NSR Tactical C-6 | Carry with Confidence

NSR Tactical C-6

When my T.Rex Arms Sidecar repeatedly failed to retain my pistol, I knew it was time for a new holster. Seeing nothing but positive reviews, I chose the C-6 from NSR Tactical.

The NSR Tactical C-6 is a passive retention kydex holster, specifically for use with a weapon mounted light. It features adjustable retention and two flexible loops for mounting to the belt.

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NSR Tactical C-6
I sanded the muzzle end of the holster for use with a Silencerco threaded barrel (not pictured). A threaded barrel option is available for an additional $5.

The attention to detail on the NSR Tactical C-6 is excellent. It sports beautifully melted edges with a mirror finish that make it stand out from every other kydex holster I've owned. There isn't a burr or sharp angle to be found.

The NSR Tactical C-6 is my first holster without a full-length sweat guard, opting for the standard body shield. This is also my last holster without a full-length sweat guard. The exposed rear sight would occasionally pull hair from my stomach, which does not happen with other holsters. I don't hold this against the C-6, as it may just be an issue with these sights.

NSR Tactical C-6
The flared opening makes reholstering a breeze


For those wanting a full-length sweat guard, choose the "Yeager Cut" option, which will set you back an extra $15. This I do hold against NSR Tactical; I find it hard to believe that it costs them $15 for the extra square inch of kydex to make a sweat guard. This should be a standard option, no more than $5, or free.

Shooters looking for deeper concealment may be disappointed. NSR Tactical does not offer options for a claw or a wedge, and the C-6 has no space for the wearer to improvise a claw. Luckily there is plenty of room to mount a wedge. I use Melody Lauer's hack of velcroing a Dr. Scholl's heel insert to the holster. While not ideal, it certainly makes a noticeable increase in concealment with no decrease in comfort or draw speed.NSR Tactical C-6

A lack of consideration for deeper concealment is the biggest shortfall of the NSR Tactical C-6, and the primary reason I no longer use it. That being said, this holster is not specifically designed for appendix carry, so I can't fault it for not coming equipped with AIWB-centric components such as the wedge and claw.

Despite these shortcomings, the NSR Tactical C-6 is a good holster. Pull-the-Dot loops offer solid attachment to the wearer's belt. There is a single point of adjustment for cant, providing forward rotation for those carrying behind the hip. Retention is perfect from the factory, with no adjustments ever being necessary. Coming in at $84 before options, it sits firmly in the middle--price wise--of other class-leading holsters.

I may have moved on, but the NSR Tactical C-6 continues to be a solid option.

The NSR Tactical C-6 carries an MSRP of $70 and is available on Amazon.

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Daniel holds instructor certifications from Rangemaster, Agile Training & Consulting, and the NRA. He has received training from Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, and Steve Fisher among others. He also has experience competing in USPSA, CAS, 3 Gun, and Steel Challenge. In his free time Daniel enjoys petting puppies and reading the Constitution. His work is also published by AmmoLand, Recoil Concealment, and Air Force Times. Daniel has also written and edited for The Kommando Blog.

1 Comment

  1. Dave needs to change their e expected wait times to more accurately mirror the present situation. I ordered a C-6 on July 27, 2020. Here it is December 31, 2020 & I still don't have it. That's 6 months...Dave was more than happy to take my money back in July though...that's some bullshit.

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