ProTuck vs LightTuck™

When you’re looking for the perfect holster for your concealed carry setup, it can be hard to figure out which one is the ideal choice for you.

If you’ve managed to narrow it down to the Vedder Holsters LightTuck™ or ProTuck, you’re in luck. We’ve broken down the features of both of these highly functional Kydex holsters so you can compare them side by side and decide which is best for you (not that you have to choose only one!).

While both Kydex IWB holster options are designed to be worn inside the waistband and feature some of the same adjustments and capabilities, they are incredibly different in terms of function, customization, and style.

So keep scrolling to read all about the LightTuck™ vs our brand-new ProTuck.


Generic Image - LightTuck Holstering

Both the ProTuck and the LightTuck™ were designed with their own unique functions and capabilities. Though both are inside the waistband Kydex holsters, that’s where their similarities end.

The LightTuck™ is our number one best-selling holster – and for good reason. It’s easily our most versatile holster and can be worn comfortably in any position, including the standard 3-5 o’clock, appendix, and cross-draw.

This IWB holster is our smallest and most compact option. It only weighs a couple of ounces, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular. The LightTuck™ is also extremely adjustable, making it perfect for any carry situation or body type.

The ProTuck was designed to be worn in the 3-5 o’clock position. It’s a hybrid holster, meaning it’s a combination of Kydex and leather, which gives it an edge when it comes to comfort. It’s also one of our most customizable holsters, as you have more choices when it comes to clips, colors, and leather types.

This advanced IWB hybrid holster is specially designed with comfort and concealability in mind. Its Kydex shell is shaped to naturally contour around your body. It has two clips backed by leather “wings” to create two points of contact and further wrap around your body for even weight distribution on your waistline.


ProTuck Gun Holster

One of the biggest similarities between the ProTuck and the LightTuck™ is the material they’re made with.

Both holsters are crafted with a .080” genuine Kydex® shell. This premium thermoplastic is heat-molded to a specific gun model to create a perfect fit. The result is a thin, durable shell that fits comfortably between your body and waistband.

The only difference in material between the two holsters is that the ProTuck also has two leather “wings” backing its belt clips. The backings are cut from a premium leather chosen for its comfort, durability, and appearance.

The ProTuck comes standard with 10-12 ounce black leather and can be upgraded to a natural tan horsehide leather if desired.

Both holsters are available in dozens of different Kydex color options, though with the ProTuck, you can choose up to two different colors, one for the front and one for the back, while the LightTuck™ only comes in a single color of your choice.


When it comes to clips, the ProTuck and LightTuck™ are similar, though there are a few key differences that are worth noting.

The LightTuck™ is designed with a single Rock Solid Spring Steel Belt Clip – a tuckable, slim, fully adjustable clip made from a durable, sleek spring steel that’s easier to conceal than your average bulky, plastic clip. It comes in two sizes – 1.5" and 1.75" – to accommodate a range of belt widths.

The ProTuck also features our patented Rock Solid Spring Steel Belt Clip, though not the same version as the LightTuck™. The ProTuck has two of the same clips as our ComfortTuck™ holster, which are identical to those found on our LightTuck™, though without the slot that allows you to adjust the cant position.

ProTuck with Clips

The factor that really sets the ProTuck apart is that it is highly customizable in terms of clips. While it does come standard with the Rock Solid Spring Steel clips, it is also compatible with our J-Clips and V-Clips.

The J-Clip is a polymer clip designed for deeper concealment. It works by wrapping over your waistband and behind your gun belt, where it then clips under the bottom of your belt, making it less visible.

The V-Clip offers the deepest concealment of any Vedder Holsters clip. It is designed to go over your waistband and behind your belt, where it attaches to the backside. They are our least visible clip option.

And the best part is that if you can’t decide, you can place your order with all three styles of belt clip so that you can easily switch between them or even mix and match.


One of the biggest perks of a Kydex holster is its adjustability. Luckily, both the ProTuck and LightTuck™ are extremely adjustable, making it easy to find that “sweet spot” for concealment.

The ProTuck is designed with fully adjustable retention, allowing you to choose whether you want your retention tight, loose, or somewhere in the middle. It also features three levels of adjustable ride height, so you can choose how deep or high you want your gun to sit on your waistline.

The LightTuck™ is one of our most adjustable options. It features three levels of adjustable ride height, adjustable retention, and 30 degrees of adjustable cant in both directions – an anomaly in the world of holsters.

Adjusting either of these holsters is easy – all you have to do is loosen the cant or ride height screw, adjust the holster to where you want it, and tighten it back down. Adjusting the retention only requires you to adjust the retention screw until it is as tight or loose as you want!

If you feel stuck, check out this video on how to adjust your holster’s ride height on our YouTube channel, which features tons of “how to” and informational videos for all your carry needs.

LightTuck Vedder Holster -  ajustable ride height and retention

Other Features

In addition to everything we’ve already covered, both the ProTuck and LightTuck™ are highly customizable and can be tailored to your exact gun – even if you have aftermarket additions or accessories.

Both holsters are designed with custom sight channels to accommodate most standard and aftermarket sights, loaded chamber indicators, and suppressor sights. The best part is that if you have a modified setup or aftermarket sights that aren’t listed on our order page, feel free to contact us or leave a comment in the order specifying your alterations, and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Both the LightTuck™ and the ProTuck can also be cut specifically for any red dot optics that you may have.

Our holsters also come standard with a full sweat shield to minimize the contact your gun has with your body, keeping your slide clean and dry. They are also built with corrosion-resistant hardware and are available for both right- or left-hand draw.

An additional feature on our LightTuck™ is the optional holster claw attachment, which is specifically designed to make contact with the backside of your gun belt to pull the grip of your pistol closer to your body for better concealment.

Cost and Warranty

One of our top priorities here at Vedder Holsters is to offer our customers the best value for all their carry needs. A concealed carry system is an investment – you spend your hard-earned money on a firearm, so of course you want to carry it in a quality holster.

The way we see it, you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to get a high-end product. On the other hand, a cheap holster is likely to be just that – cheap. That’s why we take pride in handcrafting the highest quality holsters at a reasonable and affordable price, without cutting corners – and we do it all right here in the USA.

Our LightTuck™ Kydex IWB holster is priced at $69.99, while our advanced ProTuck IWB Kydex holster is priced at $89.99. Both holsters, like all Vedder Holsters products, are backed by a 30-day risk-free trial and a lifetime guarantee.

Generic Image - LightTuck Drawing Gun


If you’re looking for a high-quality Kydex IWB holster, you can’t go wrong with either the Vedder Holsters ProTuck or LightTuck™. Both holsters are designed to be comfortable, concealable, and adjustable, so you can easily customize your carry system. The right one for you all comes down to your needs and preferences.

To learn more about these inside the waistband holsters and customize them for your gun model, visit our LightTuck™ holster and ProTuck holster product pages now.

If you’re looking for belts or holsters for other handgun models, we recommend visiting our Holsters by Gun Model page for holsters that are custom-made for your weapon of choice. For all of our belt and holster options and for more information to help you choose the carry system that works best for you, visit our Vedder Holsters website.

Looking for items beyond holsters and belts? Check out our Resources Page for popular product links like lights, lasers, first aid, maintenance, and more.

To stay up-to-date on all of the latest Vedder Holsters content and offerings, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And be sure to check out our sister company, GeoGrit, for all of your American-made minimalist wallet needs.