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Why is KYDEX is better than Leather?

Lifetime Guarantee: Our Kydex holsters are extremely durable. So durable in fact that we offer a lifetime replacement guarantee should they ever break under normal handling conditions

Our holsters are designed for comfort and speed. With the fully adjustable retention, there is no drag or delay in unholstering your gun. Because our design firmly grips only the trigger guard profile of your gun, there is no need for a clasp to hold it in place. The last thing you want to be doing when preparing to defend yourself is unbuttoning your gun

  • Kydex retains form...Leather holsters close up when they are drawn from, making re-holstering awkward and difficult. Kydex holsters stay open allowing easy re-holstering of the gun.

  • Sweat resistant and easy to clean.  Leather holsters absorb sweat and can become dirty and/or foul smelling. They are difficult and costly to clean and condition. Kydex holsters do not absorb sweat and can be simply rinsed with water when dirty

  • Leather is sensitive to temperature, moisture and humidity. Leather doesn't dry easily... if you leave your gun in a wet leather holster it can cause pitting. The same holds true for Nylon material holsters. Manufacturers generally use "scuba webbing" or "ballistic fabric" which also holds moisture. Leather holsters require a break-in period and diligent maintenance. Re-holstering can be difficult. They wear out. They can be dangerous.

  • Kydex will not scratch your gun’s finish. One of the first things people ask us is “Will KYDEX scratch my gun?” The answer is NO. The only area that touches your gun’s surface is the trigger guard, which is the retention point. However, a leather holster begins to collect sweat and dirt over time. The soft leather becomes hard and slowly begins to get the texture of a leather strop, which is what a barber uses to sharpen his razor. It is extremely abrasive to your gun’s finish, much more so than a smooth piece of plastic.

  • KYDEX holsters are virtually maintenance-free. If they get dirty or dusty, you wash it off and wipe it down...they are ready to use right away.  They don't have a "break-in" period. They will maintain the desired shape over a lifetime of use. What you see is what you get and what you get is our LIFETIME WARRANTY and years of service.

  • While un-holstering and re-holstering a gun, KYDEX owners get a more reliable and secure re-holstering experience as most of our models emit an audible "click" when the handgun is replaced properly. Your gun is secured in place....no jostling or tilting will allow your gun to become dislodged. You adjust the retention with our KYDEX holsters. They are not temperature or moisture sensitive. Our holsters take a beating and still perform great.

Lifetime Guarantee: Our Kydex holsters are extremely durable. So durable in fact that we offer a lifetime replacement guarantee should they ever break under normal handling conditions

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