Raven Concealment Producing Limited Summer Run Of Phantom Holsters

Raven Concealment is throwing it back to the early 2000s with a re-release of their Phantom holster. It was discontinued in 2015, but Raven is reintroducing it for select pistols this summer. Let’s take a look at the lineup.

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High Speed Gear's New Uniform Line of Kydex Duty Pouches

High Speed Gear is well known within the soft goods industry for producing some very high-quality tactical gear like slings, magazine pouches, admin pouches, and IFAK kits. Today they’ve announced the introduction of the new Uniform Line of products that cater to those who carry a firearm and tactical gear as part of their daily duties (law enforcement, private security, etc). In a world dominated by basketweave gear, the new Uniform Line looks to combine modern materials and design and has a sleeker appearance.

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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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[SHOT 2022] Warne Expands Product Line To Include Holsters

Warne Scope Mounts is (unsurprisingly) known as a manufacturer of scope mounting solutions, but they are now a holster maker as well. Their new Every Day Carry line includes holsters for OWB, IWB, and alternative carry methods, like chest holsters.

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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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DIY: A How To Guide To Make Your Own Kydex Trigger Guard Holster

Some of you may recall I wrote a Concealed Carry Corner piece about Trigger Guard Holsters.  In that article, I mentioned doing a how-to Kydex article in the future.  Well, the future is now.  Also known as “minimalist holsters,” they offer a zero-profile way to secure that your trigger won’t get snagged on something in your bag, purse or inside the waistband.  The title image is of my daily carry Glock 22/27, however for this DIY pictorial, I’ll use the pictures I took while making a trigger guard holster for my friend’s Ruger LCP.

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Leather or Kydex? Picking the Right Holster

Since my early days of shooting, I’ve always felt like it was a struggle to find holsters for the guns I used daily. This issue started for me when I was 11 years old shooting in IDPA and USPSA. I was shooting an HK USP Compact and since it was 2003, the holsters were crude Kydex style plastic or leather holsters mostly. I used a Fobus for the first few years because I thought it was better than leather. It turned out the holster wasn’t very well made and beat up my gun up over time.

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TFB's Concealed Carry Corner: Leather Versus Kydex For New Shooters

Hello everyone and thanks for joining us for TFB’s Concealed Carry Corner where once a week we’ll meet up to discuss the guns, gear and techniques surrounding legally packing heat. Like most of you, I have a section of the closet filled with discarded holsters and magazine carriers from different periods of my CCW life. From a suede inside-the-waistband wheelgun holster to polymer drop leg rigs, you name it, I’ve bought it. We can discuss the different levels of holster retention devices in a future episode, but today let’s take a look at a topic geared towards new shooters and new permit holders: should you buy and use leather or Kydex style holsters?

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"Unload and show clear"? DeSantis' Clear Kydex Holsters

I do enjoy DeSantis Gunhide’s products.  They make some of my favorite IWB and pocket holsters for micro-compact semiautos.  Back when I was involved with firearms retail, they were also a super friendly and easy company to deal with as a small business.  At SHOT 2018, they showed me some of their more wild creations, including these two clear OWB Kydex holsters.

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Getting Down with Kydex! How Kydex Holsters are Made

Kydex, or Boltaron, holsters are all the rage these days. But how are they actually made? With what tools and techniques do these excellent (or sometimes poor) IWB or OWB setups come from? In this episode we look at a local Kydex holster maker and go through all the steps it takes to bring one to fruition. From cutting out the Boltaron sheet, sticking it in a heater, forming it around a handgun, and all the other smaller steps along the way.

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[SHOT 2018] Universal 1911, IWB Holsters and the MHS Competition with Safariland

In today’s episode, we follow Miles to Shot Show 2018 and visit the Safariland booth to look at some new holster offerings for 2018.

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New Additions To The Lineup At Harry's Holsters

Longtime TFB reader and owner of Harry’s Holsters is announcing an update to their line up of available models and molds. We discussed  Harrison and his small business last year and highlighted some of the features of their kydex lineup.

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This Is NOT A Sign Of A Quality Holster! Stop Touting It As One Holster Makers | Gun Guy Thoughts

Have you been shopping for a Kydex holster and come across a video of the holster fitment where the holster maker inserts the gun into a holster and shakes it upside down or slowly inserts it so you can hear the click?

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Review: Novatac Designs AIWB Holster | A Lesson In Too Good To Be True

When I was first trying out appendix carry, I decided to buy several different styles and brands of holsters to see what worked for me. Not only did I buy one Novatac Designs AWIB for My Walther PPS, but I also bought one for my Glock 43 during their Black Friday Sale.

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