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Old June 3rd, 2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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Thinking about getting owb kydex holster for my full size 40. I will be using it for ccw and idpa in future. What are your thoughts?
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Give Mike Benedict a shout.
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Another vote for the bladetech. You can get the stingray (SRB), the same one that they sell in the combo pack, for only about $25. Combine that with a couple of the Revolution double mag pouches with teck-lock for about $21 each and you have a really good set up for USPSA/IDPA. I'm very, very happy with mine. I tried both the SRB and tek-lock with the mag pouch and definately prefer the teck-lock.



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Old June 3rd, 2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Comp-tac FBI Paddle for me. I have 4 or 5. Perfect fit, and one week or less from purchase time to delivery. The slight forward cant helps in the concealment department, but the Speed Paddle gives you the straight drop option.
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Another vote for the bladetech. You can get the stingray (SRB), the same one that they sell in the combo pack, for only about $25. Combine that with a couple of the Revolution double mag pouches with teck-lock for about $21 each and you have a really good set up for USPSA/IDPA. I'm very, very happy with mine. I tried both the SRB and tek-lock with the mag pouch and definately prefer the teck-lock.



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Where can I order a bladetech SRB for $25?
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 02:31 PM   #7
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I think he means the Revolution holster which is no comparison to Blade-tech's higher end stuff.
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I was wondering about that price on the Stingray as well. I too use this holster and love it. Check out this link: http://www.mp-store.com/index.php?cPath=23. As a side note, the compact fits the fullsize as well. Enjoy!
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Old June 4th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #9
 
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I have a Blade Tech stingray for my Steyr







and the Comp-Tac paddle also







Either will be a fine choice.
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I did mean the Revolution holster, sorry about that. Got my holsters mixed up. The Revolution is the same configuration as the SRB, just injection molded instead of formed kydex, and half the price. I've only used it for a couple of months strickly for USPSA competition so I can't vouch for long term durability of the new injection molded stuff, but as far as fit and function, just as good, IMHO. The actual Kydex stuff, aka the SRB, is definately top notch and very durable and should handle the abuse of everyday carry just fine.



I've also used kydex holsters by Fist and Comp-Tac for daily carry that are great, but they're IWB.



I used a Fobus holster a long time ago, but after seeing a couple of them snap off and fall to the ground with the weapon in them, I quit using them. Once when bumped into the edge of an open car door and once when the wearer squatted down. The paddle or belt attachment would actually break off of the holster pouch. The newer ones may not have this problem.



I think the old saying of getting what you pay for is very accurate here. Spend the money on good kydex from a reputable company if your going to use if for daily carry.



Shoot safe and have fun!!
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I have both a Blade-Tech Stingray and a Blackhawk Serpa CQC. I love the feel of the Blackhawk and it comes with a paddle attachment, making it a better value in my book. Plus the retention feature and positive click upon holstering make it "feel" better. Both are made very well and should give you years of service. I also think the Blackhawk is a little smaller, but I do not have the holsters for the same gun.
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For IDPA, I find OWB Kydex rigs are GREAT but I don't feel comfortable with them as an everyday/all day CCW rig. I find they aren't secure [enough] and sit too far off the belt for adequate retention and concealment.



Leather is ALWAYS a good option (and durable) for OWB carry and will treat you just fine in the competitive arena. Should you pursue the OWB Kydex design, one with some sort of retention like the Serpa as previously mentioned would be prudent.



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I find they... sit too far off the belt for adequate retention and concealment.
Not the case with my Comp-Tac paddles that's for sure.
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A big +1 on that, good buddy.

Why? Cause its the best. Other companies might be nicer and have better customer service, but their customer service rep aint gonna help you pull your pistol out of your holster.
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