We all have a box – or perhaps a closet – brimming with discarded holsters. Whatever it is that disqualifies them, be it comfort, height, visibility, or something else entirely, they are so low on our to-use list they don’t even warrant a place in or near the safe (let alone actually with our EDC). And even when you find the seemingly perfect carry option you keep searching, because maybe – just maybe – something better is just around the corner. If you want to carry on-body but prefer not to carry on your belt, there’s something new from CrossBreed that just might be your next favorite holster: the Modular Belly Band.
CrossBreed’s new Modular Belly Band was designed in a collaborative effort with I.C.E. Firearm Training Services owner Rob Pincus. It’s being billed by the company as “a more versatile holster for your active lifestyle” and is the second generation of their modular style. The holster features a longer elastic band for greater security and also to provide support for larger pistols. Unlike most belly band styles, CrossBreed’s new version incorporates a molded Kydex holster as well. A pair of pockets meant for magazines are also sewn into the band itself along with a single larger pocket meant for gear such as handcuffs.
Rob Pincus had this to say about his new design: “This is the first holster to combine the convenience and comfort of belly band waistline carry and the reliability, consistency and efficient presentation of a kydex holster.”
From I.C.E.: “The Glock 26 sized holster will also fit longer slides(Glock 19, 17, 34, etc.) as well as 9mm, .40 cal and .357 Sig Glocks. The Smith & Wesson M&P sized holster fits ALL M&P .40 and 9mms. Glock holster will not fit the Glock 43.”
The belly band holster comes in two sizes: 34″ and 52″. MSRP on the I.C.E. website is $39.95. http://icestore.us/I-C-E-Modular-Belly-Band-Holster-from-Crossbreed.html