Am I the only person in the world that has this problem with Kydex holsters? (pics)

Am I the only person in the world that has this problem with Kydex holsters? (pics)

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    Am I the only person in the world that has this problem with Kydex holsters? (pics)

    Here's two Blade-Tech holsters.

    The first is the new paddle design. What we're looking at here is the slant of the holster. It slants such that the muzzle end is away from the body - and it's not just a little slant:


    Blade-tech new paddle design by ron.0000, on Flickr

    The next is a Blade-Tech M&P belt holster - same thing:


    Blade-tech new paddle design by ron.0000, on Flickr

    I took a pic of a Comp Tac paddle and it does the very same.

    Anybody else have this problem?
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    Just curious, but what does it look like with the firearm in it? Does the angle come down at all?
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    Awww shoot! I posted the same pic twice

    ArkhmAsylm,
    The angle does change with the gun in the holster. It still slants enough to cause a weird grip on the gun. Plus, with the weight of the gun making it straighten, it tends to become bouncy.
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    FWIT, I have always had a problem with the Tupperware-type holsters. I like a cushy leather holster that rides high. I sometimes have to wear a extra tall size tee to hide it but that prevents plumber butt anyway. That is always a good thing. Say no to crack..... I normally wear a XL tee but a XXL Tall tee gives me a lot of latitude. (no pun intended.)
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    I would figure out the point where you can heat the attaching area up a little and bend it so it allows the muzzle end to come in closer
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    A few seconds with a good hair dryer will solve that problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddle View Post
    FWIT, I have always had a problem with the Tupperware-type holsters. I like a cushy leather holster that rides high. I sometimes have to wear a extra tall size tee to hide it but that prevents plumber butt anyway. That is always a good thing. Say no to crack..... I normally wear a XL tee but a XXL Tall tee gives me a lot of latitude. (no pun intended.)
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    I have found for the money, Fobus holsters are great. But I usually prefer a good leather holster. Is this for one of the new Kimbers. If it is, you should be ashamed of yourself:) a 1911 deserves good leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I have found for the money, Fobus holsters are great. But I usually prefer a good leather holster. Is this for one of the new Kimbers. If it is, you should be ashamed of yourself:) a 1911 deserves good leather.
    Fobus hoslters work for me.

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    But, having said that, I want a speed holster too. I'm getting that go-to-Blackwater notion in my head and a good straight-drop Kydex might be a better choice.
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    I have alligator for my m66 dressed in genuine stag. It's a head turner. But can't post pics because my damn computer must have a caught a virus and can't download anything from harddrive. Aaagh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I have alligator for my m66 dressed in genuine stag. It's a head turner. But can't post pics because my damn computer must have a caught a virus and can't download anything from harddrive. Aaagh!
    Sounds like a nice holster - love to see it. Hope the computer thing clears up without too much trouble or damage.

    BTW, you oughta meet me at Blackwater for a class next summer.
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    Pm on the way.
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    Your problem is what we call "skinny", eat a few more cheeseburgers, and the love handles will press against the gun butt, tucking the muzzle in nicely.
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    So are you just messing with us, or do we get to see the second photo?!?!?

    I am always looking for the holy grail of holsters, tight to body, low profile, not too high, not too low, blah blah blah. Where is that Blade Tech M&P.

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    Are we talking only of OWB holsters?

    If this is the case, I'd recommend the Blackhawk CQC Serpa holsters. I've never had the issue you seem to be having.

    Sure, it tilts slightly, but it all depends on the angle of the belt!

    FWIW, all of my holsters are Kydex or leather/Kydex hybrids.
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