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Old 05-19-2018, 10:06 AM
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Default This is why I like hybrid IWB holsters

All Kydex would be stiff and nonconforming. All leather can often collapse. The hybrid molds to your body but maintains the opening.

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Try an Alien gear holster, i’d be willing to bet you find it even more comfortable than that leather or horsehide. Love mine so far...
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Old 05-19-2018, 2:42 PM
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Try an Alien gear holster, iíd be willing to bet you find it even more comfortable than that leather or horsehide. Love mine so far...
I don't like neoprene, but the concept is the same in terms of form fitting.
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Like my Stealthgear ventcore, very breathable and comfy, I carry a lot in a Sticky also.
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Old 05-19-2018, 9:13 PM
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There are pluses and minus. If your happy that is all that matters, but often if your carrying a compact or sub compact, Sig P238/938, Glock 43, Shield, LCP, J-frame the hybrid is what your concealing not the gun, much less holster even all kydex if done right will be more comfortable.

Additionally the hybrid can be very risky if the gun has external safeties on the leather side of the frame. i.e. 1911, Decockers, etc. More than one person has thought they were locked and cocked only to find out they were safety off. Gun type, gun size matter.

We need to remember the hybrid was a cheaper answer to what John Bianchi had done using kydex inside leather holsters lined with suede. Someone figured out they could do without the extra work. Quality of leather or composite is the key to the quality of they hybrid holster and is the price driver. At the time the Hybrid was developed Kydex was more expensive,(Its originally an aircraft interior material) the availability of molds was limited, and good heating techniques were still in work.

Again if it works for you that is what matters. If at all possible (without spending money) try as many different styles as you can.
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Old 05-20-2018, 7:39 AM
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Yes it works for me and I agree, use what works best for you. Just sharing some experience of mine.
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My favorite all time holster was the hybrid Kholster Full-moon. The guy stopped producing a few years ago and I've been looking for a decent replacement ever since. I've tried aliengear, crossbreed, and so many others and haven't found one as good. Crossbreed has come close. I have currently settled on a whitehat, but still looking.

Hybrids, for me, are the most comfortable IWB for all day carry.

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I bought an Alien Gear 3.0 for my G26, and although it is very comfortable, it is a big pain in the ***** to put on and take off. I ended up with an inexpensive kydex clip style holster (IWB). I added a homemade leather sweat guard and love it. Recently I replace the clip with the snap loops and this made it stay in place better (3:00-3:30 ish). Those loops really grab my belt and don't allow it to shift. The leather sweat guard is really molding to my body and I can forget the 26 is there.
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I loved the Alien Gear Cloak Tucks for my full and compact 1911's as well as for my Taurus 85 snubby. Only problem with them was it turned out I'm allergic to neoprene. Switched to Crossbreed and never looked back. I've had zero issues with safeties becoming unlocked and I carry every day.
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The best I've found so far. I would think leather once it breaks in would be very similar. The G43 and the G19 respectively.



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Holsters are like blond vs brunette, but I will say I like my milt sparks leather holsters, and that a good leather holster will be reinforced and not collapse.

Also, I feel the need to mention nobody ever lost a gunfight by being slowed to reholster. I donít see the critical need for easy reholstering, but, again, a good holster permits it.
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Do you use that spray lubricant stuff stealth gear recommends you spray inside the kydex? That kind of turned me off from them, as I figured it would attract dust etc...
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Do you use that spray lubricant stuff stealth gear recommends you spray inside the kydex? That kind of turned me off from them, as I figured it would attract dust etc...
I do not. Enough garbage gets in there anyway... like you said I just figured it would attract (more) dust and lint.
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