7.05.2014

Cross Breed Holsters inside the waistband holsters

I've carried a sidearm as a law enforcement officer since the early 1970's in uniform, plain clothes and off duty.  Seldom did I carry using an inside the pants holster.  When I did carry IWB (inside the waist band), it was my Colt .45 auto in an old Milt Sparks "Summer Special".  The advantage with Milt's rig was the metal band within the leather at the top of the holster that kept the mouth of the holster open to receive the reholstered pistol.  Soft IWB holsters required two hands to reholster the pistol...cumbersome.  Imagine trying to control a law enforcement situation while using two hands fumbling to insert your handgun into a soft IWB holster.  The Summer Special was very popular because of this reholstering advantage.
There are problems with the Summer Special that I found over the years.  It was less comfortable than an OWB holster and it "printed" when worn under a light shirt.
For the past few months my holster of choice has been the Cross Breed "Super Tuck Deluxe".  I bought it a few years ago, but never tried it.  It looked ungainly.  A few months ago while digging into my holster stash, I rediscovered it and put it on.  A hundred days plus later it is my favorite concealed carry rig.  It is extremely comfortable and has the advantage that you can tuck your shirt around the inconspicuous belt clips.  Thus your shirt can be tucked in or worn out of the waistband.  It is more comfortable than most of my OWB holsters.  The design is very clever.  A flat leather piece lays flat against your body.  A molded kydex holster is solidly attached to the leather.  Two black metal holster clips are mounted to the leather and clip on your belt.  Photos and details are available at www.crossbreedholsters.comwww.crossbreedholsters.com.
The model I have will fit several guns:  Glock 17, CZ Pro Tek, CZ 75, Glock 23C and other guns of similar shape and size.  They offer several other holsters and I have one of their appendix rigs on order.

4 comments:

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  3. Hi there! I've read many posts about holsters, and I can tell that yours is very valuable. Before you start learning how to make a Kydex holster, it is important that you know what to expect. You should conduct in-depth research into exactly what Kydex is, the advantages of choosing this material and how it compares to other options. Kydex holsters have been around for longer than many people might realize. See more http://survival-mastery.com/diy/weapons/how-to-make-a-kydex-holster.html

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  4. Appendix carry has always been controversial; I think this is because people keep getting shot by their own guns when attempting to re-holster. Just the other day a man was showing off his semi-auto pistol and upon re-holstering the trigger caught on the holster, or shirt, they are not sure which, and shot the man in his femoral artery. The man bled out in minutes and died before they could perform surgery.

    My personal opinion regarding appendix carry is that it makes me very uncomfortable; not because of the firearm or holster poking me, but because anytime a loaded and cocked firearm, even if it is mine, is pointed at my groin area I am very uncomfortable. You see at any time anything can go wrong. That is just the way life is. We can practice safety meticulously every day, but there always comes a time when we become lax and that is when accidents happen. So even though I am now past thinking about child bearing I still find myself quite attached to my body parts, especially that area.

    I will stick to hip carry in the 5 o’clock area I.W.B. That way if I have an accidental discharge it isn’t as likely to hit me but go straight into the ground. So realistically how often are you going to have to “Quick Draw” your weapon? Likely as not never so putting yourself at risk of shooting yourself accidentally just makes no sense to me. Just saying’.
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