The Silent Thunder Solo holster is a step forward in holster design. Whether you are a first time CCW or have carried for years, the Solo can offer options and carry positions that no other hybrid holster can. The Silent Thunder Solo is a good IWB option for revolvers but are only appropriate for J Frames and K Frames.
Silent Thunder IWB Vs. Fusion or Solo? I am asked this question many times and it all comes down to this:
What do you expect from the holster?
If you are looking for a holster that you put on in the morning and take off at night then the Fusion or Solo may be right for you. But if any of the following apply to your situation, you may want to default to the Silent Thunder IWB.
Ok, it sounds like the Silent Thunder IWB is the clear winner! So why do we even offer the Fusion or Solo?
The Fusion and Solo are for a different kind of buyer. There are a lot of people in the world that do not perform multiple presentations, compete, or have to remove the holster during the day. These customers are looking for something that can be donned in the morning and worn for hours without discomfort. They don’t care about how it reholsters or that it is not built like a tank. They want to be comforted by having a means of defense and they are not paying a price in discomfort to keep said weapon handy. This is not to say that the Silent Thunder IWB is uncomfortable. It’s just not as comfortable as a cushy composite back.
In the end it’s all about your lifestyle. We build holsters that can accommodate you, not the other way around.
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Posted by Scott Marshe on 11th Dec 2014
I just ordered my fourth Silent Thunder Solo. I have one for my Ed Brown 1911, Kimber Solo, Springfield XDS, and XD subcompact. Fantastic quality and very comfortable.
Posted by Tom on 6th Dec 2014
Been wearing my Solo almost a year and could not be more satisfied. Quality is top notch and the hybrid design is well thought out and very functional. I use the kydex loop and the holster is rock solid once in position. Nice low ride and very comfortable. My Glock 19 fits the Solo like a glove. Thinking about another carry gun for Christmas and will be buying another Garret Ind. holster for it. I have told many of my gun-toting friends about the solo and Garret Ind. Excellent IWB holster.
Posted by Mike on 5th Dec 2014
This is my second GI holster- my first IWB from GI. As expected, the quality of the Solo is impeccable. Got this for a Glock 19- which is admittedly on the upper limit of IWB carry, but this holster rides very comfortably at 4:00 with minimal printing given the range of adjustment. For reference I am 5'8" tall and about 165 pounds and my stature makes concealing anything but subcompacts difficult. This holster does the trick, though, and the soft neoprene/suede backing makes for comfortable all day carry. Weapon draws easily without any snag, but is seated tightly in the holster until then. Basically, it does what a holster is supposed to do- just does it better than any others I have tried. Will be ordering the leather loop mounts soon to complete the perfect package.
Posted by Sean on 16th Oct 2014
and buy this holster!
I have had my Solo now for a 1 month now for my Walther PPS. In looking for a holster, I wanted something with a small profile, comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time. I also wanted a holster that would be durable, securely holding my firearm in place, for that added sense of security. So far, the ST Solo has delivered on all counts. IMHO, this is a great holster for concealed carry.
Posted by Alan J Saltzman on 17th Jun 2014
This would be my first venture into Kydex and certainly first hybrid. A bit skeptical after reading all the glowing reviews but thankfully reassured upon receipt.
This is a very comfortable and well made holster. My EDC is currently a Sig P938 and worn in the yearly heat of S. Florida. Need for something against my flank constantly without becoming sticky and irritating as plain plastic would be.
The suede backing is perfect. Fit of Kydex and leather bonded together allows a solid shape molded to the gun and adequate tension for normal activities.
I do not need frequent presentations nor repeated removal of the holster so the Silent Thunder solo is perfect for my needs. It arrived as promised 10 days after order was placed. Adjustment for cant with two adjustable screws as pictured. Glad that there is a sweat shield at upper portion of firearm.
Only criticism is that price is about $20 too much but no one forced me to buy it.
Posted by Jerry Nystrom on 18th May 2014
I an a range officer and instructor that for comfort reasons uses OWB holsters for my shifts at work. My off duty arms are a Kahr PM9 that rides in a Silent Thunder. Comfortable and easy to holster and re-holster and molded Kydex against skin is very effective. My alternate carry gun is a S&W Shield that always rode in a OWB all Kydex product.
On a whim I ordered a Silent Thunder Solo for my Shield. To break it in, I wore it on a 8 hour shift at work. I forgot it was on. I am 6"3" and 200lbs. This thing is very comfortable. I practiced, with a unloaded gun, re-holstering, as I saw it will collapse a bit when the firearm is drawn. Re-holstering is easily accomplished, but with great care as all re-holstering should be.
The Solo is perfectly designed for the shooter that plans on carrying for the day in total comfort
My needs are fully met with the Solo model and having owned a regular Silent Thunder for a number of years I can attest to the durability and great service the Garrett's give.
Thanks to the Garrett family for another great product. The customers at our range will get crash course in holster comfort.
Posted by Roger on 15th Nov 2013
I carry a Sig P938 and absolutely Love the Silent thunder IWB holster. Very comfortable, stable and rides low in my waist band. Easy on and off which is key to me. It's nice not to have to wear an undershirt as the design provides a nice layer between the handle and my skin. High quality product and the customer service is top notch. thank you
Posted by John T on 24th Oct 2013
I ordered a silent thunder SOLO for my walther P99C. I received an email the next day stating that they did not have the correct length die. Im a pretty easy guy and replied, lets try it! worst case scenario the gun will be a little short in the holster. I received the holster and yes, it totally lived up to what everybody said! Best holster I have ever had. Dont be concerned about the single clip, it doesn't move! I called in to compliment the maker on the holster and in discussion i noted the gun is a little tiny short, without hesitation the nice lady on the phone said "take pictures next to a ruler and email them to me, put the holster back in the box and send it back"! Long story short, holster is now perfect and to be honest the holster was so superior to other holsters I've used I was OK with the way it was before they fixed it. Im writing this as I am back to order another holster.
Posted by Chris on 27th Sep 2013
I just received my Silent Thunder Solo today for my M&P full size in od green! This is the best hybrid holster period. I have a Blackpoint Tactical small appendix, which is similar in concept (hybrid holster with single clip attachment) but the Solo is more refined, better built and overall a better product. The passive retention may not appeal to everybody, but I assure you this is unlike other passive retention system. Your gun doesn't fall out when it's not on your body and when you turn it upside down. This may seem silly, but when you are on the toilet in a public restroom with your pants around your ankles, the last thing you want is your gun to slide out. The leather backing with foam padding is crucial. I disagree with Clint Smith on this one, a gun should be comfortable and comforting and this holster does just that. BUT listen folks, this isn't a range holster, no passive retention holster is, so get that concept straight. It is a self defense IWB holster made for comfort. This is my first Garrett holster and will not be last!
Posted by Dred on 24th Jul 2013
I have two of these holsters. I have one for my Sig 938 and another for my 5" 1911s. They are both comfortable enough to forget entirely. With the leather loop mounts, these are set and forget holsters.
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