How to install the Tulster Sidekick?

If you are looking to purchase the Tulster SideKick Kit – look no further!

Included in your SideKick kit

  • (2) Alcohol Prep Pads (A)
  • (1) 3M Primer 94 Promoter Pen (B)
  • (2) 3M VHB Adhesive Fasteners (C)
  • (1) Tulster SideKick LARGE (D)
  • (1) Tulster SideKick MEDIUM (E)
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Installing your SideKick

Before we get started…

The Tulster SideKick is an easy-to-add attachment that helps reduce printing and increase concealment. It can be added to many IWB holsters with a significant flat trigger-guard. The framework of the SideKick is designed for Tulster profile holsters, so it is not guaranteed to work on any other holster design or brand. The Tulster SideKick will NOT work with the following Tulster Profile Holsters.
  • CZ P10C
  • Sig P238 & P938
  • Sig P365 w/ Lima
  • H&K VP9 & VP9SK
  • H&K P30, P30L & P30SK
  • H&K P2000SK
  • S&W CSX
  • S&W M&P Bodyguard
  • S&W M&P Shield 2.0 w/ Integrated Crimson Trace Laser *list is subject to change as more models are added to the Profile Series.

Choosing your SideKick

For your convenience, we’ve included TWO sizes of the Tulster SideKick. Whichever one you choose is up to personal preference.
The Tulster SideKick MEDIUM (E) is recommended for single stack firearms, and some firearms with staggered magazines, such as…
  • Glock 42, 43, 43X
  • S&W M&P Shield 9/40, Shield .45
  • Springfield Hellcat, XDS 3.3, XD 3″, XD Mod 2
  • Sig Sauer P365
  • And many more
For all light-bearing holsters, we recommend the “Medium” SideKick, since the additional material added by the light is also pushing against the backside of your belt.  The Tulster SideKick LARGE (D) is recommended for double-stack firearms, and a few larger firearms with staggered magazines, such as…
  • Glock 19, 17
  • S&W M&P Full Size, M&P Compact, Shield EZ 9mm
  • Sig Sauer P320 X-Compact, P320 Subcompact
  • And many more
This is NOT a comprehensive list of every compatible firearm. Ultimately whichever SideKick you choose to use is up to you.
Additional Info While the Tulster SideKick kit does include TWO different SideKicks… [ (D) and (E) ] the SideKick kit only includes ONE 3M Primer 94 Adhesion promoter pen (B), so if you wish to install BOTH SideKicks on two separate firearms, you’ll have to do them at the same time.Quick tip… when the Tulster SideKick is applied, the adhesive takes 24 hours to fully cure, so it’s best to start installing your SideKick at the end of your day, rather than right before you’re ready to carry.


Take your selected Tulster SideKick, either the Medium (E) or the Large (D), and “Dry-fit” the SideKick on your holster. It should be positioned on the front-side of your holster… (the side with the quick-clip) and placed on the trigger-guard. It should be positioned EVEN with the bottom of the holster and spanning the retention divot of the trigger-guard. image-3wider.jpg image-4.jpg SOME Tulster holsters with rounded or misshapen trigger-guards are still compatible, as long as the majority of the surface area of the SideKick is on flat kydex. image-5.jpg For light bearing holsters they should be placed adjacent with the edge of the holster, spanning any visible retention divots. See the photo below of a Shield w/ Streamlight TLR-6:sidekick-lb-section-2-edit.jpg After we’ve decided on the placement, we’re ready to begin the installation.
  • Take one Alcohol Prep Pad (A) and clean both the bottom of your SideKick (D/E) and the Trigger Guard of your holster.
image-6.jpg Let the Alcohol set for ONE MINUTE.
  • Take your 3M Primer Pen (B) and PUSH down on the BLACK DOT to release the adhesive promoter.
    • Apply the 3M Primer Pen (B) to the bottom of your SideKick (D/E) and the Trigger Guard of your holster. (ONLY APPLY PRIMER PEN TO THE AREA WHERE THE SIDEKICK WILL BE ATTACHED)
image-7.jpg Let the Adhesive Promoter set for THREE MINUTES.
  • Take one 3M Adhesive Fastener (C) and remove the backer. Align the BOTTOM of your SideKick (D/E) and PRESS FIRMLY for one minute.
Quick Tip… we recommend inserting your unloaded firearm into your holster before this next step, to help with applying pressure to the trigger guard area.
  • Remove the bottom backer of the 3M Adhesive Fastener (C) and align your SideKick (D/E) to the trigger guard of the holster.
    • Press firmly for ONE MINUTE.
    • Let the SideKick and holster set for AT LEAST ONE HOUR. (Adhesive fully cures after 24 hours.)

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