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Anyone else buy the Spider Holster?

 
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Mar 30, 2011 23:55 |  #46

I just received the holster and from my first impression I can say this is quality product. Top notch. Only gripe I have so far is that it was a bit difficult adjusting the belt to my waist size. Mostly because the whole strap is held in place with velcro. That is a great feature because it helps the belt from loosening up and eventually start to sag down lower. I will put it to the test this weekend and let you guys know my thoughts.


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Apr 05, 2011 23:22 |  #47

Still trying to be patiently awaiting the arrival of mine. Was bummed to receive a "just shipped" notification 5 days after placing my order. Since I'm on the left coast that means 2 full weeks from order to my grubby hands. That day should be tomorrow... finally! :)


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Apr 06, 2011 06:28 |  #48

I have used mine 2x now for weddings - could not be happier. This thing absolutely rocks! High quality, solid, sturdy, etc.

I can grab my 2nd body in no time. The exchange is super fast. You don't need to lock the camera in to place, as sometimes that takes a few more seconds to get it out. So most of the time I leave it in the unlocked position. Only when I am moving around a lot or something will I lock it in.

Totally worth the money, and could not think of a better more unobtrusive way to carry my 2nd body.

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Apr 06, 2011 15:28 |  #49

Anyone have a good idea on how to clean the belt after a while? I tend to sweat a lot and I'm heading out soon for a shoot at the beach. I'm sure it will get the worst of me by the end of the shoot. lol


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Apr 17, 2011 07:17 |  #50

Ok .... so I'm about to order the dual system ....

How do the errmm slightly overweight people find wearing the belt i.e if worn slightly loose do your trousers stay put :)


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Apr 17, 2011 08:18 |  #51
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Simon you look as fit as ever from that avatar!


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Apr 17, 2011 09:31 |  #52

MR do little wrote in post #12238549 (external link)
Simon you look as fit as ever from that avatar!

Its deceptive ! :oops:


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Apr 17, 2011 19:48 |  #53

I'm on the heavy side and I can tell you that you will want to adjust it nice and snug because after a few hours of wearing it, it will loosen up a bit and feel just right. My first time using this spider holster system I had it fit very snug to my waist, it wasn't a problem until I had bend/kneel down. It bothers my stomach a bit but like I said, after a few hours it loosen up and it fits just fine. Now the camera's weight brings the side of the holster down just a bit but it never droops down. As far as your pants falling down, as long as you have a belt on I don't see it becoming a problem. My last time using this system I was wearing jean shorts with no belt and didn't have a problem. My first time though, I was wearing basketball shorts and those definitely were falling down frequently lol.


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Apr 18, 2011 01:38 |  #54

Thanks Mario


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Apr 18, 2011 13:24 |  #55

No problem Simon. You will definitely love it, that's for sure. Adding some ThinkTank belt bags to this is awesome as well. I love it.


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Apr 18, 2011 13:26 |  #56

DigiNon wrote in post #12246379 (external link)
No problem Simon. You will definitely love it, that's for sure. Adding some ThinkTank belt bags to this is awesome as well. I love it.

Ordered Yesterday and have already had confirmation of shipping and tracking details :)


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Apr 18, 2011 13:37 |  #57

One more thing, I don't know if you've read the section of their site about Maintenance (external link), but they suggest you use a dry lubricant to "maintain the longest life of both the Insert and your Pins". They suggest you buy this: White Lightining Clean Ride lubricant (external link). One or two drops on a q-tip and rub it on the insert, that's how I do it. I'm sure you will be using yours way more than me since you're a busy wedding photographer so this will be a good thing to keep in mind every other week of using this holster system.


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Apr 18, 2011 13:41 |  #58

DigiNon wrote in post #12246474 (external link)
One more thing, I don't know if you've read the section of their site about Maintenance (external link), but they suggest you use a dry lubricant to "maintain the longest life of both the Insert and your Pins". They suggest you buy this: White Lightining Clean Ride lubricant (external link). One or two drops on a q-tip and rub it on the insert, that's how I do it. I'm sure you will be using yours way more than me since you're a busy wedding photographer so this will be a good thing to keep in mind every other week of using this holster system.

Thanks for that !!


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Apr 18, 2011 18:28 |  #59

i've been wanting to pick up a pair of these, but they are very pricey.
i used to use two cotton carrier holsters, but they were took bulky.
I keep trying to convince myself to buy them, but i've been getting along just fine with straps for years.


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Apr 19, 2011 00:06 as a reply to  @ spxxxx's post |  #60

Visit your local Police Supply store. We wear two belts on duty: an inner belt in belt loops and an outer (gun, radio, mag etc belt) attached with "keepers`....these keepers snap around the outer and inner belts to form a cohesive unit. They should only be 2-3$ and you should use at least 4. »»»»»Keep me posted on the results please!!


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