Holster reviews are always difficult to demonstrate with video, especially when the body type that is testing is not the same as you, the viewer or fan. We get lucky sometimes with OWB (Outside the WaistBand holsters) because concealment isn’t as big a factor 9 out of 10 times.
We have tried laser based, webcam and software based trainers before. As expected, inherent issues between software, optical recognition and physical actions (slightly different than your XBOX Kinect or Wii) can negatively affect and impede any kind of benefit of training.
Why is this “The Kydex Review No One Wants To Do” you ask? I refer back to the 67 different holster companies and their request for reviews. This is not us saying everyone sucks. This is us saying that molded plastic around common firearms looks the same, behaves the same and fact of the matter IS the same. Now that is not to discount those that are higher quality fit and finish or better and more defined molds, they exist. But let’s be honest, those companies that are growing and making money let alone thriving in the Kydex holster making industry are providing a consistent finished product that is better than you, me or my brother’s cousin’s stepsister’s husband Bill who used to be a SEAL Force Team Ranger Delta 9. Sure they all have maybe a “feature” or “trademark” type thing that differentiates theirs from another Kydex company, but other than that small feature or “thing” It is the same materials, same mounts, same blue guns. Here is what we feel separates companies from one another and we applaud and encourage it.
One of the greatest joys I get from shooting comes from competing in 3-gun matches. I’m a bit competitive by nature, and any excuse to get out and shoot a bunch of guns, racing against the clock and besting other shooters is what I consider awesome. (Note: I do not best many of them.)
Trinity Force rail review part two: in which our intrepid heroes set out to break stuff and try to figure out why it broke. As you’ll recall from part one of this review, we built up a nice AR upper in order to test out a new rail system in the works from Trinity Force Corp.
The Sound Of Madness. It’s funny how a name can accurately describe a product sometimes. The S.O.M. is a muzzle device/Compensator from a small company out in Michigan that has set out to change the way we look at muzzle devices with their offering of this non-symmetrical design.
So you want to shoot faster eh? Let me introduce you to the HIPERFIRE fire control systems from High Performance Firearms. They have really begun making an impact in the firearms world lately with their trigger system, especially the 24C. The other models they make are more than notable as well and we will dive right into those as well.
So you are looking for a new holster? Well look no further; this Osborne IWB holster is amazing. This is made in the great state of Texas, and has what you are looking for, and then some. This is a Hybrid, leather and Kydex, holster with a twist, I’ll explain that later.
I wanted to hate the MechArmor Defense charging handle. It is big, it is angry looking and it has aesthetics that are not meant to really say “ooh that’s pretty” in my eyes. I just couldn’t seem to get my head wrapped around this beast of a charging handle to find highlights or benefits to share. But then a strange thing happened, I actually tried it out.