Crossbreed combat cut?


Dan Bear
October 2, 2011, 09:34 PM
I'm about to order a Crossbreed Super Tuck and the order form is giving me the option of combat cut. I would like to know what the advantages are and if it's worth the extra $7.50 Also, the horse leather looks better to me but it is an additional $15. Does the black cowhide stain. And one final question: What are the better clips for someone who wears leather belts?

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October 2, 2011, 09:50 PM
I've got the regular supertuck. Black cowhide, standard clips, no combat cut. It has never stained and the clips work just fine. The only problem I've ever had was if the clip need to go where those pesky brand patches are sewn on in the belt area. Then I just adjusted the holster to sit slightly different.

Gripping the handle fully and properly without the combat hard is very hard. You really have to dig your hand in and even then its not the best grip for a draw...but no ccw rig really is I guess. The combat cut just removes some leather that keeps the handle from rubbing your skin/shirt.

The horse hide will help if you sweat a lot or live in a really hot/humid place.

Dan Bear
October 2, 2011, 10:00 PM
Thanks Carter. I think I'll get the horsehide and skip the combat cut.

Sour Kraut
October 2, 2011, 10:52 PM
I got mine with the horse hide and standard cut. After wearing it for awhile, I trimmed the leather myself to make it a combat cut. I like it much better as it's easier to get a good grip. I see no downside to less leather and it was easy to do. Other folks mileage may vary......

Dan Bear
October 2, 2011, 11:18 PM
That was my thought: if later I want to cut it, I can. It will save me a few bucks too. Thanks for the input.

Sour Kraut
October 3, 2011, 02:21 AM
Always easier to subtract than to add! This way you can try it full cut first. Nothing to lose and it's really easy to do.

October 3, 2011, 11:19 AM
I did a home combat cut, too. It is difficult to draw from without it.

Lucky Derby
October 5, 2011, 07:20 PM
The horse leather isn't about looks, it's about water. Horsehide is more water resistant than cowhide. Basically if you live in a humid area, and/or sweat a lot, get the horsehide. If not, go with the cowhide and save a little.
Get the standard cut, decide if you like it or not. If you decide you want the cut, use a razorblade and cut it yourself and save a little.

Also, I would recommend looking at the Cleveland's Holsters Ugly before buying the crossbreed. Very nice, similar holster and more affordable.

Dan Bear
October 6, 2011, 02:47 AM
@ Lucky Derby:

I've already ordered the crossbreed but would possibly be willing to try out cleveland's on another pistol. I haven't heard of them before. Do you own one of these?

Dan Bear
October 21, 2011, 02:01 AM
Well I got my Super Tuck the other day. So far, it seems well built and comfortable to wear. However, I now see what the combat cut is all about. Especially with the tough horse hide. In order to draw, I have to wedge my thumb in between the gun and the leather. I will be cutting mine in near future. It would be nice if I had one with a combat cut to trace the line I want to cut. A template would work too.

Sour Kraut
October 23, 2011, 02:36 PM
It's not difficult to do, just take your time. Holster your "unloaded" gun :what: and see where you need to remove material. With a soft pencil make a mark near the top of the slide and another down near the trigger guard. You can easil see how much you need to remove, and it isn't much. I used the mouth of a jar to scribe a slight radius curve for my trim mark. Just enough to make clearance for your thumb and still leave enough leather to cover your weapon.

Use a sharp box cutter and go slow....gently trace the line with the blade and take your time. It may take several passes, but that's better than going too fast and slip off the line.

I still have the scrap from mine. I'll snap a pic when I get home and post it.

Good luck!:D

Dan Bear
October 24, 2011, 03:03 PM
That would be awesome. Thanks

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