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Great new holster everyone should look into!

Posted 07-26-2011 at 09:07 by DAMACLESE

So just last week I invested into a new holster from a guy who makes them locally. I typically carry a kahr P9 for my daily carry and found it hard to carry concealed in the summer time with my different Galco leather holsters which were more suited for carrying concealed during winter. This new holster is an SHTF gear ace-1. It's kydex molded and combination riveted and stitched with kevlar thread onto a leather backing. I've had a crossbreed holster for 2years that i've used to carry a walther p99 when I can comfortable carry a larger gun. Although this has been comfortable and a nice way to carry concealed it was never wild about it. Over time the Kydex on the crossbreed actually cracked. So I was just never a big believer in the 50/50 design. But I took a risk with trying to find a better holster for my kahr and I found the perfect holster for me! The kydex on the SHTF gear holster is actually slightly more robust and molded better. Some major differences are the kevlar thread used in combination with rivets to attach the pieces of the holster together as well as how the leather backing is cut to allow for a much better grip for drawing the gun without sacrificing any comfort. I've provided some pictures below to show these differences. I'm a very huge fan of these holsters and would highly reccomend them to anyone looking for a better carry solution.
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  1. Old Comment
    digitalmike47's Avatar
    Got a link?
    Posted 07-27-2011 at 10:53 by digitalmike47 digitalmike47 is offline
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    Basically what you've got with the SHTF model is a crossbreed combat cut. Crossbreed has made a couple oof rigs for me which I've been very pleased with, but I have to admit that I have done some modification to their design including trimming the kydex,leather and repositioning the belt clips. If you get in touch with crossbreed they would probably repair/replace the kydex on your rig for a minimal fee or maybe for nothing. Give them a call and see if they can help you. The last rig they made for me they did in a hurry because I only had a two week turn around before I headed back to Afghanistan. Not many folks will put you ahead of others which I understand, but I do appreciate their customer service. Very good folks at crossbread!
    Posted 07-29-2011 at 03:25 by RalphE RalphE is offline
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    Well, I took another look at the SHTF and I do like the way the leather is cut. It looks like it will give you a little better mobility around your hip when you sit down. Definately something to look at. I would like to try one out for a week or so to really give an objective opinion.
    Posted 07-29-2011 at 12:03 by RalphE RalphE is offline
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    J.I.T. SLIDE


    This is also a great holster for my G19. I carry everyday and this is very easy to conceal. Not for deep cover like an IWB but with any button down shirt it works well. This holster holds the weapon as clos to the body as anything else I've tried. Inexpensive as well!
    Posted 07-31-2011 at 14:28 by glock1st glock1st is offline
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    OOPss forgot the link

    Here's that link to their site. Yeah I'm sure that crossbreed would be more than happy to repair the cracked kydex for me. Dont get me wrong I love the crossbreed for sure but the little improvements that the SHTF holster has have really made it that much more appealing to me. I'm also a smaller kind of guy so a smaller gun with this holster has just happened to be the answer to my year round conceal carry problems. The comfort and concealability was just that much better. I reccomend crossbreeds for sure and dont dispute how great they are, but if your in the market for a holster of this type or any holster for that matter, I'd strongly suggest giving the guys over at SHTF GEAR a good looking into. There are alot of great holsters like Donhume or my $80 all leather pancake galco holster which has all the comfort I could want but it really imprints on anything not layered or a suit coat. Also drawing and putting the gun back to the holster was shockingly natural and much easier with the kydex support. I'm not sure if it's the gentle built in cant or the positioning of the kydex on the leather backing but it's as easy a one handed draw and return i've had of all the holsters i've tried. These are really great and they do offer a 30 day money back guarantee if it's not what you want. Go ahead and contact them and see. Thanks for the input guys! I always enjoy some good input and ideas to bounce around with.
    Posted 08-02-2011 at 20:27 by DAMACLESE DAMACLESE is offline
    Updated 08-02-2011 at 20:40 by DAMACLESE
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    DBG19's Avatar
    Does the Kydex Thread really make a difference? I have 2 Shielded Holsters from Kwart, and they have several rivets on each side. The only bennefit I can see is that it would make for a more flexible holster, but around where the kydex meets the leather isn't where you want flex...right?
    Posted 08-03-2011 at 14:05 by DBG19 DBG19 is offline

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