Over the last 10 years, the Don Hume JIT slide has been their top selling holster model. The JIT (which stands for Just In Time) Slide is designed to carry medium sized to small revolvers and autos in a highly concealed manner. This holster has an open bottom so it can fit handguns from the same family regardless of the barrel length. For example, the model for the Glock 19 also fits the Glock 26.
One of the reasons for its popularity is the belt slot design. Instead of having belt slots in the front and rear of the holster, the JIT Slide has a belt slot directly behind the holster and then a second trailing belt slot on the back of the holster. The combination of the center belt loop and trailing belt slot pulls the weapon close to the body, while still allowing for a full firing grip. The design makes for a stable carrying platform that takes up much less space on the belt as compared to similar pancake style designs.
The JIT is available in Black or Saddle Brown.
How to tell if they holster model you are interested in is in stock: On the dropdown menu out beside each holster, there will be a notification if the holster is in stock or out of stock. In stock holsters will be marked as "In Stock" and out of stock holsters will be marked as "Preorder: 30 to 90 day ETA".
Some commonly asked questions about the JIT slide holster:
#1 - As this holster has an open bottom, how far will the gun stick out the bottom of the holster?
The answer to that question depends on the specific handgun that is being carried. Obviously, the longer the pistol dimensions, the more will stick out the bottom of the holster. As a basic reference, a Glock 26 will stick out the bottom of the holster about half an inch, while a larger Glock 19 model sticks out the bottom about an inch and a half. A Colt Government 1911 5" will stick out the bottom about 3 inches.
#2 - Does this model ride at any type of forward cant?
No, the JIT Slide rides at a 0 cant (straight up and down) on the waist.
#3 - Since the holster is small and doesn't have a thumb break, I'm worried that it won't retain the pistol well?
Even though the JIT doesn't have any external retention devices (thumb break, retention screw, etc.), the design does an excellent job of retaining the holster. The retention is centered on the friction created when the handgun is fully seated in the holster. To be honest, this model is one of Don Hume's top sellers in terms of popularity due to the design and price point.
#4 - Will this holster work with pistols that feature a Crimson Trace laser grip?
To be honest, it really depends on the handgun model. Most of the pistols with CT laser grips will fit in this holster, but occasionally there are a few models that won't. We'd really have to get more info on the handgun model and then we might be able to tell from experience.
Please feel free to email us or call 919.388.1991 to for any questions.
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Posted by Scott sandeman on 26th Apr 2017
I have three of them one for each glock 27 43 42 they break in awesome with the freezer bag trick around the gun for a couple of days if u need it to fit ur gun it rides nice and high and close to u straight up and down like I like it absolutely top quality hidden belt slots are great my wife tried my 42 holster and now i have to order another for myself not letting her try my 27 she will probably take it for her 26
Posted by waykno on 29th Mar 2017
This is my 3rd Jit slide. Inexpensive, fits well, and snug to your body. Reputable name to boot.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Feb 2017
The Don Hume JIT Holster fits perfect around my PPK/S.
Very fast shipping and handling.
A true pleasurable transaction.
Posted by Jackson on 23rd Feb 2017
Excellent holster, especially for the price. I emailed Gunner's Alley about sizing it for my Ruger Security Six, and they were exactly right about the S&W K Frame size fitting the Ruger. Works like a charm.
Posted by Craig Anderson on 14th Feb 2017
I bought my first Don Hume belt slide long ago. these two I just recd. are every bit as good if not better. I can't tell I am wearing a full size auto. My old ones are in good condition and I don't anticipate having to replace them.
Posted by Mark on 25th Jan 2017
Just received my 3rd Don Hume JIT Slide Holster. As In my previous review these are the best holsters for concealed carry. Don Hume Holsters are made from the best quality leather and are custom fit to the firearms they are designed for. They fit close to your body so your firearm doesn't print under your clothes. If you're looking for high quality concealment Holster, I highly recommend these holsters!
Posted by Ted Ulinski on 21st Jan 2017
Very satisfied with my purchase. Got it for my Glock 10 mil, but it fits my Baretta SF perfectly.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Nov 2016
I'be used Don Hume holsters for years and have yet to be disappointed
Posted by R. Gauer on 14th Nov 2016
This is my second Don Hume JIT Belt Slide Holster This one is for a Kahr PM9. The reason I give it a 5 star rating is primarily due to what I consider as being the best value I'd found for what I wanted. This is an economy quality holster, cost-wise, and quality-wise. Now, I'm not snubbing the quality at all; this is a minimalist concealed-carry vertical-draw design. The leather isn't as thick as some might want, but I want thinner leather for it's concealment virtue. One time I bought a CCW belt holster from a quality maker, and discovered the thickness of the leather alone honestly added a 1/2" to the pistol riding on the belt. If it had been a duty weapon-no matter. But I wanted concealment, not a bigger bump. So, just for dimension sake, I want thinner leather.
But not kydex- that will break since it's stiff, not as flexible as leather and won't last for years like leather. I own several kydex holsters and I know of this issue-but I value their dimensional quality. Really thin.
Finally the design- the belt slide is again quite good for concealment- minimal overall size and weight. -next best thing to just tucked in your belt, but with a covered and protected trigger. It carries a smaller pistol quite securely, but quickly accessible
You can almost forget you've got a gun there (but Don't!). Did I mention the weight factor. This holster design cuts that down, too. The less weight, the better. For me, it's worth repeating. Light.
Overall, this holster is just an outstanding value for what it does...
Posted by Unknown on 6th Nov 2016
I was very surprised at the quality and craftsmanship of the Don Hume JIT holster. It doesn't get any better than this.
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