New IWB Holster at K&D Holsters

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    The Dakota has a Flat rear and the gun pocket on the front
    The Cochise appears to be more of a traditional pancake style of design
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    Quote Originally Posted by madecov View Post
    The Dakota has a Flat rear and the gun pocket on the front
    The Cochise appears to be more of a traditional pancake style of design
    This would make sense, as the Cochise is designed for use as either OWB or IWB. As far as I am concerned, this new design of the Dakota will make it more comfortable for IWB carry.....

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    Even though I don't prefer kydex clip/attachments to the belt, that holster looks very comfortable sir.

    Nice job.

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    lancek:

    There are some differences between the Cochise Defender and Dakota Defender. My goal with the Dakota Defender was to make it similar to the Cochise with respect to functioning, but also make it thinner.

    The Cochise Defender is made of three pieces of leather essentially - front & back of equal size, and an overlay. The Dakota has two - main body piece and the piece that surrounds the gun. (The two holsters are basically cut from the same dies - so they are the same size.) The Dakota will mold to the shape of your body sooner.

    While the Cochise Defender is sold primarily as an IWB, it can also be used as an OWB, simply by moving the clips to the backside of the holster. (This makes for a very versatile holster.) The Dakota is strictly an IWB holster. Either holster can function as a tuckable, but the Dakota has greater ability to do that with the clips being offset from the body of the holster.

    The Cochise Defender is set up with the adjustable kydex clips. The Dakota is also set up with adjustable kydex clips, but we will offer it set up with leather loops.


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    One of my first thoughts after seeing the completed holster was, "Man, this would look great with an exotic skin covering the front piece."

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    Wow, that looks VERY nice Ken.... I'm so tempted to switch my Cochise to a Dakota before you start.

    *sigh*

    Assuming the Ruger P95PR is on you buildable list... ;)

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    One thing I really like about the design, is the way the stitching is close to the outline of the gun. Many makers run the stitching far out from the gun. Having the stitches close to the outline means the holster won't loosen up a lot over YEARS of use. When the stitching is too far out the holster loosens up a lot after a short period of time.

    This one should last a good long time.
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    Maska:

    I do have the P95PR, so it would be no problem on the holster being made for it.

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    How stiff is it for one handed reholsterring? I do not see any type of reinforcement and wonder if it will collapse when the gun is withdrawn.

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    The process used to stiffen the holster provides for easy reholstering. The holster does not collapse once the gun is drawn. I realize there are folks who wish to have an additional reinforcement, and I am exploring ways to do that. However, at the same time, I'm trying to keep the holster as thin overall as possible.

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    K-Man,

    PM sent. Sign me up for one of the new Dakota Defender IWB's

    Thanks

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    Ever make the Cochise Defender for a Beretta 9000?

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    katmandoo122:

    Let me check on the availability of a Beretta 9000. If I'm able to locate one to use, I'm certain I could make a Cochise Defender holster for it. I'll send you a pm once I've got one available. Thanks for your interest.

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