G-Code Incog Eclipse


Description:
Per the G-Code website, this holster is a "Single clip, mid-line carry, offers enhanced placement of the mount so as to take full advantage of the rigs natural center of gravity. Inherent are adjustments in the depth of carry, angle of carry and the position of carry. Adjustments are supported via the unique modular mounting point of the holster. Introduced here is the patent pending Super MoJo adaptor that is used both to place the clip in the correct orientation and to provide multiple angle adjustments. The mounting clip Incorporates a patent pending negative angle designed to force the holster closer to the body. This improves the conceal-ability of the holster without increasing the bulk and supports a higher positional carry without compromise to the security of the holster during use. This facilitates faster weapon presentations from deep cover. 

The INCOG Eclipse is a minimum bulk, multi-positional, concealment holster. Each of its distinctive features improve the concealed carry of a handgun from a variety of carry positions while aiding the acquisition of a full firing grip on the weapon prior to the draw. Combined, these features maximize function respective to the users: body type, deployment tactics, level of training and personal preferences."


The holster measures 6.625 inches from bottom to top of sweat guard,  3.250 inches from sight channel to end of trigger guard, 1.5 inches thick, outer edge to outer edge, .5 inches clearance from belt to first finger groove on a G19, when holster is sheathed.  Glock is exposed roughly 2.775 inches.  

Reason for Purchase:
I was given this holster to test out and photograph after an issue with G-Code.  It is a dedicated mid-line/AIWB type of holster, though it can be used for a traditional strong side carry, it is not was developed for.  I have a lot of different holsters and this type of holster mimics other styles of holster, JM Customs, DarkStarGear#Wulfberht specifically.  The design is not new by any measure, G-Code add's a few different options to this Eclipse holster that are non-standard elsewhere.  


First Opinion:
I knew right away that the "tactical fuzz" was not going to last under hard use, the "mojo" gives the holster an offset, depending on the type/size used.  The holster's retention can be set by the screw above the "mojo" location.  The holster's biggest issue is the belt clip.  I knew when I first started carrying it that under hard or heavy use it would fail, more on that further on in the review.


Another issue that I have posted about is the issue of front sight protection.  For some reason G-Code decided to cut a backward groove at the front end of the sight channel, maybe for comfort, allowing the front sight to be exposed.


As you can see in the photo above, I wear the holster in a cant, rear sights forward to the center-line.

In the Field:
I carried with this holster for a few weeks, day in and day out, also did multiple training sessions, including combatives and various indoor tactics training sessions.  The holster carries really easily and comfortably.  Daily carry was comfortable and non-restrictive.  I did have to tighten the holster's retention several times during and after training sessions and normal wear.  I was moving several items around and bent over to pick up an item, I felt the gun slip out just in time.  Another instance was during a room-to-room training session, I was pushed off balance attempting to deploy the pistol and may have tweaked the holster a bit during that and the retention was not the same right after, I tightened it up shortly after.  I thought about using loctite, but thought twice about it.  

The Haley clip was easy to take on and off, though I did have issues with it, it was comfortable for the most part.  

How fast is this holster?  After I figured out the right type of setup for it, I could get a good and consistent 1.00 draw and, A-Zone, hit at 7 yards using a one handed draw from concealment.


For example I am wearing an XL Vertx Polo, one I like to wear around (to work sometimes) and out/about.  The way it is designed allows for a good concealment of AIWB items.  


Same setup as above, with a tighter shirt (large):



With this specific setup the Wilderness Survival Belt covers the clip and allows for a smooth display from the outside.  The AIWB tan leather mag pouch is a Bianchi Russet that I will be reviewing soon. 

Following photos are a breakdown of the draw-stroke and reholstering from the Eclipse.


Clear the garment, establish master grip.


Begin draw.


Begin presentation.


Thumb caught in shirt for demonstration/photography purposes.


Begin reholster, off trigger, thumb on back plate.


Positive retention.


Ownership and Usage:
When doing non-standard drawing and other than square range shooting/training the holster became difficult to use with the same effectiveness as it is on a square range.  For example, shooting from a laying position, especially from a prone (as from shooting a rifle prone) position the holster gets off center at times and the draw will pull the entire holster up if the retention is set too tight.  Same situation, retention is too light, then the gun tends to fall out because of the position of the holster against the body, which has occurred twice during a few "run and gun" drills.  Yes, same could be said for many other holsters, however other holsters do not have a clip that is specifically designed to push the holster against the body, giving it a tension.  The clip itself is pretty rigid and accept tension well, it may hold up over time, I have yet to break one.


The tactical fuzz has held up well and in this specific configuration it is an acceptable application of the fuzz for retention of the holster in a specific location.  It also helps with overall comfort without an undershirt.  I would also say that their application of the tactical fuzz on the outside is better than the inside of the holster like Safariland does on some of their duty holsters.


Final recommendations:
This holster is a good fit for people that want a comfortable full sized holster that offers good retention and can be solid for daily conceal carry after a bit of tweaking.  Other than the issues I mentioned, since it is a single point of retention to the belt you will find that it moves around with a skinny or non-rigid belt.  With the Wilderness Survival belt I use as well as the Volund G-hook belt, I experienced minimal movement, your experience may very.  G-Code's website says 6 weeks lead time on these holsters, which is annoying, but on par with other holster manufacturers, maybe a little longer.  I would suggest looking at the Eidolon, JM Customs and DarkStarGear for good AIWB holsters of similar design and effect.


My buddy Sean, showing it off doing some work.

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