Crossbreed ST: Horsehide or Leather? Pros & Cons?

Crossbreed ST: Horsehide or Leather? Pros & Cons?

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    Crossbreed ST: Horsehide or Leather? Pros & Cons?

    I'm just about ready to order my CB ST holster and am leaning towards the horsehide since NC can be a bit warm and I've read that the horsehide really stands up well to the extra moisture.

    For those with CB ST's, would you be so kind as to sound off about:

    1) which one you chose
    2) why you chose it
    3) your experience with it so far

    BTW: This will be for my new XD40 4" Service which I plan to EDC.

    Thanks in advance!
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    1) I got horsehide
    2) Because summers are 100 degrees + for 3 1/2 months here.
    3) So far I love it. Very comfortable with no undershirt.
    Don't have cowhide to compare it to but I think I made the right choice.
    Carry a Glock 19 in it. No combat cut.

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    I got the horsehide as well, no combat cut. Carries my SR9c like it isn't even there. Very comfortable on the skin.
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    I carry a Glock 22 with the ST in horsehide. I wanted the extra moisture resistance. I did not get the combat cut, however after I gave it a week, I made my own cut. I have been very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlissimo View Post
    1) which one you chose
    2) why you chose it
    3) your experience with it so far
    1) Horsehide
    2) It was only $15 and is supposedly better for body sweat
    3) Comfortable and easily hidden, even with light clothing (so far I've only tested it with tucked in polo shirts and untucked camp shirts)
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    Horsehide; made a few of my own adjustments; works well- very happy with the product, have had it over a year.
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    I got horsehide; but either one is going to be very durable and will serve you well.

    Horsehide has a denser grain to it, making it stiffer and a more resistant to moisture (it will also take a few extra days to conform to your body shape). These properties make it more difficult to dye which is why horsehide is only available in "natural" color.

    NC summers might make the horsehide a good bargain for you.
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    I have both, get the horsehide. :)

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    Horsehide because it gets hot here and my sweat fu is great. It gets slightly damp but is holding up great.
    Combat cut and wear an undershirt, all day long comfortable and good grip on gun when drawing.
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    I have 3 Crossbreed holsters. All are horsehide. It is very humid here and the other thing I like about the horsehide is the stiffness. Yes it takes a few more days to break in, but then it fits like a glove. It wraps around my hip and stays put. I wear all of mine at 3:30.
    Go with Horsehide, you won't be disappointed.
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    Thanks for the confirmation folks!

    I figured to get these types of responses.
    Nice to hear all the positive feedback on the CBST in general, and the horsehide version in particular!

    Cheers!
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    Crossbreed "Quick Clip" holster here.... and I use the horse hide every day and have no problems with it.

    Glad I ordered horse hide for the strength and durability... and slightly thinner material (less bulk).
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    Horsehide-no question for me. Very comfortable even when hot.

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    1) My SuperTuck is horsehide - no combat cut.
    2) Located in Texas.
    3) Completely satisfied. Although I have trimmed it a little, I'm sure I would have been happy with it as received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedinius View Post
    1) Horsehide
    2) It was only $15 and is supposedly better for body sweat
    3) Comfortable and easily hidden, even with light clothing (so far I've only tested it with tucked in polo shirts and untucked camp shirts)

    Ditto on all of it....holster carries great and I chose horsehide for humid climates.
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