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Harry’s Holsters Icon 2.0

The original Icon holster from Harry’s Holsters is one of my all-time favorite revolver holsters (see the review HERE). It combines a compact design, excellent comfort, clever concealability features, and a DCC clip into one easy-to-live-with package. However, it was only available for the J-Frame which left other revolvers in the cold.

Harry’s Holsters has long promised a new version, the Icon 2.0, with support for many other revolvers… That day has come.

The new Icon 2.0 is now available. It features several new design elements including a compact wing for concealment and the more stable DCC Monoblock clip. Best of all, it is finally available for the Ruger LCR.

Midwest Industries AK-01 – Easy Way to Add a Light to Traditional AK

The upcoming AK-01 mount, from Midwest Industries, is an easy way to mount a light or other accessories on an AK with no modifications. The AK-01 clamps to the barrel to provide pic rail on both sides of the AK and does not block access to the cleaning rod. If you want to maintain a somewhat traditional AK look or if you just want to add a light to a basic AK, this looks like a simple way to do it.

Stay tuned to the Midwest Industries website for more details on pricing and release date.

PHLster Modular Holster Wedge Kit

PHLster just released what is probably the most complete holster wedge kit available. If you are unfamiliar with holster wedges, the concept is simple. Wedges are small padded parts that can be attached to a holster to provide counter pressure that draws the grips of the handgun into the wearer and enhances comfort by reducing hot spots.

Fine tuning holster fit to the body is the most time consuming and individual aspect of concealed carry. Huge gains in comfort and concealment can be accomplished by adding a wedge to the holster, but getting that wedge just right is often a big project, full of trial, error, frustration, and guesswork. 

The Modular Holster Wedge Kit provides a variety of stackable shapes which you can use in any combination or configuration to quickly and easily get the comfort and concealment results you need, with no permanent modifications to the holster. 

Each kit comes with two base pads, two spines, four half-circles, and four “bean” shapes, pre-cut hook tabs for each shape, and two pieces of adhesive loop. For a total of 12 wedge modules, this is enough to adjust two holsters, with enough modules and material left over to fine tune an extra magazine carrier or knife sheath. 

Whether you need to make small or large adjustments to your gear, the Modular Holster Wedge Kit gives you complete control over even the smallest and most frustrating concealment details and challenges.

zeta6 Speed Strips

The old days of buying extra long speed strips to space out your revolver reload into doubles may be over thanks to zeta6. They offer a line of speed strips that offer innovative spacing and orientations so that you can load doubles or even triples from a convenient to carry speed strip format.

There are a number of options to choose from at zeta6 including the J-STRIP and SYM-STRIP which both offer built-in spacing to ensure smooth reloading of two chambers at once with the SYM-STRIP offering a symmetrical tab so that the strip can be held on either side. They also offer the J-PAK which is sort of like a speed loader/speed strip hybrid that carries flat but makes reloading three chambers at once possible.

I have not put my hands on these but, if they do what they should, they seem to offer a worthwhile evolution to the venerable old speed strip.

Harry’s Holsters Icon 2.0 – Coming Soon with Much Wider Revolver Support

I am a fan of the Harry’s Holsters Icon IWB holster for compact revolvers. I use one almost daily as it is generally the holster I wear when I am around the house. You can read my previous review for more details on this clever holster.

Original Icon 1.0 shown

The original Icon was only available for the venerable S&W J Frame which left owners of other compact frame revolvers out in the cold. Those, like myself, who also own and carry the Ruger LCR were among the most vocal in requesting a new version online. Those calls have been heard and will soon be answered.

The Icon is no longer available on The product page has been replaced by the Icon 2.0 which offers support not only for the J Frame but also the LCR, Taurus 605, and a couple of barrel length flavors of the Taurus 856.

The Icon 2.0 is currently listed as coming soon. There is a sign-up on the product page to be notified of the launch.

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