The Metal overhook is pretty amazing. It is tough and robust. It will keep your gear in place. I switched from the plastic version to the metal and the number of times needed to "adjust" throughout the day is about zero. The plastic hook is great and has its place, but after trying the metal version for 1 year and then trying the plastic hook for 10 days- I still very much prefer the metal version.
IWB METAL OVERHOOK
These rugged, spring-steel 1.5" overhooks are designed to provide a rock-solid, extremely low-profile way to attach your IWB holster to your belt. The spring steel is significantly thinner than our standard injection molded overhooks, and grab your belt even tighter. Their super-flat profile makes them perfect for those times when you're wearing more fitted clothing as your cover garment,
As you'd expect from a steel part, these are also incredibly strong. We've had our friends test these by wearing them during aggressive Brazilian Jujitsu practice, during law enforcement weapon-retention classes, and numerous other vigorous physical movements like wrestling, sparring, running, backpacking, and mountain biking. These overhooks won't let go of your belt, even during the most rigorous activities.
*PLEASE NOTE: These overhooks are designed to be used WITH a belt. Also, given the high spring-weight of the overhooks, care must be used when putting on or removing these overhooks from the belt to avoid causing damage to your belt. (All hardware included)
Way better than the plastic clip. Recomend spending a few extra on the metal one. It holds tighter to the belt and holds the pistol higher on the belt.
The metal over hook is very secure. It can be a little pain to get on and in place, but once that is achieved it stays put all day. The plastic hook is nice and works well, but not nearly as secure as the metal option. Both are comfortable, but I rarely have to adjust to worry about the metal version throughout the day. I would highly recommend.
They fit well on my belt, secure and hold the vanguard tight against my body. Perfect! Almost.. To take the clip off you have to lift up the "spring" by the two little lips. The same covering you put on the Kevlar belt loop holder for the vanguard would be awesome over these clips and reduce the pain inflicted by the little pins. They are strong and I like how they hold the vanguard lower on my waist but taking them off is a drag.
These clips are very secure and strong. I would like to see a curled tab on the bottom of the clip. That would make it easier to put on and take the holster off.
I like the slim profile a lot. This is the clip that got me to switch from a soft loop. Now I can take my holster on and off with ease. I prefer these over ulticlips.