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Posted: 12/27/2006 8:26:10 AM EST
What determines your choice in holster material? color? exotic skins?
I choose black leather mostly for the comfort and I like the darker color
Anyone have holsters made of exotic skins?
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 8:30:42 AM EST
Since my concern is concealed, it's 100% form, fit, and function.  Fashion is not really in the formula.
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 9:54:32 AM EST
I'm not digging the leather too much, I'm about to switch to kydex for comfort. So in my case, i'd have to say experience determines my decision
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 10:13:27 AM EST
Kydex almost exclusively. Thin as can be and I can work up a good sweat and it doesn't bother it. Rinse it off in the sink of it gets dirty and voila.
Link Posted: 12/28/2006 7:27:02 PM EST
I see the advantages of kydex or similar synthetic for IWB.  I haven't tried IWB carry yet and use leather holster OWB, or shoulder holster now that it is cold weather dress.
Link Posted: 12/29/2006 5:49:57 AM EST
I like IWB leather and choose horsehide(rough-side out)...more sweat-resistant than cowhide. Astethics is not a consideration.
Link Posted: 12/29/2006 12:58:49 PM EST
black kydex

no deformation, easier for me to repair if the parts are out there, doesnt sweat/retain moisture like some of the leathers i have tried before, black to better blend in for most of my situations

Link Posted: 12/29/2006 6:19:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
black kydex

no deformation, easier for me to repair if the parts are out there, doesnt sweat/retain moisture like some of the leathers i have tried before, black to better blend in for most of my situations



Same here.

Leather is also thicker and heavier, and doesn't offer as smooth a draw.
Link Posted: 12/29/2006 7:48:07 PM EST
Dark leather, typically black or dark brown. Horsehide if necessary, cowhide is preferred.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:09:54 PM EST
Leather.  I'm going to try Kydex again.  The plastic holsters fit better, but the rough side out leather was a lot less sweaty and uncomfortable.
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