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 Simon Eggington on 14th Feb 2016
I have been wearing my Silent Thunder Solo for a couple of years now, almost every day, all day. I often forget I'm wearing it, it's so comfortable. Excellent retention, and easily re-holstered.
The cant adjustment is excellent, and the belt clip allows easy removal, yet it stays in place even under exertion, or while crawling over, or under, obstacles.
I have purchased 3 of these for myself and my wife, and each has been manufactured to the highest quality. I recommend Garret products to all my friends and associates, and all of us have been very pleased with our purchases.
Thanks Ron and Sheryl!
Posted by Colby on 3rd Jan 2016
I have owned a Silent Thunder Fusion (full size XDm, ~3.5 years) and the Silent Thunder Solo (MP Shield, 1 year). These holsters are top notch. Very comfortable and easy to conceal. The adjustable cant of the Solo makes it very comfortable and versatile. The kydex clips make it very easy to remove or put the holster on. There is no need to undo your belt. I dont go anywhere without these holsters.
Posted by JD on 20th Dec 2015
I recently received my 3rd Garrett Industries's holster: Silent Thunder Solo. I already have two Silent Thunder IWB/w Tuckable Belt Loops. I continue returning to Garrett Industries for my holsters because of the beautiful designs, plus the very high quality of parts, and extraordinary workmanship. When combined with the holsters' comfort and ability to conceal, I don't want anything else, especially for the price and customization if you want it. With my next holster I'll probably customize the holster design somewhat for a little different look. Great Products that work!
Posted by Matthew on 16th Apr 2015
Same great quality as before! This time I bought a Solo, and I love the padding! Very comfortable for all day use.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2015
I usually don't bother writing reviews, but this is such a great product that I just had to give GI credit. This is by far the best holster I've ever owned. I bought it for a Sig P238, and it is just perfect. The holster is comfortable, affordable, and well-made. I'll certainly be recommending this product in the future.
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.
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