes to match the grip bushings on your pistol) and a protrusion which aligns itself with the slide of the pistol (more or less, have a look at the attached photo). In order to install Clipdraw, all you have to do is unscrew the right grip panel, insert it on the right side of your pistol, and screw the grip again on top of it. You are now ready to put your gun inside your waistband. The protruding part of Clipdraw is supposed to ride above your trousers and belt. There, you are now ready. Walk, run, jump, do whatever you like, the pistol will stay put, where you want it.

So how well does the Clipdraw work?

Well, some days ago, I had to rush out for some errant, and I put my bigmouth in my waistband, at the small of my back. I had to return to my desk to get my mobile phone, at which time the elevator appeared. I had to rush to it, in order not to miss it. Oooops! I just managed to catch the pistol, just before it started its way down my pants! I tried the same exercise with Clipdraw installed. Guess what? The pistol stayed there, no problem at all. So as a secure means to carry your pistol inside your waistband, without a holster, the answer is “yes, Clipdraw works.”

Some more thoughts on this item. First, what are its advantages?

Well, for one, it is always attached to your gun, so you do not have to bother looking for the holster or a string (a popular way to carry Mexican-style) or even bother to move your holster from one pair of pants to another. Second, the device is very inexpensive, so cost is not an issue. Three, it is virtually indestructible. Four, it can be attached and removed very easily (just unscrew the two left grip screws). Five, it does not interfere with the controls of the gun (well, almost, part of the slide gripping serrations are covered by Clipdraw, for people with large fingers, that can be a slight problem). Six, the tension of the protruding edge of the device together with your belt, is enough to hold the gun positioned where ever you put it, while in the same time not hindering a quick draw.

Disadvantages? I can think of a couple. After you install the device on your gun, usage with other holsters is not always possible, without first removing Clipdraw. Some models might work, some others simply cannot be used. Not a big disadvantage per se as you do not actually need a holster with this thing attached, but one that should be noted. Also, when Clipdraw is attached to your M-1911, the front of the barrel is canted upwards a bit, when the gun is left on a flat surface, like on a table with its right side down. This is not a problem itself, except that in this position, the gun is a bit more difficult to grab in a hurry, since the pistol’s rear end is closer to the table than before. Of course, this does not happen if the left side of the pistol is facing the table. Other minor criticism concerns the fact that Clipdraw can not be used with a pistol which uses an ambi thumb safety. Again, this is a minor issue, as this can be easily corrected with a little filing of the device, at the area where the ambi safety’s tongue is moving. And of course this is not a problem if your safety uses the sear pin to secure the right part of the safety, instead of the tongue moving under the grip panel (a much better approach in my opinion).

Overall, Clipdraw seems to be an ingenious, cost-effective device, which can help you carry your pistol safely, if you favor the Mexican style.

I’ve been carrying handguns for over 30 years and have never used anything more comfortable or concealable than your Clipdraw. The Saf-T-Blok will help to sell a lot more Glocks. I’ve got friends who are a little leery of carrying a Glock with a chambered round. Thanks for these wonderful products.

P.S. I wish one of our local deputies had been using the Saf-T-Blok this past week. His Glock 21 was taken from him and he was killed with his own firearm.

First off I am impressed with speed of the order I placed for several of your Clipdraw products. Ordered the stuff on the 18th of March and it arrived today, the 22nd. In regards to whether or not the Universal Clipdraw will work on the Ruger SP101… I can say it will. I decided to try it and it seems to fit and work quite well. Will test it by wearing for a week or so and probably order some more of the Clipdraws. These things are very nice for use here in Florida due to the hot climate causing problems with clothing concealing holsters and such. I look forward to doing more business with you. Best regards.

OK I’m convinced. The Clipdraw #SA-B I ordered has been carrying my Springfield XD-40 just fine for the past month. The tape works great. Now I’m ordering another one for my wife’s Makarov 9×18. And by the way, a very comfortable carry without the bulk of a holster.

Well, you were right. I’ve been using the Universal Clipdraw every day for over a month. The bond to the slide had remained firm and secure. I’ll be buying a new Taurus Revolver soon and I plan to order a Universal Clipdraw for it as well.

Just dropping you a note to let you know that I received the new Universal Clipdraws. I think they are fantastic. I have been a police officer for 22 years, the last 15 years for the PA State Attorney Generals Office, BUREAU OF NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS. I was assigned to our Special Operations Group (Tactical Unit) and always carried large caliber handguns with the hardest thing being concealment. Well, I can’t think of a better way to carry a handgun. It is fantastic … dependable, comfortable, secure, safe, and if worn properly, easily accessible. It will not interfere with the same handgun being used in a holster if desired. Great job.

At first when I saw your product, I was a bit skeptical. Now that I’ve tried it… I LOVE IT! So simple, yet better than the $200.00 worth of (now) unused holsters in the closet! The best CCW idea yet! Thanks for bringing this to market.

Like most law enforcement officers, I have a box full of contraptions and holsters for the various handguns I’ve carried throughout my career. It’s nice to know that your product works as promised ! ! Although I was skeptical as to how well the Clipdraw would hold my Glock 27, I decided to give it a try.

I live in South Carolina and the weather is very hot and humid during the summer and I hardly carry a gun off duty b/c of the wardrobe requirements (shorts and T-shirt).

I have carried my Glock with the Clipdraw in the most scorching of SC summers without having to wear a concealment garment or having to adjust my pants. I have yet to have the pistol fall out of my pants, as some colleagues suggested, or having to hike up my shorts or wear some strange belt to support the weight.

The Clipdraw works as promised and as a self professed gadget nut, I am extremely pleased with your product. It’s hardly noticeable and extremely comfortable, unlike the box full of holsters and contraptions that I’ve retired and sworn never to use again. The Clipdraw works better than all the fancy custom leather IWB holsters I have purchased. Installation was simple and the Clipdraw can be easily removed.

Thanks again for selling a wonderful product. I’ll be sure to tell and demonstrate the to all of my colleagues.

With sincere thanks,

I have received both the Clipdraw and Saf-T-Blok and both are installed. The directions for both were accurate and concise and I had no trouble following them. I had a very minor stroke about a year and a half ago and while I have lost some dexterity in my right hand, I had no problems installing either the Saf-T-Blok or the Clipdraw.

Good products both. Thanks.



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