Holster Question

Holster Question

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    Holster Question

    I'm looking at getting a new holster for my M&P Shield. Now I am just using a Remora holster for IWB. I am looking at a kydex holsters vs hybrid holsters. I was just wondering you guys have any good articles comparing the two, or if you guys have a tips on choosing between the two. I know there is a lot of personal preference involved, but I'd like some help choosing between the two.
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    For something as small as a Shield, I think you'd be alright either way.

    For me, where the major difference comes in is with larger, full sized guns. I find that the leather on a hybrid will help stabilize the load. That is, it will help keep it from shifting. I have found that a full kydex rig holding a FS handgun will tend to shift slightly as I move about. On smaller guns I don't notice any shifting with either set up.
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    Ok thanks. Do you notice a big difference in comfort between the kydex and the hybrid?

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    Personal issue, really. Much of the comfort factor depends on positioning and how tight you wear your belt. I am comfortable either way or I wouldn't carry with that particular rig.
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    Comp-tac should be able to help you out.

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    I chose the MaxTuck from White Hat Holsters Concealed Handgun Holsters and Holster Parts & Accessories - White Hat

    MaxTuck Black Cowhide-172.jpg

    I've been very pleased with the quality and the comfort.

    One of the main reasons I chose the MaxTuck was the added benefit of their interchangeable kydex system. In about 2 minutes I can swap out the kydex and carry any of my guns. The replacement kydex starts at $19.95 so it is very economical. You buy one holster and then for under $20 you have a quality holster (which is already broken in) for any gun in your collection.

    I thought about getting a full kydex holster but I thought I would be more comfortable with the leather against me than the kydex especially since I live in a warm area. A piece of kydex resting against my skin all day while being in the hot Texas sun didn't seem like it would be a good combination for me.
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    RoadRunner71 is definitely right about the size of that gun helping you out. I haven't had any personal experience with full kydex holsters. Just leather and hybrids. That being said, I really like the hybrid design. the SHTF Gear ACE-1 is one of the narrowest two clip hybrids on the market, so it won't add a lot of extra bulk. Here is one for your handgun.

    S&W M&P Shield ACE-1 Holster

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