Bullpup 2016: New from Black Rhino Concealment

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Black Rhino Concealment is a Kydex company that has been very successful in recent years. They have expanded from a small shop operation to a full time professional company, nowadays making mostly different styles of IWB, OWB, and hybrid holsters, more currently magazine carriers. At Bullpup Shoot they had on hand four new products they will be introducing to their current lineup.

Although the company had pistol magazine carriers before, now they currently have an AR magazine carrier that can accommodate most STANAG magazine designs. Many Kydex magazine carriers are better suited for either aluminum magazines, or just PMAGs. These can fit both. It is adjustable for tension as well.

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The company is experimenting with a new kind of Kydex imprinting design, wherein the company can take a customers Photoshop image of a design they want on their Kydex holster, print it on a special kind of layering material, and then inlay it on the product, in as much detail as possible. Not only this, but the durability of the material is absolutely outstanding. You can see me taking a knife to the material and trying to scratch it up as much as possible, with little success.

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The company is also experimenting with a transparent Kydex. Because of the type of material used, the company isn’t completely set on putting it up for sale because of the potential of it cracking under adverse conditions. Compared to traditional Kydex which wouldn’t crack in these situations. But, if you want a transparent Kydex holster or magazine carrier and aren’t going to be too rugged on it, Black Rhino will sell you one!

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What kind of operator would you be without your tactical wallet though? They just started offering these as well.

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Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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  • Jason Smith

    There used to be a company named Cendex, years ago, that made a transparent kydex holster called the “ICE”.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      The material have been out for a while. It’s called holstex and is exclusively available through Knife Kits and their sister sites.

      • Stan Darsh

        Do you have any experience with Holstex Ghost or Holstex Mirage?

        • Harry’s Holsters

          Never messed with those. The edges on holstex in general are harder to finish then kydex or bolteron. The material also isn’t as durable. From talking with other holster makers who have offered and sold holsters made from holstex they have more issues from the manufacturing standpoint to warranty issues with the customer. That’s why I don’t offer it.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Those AR carriers look really nice!

    They’re 100% on the transparent holstex. Lots of documented problems and doesn’t look as good once it gets a little dirty.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    I may have to get some mag carriers from these guys.

    Also, that image transfer Kydex is impressive.