U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Raven Concealment has been a leader in duty grade concealment holsters for as long as I can recall, now they add the next evolution of holsters with some added bells and whistles. The best part? The Rerun LC comes in at under $50 and end-user configurable for right or left-handed use.
Raven Concealment currently offers two holsters that will hold a double stack Glock chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, or .357 Sig with either a Surefire X300U or Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon light attached. Raven says that a fitment for the Glock 19 with a Streamlight TLR-7 is coming in the first half of August 2018 giving you yet another option.
Why Injection Molded?
You might be asking yourself, why the heck would they go from the more traditional Kydex construction to injection molded? There is no real short, one sentence answer.
Raven says that their production capacity with the older material was not easily scalable for large orders and led to a lead time that could exceed months. In fact, the lead time of the older Phantom holsters gave birth to other companies that capitalized on the consumers that were unwilling to wait.
This is where injection molding tech comes into play. Raven found that with the right selection of material and design, an injection molder holster would not only last just as long as the outgoing Kydex holsters but also come in at a much lower price point than competing holsters.
Raven Concealment now is able to pump out record numbers of quality holsters with less equipment than before and keep a level of quality control that had never been possible previously.
The Perun LC shares most of its features with the non-light bearing Perun holster, just with the ability to run a light. The holsters that we received for testing will fit all double stack Glocks chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 Sig with a light rail and its respective light mounted.
Unlike Raven Concealment's outgoing Phantom holster, both light bearing and non-light bearing versions of the Perun LC feature a sliding retention mechanism that does not come loose over time like more traditional pinch type adjustments. Since the different generations of compatible Glocks are slightly different dimensionally, the retention slide allows the end user to get the same feel with a Gen 5 as they get with a Gen 3 gun.
Raven designed the holster to be ambidextrous right out of the box. A key feature that allows the Perun LC to be used by right and left-handed users is the neutral placement of the holster seams. The holster ships with three sets of belt loops that allow the end user to configure the Perun LC with a 10-degree right handed cant, 10-degree left-handed cant, or in a 0-degree ambi configuration.
The flexibility that the belt loop options give allow agencies or gun stores to only stock one holster for each light fitment. Far too often are inventory guesses made wrong and an officer, agent, or customer is left without an option. Not the case with the Raven Perun LC.
Also included in the Perun LC design are sweat guards on both sides of the holster, a large departure of traditional holster design, that serve several purposes. Not only do the sweat guards keep the pistol off your body and prevent irritation from sharp slide serrations, but it also keeps the outside of the slide from tearing into delicate sport coat liners. The last benefit that you get out of the two sweat guards is when reholstering. The second sweat guard kind of creates a funnel allowing an officer that has his/her focus on a subject to reholster their weapon much easier without shifting their gaze from the potential threat.
Before you criticize Raven for including the second sweat guard, keep in mind that they design their holsters for professional users like Secret Service, FBI, Police, Etc. that might appreciate their coats lasting a bit longer.
Range Time & Carry:
The big question is how well does the Perun LC conceal?
The holster does a great job of hiding a full-size Glock with a weapon light in even a t-shirt! Not exactly an easy task on my frame, but possible with a well-designed holster. In fact, the only other OWB holsters that allow me to pack a full-size gun under a t-shirt have been Raven Concealment Phantoms so I feel it is safe to say that the Perun LC carries the torch well.
The next thing you might be asking is does the retention offer enough of a hold on the pistol while still being easy for the carrier to draw? Yep, the pistol was as secure as it could possibly be for a passive retention holster. When drawing the firearm there is a clean release once the pistol light passes the retention point.
On the range, I found drawing my Glock to be about the same as most other belt mounted OWB concealment holsters with the exception of the Perun LC didn't drag on the pistol as it clears the holster. Reholstering was easy as well and I found the dual sweat guards to make dropping the pistol back into the holster quite easy.
I highly recommend the Raven Concealment Perun LC for those looking for an OWB Glock holster that accommodates an X300U or TLR-1 HL weapon light.
While I personally prefer to use my Blue Alpha Gear double belt rig with a Safariland mid-ride UBL with my holster mounted on a QLS fork, the Raven Concealment Perun LC will be my holster of choice when I might have a need for a concealment holster on the range. As far as concealment goes, if I find myself trying to pack some supped up Glock 19 with a light and comp, the Perun LC will again be my first choice.
Raven built their name on duty grade holsters that heavy users can rely on and the Perun LC is no different. The fact that they were able to put out such a high-quality holster for less than $50 MSRP is nothing short of astounding when you consider what a really good holster was going for only a few years ago.
The non-light bearing Perun holster has an MSRP of $39.95 and the Perun LC carries an MSRP of $49.99 as tested. Learn more about the Perun line-up on the Raven Concealment website.
About Patrick R.
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