Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

This is a discussion on Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just purchased an old faithful stage 3 kit for my cw9. I've been wearing it about a week or so and this thing is ...

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 46
Like Tree14Likes

Thread: Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

  1. #1
    New Member Array Dave22387's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6

    Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

    I just purchased an old faithful stage 3 kit for my cw9. I've been wearing it about a week or so and this thing is not really comfortable. Every body and their mother says these hybrids are great... I wear 3:30 to 4 o'clock. It seems pretty worn in now. It's like the kydex won't let the leather wrap around my body. Any tricks from y'all experienced folks. I'm new to CCW. I'm used to having an m9 and m4 where conceal-ability wasn't an issue... HELP

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array Mike1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marion County, Ohio
    Posts
    10,279
    The only trick I found was to put the hybrid in the drawer and get a different holster.
    BritishAgent and bugboy like this.
    "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
    Tuco

  4. #3
    New Member Array Dave22387's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6

    Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

    Ya I was hoping that wasn't the case....

  5. #4
    Moderator
    Array buckeye .45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,659
    What belt are you using?

    Have you tried it further forward?
    tcox4freedom likes this.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

    Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
    NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor

  6. #5
    New Member Array Dave22387's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6

    Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

    Not a gun belt yet... ($$$). When you say further forward do you mean like 1-2 o'clock?

  7. #6
    Member Array iguanadon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    384
    I'll chime in about 2 weeks from now... I have my Old Faithful on the way and also have a Theis that I just got an email saying it shipped today. I wanted to try both the "thin" and the "thick" kydex types.
    Raleigh... Where Barney comes to Party...

    Glock 27 or M&P Shield for every day carry (LCP for deep conceal when necessary)... Glock 23 for the home.

    Call me Iggy. Only my mother calls me by my full given name.

  8. #7
    Member Array Drgnfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    444
    Try a gun belt..
    tcox4freedom and nerdyvirgin like this.

  9. #8
    Member Array joe74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    40
    I put the gun in the holster and heated the kydex with a hair dryer and curved it to fit me better realy helped mine feel better.

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array high pockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Georgia for now
    Posts
    4,538
    Try calling Old Faithful Holsters, they may either have an idea how to resolve your issue, or you may get a return authorization from them. They claim to have a 30 day no hassle return policy. Oops! I just went to their webpage and they are offering a "30 Day Challenge Guarantee." You should check it out.
    aus71383 likes this.
    "If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."

    - Anon

  11. #10
    New Member Array Jblyth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Apple Valley MN
    Posts
    6
    I just ordered an Old Faithful holster a week ago (yet to arrive). Please, please, please keep us posted on any Improvement techniques since it sounds like at least one other person also has one on order. The thicker Kydex may need a little tweaking as a previous poster mentioned.

    At the very least, if it continues to be uncomfortable, Old Faithful may refund your money AND still let you keep the holster! That's his 30 day challenge.

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array Thunder71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    2,537

    Re: Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    The only trick I found was to put the hybrid in the drawer and get a different holster.
    Same here.


    Tapatalk - Helping people post from bathrooms since 2009.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array high pockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Georgia for now
    Posts
    4,538
    Quote Originally Posted by Jblyth View Post
    I just ordered an Old Faithful holster a week ago (yet to arrive). Please, please, please keep us posted on any Improvement techniques since it sounds like at least one other person also has one on order. The thicker Kydex may need a little tweaking as a previous poster mentioned.

    At the very least, if it continues to be uncomfortable, Old Faithful may refund your money AND still let you keep the holster! That's his 30 day challenge.
    Welcome to the forum!
    "If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."

    - Anon

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array 1MoreGoodGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    6,083
    This should take you about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the kydex from the leather. Roll the leather up in all directions (left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to top, do it diagonally from both ways, and do it from both sides...roll it body side in and roll it body side out). Use a hairdryer to heat the kydex edges (where the screws go) and then form the kydex to the spot on your body where you want the kydex to be when you're wearing the holster.
    Regards,
    1MoreGoodGuy
    NRA Life Member
    GOA Life Member


    Behave Like Someone Who is Determined to be FREE!

  15. #14
    Member Array Lindy1933's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    206
    Welcome to the forum. A heavy gun belt will not make a whole lot of difference for an IWB holster. With an IAW holster, it is common to wear pants one size (two inches) bigger around the waist to accomodate the IAW holster and weapon. You did not mention what part of the holster was bothering you. There are tabs on either side of the kydex that fasten to the leather. Are those turned toward your body ... they should be slightly away from your body so the leather can better conform. A heat gun for a few seconds and a little pressure can make any changes necessary. That 30 day money return is certainly tempting if it doesn't feel good after two or three weeks. Good luck with that.
    Retired AF pilot, Vietnam FAC 1967-68

  16. #15
    Distinguished Member Array shadowwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ghost Ridge USA
    Posts
    1,669
    I agree with buckeye I had to get a good belt and it made the differance
    tcox4freedom and nerdyvirgin like this.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

are the hybrid iwb holsters comfortable for very thin people
,

cant find a comfortable holster

,

cant get comfortable concealed holster

,

how do i soften the leather on my hybred holster

,

how to wear a hybrid holster

,

hybrid holster kit

,

hybrid holster too tight

,

i have not found a hybrid iwb holster that's as comfortable as everybody says

,

kydex hybrid holster very uncomfortable

,

old faithful holster cant

,

old faithful holsters

,

too skinny for hybrid holster

Click on a term to search for related topics.