I recently received a holster, single mag pouch, light carrier, and assorted IWB hardware from Raven Concealment Systems (RCS) for Glock 19 (no mounted light) after the standard 18 week wait. Consider me unimpressed...This kydex rig was ordered as a replacement for one I've been using over 18 months from Atomic Dog, and while I did note some differences/improvements going to the RCS from Atomic Dog, I'm not bowled over.
First, the light carrier is for a Surefire E1B, and the light fits so tightly in the pouch that I cannot get it out when on my belt (Cobra riggers belt with kydex insert). In fact, the fit is so tight that I have to wrestle with the light to get it out simply holding the carrier in my hand. I shot an e-mail to RCS and was told that they make their carriers for a snug fit, blah, blah, blah and didn't seem to grasp my comments that I simply could not functionally remove the light from the carrier worn on my belt.
The holster fits the G19 well with a good, reassuring click when inserting the pistol. It comes out relatively easily, as well, and I expect that to get a little slicker through repititious presentations as seems to be the norm I've read from other users. However, the standard belt loops are so tight that the belt gets distorted a seemingly inordinate amount, and it's a wrestling match to get the belt threaded. Mag pouch fits a magazine real well, good retention, etc, but I have the same issues with the standard belt loops...crazy tight. Belt loops on light carrier present similar issues.
IWB accessories are useless to me because and I'm not sure why I ordered them since I've got a Milt Sparks VM-2 that is about as good as it can get. I was advised that I could return the IWB accessories and exchange them for pancake wings to make it easier to mount the holster OWB, thread my belt, etc, but I'd need similar sets for the light carrier and mag pouch - more money to RCS. I could get another belt, but I'm not sure I want to spend another $90-$100 on an Ares Ranger when I've had no similar issues with my current belt. I'll admit that I feel the stiffness of my current belt is somewhat responsible for the belt loop situation, but I've never had any problems with this belt and the kydex rig from Atomic Dog.
Where I'm going with this is that I think I'm going to return the RCS stuff and stick with the Atmoic Dog and Milt Sparks. However, before I pack it up for the return, I'd be curious if there's something I'm missing from local, real world RCS users. From on-line comments and reviews, you'd think that RCS cures cancer, saves lost souls, and keeps us safe from Communism, but I'm not seeing anything more than some incremental improvements and increased difficulties in use.
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