Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Toolless Install Vehicle Gun Holster

Introducing... the RAM Tough Claw™ Mounted Vehicle Holster by Dara Holsters.

The RAM Tough-Claw™ Mounted Holster System is the perfect solution for a quick and easy mounted vehicle holster. This system is made 100% in the USA and securely fastened to the RAM Mount™ using Melonite coated stainless steel hardware. Our rugged Kydex/Boltaron holsters, coupled with America's leading mounting structure, makes for the ultimate self defense and protection system.

With this system, no tools are needed to install the holster. Simply place the Tough-Claw™ clamp on any rail with a diameter of .625"-1.5" and turn the knob until the desired holding is acquired. The Tough-Claw can be used anywhere. Including, but not limited to: the underside seat of a car, truck, vehicle, the railing of a boat or kayak, roll bars, ATV racks, shower curtain rods, etc.

The Dara Mounted Holster with Tough-Claw™ comes with everything needed to assemble and install the mounted holster system. The Package includes:
  • Mountable Dara Holster
  • Tough-Claw™ RAM Mount
Install your holster when, where and how you want it.
Car Holster
The benefit of having a holster that you can put anywhere, is the ability to hide it from prying eyes when you can't take your firearm with you. Below you can see the same view that a person would have, who is looking through your window:
Can you see the holstered gun? Nope, and neither can they. Because this is how it's mounted:
By purchasing this holster you agree to abide by all state and federal laws regarding the possession of a firearm in a vehicle. Dara Holsters & Gear Inc. is not liable for any legal issues that may arise from the use of this product. Please carry responsibly.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Walther PPQ .45 Holsters & more!

Changes are coming to Dara Holsters & Gear!

In the next couple of months, we will be changing things up a bit. Hopefully these changes will make viewing and ordering from our website easier, with a more user-friendly interface being introduced at the end of February.
New features will include:
  • The ability to upload firearm photos on order page
  • Customized order updates sent throughout production process
  • Interactive images that show how the holster will sit on the belt
  • More advanced in-system order messaging
  • More pictures, pages and ways to stay in touch
  • Instant Online Chat for quick questions while ordering
We will also soon be adding Concealed Carry Classes to cater to the Raleigh, NC area.
Immediate Changes and Updates:
We are now listing the orders that are currently in production on our website. These are all of the orders that are currently being molded, assembled, quality checked and shipped out. We will try to updated daily. Please note: this is a screen shot taken last week, we have since updated the order numbers.


  • Walther PPQ in .45
  • Smith & Wesson 3913
  • Remington RM380
  • KelTec P11
  • EAA Witness Compact w/Rail
  • EAA Sar Arms B6P 3.8
  • EAA Sar Arms B6P 4.5
  • Rock Island Armory 1911 3.5"
  • Sig Sauer 225 A1
  • Springfield XD Sub Compact 4" Mod 2
Order a Holster now!
Wait Times: Our current wait time for all custom items is 5-6 weeks as listed on the website. If you were able to select options when ordering, your item is custom.
We'd like to thank all of our customers for being patient while we adjust to our new higher volume. We will be adding a new member to our team later this month to help us increase our output.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Walther PPS M2 Review

Review of the new Walther PPS M2 by Dana

Walther sent us their new PPS M2 pistol right around Christmas time last year. They sent us the gun specifically for holster making and we are not being paid by Walther to review this firearm.

Walther says the PPS M2 is 'everything we've been looking for in a compact handgun'. Let's find out if that's true...

“I have been really excited about the PPS M2 since the beginning of its development,” Walther Arms CEO Adam Blalock said. “The PPS Classic has been my every day carry gun for years.  It’s a great gun and the idea of improving on the original was challenging …  but our team has done it.  The engineering enhancements and modifications that create the new M2 truly elevate this pistol into a class of its own.”

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Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was that the grip and mag release are completely different. The Original Walther PPS has the ambidextrous European paddle style magazine release, while the newer PPS M2 has the American style push button magazine release on the left side that most shooters are familiar with. The grip is also much different: the PPS M2 has a much less aggressive grip texture. The newer model features that signature Carl Walther ergonomic grip.

The PPS M2 came with two magazines: one flush holding 6 rounds of 9mm, and an extended magazine holding 7 round of 9mm. There will be a .40 s&w version coming out as we near summer.

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As you can see above, the grip of the new PPS M2 has the same grip style as the Walther CCP and the PPQ M2. It's also slightly curved for a more comfortable grip when shooting. Another difference between the original PPS and the newer model is the removable back strap that is no longer available in the PPS M2.

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Other physical differences between the PPS M2 and the original PPS are noticeable are the added front slide serrations. Done in the distinctive Walther styling, these may or may not be considered an upgrade, depending on who you ask. Both the classic and the PPS M2 have the rear cocking serrations.

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As you can see above, Walther has added serrations and dropped the accessory rail. This has disappointed many Walther fans, I can't figure out any reason why they would consider this an upgrade, especially since more compact, concealed carrier-friendly lights and lasers are being introduced.

Moving on to the less noticeable differences, the new PPS M2 has a slightly wider frame than the original around the trigger guard. As you can see below, when they dropped the paddle style magazine release they widened up the frame just a bit and smoothed it out for a nicer grip.

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This brings us to the trigger pull. Walther has - hands down - the BEST striker fired pistol trigger on the market. It's my personal opinion, and they have not disappointed me with the new PPS M2. Walther states the trigger pull weight at 6.1 lbs, I came in at around an average of 6.8 lbs. Not a deal breaker for me. The original PPS I have came in at around a 6.1 lb average.

Here is the rest of the specs Walther has listed on their website:

The PPS M2:

The PPS:

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Other than the name, the PPS M2 also shares the same sights as the original PPS. Anything aftermarket meant for the original should fit the newer version no problem. The sights are low profile 3 dot metal sights meant for rapid aiming and target acquisition. The rear sight is adjustable on both the newer PPS M2 and the classic version. A law enforcement edition with phosphoric sights will also be available.

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In my opinion, this is not necessarily an upgrade from the original PPS- only because it feels like a completely new firearm. I really like the PPS M2, and I also like the original PPS. I can't decide which I like better, the original PPS is a classic.

Sometime soon we will be posting a video review comparing the most popular single stack 9mm handguns for concealed carry. We'll compare the PPS M2 to the original, the S&W Shield, the Springfield XDS 3.3", and the Glock 43. We'll go over what you get from the factory when you purchase each one, as well as trigger pull weights, after market add-on availability, and more.

Have a PPS M2? What do you think about it? Need a PPS M2 holster click here!

Dana Dara
Sales Director at Dara Holsters & Gear

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