New From Crossbreed’s Modular Line

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CrossBreed has come out with countless holsters designed to fit every possible need and numerous models of guns, and now they’re taking it a step further with their Modular Line. The new Modular Line holsters include systems for flashlights, handcuffs, and OC Spray and are made for the same secure fit as all their products. Whether you need a holster for your gun or other pieces of your kit as a law enforcement officer or security guard – or whoever else needs a well-made holster for their canister of OC Spray – CrossBreed has you covered.

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From CrossBreed:

Stemming from the original Velcro® Brand backed Ohai Modular Holster, CrossBreeds’ innovative nature has taken the Ohai holster and built an entire brand including the patented BedSide Backup, Belly Band, Purse Defender and most recently the Pac Mat. The Modular system by CrossBreed® offers the ability to move a firearm from several different mounts while still in the same holster keeping the firearm safe and secure anywhere you mount it.

The addition of the new Modular Flashlight Holder, Handcuff Case and OC Carrier to their Modular holster systems gives you the ability to add to your defensive carry products in a safe and secure manner.

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Find the CrossBreed® Holsters modular systems at www.crossbreedholsters.com



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • John

    Overt symbolism that draws attention on the exposed clips? Check. Self Righteous, Indignant employees? Check.

    I will pass

    • Grindstone50k

      You know when a company puts a religious symbol on it’s products and proclaims it’s faith, it’s just a gimmick to gain more customers.

      • Randy

        Grindstone50k, I can’t tell if you’re serious, or tongue ‘n check.

        • Grindstone50k

          Serious. Real Christians don’t need to loudly proclaim their religiousity.

          And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly (Matthew 6:5-6).

          • Randy

            Interesting. But, I believe we’re talking about two different things here. On the one hand, you’re highlighting a vertical relationship we have with God through prayer, which is usually a private interaction. On the other hand, Crossbreed is an example of a horizontal relationship with ones fellow man, which by necessity is much more of a public interaction, and happens to be their own particular way letting their light shine. They are different, to be sure. Neither one is wrong, and neither should be discouraged, without cause.

            “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5: 14-16)

          • Grindstone50k

            How is slapping the cross as a business logo on a product “shining a light” for good works? It’s literally branding and marketing.

          • Randy

            If it’s only “branding and marketing”, as you say, so be it. That’s their prerogative in a capitalistic system. Why take offense? However, if it their way of making a small statement of who they are and what they believe, then at least they are doing something, and at least they are creating a conversation, as we are the proof of that today. It may just be their way of putting their light on a candlestick. Good for them.

            I think the greater danger for Christians today is that we will be afraid to say or do anything that will draw attention to our belief system. We fear we’ll face ridicule, or be marginalized. For those in business there is that temptation to draw back from any public expression of faith for fear of offending, fear they will be criticized, or fear they will be misunderstood.

            Crossbreed’s expression of something that is obviously meaningful and important to them hardly seems to warrant such suspicion. The key in the verse is that the outcome of shining the light is that they may glorify God. Doing nothing, or doing something. I’d rather give them the benefit of the doubt.

          • Grindstone50k

            Why take offense? Because they’re using Christ’s name to make a buck. It’s sickening, and any true Christian should be sickened by it. They don’t glorify God, they glorify themselves and their profits. Jesus threw out the money changers for a reason.

          • SCW

            Ah…the No True Scotsman fallacy. Being invoked by religious nuts since the beginning. It’s your clever little way of not having to be responsible for what other christians say or do.

          • Grindstone50k

            😉

          • Randy

            Grinstone50k, I understand your point about using Christ’s name to make a buck, and in many other instances I agree with you. However, whether or not it is as you say hinges on motive. What is Crossbreed’s motive? I don’t know. Can you say for sure? You sound like you know for sure. I’m will to give Crossbreed the benefit of the doubt.

            Actually, it’s nice to see a company proclaim the cross of Christ, even if it is just in this symbolic method (for lack of a better word), and not shrink back from it. “What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.” Philippians 1:18

          • SCW

            I’m introducing my new line of holsters, The Jihad line will include a crescent moon and star stamped on every holster and also the belt clips!

            Next up is the Atheist line, it will include…well it will just be the holster with no markings on it. Which one do you want?

            You should fear ridicule. That’s what happens when you’re beliefs are irrational, based on fear, harmful to others, etc.

          • Randy

            SCW, some have criticized Crossbreed for adding the cross on their holsters as just a gimmick to gain more customers, but that fails to take into account that in expressing their faith in that way they are also losing some customers. Many people of different faiths or those who don’t want to draw attention to themselves in that way would choose not to buy a Crossbreed holster for just that reason, and that’s perfectly OK. It is the customer’s (or non-customer’s) choice, and it’s noteworthy that the company is willing to take that chance, because ultimately there are many, many perfectly good holster companies from which a potential buyer can choose. In your case, as you may have gathered, I probably wouldn’t choose your new Jihad line of holsters… interesting concept, though. I guess the market will decide whether you would be successful, and that’s good.

            As to your idea that we should fear ridicule. Yes, sometimes social pressures are a healthy thing, other times, not so much. As to whether my beliefs are irrational, based on fear, and harmful to others, well, in the light of the truth, I think not. Amongst other things, but primarily, Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. Not such a bad thing, wouldn’t you agree. I hope one day you’ll seek Him in that regard, if you haven’t already.

          • SCW

            I made a mistake with my sentence “you should fear ridicule”.

            I should have typed “you should expect ridicule”. Whether you fear it or not is your choice.

            I personally think they should leave off any religious symbols. I like Crossbreeds gear and I really want one of their IWB mag holders, but as an atheist I don’t wear or promote religious symbols. I could just replace the clips and scratch out the stamp on the leather, but it’s not that simple for me. I don’t agree with their immoral beliefs and I’m not going to give my hard earned money to a company that worships a “god” that once killed everything on earth except a drunk and his dysfunctional family…supposedly.

            I could go on and on about the mass murderer known as Yahweh, but this really isn’t the place for it.

          • Randy

            You’re right, SCW, we can surely expect ridicule when we profess bedrock beliefs, whether we believe in God and His Son, or whether we believe there is no God. To fear it or not, as you say, is our choice. Can’t really agree on much else, of course, except as you also say, this really isn’t the place for it. Having said that, have you read any of C.S Lewis’ non-fiction writings. May I suggest his book, “Mere Christianity”, which you may find interesting.

            Back on topic, I may be looking for a holster. What do you like/dislike about the Crossbreed line, aside from what you’ve already mentioned.

          • SCW

            I like their products. Like I said, I really want one of their IWB mag holders. When I was looking for a hybrid holster, naturally they were highly recommended. I ended up going with a Desantis Intruder holster and it served me well for about 4 years until it fell apart from use.

            Just as you wouldn’t buy a product with muslim connotations on it, I won’t buy their products.

          • Randy

            I can understand that.

            By the way, I have a hard time envisioning wearing an IWB mag holders. It just seems like with an IWB holster I’ve got enough extra stuff going inside the waistband without adding the mag holder. So far I’ve just been putting the mag in my pocket with one of those pocket mag pouches, but I’d like to try the clip that attaches to the mag and then clips into the pocket. They seem kind of pricey, though.

          • SCW

            I currently carry an extra mag in a G-Code mag holder and it works fine. I was just looking for something a little more low profile. Right now, I carry a Glock 23 IWB, the mag holder, and my phone in an Otter Box. I’m starting to feel a little like Batman. I have a size 30 waist so I don’t have a lot of real estate to work with.

            I do have a belly band which I’ve used to carry extra mags and a back up gun, but it’s kind of aggravating to wear. It’s hot, get’s in the way when you need to use the bathroom, and it’s just not very comfortable to have something squeezing you around the waist all day. It’s great for running to the store in some basketball shorts, or when you’re wearing a suit and don’t want to have to explain the two clips on your belt that don’t seem to go to anything.

            I wanted to try their IWB mag holders b/c they have a leather backing which would spread out the pressure and make it more comfortable.

        • Hem90

          Just because one points out an obvious marketing gimmick and the lemmings that buy into it doesn’t necessarily mean they “take offense,” to it.

          I swear, more people are offended by the IDEA of people “taking offense,” to something than the actual amount of people who “take offense,” to a thing.

          • Randy

            In a way, you are right. I retract my statement where I asked Grindstone50k, “Why take offense?” I can see his point if, in fact, a company is using the cross as a marketing gimmick. Sorry Grindstone.

            In this case, with Crossbreed, I don’t think that’s the case, at least I haven’t seen any proof. You use the word “obvious”. It’s not obvious to me. Again, it a matter of motive, as to whether it’s merely a marketing gimmick or a genuine statement of faith, and motives are seldom obvious.

    • Randy

      Oh, please, John! How do you know anything about their employees? Easily offended by public displays of biblical beliefs? Check.

      • John

        Because I talked to them, Randy. And they were as described.

        • Randy

          I’m sorry you’ve had that experience with some of their employees, John. I don’t know how many employees Crossbreed has. Probably a good number. And, I don’t know how many employees you’ve talked with. I’m guessing a couple. I have not talked with them myself, or even purchase a holster from them, so I cannot say personally, but it seems like you’ve broad-brushed all of their employees as being self righteous and indignant.

          When you say they were self righteous, were you saying that because you had a religious discussion with them, or because you didn’t like that particular employee’s attitude, and then connected it with the cross emblem they stamp on their product? Was the employee even a Christian? Are there other people out there that have had great experiences with Crossbreed employees? If so, does that mean that not all their employees are as you describe?

  • TechnoTriticale

    They used to offer an option on their products to delete the logo. Is this no longer the case?

    • John

      When I called them, I asked if they would consider offering clips without crosses on them. I don’t mind their cross logo on the leather – which is concealed – but I don’t need crosses on the clip which are clearly visible on your belt.

      I was met with righteous indination that I would even ask them such a question. “Nope, never. We are a christian company serving christian clientele.”

      Oh okay. So if I object because I don’t want the tell of crosses, or for the crosses to draw questions about what the clips do/are from otherwise clueless third parties that happen to see them – I am somehow in conflict with their values.

      I get it.

      That conflicts with my values. So I will never buy their product.

      • TechnoTriticale

        Well, their policy will certainly prevent sales to various cutthroat cults (I tend to think that’s not the main reason they do it), but it will also drive away otherwise desirable customers. I’m sensing an opening for competition here, from a manufacturer with a less polarizing focus.

  • Bal256

    I never noticed any bible lingo on any of their holsters, but then again I dont really look at paperwork (while other people go crazy over stickers). I just visited their main mobile site and didnt see any bible verses. I thought their logo was a play on their name (cross- hybrid between leather and kydex). The cross as a symbol is ubiquitous, even the Marine Corps sharpshooter is a cross as well.

    I guess if you want to find a reason to get offended, you can always find one. I will say their appendix holsters suck, and I will never buy another one.

  • Core

    I like the cross, its symbolic to Christ’s sacrifice for our immortal souls. I’m a Christian by the way. I especially like the cross when it agitates atheists, and Crossbreed really pisses them off. I don’t go around telling folks which religious symbol they can’t put on their stuff or proudly display in their yard etc. so I find it amusing atheists think they have the right to dictate what a business or individual puts on their stuff. I guess being a coward that is too scared to have faith in something larger than themselves goes hand in hand with not being able to handle others expressing themselves without getting insulted. When it hits the fan I’ve seen the atheists find God on more than a few ocassions. I don’t care why aheists are offended, it’s not my concern, just like I don’t care if a Muslim wants to pray five times a day! It’s a free country and we dont have the entitlment to be offended unless someone infringes upon our life, liberty, and faith. Thick skin is how we built this country. Opinions are like ear holes everyone has them, but freedom is earned with blood, sweat, and tears.

    • Fred

      Why would you want to piss off atheists? That makes no sense to me.

      You want to believe what you want, do you not want them to have the same for themselves?