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racer88
12-09-2011, 21:22
I've been a very happy Crossbreed customer and user. I've had their SuperTuck holster and gun belt for almost a couple years. I wear it every day. But, I'm just a gun stuff junkie, and I like trying new and different things. I recently tried the N82 but didn't like it, since there's no height adjustment and the top would rub on my ribs a bit. I may play with it some more when I get a chance.

Two days ago, I received a new MaxTuck from White Hat Holsters. It's very similar in design to the CBST. And, I figured it could be a back-up holster if nothing else. One thing I liked (albeit probably a minor or non-factor for most people) is that I could customize the kydex shell with some graphics. Yeah, nobody else will ever see it. But, I just thought it was cool.

Here are some pics I just took:

The brand new MaxTuck over the well-worn CBST:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-09-11_0001.jpg

Here's a side view of the CBST showing how it's taken a shape to my body:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-09-11_0006.jpg

G27 in CBST:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-09-11_0011.jpg

My G27 in the new MaxTuck:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-09-11_0009.jpg

A close-up of my "Constitutional" kydex shell. I just love this!
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-09-11_0010.jpg

racer88
12-11-2011, 11:03
Wore the MaxTuck for the first time yesterday. Naturally, the leather isn't broken in, yet. But, it was still quite comfortable. I'm used to the "V-clips" (velcro) on my CBST, so using the sturdy metal clips was an adjustment for me. I will probably add V-clips to the MaxTuck. MaxTuck doesn't yet offer them, but I'm sure any will work. I like the stealthiness of the v-clips. Plus, the edge of the front metal clip can be sharp and catch my hand or arm skin when reaching into my right pocket.

While the two are very similar, one advantage on the MaxTuck, to some folks, is the ability to swap out the Kydex shell for different guns while using the same leather backing.

IndyGunFreak
12-11-2011, 11:50
For some reason, I thought this was gonna be a thread showing a CBST that got ran over by a truck.

Hope the new holster works out for you.

racer88
12-11-2011, 12:47
For some reason, I thought this was gonna be a thread showing a CBST that got ran over by a truck.

Hope the new holster works out for you.

Haha! I have no complaints about my CBST. Love it. Just thought I'd try a slightly different one for fun. Plus I just couldn't resist being able to customize the kydex with an image of the flag and constitution. Silly... but, I just think it's very cool. :cool:

DaneA
12-11-2011, 13:21
I'll be interested to see how long the image on the kydex holds up.

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racer88
12-14-2011, 22:37
Here are some shots of the back sides of the two holsters.

Here's the CBST. It has four holes on each side to adjust the clips. The kydex shell is riveted, so it cannot be changed.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-14-11_0012.jpg

Here's the MaxTuck. It has five holes to adjust the clips. The kydex shell is affixed with screws and CAN be exchanged for other shells (for other guns).

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Gun%20Stuff/holsters_12-14-11_0013.jpg

I don't have the need to exchange the kydex shell, as I carry one gun primarily. However, if I ever did decide to use a different gun, I'd likely just get another holster. They're not that expensive (IMO). And, I'm too lazy to unscrew and screw different kydex shells to change guns. I'd rather just grab the appropriate holster and go.

I'm not really advocating one holster over the other. Just offering some comparisons for those on the fence. From a functional standpoint, I'd rate them about even. But, as I said... I do dig the esthetic option of putting graphics on the kydex. It's just kinda cool. :D