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COMFORTABLE HYBRID IWB HOLSTER FOR GUN WITH LIGHT
Comfortable Hybrid IWB Holster with Grip Hook Clips
As a seasoned carrier of concealed weapons & marketing manager of Falco Holsters, I've journeyed through a multitude of holster styles, materials, and brands. Yet, after years of trial and experience, I've solidified my preference for the best of both worlds: the hybrid IWB holster. This innovative design, melding the durability of Kydex with the comfort of leather, has proven to be the most effective and comfortable choice for everyday concealed carry. Let me take you through my experiences and insights, highlighting why the hybrid IWB holster is my #1 choice. But first, let's answer the questions:
A hybrid holster represents a middle ground between leather and Kydex holsters. Gaining popularity in the firearm community for their innovative design, hybrid holsters combine two distinct materials, typically Kydex and leather. The leather component offers maximum comfort to the wearer, in case it is perforated it allows the skin to breathe, and because it forms to your body shape with use. The thermoplastic Kydex sheet used on the outer part of the holster is highly durable and can be molded into almost any shape.
Hybrid holsters are known for their stability, security, comfort, and appealing appearance. During manufacturing, a sheet of Kydex is heated to increase flexibility, enabling it to replicate the intricate details of various handgun types. Once cooled and hardened, it is attached to a precisely cut and stitched double-layered leather platform. The result is a holster tailored to fit a specific firearm that is definitely more comfortable than Kydex offerings.
They are versatile, suitable for a wide range of uses, and continue to grow in popularity, attracting an expanding fanbase every day.
My first encounter with a hybrid holster was a leather Kydex hybrid holster. This type of holster offers a unique combination of the supple feel of leather against the body and the robust structure of Kydex to secure the firearm. This blend ensures comfort without compromising on the holster’s functionality.
Comfort: The leather part contours to the body over time, providing a personalized fit.
Durability: Kydex ensures the holster maintains its shape, offering easy re-holstering and a secure fit.
Falcos Customization is where IWB holster hybrids shine. Whether it's for a specific model like my Glock 19 or 3000 other handguns on Falcos compatibility list. You can specify the color of the leather backer, edges & even stitching, size of your sweat guard, preferred hand, cant, or width of your belt. These holsters can be tailored to all your individual needs so they are unique as the concealed carrier himself.
Having used various models, including the popular hidden hybrid holsters with steel & plastic clips and the IWB/OWB convertible holster for a magazine, I can attest to their practicality. My holsters were tested as a hybrid holster Glock 19 & its hybrid magazine pouch.
I enjoyed mainly the improved comfort of this hybrid holster. It had a snug retention but still provided smooth & fast draws. What surprised me at first was the fact that this holster stays open even without the handgun inside. It does not collapse thanks to the reinforced sweatguard with an additional layer of leather.
I tested this hybrid magazine pouch both in IWB & OWB configuration. It does its job very well. Magazines were held in one place during the whole day of concealed carry & I even forgot they were on my belt. After trying reloads at the local gun range I quickly found out that the hybrid pouch is more silent and far from the rattling noise of fully Kydex options. The only downside of this pouch is that you have to change clips with belt loops on it using a screwdriver. Other than that this is definitely my go-to option when it comes to carrying spare ammunition.
The FALCO Holsters A907 is a remarkable blend of comfort and functionality. As someone who values practical EDC options, I was impressed by its fusion of premium leather and sturdy Kydex. The leather part is exceptionally comfortable against the body, making it ideal for extended wear, while the Kydex ensures secure and consistent firearm retention. Its design is perfect for compact and subcompact handguns, offering safe and reliable access. The added perforations for breathability and the extra-wide belt clip for easy placement and removal enhance its practicality. With its minimalistic design & optional claw, this holster is not just a carrying tool but a piece of artisan craftsmanship. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a top-tier hybrid holster.
The variety within the hybrid IWB holster category is impressive. Mostly thanks to all the customization options. I've explored several types, each with its unique advantages.
The clip is a crucial component in any hybrid Kydex holster. My experience with various clip types in hybrid holsters has shown me their importance in terms of security and comfort. Here are all the available options along with their features.
After years of carrying concealed weapons and experimenting with different holster types, the hybrid gun holster remains my top choice. The leather Kydex hybrid holster offers unparalleled comfort and durability, while its customization possibilities provide a perfect fit for specific firearm models & needs. My experience with these kydex leather hybrid holsters, from the compact hybrid to the convertible IWB/OWB models, has reinforced their versatility and reliability. Whether it's for everyday carry or specific tactical needs, the hybrid IWB holster caters to all requirements with its innovative design and practical features. For anyone seeking an effective, comfortable, and versatile concealed carry option, I highly recommend exploring the world of hybrid holster IWB.
Author: Martin Lukacko
Date: November 21, 2023