The folks over at G-Code are known for making some of the most modular and unique Kydex holsters in the solar system, but up until recently, they didn’t offer many concealment options outside of a pocket holster and IWB adapter. That all changed when they introduced the INCOG.
The INCOG is a unique Kydex holster system developed jointly with Haley Strategic Partners. The INCOG is a multi-positional inside the waistband (IWB) Kydex holster, but with a few features that set it apart from the competition.
The first thing you’ll likely notice that is different about the INCOG is the black FUZZ material attached to the Kydex. So what is black FUZZ? Well as near as I can tell, it’s some sort of synthetic suede material that has been laminated to standard .08″ Kydex, providing a comfort barrier between you and the Kydex. More on the FUZZ in a bit.
The INCOG uses G-Code clips as the belt attachment mechanism. As I said in my review of the PHLster ACCESS, G-Code clips are awesome. They’re injection molded, extremely durable, and make putting on/taking off the INCOG a breeze. They also have a negative angle designed to force the holster closer to the body, thereby reducing printing, and I can tell you that this works just as advertised.
Modularity and Options
Like most G-Code products, the INCOG is a highly modular system. This means that you can adjust the holster to fit your needs using the INCOG’s mounting points and variable mounting components.
One such option that demonstrates the INCOG’s modularity is the mag caddy. The mag caddy is essentially a mag holder that can be worn traditionally by itself, or can be attached to the INCOG via the mounting points, and worn as you see here. Prefer to wear your reload in a different position? No problem, simply detach the mag caddy from the INCOG holster via two screws, and wear it wherever you want.
The INCOG can also be adjusted for depth of carry, cant and security, by using either one or two G-Code clips.
Let’s talk concealment, since that’s the primary focus of the INCOG system.
As you can tell from the photos, I carry primarily in the appendix position (AIWB), or “modified appendix” as some of you have graciously pointed out. Whatever your preferred carry position is, the INCOG carries extremely well. In fact, the INCOG is probably the most comfortable IWB Kydex holster that I own, which is due almost entirely to the black FUZZ coating. I’ll be honest, when I first saw the INCOG with the FUZZ coating, I wasn’t too sure about it. Now that I’ve tried the FUZZ though, I find myself not wanting to go back to bare nekked Kydex. You wouldn’t think it would make much of a difference, but in my opinion it’s definitely noticeable, and in a good way. It feels good up against the skin, and also seems to add just a touch of cushion. Not quite like a high quality leather holster, but closer than Kydex should be.
I’ve been asked by many of you how well the system conceals with the mag caddy attached, and I can tell you that for me, in the position that I carry, the answer is much better than you would think. In my case, the reason for this is that the mag caddy is attached to the side of the holster that is closer to the center of my body. You can see the mag caddy at roughly the 12:00 position in the photo above. On my body, carrying with the mag caddy attached does not cause the mag to print when carrying AIWB.
Comfort with the mag caddy attached isn’t much different either, surprisingly. Sure, I can tell that I’m wearing it, but it doesn’t make the rig uncomfortable. However as previously stated, you aren’t forced to use the mag caddy if you don’t want to. In the second photo above, you can see me carrying my Glock 19 without the mag caddy, using a single G-Code clip. At the time of writing, G-Code is selling the mag caddy as an add-on for $42.
Quality and Retention
Quality is everything you would expect from G-Code. The black FUZZ coating is uniform and smooth without adding bulk, the edges are smooth and the cut is minimal. G-Code’s quality is top notch. Retention is very subjective, but for me the INCOG is spot on, no adjustment needed, smooth coming in and out of the holster and yet secures with a distinctive click. Very well done.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty excited about the INCOG. The folks over at G-Code and Haley Strategic really did a nice job on the design, and they came to market with a unique feature set that is well thought out and executed. At the time of writing the INCOG is being sold for $70, and $42 for the mag caddy. This is well in line with other comparable holsters, and worth every penny in my opinion.
You’re probably going to want one for each of your guns. I know I do.