My review of the 2A Pancake Holster reinforced the fact that our readers are a picky bunch. Some called that rig too big. Others said it was just too ugly, even to cover with a garment. I didn’t really care since it did a great job of concealing my firearm. But boy, oh boy did it create some visceral hatred in a few of our commenters. With that in mind, I’m actually excited to see what the future holds for the other major offering from 2A Holsters, the Stick Up! holster pictured above . . .
The Stick Up! is a Kydex shell, adjustable for retention, that sports three very large, adhesive-backed suction cups. It’s designed to safely stick your holstered firearm to damn near anything you feel needs a firearm stuck to it. The Stick Up! suction cups are reversible so if you need to get creative with mounting your gun somewhere, you can. And, if you gum up the adhesive on the suction cup attachment, 2A ships an additional set of cups so you can try again.
Obviously, this sort of carry is going to wrinkle some pantaloons among the, “on your body or in your safe” crowd. I get it. But not everybody counts themselves a member of that club. Some folks — especially those without rugrats roaming the house — want to keep a pistol stashed somewhere, but don’t want to drill holes in the attachment point. Then there are those who have to have their EDC close by at all times. Like in the shower.
Why yes, the Stick Up! does a fantastic job for shower carry. Be sure to tell your significant other that you’ve stuck a gun to the wall, though. I speak from experience here.
Like the Standard Bearer from 2A, the Stick Up! seems to be equally well constructed and made of thick, durable Kydex. Like the SB, the SU! features a thumbscrew retention system to custom tune retention for your specific firearm of choice.
I found the draw from the Stick Up! a touch awkward unless the holster was aligned parallel with my wrist. For example, in the shower carry scenario above, I had to turn my body to get a good angle to pull the gun from the holster. If you elect to make the Stick Up! part of your holster family, be sure to practice the draw from several positions to see if it will actually work for you.
A note on the suction cups: the lip of each cup is covered is a very sticky adhesive. I stuck it to some things for testing and pictures, but quickly removed it. Naturally, I can’t say for certain that long term usage won’t discolor of otherwise mar a reactive finish like wood or plastic. Glass and ceramic should be fine, but if you elect to stick it to something for the long haul, you might have a bit of a goopy mess on your hands should you decide to remove it. To my knowledge, non-adhesive suction cups are not available from 2A.
Specifications: 2A Holster Stick Up! Holster
Available pistols: Most common defensive firearms. If yours isn’t listed, use the contact form to get a custom one ordered.
Side: Right or left
Lining: Optional velvet lining (not tested)
Weapons light compatible: Yes
Retention: Friction with adjustable thumbscrew
Rating (out of five stars):
Overall Rating * * * * *
This is a fine holster in that it protects the trigger from being activated, fits the gun, and doesn’t let my pistol slide free unless I want it to. I realize that this sort of carry option isn’t for everyone. But, if you’re looking for a holster to hold your gun nearby while not normally in its duty holster, or a way to stash a pistol somewhere out of the way without permanently modifying the thing the holster is attached to, the Stick Up! is a unique item that fill the bill.