Since December 2010, I have been carrying either a Glock 19, or a Glock 26 in a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe every day. I purchased this holster after purchasing two knockoffs of the Crossbreed design. After using the knockoffs for a while, I determined that the design was great, but the execution of the knockoffs wasn’t as nice as the Crossbreed, so I went ahead and made the purchase. As with most things, I would have been better off just buying the Crossbreed to begin with…
The Crossbreed Supertuck is a leather/kydex hybrid holster, with a piece of molded kydex riveted to a large piece of leather that sits against the body of the person wearing the holster. At first glance, they look like they would be uncomfortable, however when you think about how the holster works, using the leather to spread out the profile of the pistol, you will understand that this is a very comfortable holster.
My first impression of the holster when receiving it was great. The horsehide was much better quality than the bargain basement leather used on the knockoffs that I had previously purchased. Crossbreed uses their own hardware, including belt clips with their cross logo stamped into them. The logo is a point of contention for some who use this holster with a tucked in shirt, as some feel that the clips give away that they are carrying a pistol. I’m not a tucker, so I don’t care. The knockoff holsters used cheap hardware and generic clips, which are not nearly as nice of quality as the Crossbreed clips.
The Crossbreed Supertuck is adjustable for forward, and rearward cant, as well as ride height. I prefer to have mine with a little forward cant, riding with the edge of the kydex about level with the top of my belt. Cant and ride height is adjusted by removing the screws from the clips, and pushing the T-nuts out of the leather, placing them into a different hole, and replacing the clip and the screw. Make sure that you press the T-nut into the leather with something before torquing the screw too much, or you will bend the little tabs off the the T-nut, and you will have to make a trip to the hardware store to get some more.
Standard vs. Combat Cut:
I opted for the standard cut holster, instead of the combat cut as I wanted to make sure that there was enough leather to keep the holster as comfortable as possible. What I found was that with the standard cut, the holster was extremely comfortable, but I was unable to get a full firing grip on the pistol during the draw. I played with different positions for a while, but everything required me to adjust the pistol in my hand after clearing the holster. This was unacceptable, so I slowly over the course of about a month began removing leather from the holster, until I had removed the least amount of leather possible while being able to get a full firing grip on my pistol.
Once I had the leather trimmed, I then had to cut a little of the kydex near the bottom of the trigger guard, because once I was able to get a full firing grip on the pistol, my middle finger was now rubbing on the edge of the kydex during the draw. No big deal, just a minute with the dremel, and the problem was fixed. This may be something that gets done on the holsters that leave the factory with the combat cut, but I’m not sure.
This is being a little nit-picky, but one of the issues I have had with the Crossbreed Supertuck is the clips rubbing against the leather when I move my body causing a squeaking noise. It started out doing it just a little, after several months of wear, then it got worse, and worse, until I was nearly losing my mind. The clip appeared to polish the leather, creating more, and louder squeaks. It was very frustrating, until I read somewhere online about rubbing a little talcum powder on the leather under the clips would resolve the squeak. Sure did. Since finding this trick over a year ago, I have only had to re-apply the powder two or three times, so I’ll call it fixed.
This may be specific to be, but I had some trouble keeping the holster in place when I first received it, and I found it odd, as the knockoff holsters did not have this issue. What I found was the higher quality leather used by Crossbreed was not as rough on the body side, allowing the holster to slip down, instead of gripping my side and staying in place. Now, I do not have hips for my belt to ride on, as I’m a little on the fatter side these days, so the skinnier folks may not have an issue. I ended up taking a little 60 grit sandpaper, and just lightly rubbing the back of the holster to roughen it up. Problem solved.
I read a lot of web forums about concealed carry, as I am always looking for the next best thing in guns, ammo, holsters, etc, and I always hear a recurring theme about people not liking to carry inside the waistband (IWB) because they find it uncomfortable. I’m the opposite when wearing the Crossbreed Supertuck. The gun disappears when I drop it into the holster, and I can literally carry the pistol all day with no discomfort. In the car, on the couch, I’ve even taken a nap with it on, no problem. Absolutely, positively the most comfortable holster I have ever worn. The Crossbreed Supertuck allows me to carry the larger Glock 19, with the same amount of comfort as the sub-compact Glock 26. Any time I am legal to carry, you can bet I am carrying my Glock 19, in my Crossbreed Supertuck. The more I wear this holster, the more the leather conforms to my shape, and it gets more comfortable each time I wear it.
All in all, I am very satisfied with this holster. I mentioned a few cons above, however the comfort factor out weighs them so much, they do not detract from the holster at all. It would be a fantastic addition to anyone’s concealed carry rig. I’ll give it an A. If they could figure out a way to keep the holster from squeaking from the factory, I would move them up to an A+.