Greg Ellifritz wrote:I don’t like them at all. While they may be comfortable, I’ve seen significant problems with them in my training classes. The hybrids that use some type of neoprene backing will occasionally “lock up” when the shooter is trying to draw. The neoprene is so flexible that pressure from the body pushes through the backer and collapses it up against the gun. The pressure from the shooter’s own fat or muscle tissue drives the gun into the kydex shell and makes it difficult to draw under stress or when shooters attempt to draw while moving.
Again, I know I’m going to get a bunch of “that’s never happened to me” comments. Have you ever tried to draw your gun while sprinting away from your attacker? Most of you haven’t. People don’t know what they don’t know.
The hybrid holsters with the leather backer tend to lose retention over time. The overly large leather sweat shields start to droop. I can’t tell you how many shooters I see who initiate their re-holstering process by pointing the muzzle of their guns at themselves while lifting up a sagging sweat shield that blocks the holster mouth.
TSiWRX wrote:And to add to jpee45238
need to realize that holsters as well as their mounting hardware are, no matter how durable, still true wear items, and should be periodically inspected/maintained as well as discarded and replaced when-necessary.
Both Riley and I had just recently talked to a different company that spent months trying to develop a holster that could be adjusted to any angle of cant but trashed the whole project when beta testers reported it was uncomfortable and too bulky. I looked at Riley and really hoped that somehow Urban Carry had overcome those obstacles. But they didn't.
a “real world” test showed that the OWB rig really as big fail in this regard is it took very little effort and time to tear the holster from the rig as the video below demonstrates:
If I’m shopping for an IWB rig one of my dominant objectives is to add as little width to that of the firearm as possible. It’s going between my pants and my body, after all, with the ultimate goal being concealment.
With a padded plush layer under a leather layer plus a Velcro layer plus another Velcro layer plus another leather layer plus another leather layer plus another leather layer — thick leather, too — the REVO practically doubles the width of this GLOCK 19.
jeep45238 wrote:I did that just this morning! (jpee) )
In addition to the mounting hardware maintenence (check your screws weekly), be aware that some are beyond sub-par for anything but casual wear and will quickly fail under force-on-force/grappling. I'm a huge fan of pull-the-dot snaps and some solid steel clips (the ones with a reverse 'tooth' to grab under the belt are amazing - even without a belt), and one piece kydex loops are solid as well, but do crack over time.
jeep45238 wrote:One other thing - modular holsters (once claiming to do more than one type of carry) pretty much always suck at every type of carry they advertize.
Bruenor wrote:For the REVO in particular I would suggest looking at some of the independent product reviews. Seems it's super Bulky, which is the last thing you probably want in a carry holster.....
unfortunate because it is a neat idea with the interchangeability, and adjustability, but the last thing I need is a holster that will increase that bulk rather than disguise it.
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