If you have been into concealed carry for awhile or even if you are a new comer to the community, it is very likely that you have heard of Crossbreed Holsters. If you have not, you should check them out! They are the original creators of the Hybrid Holster style of Kydex molded holsters attached to leather (or other material) backings. This review will focus on their Appendix Carry Holster and Dual Tuckable Mag Carrier.
Appendix Carry Holster
The first thing that comes to mind for most men when they hear appendix carry is something along the lines of “you’re going to shoot your man parts off!”. While this may be a valid concern, anyone who has been around firearms and understands how they work knows that as long as the TRIGGER GUARD IS COVERED and you KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER when holstering and drawing the gun is not going to go off unless it has a serious malfunction.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way.
The Crossbreed Holsters Appendix Carry Holster is a great option for anyone considering appendix carry. With it’s one clip design, it makes it easy to put on and take off easily without even having to undo your belt buckle. The one clip design also allows you to easily adjust the placement of the holster when sitting, if necessary. The factory retention is adequate for an IWB (Inside The Waistband) holster because the belt will add even more, but there is a way to tighten it if you would like.
The comfort of this holster is superb! It is so good that I have actually almost slept through an entire night without realizing that my firearm was strapped to me. And it actually gets more comfortable over time as the cowhide forms to your body.
The placement of the holster will vary slightly depending on how your belt buckle works (I really like the 5.11 Tactical Apex Gunner’s Belt for Everyday Carry). I also have a modified Crossbreed Holsters Gun Belt w/ Velcro for when I need to tuck in my shirt.
The sweet spot for me is the space right between my upper thigh and my man parts. But there are times to where the one clip design causes the holster to shift on its own. Sitting is comfortable as long as you actually wear you pants up on your waist. But when sitting down in the car I usually hike my pants up a little bit because of the way my seats are. This allows the gun to sit flat against my stomach and is the perfect tactical position while driving.
Dual Tuckable Mag Carrier
Because of its wide, two clip design, this mag carrier’s placement will shift slightly day-to-day depending on where your pant’s belt loops are. But even so its usually not that noticeable of a shift. Because of my body shape and the split design of the kydex magazine slots, I had to test out a few different placement options before deciding on my desired spot, which is about the 7 o’clock position.
The only real problem that I had/have with this holster is that occasionally, when I am disarming for the night, I will pull out the magazines and notice that the top round is not properly seated.
After noticing this on several different occasions, I think I discovered the problem. Because I often carry a backpack over my left shoulder, I believe that while walking the backpack would push down on top of the magazines causing this to happen. I am still testing this theory and I will be conducting this experiment with other mag carriers to see if I experience the same problem.
Concealment & Clips
Both of these products conceal very well and because they are so comfortable you won’t be shifting them around all day drawing attention to yourself. Because fashion is a big part of who I am as an individual, I needed to have a deep concealment option for those times when I am wearing tucked shirts. The tuckability of these holsters is excellent and with the added V-clips (the V is for Velcro), people will really be clueless to the fact that you are carrying. But there is a flaw to these clips. The adhesive used to attach the velcro to the plastic clip does not last very long. It is so bad that within weeks of receiving my holsters and wearing them daily, the velcro was starting to shift, before one finally lost all of its adhesive and will no longer stay on the clip.
The standard metal clips are perfect for Every Day Carry with untucked shirts. It even works well with thick sweatpants!
The Crossbreed Holsters Appendix Carry Holster and Dual Tuckable Mag Carrier are two great holster options for anyone looking for a discreet and comfortable carry system. Especially if you are someone who dresses up often. The ability to tuck in your shirt easily makes this one of my favorite carry setups because of its versatility. Even with the terrible v-clip adhesive, you can figure out a way to reattach the velcro if it wears out.
I look forward to comparing this system to many of the others out there.
Here is the video review of these holsters and the Crossbreed Holsters Gun Belt:
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