There is a constant complaint about full size pistols that they are too large to be carried comfortably or without printing. The Clinger Holsters No-Print-Wonder V2 proves that there are holsters out there that can functionally conceal a full size pistol like the Beretta PX4 Storm. Though I would not classify this holster as the ultimate in comfort, it certainly has made carrying one of my favorite full size pistols easy.
The idea behind an IWB holster today, or at least the basic standards are to hold a firearm on the body in a consistent position, with varying degrees of retention, and keep it close to the body for maximum concealment. An added standard that people try to acquire from holsters is maximum comfort at all times to prevent chaffing, disruption, and discomfort. I personally like to get holsters like that when I can, but that is a luxury and hard to find when you are trying to maximize concealment. This holster is not the most comfortable holster on the market.
The sweat guard, for me goes up, protecting my man handles from the safety of the PX4. However, the sweat guard does rub my man handle and cause markings that aren't painful, but mildly discomforting. At first it was very discomforting. I just wish this holster would have some neoprene on the back, or some leather with a thin layer of kydex to keep it rigid. This would make a world of difference for me and make it more comfortable without sacrificing concealment.
With most holsters, the retention is based around grabbing the trigger guard and using the rigidity of the Kydex. On the PX4, the rounded trigger guard apparently made it hard for Clinger Holsters to get solid retention. I personally think, after looking at the holster, that they could have made the retention better. Most of their other holsters offer good retention where you can shake the firearm upside down and have it not drop. Again, this holster is not perfect but there are ways to mitigate these problems. For example, if you simply tighten your belt, the holster should hold onto the pistol more securely. Plus the weight of the pistol acts as its' own retention. However, if you convert this to an OWB holster, you are kind of SOL for retention. Just be aware of that.
The No-Print-Wonder is designed to offer you three options for methods of carry, and the holster comes with the hardware to convert it. The first option is simply as it comes as an IWB setup. The other option is to remove the two clips and the wings and attach the single point clip on the top of the holster shell to comfort it to the IWB configuration known as their Stingray. Lastly, you can simply turn the clips around on the other side of the wings so they are facing toward the body so they can clip onto the belt. This gives you a holster that fits close to the body and again, lowers the profile when you carry. Getting the holster off the belt will just require a harder pull since it will be hard to pull the clips open in that position. Or you can undo your belt and pull the holster off that way. It is up to you, but that is just some options I thought about.
Also, I am not pleased with the retention problem and I think it is possible that it could be resolved by redesigning the shell. I highly doubt it will happen, but I have voiced this to the company. Action in this industry will result in change. Without your input there is no reason for them to think they need a change, so that is why I always encourage you to send feedback and reviews of the products.
In all, I think that this holster is a decent value for people that want variety in options for carrying the PX4 or other full size pistols. Other models are not plagued by the retention problems, so I can't hold the holster accountable. In terms of price, this product is coming in at $60. For my uses, I think this holster is merely worth $50 since it is a single use holster. I don't like that all come with these items and you don't have the option of one holster. I get that alot of people like variety, but I think they could instead have that price as a package deal. Functionally it is one of the better holsters you can get, and I will give it credit for that. But perhaps I will change my mind in the future if I find a holster that is similar with more comfort without paying more and without sacrificing concealment.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and passionate firearm and gear evaluator.