What would you guys like to see in a Kydex Holster.
That easy to do sweat shields are no problem. Adjustable offset clips will take care of the cant issues.Full sweat-shield (to keep my love-handles out of the way so I don't pinch when holstering :lol: ; more seriously, the sweat-shield should not have any portion that's small enough to get inside the trigger guard, in any possible way, and that on a firearm which uses a 1911-type thumb safety, that the shield positively locks it in-place, engaged), an ability to adjust the cant in a "fine" manner (so that it doesn't go, from, like, neutral/5-degree and the next setting is at something like 20-degrees :lol, and that it is nicely molded: picking up on the lines and details of the firearm.
No problem that a easy one.Good coverage of the trigger guard is a must, and I actually would like it to also at least partially shield the magazine release (at least from the outside, on ambi-release models).
Another easy one these holster ride high.For an OWB, I'd like it to ride high and tight - so that if I wanted to carry concealed, the muzzle portion won't drop below the hem of a typical un-tucked T (granted, with longer guns, a bit of cant might need to be introduced). I don't mind a bit of extra material, in how "wide" the holster is, if that helps guaranty that the holster/gun stays firmly planted when I move, but it shouldn't be so bulky that when I take a knee on that side, that the Kydex winds up digging into the top of my thigh, either.
Putting padding on the back side of the holster will make it thicker taking away the biggest benefit of Kydex.For an IWB, I'd like the back side ("skin" or "shirt" side) to be nice and flat so that there's no hot-spots, and perhaps lined with something that'll give it just a little more padding than hard plastic. "Tuckable" clip options would be nice, especially if you made the clips long enough so that you can actually properly tuck the shirt down into its gap with the holster body. And FWIW, although I can appreciate the security of the "Pull-the-Dot" fastener, they just scream "gun" to me. A simple leather loop or a "C" clip, with a few color options so you can match your dress/belt would be my preference.
I agreeI'd want the holster to extended all the way to the muzzle (I think "open" holsters are sexy, but...), I don't want to even remotely worry about the front sight getting hung up during the draw, and I also want some extra protection for the gun, in case I end up on the ground, OWB. Also, in terms of IWB, I figure the closed muzzle hass gotta wear a little less than metal, on my pants, right? Anyway, I'd like the muzzle to be as closed as possible to keep out the worst of the dirt/lint, but open enough to allow water and sand to drain, if I were to wear OWB.
This is not easy retention has to be some where, some guns will work without the light.I'd love for a light-enabled holster to capture not on the light, so that we'd have the ability to run the gun with or without.
This is funny I did one in carbon fiber Kydex for a customer he liked it. I think it looked like ****.Finally, I'm all for different colors and patterns, but for the love of all that's good, if you're going to do a "carbon fiber" one, let it be real carbon-fiber - or at least an overlying layer of real CF. :biggrin1:
Indeed, that's a big compromise - I do love the thin profile of the Kydex I currently have. Good point on the Moleskin - very thin, adds a degree of comfort, and replaceable when-necessary.Putting padding on the back side of the holster will make it thicker taking away the biggest benefit of Kydex.
Moleskin can be used to make it softer.
:lol: Hey, if we didn't all have different tastes, the world would be a boring place!This is funny I did one in carbon fiber Kydex for a customer he liked it. I think it looked like ****.
Why is it kydex scratches some guns but not others. I have a Tucker unlined kydex that has tore up my PM9, but has done nothing to my TRP. I only use the holster at the range, but am thinking I need something different.I perfer leather as some plastic holsters scratch up the top of the slides on my 1911's.