I, for one, love kydex holsters. Compared to their leather brethren, they have incredible durability and longevity across the wide variety of weather we encounter here in the midwest USA. From extreme cold to scorching hot and a deluge in between the kydex never loses shape. But, this comes at a tradeoff for comfort. Kydex, while molded to the gun, therefore takes the guns main shape, which is not exactly “comfortable.” And even if not molded, it feels like plastic.
If comfort were the sole arbiter of holster choice, I would likely go leather without hesitation.
Fortunately, it looks like GunfightersInc went and got the super smart idea to made a holster that incorporates the best of both worlds. The Solace Hybrid IWB holster is set up with a leather backer and kydex molded retention piece. The heavy leather is a full skin guard and the kydex features an internal full trigger guard enclosure piece, so retention is not contingent on a taught belt or full belly.
Retail pricing is set at $65 a holster, with pre-order pricing set at $52 a unit. The holster is nearly universally customizable, with pre-orders being taken across a bevy of makes and models. Various colors are available for both the leather backer and the Kydex.
Unfortunately, the holster is set up only for untucked shirts. The clip does not have a provision for tucking it in. Shucks!
Full list of holster options (At the time of this writing):
- Glock 43, 42, 19/23, 17/22
- FNH FNS 9c
- 1911 Commander, Government
- HK VP9, P30SK
- Smith and Wesson Shield 9/40, 45
- Smith and Wesson J-Frame
- Sig P228/P229, P320, P938
- Springfield XDS 3.3 and 4.0
- Ruger LC9/LC380, LCP, LCR
- Walther PPQ, PPS m1/m2, PPS m2