This is a discussion on CYA Supply Co. IWB holster for Shield 9/40 – A review within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; After considering a number of different IWB holsters for my newly acquired Shield 9, I decided to get the CYA based on reviews and input ...
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|February 24th, 2017, 03:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northen VA
CYA Supply Co. IWB holster for Shield 9/40 – A review
After considering a number of different IWB holsters for my newly acquired Shield 9, I decided to get the CYA based on reviews and input from others who have it.
I ordered the holster through Amazon where it retails for $37.74, the same price as CYA’s website, however being a Prime member I got free shipping and 2-day delivery.
It should be noted that CYA offers free shipping and 3-day delivery when ordering directly from the site.
Whereas most companies use Kydex for their holsters, CYA uses Boltaron. Boltaron is a proprietary, fire retardant, extruded thermoplastic alloy. It offers extreme durability and chemical resistance, while at the same time exhibiting exceptional physical properties.
The holster arrived without issue. Included in the package with the holster is a small allen wrench used to adjust retention and cant.
Fit and finish was excellent with smooth sides and all the edges nicely rounded over. The belt clip seems to also be made from Boltaron and appears quite robust. The adjustment screws are flathead and fit in such a fashion that they do not snag when putting on or taking off the holster.
Out of the box I tried my Shield which fit too snug for my taste. Using the included allen wrench, I adjusted the retention by loosening the two screws near the bottom of the holster until I got it to my liking.
The holster fits securely with the clip positively locking over the belt. The smooth sides make it very comfortable to wear even against bare skin. I wore it while I ran errands and it did not slide around or work itself loose even when bending, squatting or getting in and out of vehicles. It is so comfortable that one can almost forget they are wearing it.
I checked myself in a mirror and there is virtually no printing even under t-shirts which makes it perfect when summer comes around.
For anyone looking into a holster for their Shield 9 or 40, I would recommend considering the CYA.
A note about CYA Supply Company.
CYA is owned by a United States Marine Corps veteran who believes in American made craftsmanship at a fair price. From what I have seen in this holster, his product lives up to that ideal.
Last edited by LordRahl; February 24th, 2017 at 05:08 PM.
|February 24th, 2017, 03:57 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Thank you for the review. In what position did you wear the holster for your tests and did you try wearing it in different positions? If so, were they all equally comfortable for you?
|February 24th, 2017, 05:07 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northen VA
Right now I wear it on my right side below my armpit with a forward cant. I plan to try our some other positions and see if it works any better for me.
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|February 25th, 2017, 06:36 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I have the same holster for my shield... If I am carrying for long periods of time I use a crossbreed supertuck but, if I want an easy on and off I use the CYA. Good holster comfortable for the type, well made, great price. I have a Galco Triton for my fullsize M&P and there is no difference in quality plus the CYA has adjustable cant! If I need another holster like this I'll def. get a CYA!
|February 25th, 2017, 12:29 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2017
I have the CYA for my shield. Very comfortable. I wear it at 3 to 4 o'clock position. Quick shipping and a quality product. I've been very happy with the holster.
|March 8th, 2017, 05:27 PM||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2017
Awesome review. I have been looking at that holster for the last week contemplating if I should try one out. I've already ordered one from On Your 6 Designs (also veteran owned). Haven't received it yet. Very absent minded of me that I didn't notice it doesn't have adjustable retention which I absolutely love on all my Glock holsters. They do offer money back guarantee tho. I think I'm gonna try the CYS holster too. Will most likely get it before the On Your 6 holster.
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