If any of you know me, you know I consider myself to be a patriot. I love the United States of America, I love Texas and Missouri. I consider my citizenship a privilege and an honor. I believe along with living here I have a civic duty to volunteer and support groups that support our States and Country.
Sometimes that patriotism bleeds over to “stuff” and in this case it bled over to a holster and magazine pouch I had Ares Tactical (www.AresTactical.net) make for me in April of 2015. The “Standard” holster and “Double magazine pouch” for a Generation 2 Glock 19 with the Missouri flag and a double magazine pouch with the Texas flag on it.
I want to start off with a disclaimer. Matt Facas started out several years ago as some guy I met at a gathering, then he became a guy I knew, then an acquaintance and now I consider him a friend. Before you think my views are too bias, check out some of my other reviews, I can be brutal. With that knowledge I talked to Matt and let him know I wanted to do a review of his products, I did not want or need any since I had many of them on hand. I could see the nervous look in his eyes, he was wondering how tough I was going to be. Well, I am just as tough as with any product I review.
First off, let me remind you, I am not a fair weather holster / gun wearer. I put it on as soon as my pants get on and take it off when I get undressed for my shower at night. The only other time I take off my holster is if I am going through a metal detector. Other than that I have it on. Some people remove their gun when they get home. What good does it do you in the bedroom when you are in the living room and a criminal or multiple criminals break in? A holster must be comfortable enough for all day, and into the night wearing. My CrossBreed Supertuck is one such holster. Continue reading CrossBreed Supertuck holster review→
Years ago, about 2000, I was swayed away from carrying my Glock and to carrying my 1911 again. I really don’t remember why. Since Missouri did not have a CCW permit at that time, and I had not carried the one in Texas, I did not have a good carry holster for the 1911 style firearms. With that in mind I purchased the holster in this review. It is a made in the USA, black holster for a full size 1911s, from DeSantis, model 067 Small of Back holster. Continue reading Holster review – DeSantis 1911 SoB holster→
In 1998 or 99 when I purchased my first Glock pistol, I wanted / needed a holster. The Fobus was a brand I had seen marketed a lot and the fact that Israel used and made them was a key decision point in my purchase. With an un-tucked shirt, this holster kept my Glocks well concealed.
This review is on a Fobus Glock holster, it is lightweight (2oz.), low profile and right handed. It uses passive retention, that is no “locking system” and has steel rivets and comes with a lifetime warranty. Currently retailing from Fobus for $31.99
It seems that lots of people are making “kydex” holsters these days. Late 2012 I was given one to review from a training academy I attend. Here is my take on this particular holster.
This is an IEB Appendix carry holster. The holster fits “across” the belt loops to assist in holding it in place, or you could just place it between loops, however that dramatically effects the draw and I do not recommend it.