John R (Pocket)

$55.94 $48.99

The DETROIT POCKET HOLSTER “JOHN R is ideal for concealed carry of smaller frame handguns such as the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 or the Ruger LCP. The pants you wear must also have enough room in the pockets to comfortably conceal the firearm. If you wear looser pant styles, or cargo pants with multiple pockets this might be a comfortable option for you.

A pocket holster is also a good option when carrying a firearm in a bag or purse. The fully-covered trigger will guard against small objects getting in the trigger guard causing an accidental discharge.

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Thumb Tab *

Handgun Model *

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Draw Hand *

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If your light/laser uses a rail key please include its identifying number/letter in the comments (the rail key is the interchangeable small part of your light/laser that fits into the guns rail).

Special Instructions

Enter any special instructions here. Some gun models have multiple configuration options from the factory which will change custom holster builds. An example is the CZ P-09 carried with safety levers in cocked-and-locked configuration instead of default decocker only levers.

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**  Now available with or without the “hook” end  **

✴ Design intended for use in front pants pocket.

✴ Made with one solid piece of .08 Kydex providing a great balance of definition and durability.

✴ Black Calcutta (flat black) is the standard color (other colors available as upgrade).

✴ Molded perfectly to firearm model specified.

✴ All edges rounded, hand-sanded and polished smooth for maximum comfort.

✴ Kydex is formed full length of slide on both sides of handgun.

✴ Hook (configuration selection) end has contour / arch to better fit leg contour.
– The hook is designed to grab the corner of the pocket upon drawing handgun separating holster from gun.
– If the no hook design is chosen, the holster is a bit more streamlined and the operator would rely on
the leverage of the “thumb pad” to draw the handgun while in the pocket.

✴ Small thumb pad bent at top of holster to assist with draw (configuration selection).

✴ Customize your holster to fit a growing variety of laser and lights.

✴ Made by American hands in Michigan.

See “Product Videos” tab above for more information.


With “hook” option.


JohnR_NO-Hook v2

Without “hook” option


Thumb Tab Option

Thumb Tab Option


Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs

Product Videos


  1. adminpaul

    “Received my second Detroit Holster order today (paddle for sig p938) and all I can say is absolutely fantastic work. Open carried all day in a pair of dickies shorts and no belt and Ive never been more comfortable in doing so.

    These two holsters were money well spent and I can’t remember the last time I’ve honestly been this satisfied with a product. It’s been a while”

  2. adminpaul

    “I just recently received a pocket holster for my XDS in zombie green and I wanted to say I could not be more pleased with the quality, attention to detail and quick turn around time. On that note I would very much like to order another holster from you. I recently purchased a Ruger SR22 for my girlfriend and would like to order a holster for it. I did not see it listed as an option on your site. If this is a possibility please let me know.

    I also wanted to thank you for the free trigger guard holster you sent me. That little guy stays on tight. I have and will continue to recommend you and your company to everyone I meet and you can count on my continued patronage.”

  3. adminpaul

    “I received my holster today and man I am impressed. As a person who has many different holsters (multiple Raven Concealment and Blade-Tech holsters along with all the other usual suspects) this one is now one of my favorites. Ironically today I received a custom holster from Raven Concealment for a Glock 34 with a surefire X400. I ordered that holster from them 3/12/2013 and that one like the one you made for my Sig 938 were custom orders not quick ship items. Let me say you got my holster to me faster than they can with their “in stock” items I have ordered in the past.

    The fit and retention on yours is perfect and Im sure my neighbors now think Im crazy since they all saw me in my garage drawing my Sig out of my pocket testing how the hook would work and every time it functioned flawlessly.

    As a typical person who does not like to wait for anything thank you for being so fast with your turn around. I can’t even get Blade-Tech to make a holster that fast and they are literally 3 miles away from me.

    As a fellow craftsman and small business owner and former Michigan resident I will do all I can to tell all my friends about you and your products. Also I love the fact that you give back to your community and
    help the less fortunate.

    So thanks again, and keep up the great work!”

  4. adminpaul

    “Good Looking, extremely well made, tactical, awesome holster!!! Thought I couldn’t be more satisfied until I discovered the Detroit Holster Family are bible based! This nation needs more companies like you!”

  5. adminpaul

    “Got my holster today and I COULDN’T be more pleased. For the last couple of years I have been carrying a snubby revolver as my concealed sidearm. During winter I was using a Desantis SuperFly in a coat pocket (straight drop in). In the spring I moved to a Glock 23. With winter approaching I was looking for a holster. Was considering the Desantis BUT I REALLY prefer the clean, tight fit of Kydex. I was getting ready to settle for the Desantis but did one more web search on pocket holsters for Glock. Decided to look at images and that’s were I found an image of the “John R”.

    When I ordered I was thinking the thumb tab would be handy for my thumb, but it turns out that the way the pocket flap on my coat is constructed that all I have to do is grab the grip, press in to my side slightly while drawing and the thumb tab hangs on the seam. FANTASTIC!

    Just wanted to say thanks for a great product. Wonderfully executed!”

  6. adminpaul

    The John R Pocket holster I received was cut perfectly along the bottom. Exactly what I wanted.

    Thanks for helping with the customization.



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