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Measuring DORK FACTOR....

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 10-Ring, Feb 7, 2003.

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Is clear kydex cool?

Poll closed Feb 10, 2003.
  1. Clear kydex is cool

    14 vote(s)
    45.2%
  2. Clear kydex is dorky

    17 vote(s)
    54.8%
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  1. 10-Ring

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    In a recent thread, Skunkabilly posted an image of a clear kydex holster. Initially, I found them cool and had to have on for either my 92fs or my USP. Upon further review, I'm realizing h "Dork Factor" might be pretty high. So, instead of hurting myself & making the decision on my own, I've decided to ask the level heads on THR. So, what is your opinion of a clear kydex holster? I believe they can be seen on www.cen-dex.com
     
  2. Airwolf

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    I think that they are cool *if* you have a nice looking gun to put in them. Basic black (ahem TACTICAL :D ) wouldn't be that spiffy.

    Now a nice stainless or two-tone would look very, very sharp.

    I'd be curious how many people get IWB's made of the clear stuff :scrutiny: :rolleyes:
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    I'm thinking I'd get it for either my inox 92fs or hard chromed P7M8

    Yeah, I was wondering about IWB ICE myself...Y?:scrutiny:
     
  4. Psssniper

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    If YOU like it then thats all that matters :)

    And if I saw you with one I wouldn't think "DORK!"

    But I doubt that I would buy one myself.
     
  5. Prodigalshooter

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    Get some good leather, "dude".;)
     
  6. triggertime

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    I'd be more inclined to say that anyone who buys a piece of equipment with the notion that its instantly going to make them 'tactical' is more of a dork than someone who buys a clear kydex holster simply for its unique 'coolness' factor.
     
  7. Soap

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    Clear Kydex would be great for scaring sheeple while open carrying.
     
  8. Litlman

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    Looks like something that you would put your lunch in. Does it come with a zip lock? Hah!
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    So far, the vote is split 50/50. I only put a 3 day limit on the voting coz I don't want this trivia taking up alot of time. Still on the fence....:scrutiny:
     
  10. Felonious Monk

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    Seen those garish, over-the top images on the EAA website?

    Yeah. Perfect place for clear kydex.
    There, and in the next Austin Powers movie.

    Wonder if Pamela Anderson would wear a clear Kydex Bikini with a clear kydex holster in EAA's next ad?
     
  11. BerettaNut92

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    I rather be a dork poser with a good sense of humor than a tactical poser that takes himself too seriously! GET THE CLEAR!!!!
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    Just want to clarify a technicality. Isn't being a dork poser like being a little pregnant? Once you've crossed over you're a dork w/ no middle gound. Whereas a tactical poser wears all the gear and and just screams out wannabe :scrutiny:
     
  13. Schuey2002

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    While the clear holsters may be cool today, real leather will never go out of fashion..

    Go with the leather. Not unless the Skunk gets a clear one. Then, you'll have to buy one just to "keep up with the Joneses" or should I say ....Skunkabirries!!:neener:
     
  14. Smoke

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    Where is the choice for "Don't like kydex at all"?

    Clear, black, red, blue, polka-dotted, striped.....I'd still pass on it. Leather is better.

    Thank you.
     
  15. Frohickey

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    I'm not voting in this poll.

    If a clear kydex holster is selling for $10, while an identical nonclear kydex holster is selling for $9.99, I would pick the nonclear kydex holster.

    If the prices were reversed, by decision would be reversed too.

    Why would 'I' need to see if a gun is in 'my' holster? All I have to do is feel and know that the gun is in the holster. My eyes are on the target, not on the holster.
     
  16. BigG

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    If you even gotta ask the question - DORK.
     
  17. 9mmepiphany

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    if you're going to go clear, you gotta have something to show. showing a matt black tatical piece would be really dorky. much better choice would be stainless or two-tone...a multi color ploy frame TZ or 1911 would be way cool.

    you do know that repeated drawing would resault in a "frosted" look
     
  18. Sactown

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    clear kydex = DORKUS MAXIMUS (but I'm a dork for using the term dorkus maximus)

    but you could match your clear cell phone, clear cell phone case, clear pager, clear pager case, heck, you could put on a bubble wrap suit (although the snapping bubbles would'nt provide much of a tactical advantage)
     
  19. 10-Ring

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    I think I'd go w/ my inox 92fs and get some carbon fiber grips for it too. That'll be my going out on the town gun :evil:
     
  20. Sven

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    Skunk said:

    I'd rather be neither - get leather or black.
     
  21. Justin

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    Maybe not for daily carry, but the clear holster would be a slick way to show off your BBQ gun.
     
  22. triggertime

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    L. Ron Hubbard would tell you to get the clear. (sorry, couldn't resist :D)
     
  23. Glockster35

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    I think I have found a company that is making a holster from the best of both worlds.

    They have recently posted pictures of a clear (see through) leather material, that they are finding is very capable of pistol holsters, both IWB and OWB.

    Here's a link:

    Clear Leather Holsters :p
     
  24. WESHOOT2

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    ME?

    I'm not afraid to be a dork; after all, that's "Dork with gun. See?"
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    The link didn't work for me :( I'd like to see more options before I decide.
     
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