Best Kydex Holster Maker


December 22, 2003, 02:19 PM
I'm looking to purchase a kydex holster for my Walther P99, and am just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction as to where I can get a quality made one. Who is the best maker of kydex holsters?


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December 22, 2003, 02:26 PM
I've had several kydex holsters by Comp-Tac and they are great. Quality and support/service is a 10/10. I've also heard really good things about Sidearmor...

December 22, 2003, 02:32 PM
I have several Blade-Tech holsters. i love them all. they fit the gun and me perfectly. i've had excellent customer service from them and a top notch product. they will even do custom jobs if you call them and tell them what you want. i work right near their factory so i was able to go down there, tell them what i want, they made it right there in front of me in about 20 minutes and didn't charge me extra for the custom work. i couldn't be happier.


December 22, 2003, 02:42 PM
I carry my SW99s in a Sidearmor IWB with the belt hook attachment.

The belt hook has just enough flex to let it conform to my hip making for a very comfortable carry.

I carry in Sidearmors 95% of the time. Even on days where I carry from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, it is a very comfortable carry.

They are offering a 10% holiday discount on all holsters, so it is a good time to buy.

When not carrying in a Sidearmor, I carry in a Galco Miami Classic shoulder holster.

Hope this helps...


December 22, 2003, 02:49 PM
Another vote for Blade-Tech,

Although I like their regular holsters, not their injected molded ones...

December 22, 2003, 03:21 PM
I prefer Sidearmor, I have several of their holsters, and they are all top quality, the best quality Kydex holsters I've seen or used.

December 22, 2003, 03:43 PM
Thanks guys. I have another question. What is the recommended cant angle? I would be wearing mine on my right side, just behind the hip.

Thanks again.

December 22, 2003, 07:24 PM
Very cool holsters.

December 22, 2003, 07:57 PM
I had a Sidearmor for my Glock 29, I sold it last month. It was a good holster, well made and comfortable. I wanted to try out a Comp-tac, so I sold the Sidearmor and got the Comp-tac Gurkha. I have only gotten to play with it a bit as it is a Christmas gift. I put it on and had a few practice draws. My initial reaction is it is more stable than the Sidearmor, and seems to be as comfortable, will know more once I actually wear it for an extended period of time.

I also purchased a Comp-tac CTAC that I sent payment for today.

As for cant angle, I prefer 15-20 degrees. The Gurkha is 15, the CTAC is adjustable from 0-25 and the sidearmors can be had in various cants.

The CTAC may be a good option, that way you can play with the cant angles.

I would say either sidearmor or Comp-tac would be a winning choice. Both CT and SA make quality Kydex.

December 22, 2003, 08:44 PM
Thanks for everyone's help. I just purchased a Sidearmor Kydex Holster a couple of hours ago. I'm hoping that I like it as much as you guys do. I decided on the 15 degree cant angle. The only thing I wasn't too sure about, was the belt hook. I was unsure whether to get the j-hook, belt loop, or belt hook. I decided on the belt loop. I'm hoping that it keeps my gun stable. Can't wait to try it out. If anyone can confirm whether the "belt loop" is a good decision, I would appreciate it.

Thanks again for everyone's help.

December 22, 2003, 09:48 PM
I will jump in also to say that I am completely satisfied with my Comp-tac C-TAC holster.

Denny Hansen
December 23, 2003, 01:39 AM
After trying just about everything out there, my first choice would be Sidearmor hands down. Runner up would be Blade-Tech.


December 23, 2003, 04:02 PM
I haven't tried Comp-Tac or Sidearmor yet, but they look to be very good, especially the C-Tac.

I have tried Blade-Tech, FIST and Ky-Tac. Of those, I'd have to say that Ky-Tac Bravehart is the best one I own. (It's an IWB).


December 23, 2003, 06:26 PM
G-Code, by the good folks at Edge Works. Best kydex I have ever used, and run by really cool people.

December 23, 2003, 11:41 PM
>>I will jump in also to say that I am completely satisfied with my Comp-tac C-TAC holster.<<

Unfortunately, their offerings appear to be all IWB!:(

December 25, 2003, 05:55 PM
Looks like a belt holster to me.

They have 3 different OWB holsters.

Comp-Tac is tops in my book. Work great for my G19. Great quality, awesome service and affordable prices.

December 26, 2003, 04:34 PM
Blade-Tech, Comp-Tac, and Sidearmor: yay.

Uncle Mike's, Fobus, and other injected holsters: boo.

December 27, 2003, 01:35 PM
How comfortable is the Ky-Tac Bravehart IWB compared to a quality leather IWB? What's the advantage?


December 27, 2003, 01:51 PM

One of the cool things about the Sidearmor IWB holsters is that if you don't like the attachment system (belt loop vs. j hook, I think they also have a wider j hook or belt loop available now), or you don't like the cant angle, you can send them $6 or so and they'll send you a different IWB attachment. You can also buy a shirt tucker attachment as well that will work with any of the IWB attachments. That's a very good feature, IMHO.

December 27, 2003, 02:02 PM
I don't know who makes the best, but I wouldn't recommend Fobus. The one my wife had had great retention, so much that she practically needed two hands to draw the pistol. Once, during a training session, the instructor used her to demonstrate how to draw your partner's pistol when he/she is the only one armed and you need to be the shooter. He stepped behind her, grabbed the butt of the PPK and practically lifted her off the ground before the pistol came out of the holster.

She no longer owns the holster, and the PPK travels in a Galco Stealth.

December 27, 2003, 04:52 PM
I can`t say who the best is but I`ve been very happy with my Ky-tac Braveheart IWB. It was originally ordered for a Ruger P-97 and was actually able to conceal it under just an untucked heavy weight T shirt. Once I sold the P-97 I couldn`t see letting it sit in the holster drawer so I heated and remolded it to fit my CZ-75B and 10mm Witness. I`ve done some holster making and wet molding myself so it wasn`t too hard to do. It conceals the CZ even better than it did the thicker Ruger. It`s very stable,no shifting around. The belt clips are great,as sturdy as full loops but with effort they can be taken on/off without removing the belt. The kydex is pretty thick,maybe just a tad thicker than it needs to be but it`s VERY sturdy and I`m sure will last a lifetime. It`s very comfortable considering the size and weight of the guns I carry in it. Marcus

December 29, 2003, 08:40 AM
Ive had great luck with ordering fist holsters through Ive been using my k1 for my xd subcompact for 8 months now, and I started carrying the fullsize xd in a different k1 for the last week. The quality is excelent, the fist kydex is extremely thin and comfortable, and both times I have had my holster in less than three weeks. I will definitly be ordering from gunners alley again.

December 29, 2003, 10:13 AM
Has anybody used the Blade-Tech shoulder holster?

December 29, 2003, 11:08 AM
Oracle, what is the shirt tucker feature?

December 29, 2003, 11:32 AM

Not sure if your order has been processed yet, but you may want to look at the new Sidearmor Ueber holster that will be available in mid January. It can be seen under new items. It looks very nice, much like a Comp-tac CTAC, it has a cant adjustment from -5to35 degrees.

Anyway, looks to be a good holster offering, may be worth a look, may solve the cant problems of ordering new belt loops.

December 29, 2003, 11:37 AM
Mike, actually I did order a Sidearmor Kydex Holster and I just recently received it. I'm very happy with it, but I didn't see that new holster. Bummer!

December 29, 2003, 11:47 AM
Does anyone know where I can get a kydex magazine pouch for my Walther P99? I've looked at Comp-tac and Sidearmor's site, but couldn't find any. I asked Sidearmor if they could make one, but they said it wasn't available yet.


December 29, 2003, 12:38 PM
Citadel99 asked:

How comfortable is the Ky-Tac Bravehart IWB compared to a quality leather IWB? What's the advantage?


I own several IWB holsters, and I'd have to say the Bravehart is up there with the Milt Sparks VM-2. I still prefer the Sparks, but for a Kydex IWB, the Bravehart is extremely impressive.


December 30, 2003, 02:32 PM
My vote is for Kytac. Comp-Tac holsters are very nice too, but Kytac has the edge. However, there usually is no wait for Comp-Tac and the price is a little cheaper.

July 18, 2009, 12:00 AM

I have several Comp-Tac Kydex holsters and I am very impressed with the quality and workmanship on all of them. I have used several other brands including Bladetech and others. The Comp-Tac is several levels above the others in fit & finish.They are a small company I believe and their customer service is top notch. I stripped a chicago screw and they sent me four brand new sets of them for not a dime.

July 18, 2009, 12:04 AM
there are many gret companies, blade tech is my favorite. comp tac is another good brand. i own 5 different blade tech products they have all served me well, and i highly suggest them to anyone.

July 18, 2009, 04:21 AM
Finally my plastic fantastic obession comes in handy.

1. I have had 2 side armors, broke both of them but there customer service rocks.

2. Right now i LOVE Comp-tac and their customer service is not only best in the business but the best customer service I have EVER had.

3. I dont own a blackhawk but from what I hear if your looking for a retention duty holster they are the way to go.

4. I have a fobus for my M&P and all its good for is when I put the gun in my back pack it goes in that holster.

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