I’ve heard a lot of good things about the LUX and Armadillo Concealment through the circles of people that I train with. I was also in the market for a new holster configuration since I am building a compensated pistol for my next carry firearm. This lead me to the Lux Extended. The pistol is not compete but my current carry configuration is the same, minus compensator, so I figured I will wear it to get a feel for it while building/vetting my next carry gun. This thing is awesome. I chose a soft loop configuration for added retention. The loops don’t bulge out from under your garment like so others do and the overall footprint is very minimal. I’m in a car for approx 2.5 hours a day and feel no noticeable discomfort, even with a glock 17 and X300UB. Positioning stays consistent for your draw strokes due to the bump on the right side of holster (RH holster) and aids in printing by pressing against the inboard side of your belt and rolling the gun into your body. I recently spent a good portion of the day at a range that allows drawing from concealment and movement. During high rates of fire and resetting I did not feel any extreme amounts of heat, actually no heat at all from the muzzle even though it is an open bottom holster. Each time I drew the gun’s frame was exactly where it was supposed to be and I did not find myself shifting my belt line at all. AC outside themselves with this holster. I’ve been wearing it from a month now and wish I have had it longer.
Does the job well. great positive retention!
For context - Brownells Glock 19 RMR slide, Killer Innovations barrel and comp, P80 PF940cv1 (19 frame), TLR-1HL.
I was having trouble finding a holster for a compact P80 build with a comp, rmr, and a tlr1. I found this and found it also fits some other similar sized handguns since the retention is based on the attached light.
My only gripe with the holster is it’s not the smoothest to reholster given the split top to accommodate suppressor height sights so it takes some practice to get good at it.
I like this holster, I've been using it to appendix cary a Glock Gen 5 with a surefire x300u, for the most part pretty comfortably. I am 5'4 and 205lbs so I fall into the short and stout section of body types, if that says anything. I will give this holster a few dings and I will explain why. I ordered this holster and decided to try the loop method instead of the wide clip method. I was a little bummed out that the holster only came with one loop as there are holes for 2 mounts, the loop itself is great and the position it was sent to me in allows for that shooters grip I like when I draw my pistol but it can also be lowered for better concealment. Unfortunately there is no claw to help conceal the pistol grip better but there is a wedge, unfortunately sold separately like the second loop. Do not expect to have a way to adjust for tension with this holster or even rig it to do so, like steeling the shock cord and washer method from the PHLster Floodlight. There is not enough material to tighten that end of the pistol without disrupting the front sight. Oh, and if you are thinking of getting one holster that can appendix cary, then change the mount to OWB carry , that's a negative ghost rider. left hand or right hand only, going to have to decide. Overall I'd say the PHLster floodlight is a bette holster because it checks all those boxes of issues I mentioned, HOWEVER, that holster will run you $60 more! So don't think that I'm talking down about this design, its best feature is that it's affordable and does one thing but that one thing very well. Just don't buy this with the thought that it's an end all be all holster. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE, and have already a few thousand rounds of dry fire draws from this holster and have found that the tension is pretty spot on for me. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again when I wear this holster out.
This is my second AC Lux holster, my first being the regular TLR1 HL and now an extended for TLR1 HL. Both versions are very comfortable. I sold my regular version (which I later regretted) when I thought I was changing wmls, and came back to the TLR1 HL and was gifted the extended version (which I like just the same). First I'd like to state the Lux is solid choice, because it allows you to carry a variety of guns as long as you run the correct wml to version of Lux you have, all for a holster that is a great price!
When I first ran the Lux holster, I was hesitant about the low/no sweat guard, because sometimes my undershirt would get in the way of re-holstering. Now after much more time (I've been running the extended since Sept 2018) I really like the low/no sweat guard. I actually prefer the low/no sweat guard now, because I find it to be more comfortable than the medium to high sweat guards. The only thing I would change at this point, in all the time I have run the Lux, is I wish the claw/wing (the part that presses against your belt) stuck out just a bit further. I say this because I would like to see the claw/wing press against my belt just a little bit more, driving the frame of the gun just a tad bit more into my body. This holster does conceal good, but I feel this would further increase it's conceal-ability.
I would have given this holster 4.5 stars (if I were able), because that one thing being said isn't a big deal to me, just something I'd like to see in the next version, if it were something to prove in being better.