On episode 118 of the podcast we played a voicemail from podcast listener Robert about his first match and he talked about making his gear for USPSA out of PVC he purchased at the hardware store. After confirming with Robert about what he used, I had to share it here on the blog. He purchased some 4″ PVC drain pipe from the hardware store and heated it up and molded it just like it was …Read More »
All Kydex Holsters Are Not Created Equal
Whenever I have a couple minutes to kill, I like to cruise Instagram hashtags and see what cool new stuff is relevant to my interests. Hashtags like #USPSA, #IDPA, and #3gun are a few of my favorites, but recently I’ve come across another hashtag that brings more talent, and absolute derp at the same time that it’s quickly become my favorite one to follow: #kydex If you’re not familiar with Instagram it’s basically an easily …Read More »
Cowhide vs. Horsehide Holsters
Years ago when I purchased my first Crossbreed Supertuck holster, I had heard from many sources that the horsehide version was the best in hot climates because the horsehide wasn’t as absorbent as cowhide, and because of this it would keep sweat off of your pistol. After wearing the horsehide Supertuck for 3+ years I never noticed it really repelling sweat, so when I won a free Crossbreed holster at a match, I just went …Read More »
Kydex Pancake Holsters Suck!
For the past couple of years, it seems like everybody and their brother has been making these kydex pancake holsters and I’ve got to say, I think they are terrible. I shot my Glock 17 at the Shoot2Live IDPA match on Saturday, and the first holster I could scrounge up in the closet that fit it was a kydex pancake holster that I made some time back. You know the type, they look like this …Read More »
DIY – The in’s and out’s of working with kydex.
I’ve been working with Kydex for a while now, and from time to time I help out a friend and make a holster, or magazine pouch, or something for them. I don’t do it as a business (filling orders sucks) however, its a lot of fun, and once you have all the tools, you can really save a lot of money on holsters if you buy new guns a lot. Where to get it? I …Read More »