Kydex, leather or other?

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Kydex, leather or other for your holster material?

Kydex
8
36%
Leather
9
41%
Other (please explain)
5
23%
 
Total votes: 22

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Deputydave
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Kydex, leather or other?

Post by Deputydave »

What kind of material do you prefer for your holsters?
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Lastrites
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Post by Lastrites »

Both have their place in my cupboard, leather aiwb has been noticeably more comfortable for me but it has much to do with the design of the holster itself.
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Post by Odessaman »

I voted "other" only because there was no choice of "depends."

For autos, I prefer kydex, because I carry autos IWB exclusively, and Kydex gives me the most comfort, best retenion and ease of draw with a slab sided gun. Same philosophy for spare mags. I'm not dedicated to one maker - I've got a variety of Kydex, from high end to no name. I just try them until I find one that works for me for a particular gun.

When I carry a revolver (about half the time) I prefer leather, whether IWB or OWB. I do have a couple of Kydex for J Frame size guns, and one for an L frame, but for me, Kdex seems a little too "grippy" with a revolver for a consistent draw from concealment. Maybe the extra girth of the cylinder - more surface area equals more drag - I don't know. It seems Kydex is less forgiving with a revolver than an auto if you don't have a perfect draw angle, which isn't always possible. Plus, maybe it's the nostalgia, but it seems revolvers just need to be cased in leather.
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Post by Nowhere Mon »

I'm a big fan of the Sticky Holsters. They stay put and allow easy adjustment when sitting down.
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Post by Flashooter22 »

Im biased for sure but I go to kydex 99% of the time. I do have a leather pocket holster for my j frame I occasionally use but that is it.
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Post by TonyR »

I did the same as Odessaman "other" ,it just depends on the type of finish on pistol.
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Nowhere Mon wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:13 am I'm a big fan of the Sticky Holsters. They stay put and allow easy adjustment when sitting down.
I have to admit when I first saw one I was like 'nah'. But then I really started to look at it and tried it out firsthand. Now I have a couple of them. :D
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Post by lighteye »

A hybrid combination of both, a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe.
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Post by Ricordo »

Mostly in a Safepacker holster. Cordura nylon and thick closed-cell neoprene padding. Have two sizes and both very comfortable to wear like a satchel.
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If not, then I choose a pistol that fits in a soft, velour-like, cheapo pocket holster.
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Kydex for me.
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