TFB Review: 1,000 Rounds On The Beretta 80x, Part II

Welcome back to Part II of the Beretta 80x review. In Part I, we took a look at the design and features of the gun. This part of the review will focus on shooting and carrying it, which I did a lot over the last few months. Let’s get into it.

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[SHOT 2024] Falco Has New Carbon-Fibre Holster, Updates 600-Series Holsters

Slovakian holster maker Falco has unveiled its new CX-85 carbon-fiber Outside-the-Waistband (OWB) holster at this year’s SHOT Show. The new holster, which retails for $599, unfortunately became the target of a theft; leaving the makers with just a photograph to display for the rest of the event. This state-of-the-art holster option is a 100 percent carbon fiber construction, thereby offering a lightweight yet incredibly durable solution for carrying handguns. The optional red dot-compatible design adds to its advanced features, however, the high-end construction and features are reflected in its price – it is one of the more expensive options on the market.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best To Worst Carry Positions

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the biggest mistakes concealed carriers make when starting out. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s topic, I wanted to dive into some of the most common carry methods and rank them from best to worst in my experience. I often question why I carry a certain way, so I figured this would be the easiest way to break down how and why I carry the way I do. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best to worst carry positions.

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NEW Light-Bearing And Red Dot Holsters From Craft Holsters

Craft Holsters recently added new light and laser bearing offerings to their lineup, which cover a myriad of belt, chest, and shoulder holster options. The new light and laser-bearing holsters, and light-bearing and red dot holsters are built of leather, Kydex, and nylon, and include inside-the-waistband (IWB) and outside-the-waistband (OWB) configurations as well. Let’s take a look at some of the new holsters.

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Safariland Unveils the New Schema IWB Holster Collection

Safariland is well known for its high-quality duty-rated holsters often used by law enforcement and military personnel. In an effort to expand its horizons to new customers and types of firearms holstering options, Safariland is announcing the introduction of its newest project – the Safariland Schema IWB holster. The Schema will be an Inside the Waistband (IWB) holster that will just be the first of several new models of holsters that will be coming out in the following months.

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TFB Review: Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB Convertible Holster

It’s hard to set yourself apart these days when it comes to holsters – especially ones that are geared towards concealed carry applications. However, I recently took the opportunity to review one of Bianchi’s hybrid leather holsters that caught my eye, and today we’ll be taking a look at it. The Bianchi Shenandoah OWB/IWB holster is a fully convertible, dual-carry holster with the ability to easily switch between IWB and OWB carry positions with minimal parts change and also with a 50% leather construction but in the reverse of how many other companies accomplish this. This holster is more interesting than meets the eye and today I hope I can properly demonstrate its features and advantages to you.

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TFB Review: Black Arch Holsters Entrada AIWB Holster

If I’ve learned anything from my time as an armed citizen, it’s that a good holster makes every negative aspect of concealed carry easier to deal with. They reduce unwanted movement, aid in keeping the gun close to your body and make carrying for long periods of time infinitely more comfortable. I recently started carrying the Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro and have been on the search for some good holsters. This time, I decided to try out the Black Arch Holsters Entrada.

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Blackhawk Expands Stache Holsters to G43, GX4, and More

Earlier this year, Blackhawk released their new Stache IWB holster. Obviously targeted for concealed carry, they wanted to make a rigid and modular inside the waistband option. Initially only available for a few popular handguns, Blackhawk now expands Stache to fit emerging contenders in the concealed carry market, including the Springfield Armory Hellcat and the Taurus GX4.

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TFB Review: Telor Tactical Comfort-Air Line of Holsters

Telor Tactical is a Georgia-based holster company. They make holsters for all manners of concealment, as well as 40mm round carriers, masks, and even seat cushions. I was recently tasked with reviewing three of their holsters: the Comfort-Air ITW Holster, the Comfort-Air Bodyband Holster, and the Comfort-Air LE Ankle Holster. I carried each of these in rotation over the three months, and have some thoughts. Let’s get into it. 

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G-Code's Updated Phenom Stealth and Speed Holsters

It may be hard to imagine now, but not all that many years ago, the concealed carry holster market was relatively small. Appendix IWB (Inside-the-WaistBand) carry was not broadly adopted and there weren’t vast throngs of Kydex holster makers, of widely varying qualities, plastered all over the internet. Today we’re inundated with holster choices, and AIWB is most commonly hailed as the optimal carry position/style for properly instructed shooters of everyday carry concealed handguns.

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Comp-Tac Adds Holster Support for M&P9 Shield EZ

Houston, Texas-based Comp-Tac Victory Gear had already been producing a variety of holster types, as well as other gun-related gear, for many years before they were purchased by HSGI in 2017. Since this merger, they have continued to expand their product lines and offer continually growing holster support for new handguns as the market’s demand directs. With Smith & Wesson’s pistol product lines experiencing ongoing growth, the need for new S&W-compatible holsters never seems to cease. After last year’s release of the M&P9 Shield EZ, as well as its upgraded Performance Center version, yet another new holster need was born. Comp-Tac got to work on it, and now with the following August 2020 press release, they have announced that five of their holster models will now include fit options for the M&P9 Shield EZ.

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New KO-1 IWB Kydex Holster from N8 Tactical

Holster maker N8 Tactical began as a two-man experiment in 2009, with the “N8” being a riff on the two founders both being named Nate. Having been dissatisfied with other options on the market at the time, friends Nate Beard and Nate Johnson decided to come together to see if they could build a better mousetrap – in this case, the “mousetrap” being a concealed carry holster. The focus was comfort; Beard and Johnson set out to develop an option for concealed carry that prevented corners and edges from jabbing them in the side or stomach all day. For this purpose, most of their products feature a large backing panel (think Crossbreed, which is owned by the same parent company) made of leather, suede, and neoprene that sits between you and your gun. However, N8 has announced a divergence from this pattern in a July 30th press release. Meet the KO-1, their first all-Kydex IWB holster.

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Featured Deals of the Week – 7/5/19

Featured Deals of the Week – Immediately posted after the “Down with the Crown” Day.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Concealment Defined

Many talk about concealed carry and assume it is all about getting a license. Some take it a step further and attempt to prevent printing, but there is far more to concealment than not printing. Some even attempt to achieve the “instafamous” sub-second draw. While a quick draw can be a useful skill, is it really the end goal? Concealment can also not be simply bought by selecting a good holster.

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[SHOT 2018] UM Tactical Integrally Suppressed 9mm AR And Configurable OIWB Holster

Last time I saw UM tactical was over a year ago at the 2016 October Big 3 East Media event. Well they have finalized their integrally suppressed SS9 9mm AR. An integrally suppressed AR is not usually interesting as there are plenty of other versions out on the market. But what if I told you you could shoot super AND sub sonic ammo out of this gun? The iconic integrally suppressed MP5SD is the benchmark for such guns and yet it is not a good idea to shoot sub sonic ammo. According to Brian, founder and owner of UM Tactical, he tested it against a Gemtech with sub sonic loads and the SS9 was quieter. The suppressor is user serviceable but unfortunately it is detachable just like the MP5SD so the SS9 is a two stamp gun. This one has a 6.75″ barrel. MSRP on the SS9 is $2800. They do offer the upper separately.

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