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Silent Thunder Solo

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  • Silent Thunder Solo w/HD Clip (offset option not available on smaller model firearms)
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  • Silent Thunder Solo w/Tuckable Leather Loops (offset option not available on smaller model firearms)
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  • Silent Thunder Solo (right hand 1911 5" with optional Basketweave)
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Product Description

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.

Benefits include:

    • Carry positions. because of the user adjustable cant and the small footprint of the holster, the Solo can be worn anywhere from crossdraw to MOB.
    • Built for a lifetime of use the Solo is double stitched for durability and beauty.
    • Due to the unique molding of the front, one handed reholstering is attainable.
    • The composite back on the Solo makes for unexcelled comfort. The suede, neoprene, and Hermann Oak leather provides the perfect barrier between the pistol and you.
    • Uses our Silent Thunder IWB Clips (Standard, Slimline, J Hook, V Clip, HD Clip or Belt Loop Clip) or the Silent Thunder IWB Tuckable Loops.
    • The single mount system combined with the suede backing provides for rock solid stability while maintaining an easy on/easy off capability.
    • To see if the Solo is right for you please read below.

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.

If you:

  • Have to remove the holster several times during the day (interview rooms, jail, work place, post office, etc) The Silent Thunder IWB lends itself to removal and replacement much better than the Fusion or Solo.
  • Want to perform multiple practice presentations daily. The Silent Thunder IWB will make you much happier in this regard as reholstering is a breeze given the rigid back.
  • Competition: The Silent Thunder IWB will be the best choice, (in IWB) for IDPA and other such events. The Solo and Fusion are not built for these activities.

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.

Ron Garrett




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  1. Best IWB ever

    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

  2. Extraordinary Holster and Service

    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.

  3. Will not be my last Garrett 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!

  4. If a holster can be too comfortable ... this is it.

    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.

  5. Best for all day carry

    Posted by Ryan G on 7th Jul 2013

    Like in my reviews do the silent thunder iwb, the solo is awesome. Off duty I'm not taking my holster on and off all day for interviews and interogations like I do with my regular silent thunder. I wore my solo with my glock 23 for 12 hours yesterday and I forgot I had it on. Again, The Garretts have produced the best hybrid holster around. Need to buy more guns so I can justify buying more garrett holsters!

  6. I'm ordering more

    Posted by Mike Brewster on 9th Jun 2013

    I ordered two of these holsters to fit a Taurus model 85, one for my wife and one for me. My wife hasn't worn hers much, but I have and I'm really pleased.

    The description doesn't make it really plain, but the part of this holster that's next to you doesn't have a Kydex layer. It has the Herman Oak leather near the gun, a layer of padding material then next to you is a layer of suede. Although it adds a bit of bulk it makes for a comfortable holster even with a revolver. I suppose the drag of the suede and the fact that the back is soft is why they say it doesn't reholster or or go on and off as easily as some of the others. That may be so, but even with the revolver I haven't found it to be a terrible problem. I do generally put it on and leave it alone however.

    I liked this one enough that I'm here to order another one of these for a 1911 and an OWB for a Springfield that I have. Can't add much to that.

  7. Most Comfortable IWB Option By Far!

    Posted by Jay S. on 9th Mar 2013

    I received my custom Solo for a Glock 26 about a week ago and am tremendously impressed! I have tried several other IWB holsters and no other options even come close to the comfort of the Solo. My order took a bit longer than initially expected, when I called Garret, Sheryl told me that the first one didn't come out just how they wanted. Sheryl said they were going to make it over so it was up to Ron and her standards. At the time I appreciated that kind of honesty and now that I have the holster I would have been happy to wait twice as long! I cant say enough about the fit & finish, attention to detail, overall quality and exceptional customer service... Simply Perfect!
    Thanks to Ron and Sheryl, keep up the great work!

  8. Extremely Comfortable Holster

    Posted by Tom V on 5th Feb 2013

    I have been wearing my Solo almost daily since I received it in September 2012. Currently, as long as I can fit it in the waist of my pants, I wear my weapon with it.

    I purchased the Solo for my Ruger SR9C. I haven't worn many holsters for concealment to compare this to (as this is only the second pistol I have tried to carry) but this is by far the most comfortable holster of all that I have tried. I work in an office setting, and can perform all my daily tasks, being it standing, sitting, and moving throughout the building without worrying about exposing the weapon or becoming uncomfortable. With a previous holster I tried, I was always making adjustments to it's position for the different tasks I was doing. It was very comfortable standing, but not so much sitting, and driving was even worse. This is totally not the case with the solo. I personally found that after about 1 week of wearing the gun in the solo, you forget you are even wearing it. It becomes just another article you put on in the morning, just like my leatherman, or putting my wallet in my pocket.

    I have worn this holster through many types of activities and held off on writing this review until I felt I had a good deal of field time wearing it. In addition to my office related job, I have worn the holster while doing yard work, repairing vehicles and equipment, working on our family farm, while dining out at all types of restaurants from fast food to fancy, and while shopping from anywhere from a hardware store, to a mall or Walmart.

    I am very pleased that I have never had discomfort in any of these scenarios. There have been a few times I have had to make adjustments if I was leaning over or crouched for a long time, but that is to be expected with any holster. The only real time I removed the holster and weapon was when I was laying on the garage floor underneath my truck making repairs. It just didn't make sense to be partially laying on the weapon, nor did I want to scratch it on the concrete floor.

    Now, the only time I remove the weapon and holster is when I enter a facility where firearms are prohibited, when I take my pants off for bed, and when I am laying under a vehicle making repairs.

    Hats off to the Garrett's for making a superb product!

  9. Most Comfortable I've Found!

    Posted by Mike B on 12th Dec 2012

    I have worn the Solo most days since September (3 months now). It has far exceeded my expectations for carrying a G30, the heaviest weapon I have ever tried to conceal. It stays solidly in place during all routine activity and outdoor chores as well. I have been amazed at the comfort from a single clip holster. My earlier holsters for the G30 had dual attachments since I assumed that was the only option. Wrong answer! This holster is even more comfortable and secure. My son liked it so well he wanted one for his G23. And then I added another for my Kahr PM9. We are sending one or two holsters to the box of retired holsters with each Solo! We are both convinced that this is one of the most solid and comfortable holsters you can find! Try one. You'll may be as pleased as we are.

  10. Can't Wait to get mine!!!!

    Posted by Rick from Ca. on 4th Sep 2012

    I am looking forward to seeing the package at the gate, with these great reviews here and youtube.com. I feel like a kid at Christmas time. Hope to have it soon. I had to rate so going with 5 stars as I believe in what you others say.

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