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Buyer Beware – GunClip Knockoff

The Crye Precision GunClipâ„¢ is already a very specialized piece of kit. It is precision molded in order to carry a Glock (17, 19, 22, and 23) and not necessarily intended for EDC. Rather, the point of the GunClipâ„¢ is to keep a light or suppressor equipped Glock at the ready. Due to it’s unique draw stroke, it is particularly effective when mounted to a chest rig. Additionally, it features a unique, patent pending attachment system that is adjustable for cant as well as width to accommodate a belt or PALS webbing.

Unfortunately, we were just alerted to a fake version of the holster that has been hitting the market. Intended for the Airsoft market, there is some concern that it will be purchased by someone who thinks they are getting a really good deal. While the two items do look alike, there are a couple of telltale signs that will let you know you have a counterfeit item. First, the name on the item will be “Crye Drecision” or just “Drecision” with the Crye portion blotted out. Additionally, it may give off an oily smell. Finally, it may be more flexible than a normal molded holster. In fact, this is the most dangerous aspect of the knockoff. Not only is there a danger of it not properly retaining the pistol due to the materials used, the belt attachment system is missing the teeth in the adjusters and after time may lose its grip on the belt or PALS webbing.

If you are the sort of person who has an actual need for a GunClipâ„¢ then go ahead and spend the extra few bucks to get the real McCoy. Remember, buy quality, cry once.



10 Responses to “Buyer Beware – GunClip Knockoff”

  1. SlapRackTap says:

    This seems like a useful product (the real one) for limited scenarios. But isn’t it for all intents and purposes the same functionality of a Blackhawk SERPA without the retention quality? Please feel free to correct me, but from what I can tell from the website and their description of its function, that is what I see. Or is this a form factor issue?

  2. Administrator says:

    You can’t accomplish a draw stroke with a Glock with a mounted suppressor from a Sherpa. The pistol doesn’t come up, but rather out and away from the holster.

  3. SlapRackTap says:

    Must have missed the suppressor part. Now it all makes sense. Thanks.

  4. ian says:

    Chinese airsoft knockoffs is hardly news. Magpul stuff is pirated everywhere.

    It’s really a function of pricing; If you think you can charge $50 for a non- complex, easily replicated $13 plastic part, someone will prove you wrong. Supply will eventually meet demand.

  5. Balnk says:

    ian, you’re completely misguided.

    A company has the right to recoup it’s R&D costs and produce something called profit. You feel it’s justified for a second company to come along and steal someone else’s idea and profit because the first company is charging to much? Take a step back and realize you have no idea what it costs to create a new product, bring it to market, and then try and supply a company with profit so it can continue pay it’s bills.

    Theft is theft, whether you understand, or agree, with it or not.

  6. Martin says:

    Ian, if you spend two years doing a hundred different version and aggressively trying them out with people actually doing the job to make sure your product does what it needs to that costs a lot of money. I’ve been working on basically two projects for nearly the last three years and my company has to make that money back in addition to making a profit. Thankfully one just made it to a contract so a lot of the pressure is off but if we don’t make any money all the cool new gear stops coming out. At a trade show a couple of years ago a chinese manufacturer took pictures of one of my designs and actually came up and thanked me for solving one of his major manufacturing issues. It is incredibly frustrating to get your hard work stolen.

  7. ian says:

    It is theft. I never said anything different.what I am poiniing out is a marketplace reality. You can fight it like Rolex and the record companies do or change the pricing to a high volume low margin model.the current target market for most of the stuff in this blog is the tier 1 “Congress throws money at us and our RMO turns a blind eye at waste fraud and abuse” crowd. There is obviously a lower end market segment they need to think. about when projecting demand and pricing

  8. Ed says:

    The one thing that many forget is the cost to machine an item from plastic stock, metal billet or a forging, or the cost to mold the item plus the proportional cost of machining the mold. An item may cost $20.00 to machine from aluminum. An item may only cost $1.00 to mold for materials and electricity to heat the mold, but the mold may cost $50,000 to machine and be good for molding a maximum of 50,000 pieces before replacement of the machined mold. You must recoup the cost of machining the molds to stay in business and to pay the cost of each mold before machining. In either method there is still the cost of assembly and packaging. In this example the cost of goods sold is at least $2.00. To break even for a full production run and to cover other overhead fixed costs may force the minimum price to be at least $10.00. If the piece is sold to a retailer for $25.00 then the retailer may charge you more than $49.99. You can see that there is a minimum of pieces to be sold before the manufacturer breaks even and becomes profitable.

    So, how much does that “cheap plastic part” cost now?

  9. Old Paratrooper says:

    Or, you can make a cheap knockoff toy version from crappo material. Then, guys who are trying to save a buck will buy it and bad mouth the originator when it doesn’t work.

    Yep, it’s a good business model for those with no scruples.

  10. Ex Coelis says:

    “If you are the sort of person who has an actual need for a GunClipâ„¢ then go ahead and spend the extra few bucks to get the real McCoy.(Too right, Mate!!) Remember, buy quality, cry once.” or ‘Remember, buy quality AND NEVER CRY AGAIN’. *shrug* But then again, I guess that’s why Crye can easily and confidently use the word “Precision” in their company name….