Crossbreed holster question

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    Crossbreed holster question

    I recently traded for a SA mil-spec ultra compact that I plan to start carrying as soon as my permit gets here (hopefully in the next 2 weeks ). I've pretty much decided on the CBST holster. My biggest question is it worth spending the money for the horsehide backing? I've read that its needed if you live where its hot and humid and well I live in Mississippi so I figure I make that category
    Second, do I buy their belt or should I get one elsewhere?

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    I ordered the horsehide option on mine because I read the same things you mention and being a fellow MS'er figured I needed it. I really can't compare the two because the horsehide is the only one I have. It is a little stiff and I read it takes longer to break in. All in all, I am completely satisfied with my CBST. Either way you go I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKing View Post
    I recently traded for a SA mil-spec ultra compact that I plan to start carrying as soon as my permit gets here (hopefully in the next 2 weeks ). I've pretty much decided on the CBST holster. My biggest question is it worth spending the money for the horsehide backing? I've read that its needed if you live where its hot and humid and well I live in Mississippi so I figure I make that category
    Second, do I buy their belt or should I get one elsewhere?

    Thanks guys
    I live in Houston and I ordered my Supertuck and minituck with horsehide. I was told it would take longer to break it in. I can tell you it is comfy and I wear it daily....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudreaux View Post
    I ordered the horsehide option on mine because I read the same things you mention and being a fellow MS'er figured I needed it. I really can't compare the two because the horsehide is the only one I have. It is a little stiff and I read it takes longer to break in. All in all, I am completely satisfied with my CBST. Either way you go I am sure you will not be disappointed.
    Same here except I'm in Kansas.
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    +1 horsehide
    +2 Combat cut!

    I also really like the "velcro" backed belt. But, I would check the Blem list over at XDT before I ordered new.

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    Mine is horsehide, very comfortable even in hot weather. As to the combat cut, I do not have it and I suggest you do not order it initially and try it out first. You can always cut but cannot add back after you realize there is a spot on your gun that rubs you the wrong way.
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    +1 on not getting the combat cut right away. I have just broken my horsehide in (it has been a few weeks now), and it is the most comfortable holster. It's hot and sticky in the summer months down here, so it was a no brainer for me. I do need a gun belt, though. I have to wear my soft leather belt to tightly. I'll probably end up getting a crossbreed belt, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Mine is horsehide, very comfortable even in hot weather. As to the combat cut, I do not have it and I suggest you do not order it initially and try it out first. You can always cut but cannot add back after you realize there is a spot on your gun that rubs you the wrong way.
    Agreed. I paid for the combat cut, but it was too low and too wide. I still couldn't get a proper grip, and the beavertail jabs me relentlessly. Get it without, and cut it yourself. The horsehide cuts very easily with an exacto.

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    I went with the horsehide and have been very happy. I didn't really notice any break in period. I had to try a few different times to get THE spot but once I did, it just kinda became part of me. I have noticed that I have to slightly adjust it's position due to belt loop positions on different pants.
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    I did NOT get the horsehide as I am in PA and the hot and sticky weather is pretty much non-existent. I suppose that if you normally end up sweating a shirt wet even a few times a week you might want to get the horsehide though. If you are like me and put it on at 7 AM and take it off at 11 PM then it won't get a chance to dry out so the extra moisture resistance is probably a good thing.

    Great holsters... you can get a good belt from them but you can also get a good belt elsewhere. I have not used the velcro clips but have used the j-hooks and like them.
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    Just place my order for the CBST in horsehide.

    Now for the 5 week wait....

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    Mine didn't take near 5 weeks to get here. The best way to avoid disappointment is to have zero expectations though... so yeah.. " 5 weeks" :)

    ps. I love mine as well, I wear it daily. (it is very stiff for awhile unless you wear it all the time. I wear mine from about 6pm to 10pm every day it took about 2 months to break in.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKing View Post
    Just place my order for the CBST in horsehide.

    Now for the 5 week wait....
    I would begin looking in my mailbox after TWO. (I have NEVER heard any TRUTHFUL claims of Crossbreed taking 5 weeks.) I just can't see Mark & Marty standing still for that.

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    Thats just what their email said. It said they had a backlog they were working through and average wait time was currently 5 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    I would begin looking in my mailbox after TWO. (I have NEVER heard any TRUTHFUL claims of Crossbreed taking 5 weeks.) I just can't see Mark & Marty standing still for that.
    My most recent one took 5 and a half weeks and was delivered last week. When I finally sent them an email at a little over 5 weeks I got an auto-reply that they were absolutely swamped, very apologetic, and they were expecting delivery times of 5 weeks but were working very hard to try and get the wait time back down to the 2-3 week area. I got the holster the next day. So 5 to 6 weeks right now is actually about right but you're right, they aren't happy about it and are trying hard to get it fixed.
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