I am a military and security professional with close to 30 years of experience in carrying firearms around the world in both open and concealed carry modes. The holster I ordered for personal use (It. 433/3 S&W J-frame, #100236-Eco) was well made and comfortable to wear. The metal belt clip was strong and the main reason I bought the holster. (I have found some plastic belt clips are not strong enough to hold the holster secure during the draw). I have worn this new holster now for about a month in the appendix position. It is comfortable, secure and a quality holster overall. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the holster's design sits the gun too high on the belt. For deeper concealment I wish the holster sat 1" lower into the waistband. Where it rides now is comfortable and easy to draw from but the butt of the gun tends to stick out a bit too much and "print" easier than in other holsters in light clothing such as a t-shirt. I recommend redesigning the holster with 1" more material near the opening to allow the belt clip to move towards the back of the gun's frame; allowing the gun to sit deeper into the waistband.