I have changed my mind about Kydex holsters.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by If1HitU, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. If1HitU

    If1HitU Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    L/ville Ky.
    69718259_2417557604989634_1806958806614147072_n (1).jpg 69273244_2408832199195508_7117533680246980608_n.jpg 69555497_2417535134991881_8190089689546358784_n.jpg 69273244_2408832199195508_7117533680246980608_n.jpg 69555497_2417535134991881_8190089689546358784_n.jpg I love leather holsters,so I decided to buy a Kydex holster for my new Sig p365 pistol about a week and a half ago. I now have one for my .M&P .40 shield, G 42,380, G 48 9mm, Taurus G2's 9 mm & .40 Cal. and i'm very happy with them.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2019
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  2. unclenunzie

    unclenunzie Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    In my time using both types, I've come to feel that both work well but in different ways. Leather offers comfort that kydex can't match, and style, well, different league. That's not to say kydex can't be comfortable, it can be, it's just that leather in a similar style will always be more comfortable. Except for really hot and humid days, or when you need extreme thinness.

    Design matters a great deal, and type of clip and number of attachment points, I have found. In IWB single clip kydex I like PJ holsters because the clip design doesn't annoy me. In dual attachment types any of the hybrid types work well, but I have found excellence in R Grizzle town&country II, a leather IWB that is similar to the VM2.

    Whose kydex did you pick, if you don't mind my asking, for your 48?
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  3. JERRY

    JERRY Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    regarding IWB, I find kydex great for a clip on and go rig for short time frames, but for all day gimme leather.
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  4. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Northern CA
    I primarily use Kydex these days.

    Too many benefits for range use and CCW to ignore.

    I like the LAG tactical ones the best, so far, but have been dabbling in making my own.
  5. rdnktrkr

    rdnktrkr Member

    May 24, 2014
    Atlanta GA
    I have both leather and kydex, I like that the leather seems to be closer to my side and I like that I can just clip kydex on my belt and run. My kydex has screws that adjust tension and I like that also
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  6. Jeff H

    Jeff H Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    I can't seem to find a leather holster that can get thin enough and stiff enough for IWB carry. I'd prefer something more comfortable than Kydex, but it really does the job well and I love that I can just clip it on and go.

    Only time it is truly uncomfortable is driving with the gun at 7 O'clock. But it is easy enough to take off or just slide to 9 O'clock with the Kydex.
  7. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Southern Virginia
    50 years of carrying a weapon and for .most of them my choice was leather.
    THEN, about 10 years ago I discovered kydex. Specifically kydex paddles.
    Comfortable and made me a believer.
  8. Fiv3r

    Fiv3r Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    Kydex makes life a lot easier. I have found a good kydex holster that holds a gun high and tight is much more enjoyable to carry and easier to conceal.

    It makes a 5" 1911 nearly disappear even at 3 o clock owb. Shifting it to 1 o clock and I can walk around all day with a loose flannel. The solid hold on the gun and rigidity are superior to leather in most regards. This is coming from a guy who makes most of his own leather holsters.
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