The Slim-Tuk is an ambidextrous IWB Kydex holster that features a unique C-Clip allowing it to be positioned anywhere around the waist. And it can be reversed for right- or left-handed use. $40

The Slim-Tuk is an ambidextrous IWB Kydex holster that features a unique C-Clip allowing it to be positioned anywhere around the waist. And it can be reversed for right- or left-handed use. $40

Looking at the advertisement, two points drew my attention to the DeSantis Slim-Tuk inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster: the price and the clip. 

The suggested price is a penny under $40, but I suppose writing it “$39.99” makes readers feel like they’re saving something akin to $10 rather than 1 cent. Still, two $20s isn’t much to give for a Kydex holster these days if it fits your pistol well, supports quick presentations and carries comfortably. Especially if it lasts a lifetime.

At Guns & Ammo, we’re skeptics when it comes to holsters sent in with plastic clips. We’ve broken our fair share during our long-term evaluations, and I’ve managed to extract a few holsters when drawing a pistol because the hook on the usual J-shape doesn’t fully wrap around the bottom of a gun belt, which is thicker than the thin, flimsy belt most people buy off the rack at a department store. For this evaluation, I decided to carry the Slim-Tuk with a variety of gun belts to certify the clip’s reliability.

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I could argue that DeSantis’ belt clip used on the Slim-Tuk (as well as a few other holsters) is the best plastic clip on the market. The hook itself makes a full 180-degree turn around the bottom and accommodates belts as thick as .31-inch. The interior dimensions of the clip measures 1.8 inches, so this clip will accept up to a 13/4-inch-wide belt without slop. When putting the holster on, you can feel the positive click that provides confidence it won’t come out when drawing the pistol.

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