Holster Review

This is a discussion on Holster Review within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I purchased a IWB holster and OWB mag pouch for my G26 from Nick Matthews Leather and wanted to do a well deserved review. Although, ...

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    Holster Review

    I purchased a IWB holster and OWB mag pouch for my G26 from Nick Matthews Leather and wanted to do a well deserved review. Although, I am late, I wanted to wear it for a while before submitting. This has become my favorite EDC holster, beating out my Crossbreed.

    Nick was great at communicating with me on what I was looking for. He even told me there would be a delay on the mag pouch due to the upcoming holiday weekend. However, I was pleasantly surprised when he contacted me and told me he would be able to start work earlier than planned.

    I received the holster and mag pouch within 2 weeks (I’m 99% certain) and was very impressed with the quality and workmanship. The holster was tight as usual, but broke in nicely after a day or so of wearing them.





    I recently returned from a 2 week vacation which involved driving approx. 11 hours each way. I wore my pistol the entire time in the car and while on vacation and never had a problem with the holster being uncomfortable or bulky.

    I wore light t-shirts and never had any problems with concealment. The only thing I noticed, when I got out of the car, my shirt would catch on the belt straps. I DO NOT think this is an issue with the holster, but with my choice of shirts.

    As you can see in the photo’s, I’m a little on the “hefty” side and still had no problems with concealment. I’m very impressed with the holster and mag pouch and I recommend Nick if you are looking for a high quality custom holster for a great price.






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    That's a nice looking holster.
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    Looks good! I'm looking for something like a high rise pancake holster for my xdm 45 and also a double mag pouch (uses 13rd xd45 mags).
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    Good review. Thanks for sharing.

    How are the snaps? Hold well? Do they snap harder than necessary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Good review. Thanks for sharing.

    How are the snaps? Hold well? Do they snap harder than necessary?
    The snaps hold excellent, I believe they are called 'pull the dot' snaps. They were hard to snap initially, but became easier with use, but they still require a good sharp pull to make them release. I found it easier to start the snap at the bottom and roll it up to the top. I've never used a holster with this type of snaps before, so it did take some getting used to.

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    Thanks for the review. I always have trouble with any snaps for awhile.

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    Can you elaborate why it beats out your Crossbreed? Just curious as I'm getting ready to order a holster and am still undecided. Thanks.

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    Definitely screams, "Quality!"...nice looking leather.
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    Nice. Glad you like it, and thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broomco View Post
    Can you elaborate why it beats out your Crossbreed? Just curious as I'm getting ready to order a holster and am still undecided. Thanks.
    I like the Crossbreed and it is comfortable, but I always knew it was there. With this holster, I forgot I had it on several times. Also, as a personal preference I prefer leather over kydex.

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    Looks very nice. I don't even use the snaps on any of my holsters, I just thread the belt through.
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    Great looking leather, congrats! I had never heard of this maker, but his work sure looks nice.

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    Nice review on a good looking holster. How is it for one handed reholstering? Have you had any die transfer? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaquero View Post
    Nice review on a good looking holster. How is it for one handed reholstering? Have you had any die transfer? Thanks
    No problems with one handed reholstering. I don't know if it's double leather or what, but the opening is stiff and hasn't collapsed. I've had no die transfer either, which makes it a win all the way around.

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