Ever since I bought my Glock 19, I’ve upgraded it with a few enhancements, one of them is an extended magazine release. The reason is I find it a little hard to depress the mag release button without having to shift my grip too much. Quickly bought one from MidwayUSA and after a couple of minutes struggling with the small spring tension, I finally got it installed. It worked very well right up to the point I had to carry the Glock in my IWB Crossbreed Supertuck holster.
The extended mag release protrudes out from the frame a little too much for IWB carry and keeps getting engaged while I’m seated or while moving around. This caused my magazine to release prematurely and drop out from the gun fairly frequently. This problem doesn’t exist if you use it with OWB type holsters because you have more clearance between the gun and your body.
Seeing my dilemma, a buddy of mine who works at Zev Technologies (Glockworx) sent a prototype magazine release to me a few weeks ago. I’ve been carrying it in my Crossbreed holster for two weeks now and it works wonderfully. It’s the best of both worlds actually, it sits flush against the frame and yet makes it easier for me to engage the mag release.
It’s cut a little shorter than the stock mag release.
To compensate for not being able to press the mag release as much as a stock one, they moved the spring tension “hole” forward just a hair. This makes it easier for you to drop the magazine. It is in essence, shorter, yet easier to depress than a stock mag release. The feel of it is very similar to the extended one, but without the detriment of accidentally releasing the magazine when carrying it close to your body.
(Top to Bottom : Glockworx prototype, Stock mag release, Extended mag release)
Overall, I’ve very happy with this dual benefit release mechanism. If they had this product available, I would not hesitate to buy it or recommend it to my friends who carry a Glock.
Crossbreed Holsters are hands-down, the most comfortable holsters I’ve ever worn. I have one for my 1911, Springfield XDm and now for my Glock 19. I bought this particular BLEM holster (slight blemish or returned item) from Crossbreed through the XDTalk Forums ( http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/crossbreed-holsters/161669-new-blem-list-11-10-10-a.html) for a meager $50. I don’t know why they call it blems but they’re perfect in function and form. I don’t see any blemishes either, perhaps there is some holster wear on the leather but nothing that stands out to me.
(Gun is loaded btw, as IT SHOULD BE!)
All in all, a GREAT deal
This is a great guide for women who have their Concealed Pistol License (CPL) of Concealed Carry Weapon license (CCW). Women have very different body shapes than men and clothing preference, so Falia is doing a great job going through the various different types of holsters and carry options for various clothing styles.
After tooling around with my Kholster with a scissors and some leather conditioner, I made the leather a lot smoother and curves in the right places. The Crossbreed Supertuck is much better, obviously more expensive, but you don’t have to mess around with it. The original Kholster came as a full circle which is REALLY ugly and huge. Like this :
Here’s how it looks like worn, I love these IWB format holsters, very comfortable :
I’ve also cut the top part of the Kholster to allow me to find the right spot to grip my gun when drawing. here’s how I do it, notice the rounded top:
That’s where I’ll place my thumb to get the right position :
Then Draw, and thumb is just in place to engage the safety :
This way, my draw is more consistent.
I’ve seen nothing but praise for the Crossbeed Supertuck Deluxe holster online and decided to get one. After trying it out, I agree whole heartedly with regards to the comfort and concealment capabilities of this holster.
Here’s me wearing the Supertuck with my FULL SIZE XDm ::
view from the side :
All tucked in :
Not only is my XDm full sized, it has a Magwell too. You can’t even see it while concealed :
Now with a T-Shirt :
From the side :
T-shirt tucked in. Can’t see the gun at all :
Again, hiding a full sized XDm with a magwell :
Here’s my XDm :
Get one if you intend to carry concealed, you won’t regret it! 🙂
This is my first time trying out a IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster and I admit, I was very skeptical about the ability for these types of holsters to be carried for an extensive period of time. After putting on these excellently crafted Crossbreed Supertucks, I’m sold.
It’s so bloody comfortable, I wish I had an excuse to wear it everyday. 🙂 here’s a good review of the Supertuck. : http://gunblast.com/Crossbreed.htm
Here’s how it looks like with my XDm :
Let’s see how it performs in IDPA.