Types Of Holster

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Ever wished you had a sheath that was custom made for your knife? You can make it yourself, at home with very little equiptment and a little bit of free time. We are lucky that we have both conventional and modern materials availible to use for our projects, and this site strives to help you get started, or learn something new. Before this website, there really hadn’t been a definitive source to go to with indepth information. Enjoy!

Bladetech Double Magazine Holster Review

Currently i’m using a leather double magazine holster for a pair of single stack 1911 8 round wilson combat magazines, but I have heard alot about the Bladetech magazine carriers, so I wanted to try one of them.

The blade tech holster has a double loop on the back, and spacers to adjust to the size of your belt. It is made from a thermoplastic, and is quite rigid. Typically this is my biggest complaint with thermoplastic holsters in general, they are not flexible, and don’t form to my body.

Bladetech Double Magazine Holster Review

Currently i’m using a leather double magazine holster for a pair of single stack 1911 8 round wilson combat magazines, but I have heard alot about the Bladetech magazine carriers, so I wanted to try one of them.

The blade tech holster has a double loop on the back, and spacers to adjust to the size of your belt. It is made from a thermoplastic, and is quite rigid. Typically this is my biggest complaint with thermoplastic holsters in general, they are not flexible, and don’t form to my body.

Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holsters

Inside the Waistband Holsters are often the best option for strong side, deep concealment. If you get a quality holster, it can even be fairly comfortable. Milt Sparks is one such maker of fine Leather IWB Holsters.

Because you are wearing this holster inside your pants or shorts, ideally you want to find a holster that not only protects the gun, but also protects your skin from the sharp areas of the gun. It doesn’t feel too good to have a hammer with thumb ridges scraping your skin all day long.

Of course, the deeper the concealment of a holster, often the more difficult it is to get the gun out of the holster and present it. With an IWB holster this can be true, but i’ve found that it only ads a fraction of a second over a more traditional outside the pants holster. The extra time is to get a good purchase on the gun (good hold). Since the gun rides even closer to your body (more concealable) it is also a little more difficult to get your thumb around the backstrap of the pistol.

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