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Old 06-25-2010, 12:32   #51
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Kholster evaluation- my opinion

I've been watching some of the comments here. I've worn all of mine pretty regularly. I now own several Kholsters- that should say something!

It takes less than a week to break it in- soften up the leather and conform to the skin. The full circle helps protect the ribs against the grip of the gun. I chose not to cut mine, but to practice my draw a LOT. It's not bad at all when you get muscle memory established. The metal clips hold to the belt better than some other brands. I've had others that came unclipped. I adjusted mine for a pretty exaggerated forward cant. When tucked in, my wife didn't notice it either. I'm a small guy and get away with a Springfield XD .45 Compact! That's ambitious for a smaller guy.

Some comments suggest that Kholster is ugly. The Glock was considered ugly until people figured out that they rarely jam or malfunction. In this perspective, yes, Kholster is VERY ugly, but works great.

Customer service is great and shipping is very fast. Jimmy does a great job. I hope this helps.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:30   #52
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I wouldn't waste my money.

Either buy the MTAC or the one Tonerguy sells. You get what you pay for.

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:41   #53
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Looks like a pie plate with a kydex holster stapled to it.

I would imagine from the grammar and intellect of the "supporters" that it's rather well received in the local trailer parks.


Love the guy who thinks it's cool to mod it with the clips from the holster they are trying to copy.

I will stick with my VM II's thanks.
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Old 11-21-2010, 23:29   #54
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I just looked them up and saw that they are having a black friday sale.

Maybe I'll give them a try.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:51   #55
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I have one, and probably have fewer spelling errors than the person that complained about other reviewers' spelling errors.

It works. The Kydex molding is fine and retains the pistol, and re-holstering is easy enough. You have all the adjustment options you could wish for. The steel clips squeak on thicker belts, but Kydex J-clips and Kydex regular belt clips are also sold as accessories.

I personally see little reason to spend more on "finer leather" for a holster of this type. Once you have sweated all over it for a few months it won't matter anyhow. My skin does not seem to tolerate most leather preservatives very well, so the less treated the leather is, the better. And most people I know personally have also done some trimming of their Comp-Tacs, so "trim-to-fit" is not something specific to Kholster.

Lastly, Kholster and Kwart holsters are a great option for people who want to try this style of holster without coming up with the money for the higher end models. If one wants the better leather, the other clip types, or whatever, it's just another holster order away.

It's a free country bro - why trash other peoples' choices when you personally have no experience with the product? Do you go bashing XD pistols because you don't have one too?
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Old 11-22-2010, 14:34   #56
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My impression is that Kholster's design (large pie plate, as an earlier poster described it) is intended to offer the maximum range of adjustment options. Once you figure out where the clips should go for YOUR style of carry, you trim off the excess leather, including the leather behind the grip.

You can avoid the DIY approach by getting a more expensive holster, where they've done the work for you at the factory. My MTAC for my Glocks offers a more limited (but still more than adequate) range of adjustments, with finely finished leather edges. But I didn't mind trimming down the Kholster for my HK P7, and I don't mind the less-finished leather edges that result.
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Old 11-22-2010, 18:53   #57
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[QUOTE=homeyclaus;16341053
It's a free country bro - why trash other peoples' choices when you personally have no experience with the product? [/QUOTE]

Did you forget your on Glocktalk?

I have a Kholster for my G30 ,, I gave it a combat cut and it is very comfortable.
I have a CrossBreed on order for my G19 and will do a comparison to see if in my opinion its worth paying extra.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:41   #58
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Just order one for my G22. Black Friday special - $35 with free shipping. At that price and mostly positive reviews here, figured it's worth checking out.
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Old 11-29-2010, 20:22   #59
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Customer support form Kholster is absolutely the best in the business. I have one for my LCP and have made a "combat cut" near the grip and cut a concave off the bottom. Ordered on for my G26 and hope to order one for my SP 101 in January. Have a CB for my G30. Extremely well made but I would have to start raising cattle or horses to pay for the leather I want to buy.
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Old 11-29-2010, 20:50   #60
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I too was skeptical of kholster at first b/c of the unpolished look. But, I've had mine for my officers model 1911 for about a year now and I carry that weapon about 70% of the time I carry. I've cut out the area behind the grip and some other parts to make for a better draw, I've also adjusted the cant a few different times, to get it just right. I can honestly say it's very comfortable to wear and conceals my weapon under just a t-shirt easily.

I live about 5 miles from Jimmy, so I went over to his house to pick up my Kholster. He's a very nice guy and he invited me to bring my gun over so he could custom mold the kydex. We chatted about guns as he molded the kydex and pieced together my Kholster. He told me if I ever had an issue with it to just come by the house and he'd fix up a new one for me. I guess he knows he's got a quality product to be making that offer. I haven't been back yet, and the next time I do go back, it'll probably be to buy another for my next gun.
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Old 12-05-2010, 16:00   #61
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i ordered mine during the black friday sale. hopfully it arrives soon. can't wait!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:07   #62
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Looks like a pie plate with a kydex holster stapled to it.

I would imagine from the grammar and intellect of the "supporters" that it's rather well received in the local trailer parks.
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Necropost, I know, but I just couldn't help myself. This reply is seriously laughable. LOL.

The same guys with the grammar and intellect "issues" are also on a message board filled with content that you obviously seem to enjoy.

I sure hope those supporters aren't using the same weapon you are, might make you an idiot..

Quality stuff right there..
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:37   #63
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Just got mine. Because I was leaving for work, (no carry at work), I went with my old holster today. Just can't wait till tomorrow and I will try it for the first time.


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Old 01-31-2012, 12:56   #64
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my review on this holster after a year carrying my glock 23 on it , iit ok leather is cheap and design is ok , for $35 is the best holster you can get
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Old 01-31-2012, 13:11   #65
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And they can be customized and still not void the warranty.

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Old 01-31-2012, 15:13   #66
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I hated my Kholster so much I threw it away. I posted that a Kahr forum recently and the new owner contacted me and explained they had changed owners and upgraded the construction and would like a chance to make amends.

They are shipping m a new one. As soon as I get it I will post a review.
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Old 01-31-2012, 16:33   #67
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I've got several of 'em now, and while they aren't as elegant as my CompTac MTAC they are fully as functional and at least a third cheaper.

I've come to think of Kholsters as kits rather than finished products when they arrive - they usually can do with some trimming, which I do after I've worn one for a while and figured out just where to set the clips for the depth/cant I want. Then I can trim away the leather that isn't needed to protect my delicate belly from any sharp metal pieces, as well as to give me room to get a good grip on the thing when needed. When I'm done I have a fairly custom design, but without the superior edge finishing you'd get from a professional maker. (I have some of the leather working tools, but not the skill, to make expert-looking cuts and trims.) Since it's worn IWB and nobody sees it but me, I'm not too concerned about how it looks. You may have different standards, of course.
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Old 01-31-2012, 16:34   #68
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I hated my Kholster so much I threw it away. I posted that a Kahr forum recently and the new owner contacted me and explained they had changed owners and upgraded the construction and would like a chance to make amends.

They are shipping m a new one. As soon as I get it I will post a review.
I think that speaks volumes regarding their customer service. If you don't like your new one, I'm sure there are many members on this board who would like a new "gift".
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Old 02-16-2012, 15:05   #69
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Approaching the 3 year mark with my Kholster - stillllll going strong and naturally, even more comfortable.
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