I was recently at a the range with Chris Baker of the Lucky Gunner Lounge. He asked me how I carried my 640 Pro. Somewhat sheepishly I pulled a sweat-stained Galco Tuck N Go out of my bag. “It doesn’t look like much,” I began apologetically, and quickly trailed off. After thinking about for a second I said, “but, it actually works pretty well.”
His reply: “sometimes a holster is better than it has any right to be,” and I agree. This is a $35 piece of suede leather with a plastic belt clip that, quite honestly, seems kind of flimsy. In a world of $100 plastic holsters this budget-minded rig feels kind of, well, cheap. But after eight or nine months of carry I realized that although I’d been intending to replace this holster for months…I hadn’t actually gotten around to doing it.
Galco Tuck N Go: The Good
This holster works. Just slip it into your waistband, slide the clip down behind your belt and make sure its J-hook locks into place under the belt. That’s about it. One of the most important features of a holster is how well the mouth stays open once you’ve drawn the gun – this is critical to being able to safely re-holster. The Galco Tuck N Go has a steel steel insert around its mouth that does a great job of this, even under a tightened belt.
This holster is also a “tuckable” model. The clip is attached at the bottom of the holster, allowing you tuck between the two. I didn’t think I would like this feature. However, there have been some occasions where I’ve had to tuck my shirt in, but haven’t worn a blazer or other other outerwear. The lowly little Tuck N Go has served pretty well in these instances. When wearing it tucked, all that is visible is the little black clip.
Galco Tuck N Go: The Bad
The list of things I dislike about this holster is short. As I mentioned earlier, the clip seems flimsy. This is because it is attached at the bottom and is rather long. This isn’t an actual problem because it has held up well and hasn’t broken. And that’s about all I can find to complain about.
Galco Tuck N Go: Bottom Line
I don’t think this holster would be appropriate for a gun much larger than a J-frame. If you’re looking for an inexpensive rig for a small gun you might give the Galco Tuck N Go a chance. You might be surprised.