Buttery soft leather combined with rigid thermoplastic make The Ava feel like holster perfection. The soft suede backing helps promote airflow and comfort, while the adjustable tension allows you to set your own draw. Each clip attaches to its own set of 5 adjustable holes - this means you have up to 25 different cant/depth combinations! The original heavy-duty clips and adjustable tension make it easy to create the amount of retention you like best with your firearm, and now the optional Ulticlips make carrying sans-belt even more comfortable and safe!
Because the Ava uses two attachment points, it provides a more stable platform for larger firearms. More stable equals more comfortable. You won't find yourself constantly adjusting your holster throughout the day. It also makes your draw faster because there won't be as much holster-shift as you pull your firearm.
Using the Ulticlip with your holsters is a GAME CHANGER, y'all! If you don't like wearing a belt (or don't typically wear one), you're fighting the constant battle of getting the tension on your holster loose enough to keep the holster itself clipped onto your waistband as you draw, and tight enough to retain your firearm when you're NOT drawing. It's tricky! With the Ulticlip, you can latch your holster in place and adjust the tension as you please! It's not going anywhere!
Absolutely love this holster!!! Comfortable to wear, love the colors, just wish I got it sooner!!! Definitely purchasing more from Flashbang!
I was very surprised at the packaging when my holster arrived in my mailbox. I ordered this to carry concealed and it came in a white bag with red hearts and the return address of flashbang holsters. In a rural area with a small town post office it is definitely no longer concealed. Having read through the reviews I was surprised this wasn’t mentioned. Holster seems well made.
I'm sorry Angie! We've never had a problem with that before...we try to keep things fun and light-hearted with our packaging. Red hearts are pretty generic and the name Flashbang Holsters doesn't mean "gun" to most people :) I apologize that we caused any drama for you...hopefully it slides right off the radar.
Initially it was super comfortable. However, after sitting for a while, the muzzle of my Officer's Model 1911 started digging I to my hip/leg. Super painful. Then the thumb guard and hammer started doing the same. Very disappointed. Great idea but better for smaller weapons, I think. I'll probably still order one for my Springfield 911 provided I can have some assurance the same problem won't happen again.
Hey Virginia! Depending on how short-waisted you are, carrying a gun in appendix (or anywhere to the front of the body) can be challenging. I have the same trouble! A smaller gun can help, or you could try moving your holster to a different area of your waist. Maybe behind the hip a bit? Give us a shout if you'd like any help! :)
I first got an Ava for my M&P Compact about 2 years ago and discovered it was so comfortable I wouldn't even notice it was there. I carry every day all day - from the moment I get dressed in the morning until I put on my PJs at night. When I recently traded in my M&P Compact for a Sig P365, I decided to try a different holster - one with a single point of attachment like the ones my husband uses. But after a couple weeks of use, I lost a screw after making an adjustment (probably my fault) and it dumped my gun TWICE in one day! That night I ordered a new Ava for the P365. I feel MUCH more secure having two points of attachment and even though the Ava is much larger than the previous holster, it doesn't feel larger due to the way it hugs my body. I don't plan to change carry guns any time soon, but if I do, I will get an Ava. Period. Oh, and last weekend, I shot a Close Quarters Pistol course with my Ava and the M&P 9 Compact. The Ava performed flawlessly throughout the course and was easy to reholster as we did drill after drill. While most of the folks in the class used an OWB, I wanted to train with the IWB holster I use every day. It confirmed that Ava is the right choice. Thanks for making a great holster! Lori, North Carolina
Super cute, and very comfy!
This holster is amazing!!! It's my 2nd flashbang holster and I recommend them both to all women who carry!!
I have been searching and searching for a holster that fits my body well. I carry right in front of my hip and all the other holsters either dug in or stuck out. The Eva has been my favorite purchase that I’ve made.
Thank you Juli for helping me adjust to this holster!! Fabulous Customer a service!! I do love it and highly recommend the Ava!
I LOVE this holster! I am a larger woman and was having difficulty finding one that was comfortable. O actually have two, one a left hand for a small of the back for and a right hand for pelvic/side wear. I can't say enough about how secure the gun fits or workmanship of the product. I will say I don't wear alot of dresses but it fits great on elastic, denem, or other pants with out issues with the upgrade on belt clips.
I wear loose pants and clothing. I hate belts. I did buy it with the Ulti Clips, and it made a difference in sturdiness, but the holster was too large for my body. I couldn't make it fit for comfort AND concealment. So I decided to go with a smaller CC weapon. I'll purchase a holster for it from Flashbang.