Just received two kydex holsters from a local Kydex holster company called KRounds. I would have to say, of all the kydex/kydex-like holster companies in the US, this has the most passionate and talented holster makers that I’ve come across. Dave, who’s their EVP of production and design has 13 years of experience in this industry. You can watch the PowerFactor Show’s interview with Dave here :
Back to the holsters, the first one I ordered is a KRounds In-and-Out holster that’s a pancake style OWB holster and can be converted into a IWB. I ordered this for my Glock 17 with a TLR-1 Light. The packaging is one of the nicest I’ve seen. The plastic is thick and durable.
Look at how flush it sits on the belt, very tight and close to my fat body 🙂
I should record a video review to let you guys see / hear the lockup when the gun goes “home” in the holster. It fits like a glove. Dave is very proud of his designs that uses multiple lockup points so distribute the locking load, resulting in a very firm fit. This also reduces the amount of wear on the finish of the gun because the gun has no opportunity to move around in the holster.
The In-and-Out model also comes with S hooks (?) that you can install to make it a IWB holster. I haven’t tried this yet but I can imagine it will fit just fine.
Here’s the shot of my Glock 17 with the TLR-1 light.
I’m definitely liking this holster more than my Raven Concealment straight drop one that’s pretty loose.
The 2nd holster is one of their KRounds latest designs. A Dual-Pivot Appendix Carry holster. I’m not a fan of appendix carry, but I must admit, I have always been intrigued at this carry method and wanted to take this opportunity to give it a shot. I ordered one that fits my current carry gun, a H&K P7M8. (yes I know, snobbish!)
Krounds is one of those Kydex companies that not only ship and stock items, they can make a Kydex holster for ANY gun you want. They take it as a challenge to be able to mold Kydex into a fabulous holster for their customers.
I was surprised at how small this holster is. It’s just barely bigger than the gun itself, which is a good thing coz you don’t want a big hunk of metal in the space where you’ve already got something big 😉
here’s how it looks worn on my belt. Not too bad, slightly more uncomfortable than a traditional on the hip IWB which I’m used to but I’m going to give it a try.
What’s unique about this holster, is the dual-pivot technology, which allows the holster to pivot out from your body so you can holster the gun before tucking it under your belt. Alleviating the fear of holstering a hot gun into your groin.
The pivot also allows the gun to shift around in your pants as you sit down or get up, moving it away to make it more comfortable. Very unique and such a great idea don’t you think?
I’m still not very sure about this style of carry, but I’m going to continue doing it for at least a month and will report back.