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Old 09-17-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Kydex vs Leather IWB

Which is more comfortable?
Which is easier on the guns finish?
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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As with all things, I guess, it depends on personal preferences and who you might ask ... and even who you might ask at any given moment. I'm a good leather fan; I've never liked the way that kydex holds a pistol. The bottom line, of course, is that both will cause wear over time. Some perspective from other sources/forums:

Kydex vs. Leather Holster - INGunOwners

Kydex vs leather wear? - THR

Kydex vs leather holsters?? - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!

Concealed Carry Holsters Leather vs. Nylon vs. Kydex

Kydex vs Leather Holsters and Gun Wear/Scratches - 1911Forum

Plenty more where those came from, of course.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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I prefer leather but I have an excellent kydex fist holster I enjoy for my pps.

I enjoy my TT leather holsters but...

I like the snap in click you get with kydex. Well thought & conceived kydex can be comfy.
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Yes.

CrossBreed and others make great holsters with leather for you and a kydex shell for the gun ... they're the best way to carry a flat pistol IWB.

Holster wear is a draw, kydex will wear at grab points and corners ... leather wears everywhere, particularly if it gets grit embedded. Interestingly, my hybrid holsters are causing a bit more wear on the leather side ... I suspect lint and a less cradling fit.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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I prefer leather but I have an excellent kydex fist holster I enjoy for my pps.

I enjoy my TT leather holsters but...

I like the snap in click you get with kydex. Well thought & conceived kydex can be comfy.
Which model fist are you using? Just got my PPS yesterday and looking for a nice kydex iwb.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:07 AM   #6
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mmm sorry for the delay. I dont check in often.

I bought it used. It came with no papers and there is no model number as best as I can see. I went to the fist kydex site and it appears to be the model 10 made of ultra thin kydex.

My came with a leather belt loop which i like.

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Old 09-20-2011, 05:44 AM   #8
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I bought a high noon for my g26. Do not like it and the quality is mediocre at best. Best IWB I have tries is the Milt Sparks Summer Special.
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I bought a high noon for my g26. Do not like it and the quality is mediocre at best. Best IWB I have tries is the Milt Sparks Summer Special.
Which one did you purchase? Did you get a top line or a cheapie? There is a HUGE difference. I hope you returned it. They do have a guarantee.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:28 PM   #10
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Definitely will be a lot of opinions here. I carry at 5:00 and use a High Noon Bare Asset. It has the 15 degree cant and I think it is a great holster and a super buy under $30. I'd pay more if I were not happy with what I've got. What I really like is the small size and ease of IWB carry with the PPS. I've thought about buying a tuckable version, but rarely wear a tucked in shirt when wearing no outer garment. The leather protector is nice, but it and the tuckable part add to the thickness of the holster. I bought the PPS for it's quality and thinness for IWB carry.

Sweat may have an effect on the finish and any holster may cause some wear with use. My car shows wear because I drive it. My pistol shows wear because I carry and shoot it. Get what is the most comfortable for you carrying and don't worry about wear.

That doesn't mean I don't wash and wax my car and I definitely keep my pistol cleaned and ready. If I worried about normal wear, I'd buy another one to leave at home.
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