Finally tried a hybrid - - - Crossbreed

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    Finally tried a hybrid - - - Crossbreed

    I have always disliked the idea of hybrid holsters. Thought they were terribly ugly and couldn't be at all comfortable. Turns out I might have been wrong. Have been wearing my Crossbreed supertuk for a J frame for the past few days. It is a little rough after several hours against bare skin, but is incredibly comfortable with a T shirt underneath. Makes carrying my 23 oz S&W 640 a breeze, and conceals incredibly well underneath a T shirt. My only complaint is that it creaks like a saddle as I move right now. I imagine that will go away after a few more days, otherwise I will try baby powder etc. Overall excellent holster and I highly recommend them!
    I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    I wear a thin tank top under my shirt when carrying IWB - makes all the difference! My Crossbreed over time has shaped around my body where I wear it over time making it even more comfortable. The creaking was more concerning to me but no one ever noticed, even when I had someone walk beside me and listen for it. It did get better with time.

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    Yes the Crossbreed is a good one.

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    I have found that the creaking does diminish over time. If it really bothers you, I can tell you that most of the noise comes from the clips rubbing on the back and on the rubber washers they put in for spacers. Take the screws out and powder the washers, then put some adhesive-backed insulation on the backs of the clips. This eliminated the creaking for me.

    The adhesive backed stuff I used is a product called "moleskin" that you can find in the foot care section. It's made to put over blisters. The adhesive is REALLY strong and it works great!

    Good luck with the new holster. I love mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgusty View Post
    I have always disliked the idea of hybrid holsters. Thought they were terribly ugly and couldn't be at all comfortable. Turns out I might have been wrong. Have been wearing my Crossbreed supertuk for a J frame for the past few days. It is a little rough after several hours against bare skin, but is incredibly comfortable with a T shirt underneath. Makes carrying my 23 oz S&W 640 a breeze, and conceals incredibly well underneath a T shirt. My only complaint is that it creaks like a saddle as I move right now. I imagine that will go away after a few more days, otherwise I will try baby powder etc. Overall excellent holster and I highly recommend them!
    Let me know how it is when the temperature approaches 100. I never understand gun owners who seek out small guns and then put them in huge holsters. Might as well get a bigger gun if you are going to use a big holster regardless of size.
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    Well it hit 84 today and I was wearing all black.. I also live in Minnesota, so our 100 degree days are few and fairly far between. I am not overly concerned about the size of the holster, since it pretty much all sits under the pants, and doesn't show. If it was an OWB holster then yes I would want minimal size.
    I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgusty View Post
    I have always disliked the idea of hybrid holsters. Thought they were terribly ugly and couldn't be at all comfortable. Turns out I might have been wrong. Have been wearing my Crossbreed supertuk for a J frame for the past few days. It is a little rough after several hours against bare skin, but is incredibly comfortable with a T shirt underneath. Makes carrying my 23 oz S&W 640 a breeze, and conceals incredibly well underneath a T shirt. My only complaint is that it creaks like a saddle as I move right now. I imagine that will go away after a few more days, otherwise I will try baby powder etc. Overall excellent holster and I highly recommend them!
    My first hybrid was a SuperTuck. I still have it, but the "creak" was one of my complaints about it. Once I tried a Comp-Tac MTAC (Minotaur), I haven't looked at a Crossbreed since.

    From where I sit.....

    The Crossbreed has that annoying "creak" sound, while the MTAC doesn't.

    The Crossbreed had a certain odor to it that I didn't like. I don't know if it was the leather dye or what. The MTAC smells nice like leather should.

    The Crossbreed is really wide. The MTAC is narrower for better concealability.

    The Crossbreed makes the "combat cut" an option. The MTAC is made with it.

    In my opinion, the kydex holster body on the MTAC is better quality than the Crossbreed.

    And speaking of which, the Crossbreed holster body doesn't cover the muzzle of your gun, or at least not on the model I bought. The MTAC covers it completely.

    The Crossbreed has rivet heads against your skin. The MTAC covers the rivet heads with a slim layer of leather.


    So if you like the Crossbreed, I bet you'll love the MTAC.

    *And no, I don't work for Comp-Tac.

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    I've never owned a CrossBreed - but I will say that the Mtac is a great holster. I have a pair of them, and I find them to be outstanding in terms of comfort, security, and ease of concealement. I find that the design is well thought out, and the build quality is great.

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    I agree on the ugly part, but no pone can see it so no biggie...as far as comfortable, I dont think a good IWB can be beat. I have several SHTF Gear holster and love them all. Maybe one day I will try a crossbreed .
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    The retention isn't quite as tight as I would like so I might have to adjust it a little bit.
    I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgusty View Post
    The retention isn't quite as tight as I would like so I might have to adjust it a little bit.
    That reminds me.... I think the retention adjustments on the MTAC are better, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lish View Post
    I wear a thin tank top under my shirt when carrying IWB - makes all the difference! My Crossbreed over time has shaped around my body where I wear it over time making it even more comfortable. The creaking was more concerning to me but no one ever noticed, even when I had someone walk beside me and listen for it. It did get better with time.
    I do the same thing. Started wearing an A style undershirt with my CBST, & I never used to wear undershirts, NEVER. But, I actually prefer it now. Makes my holster feel awesome & not rub me at all. Also wear one with my OWB which is currently an X-Concealment Gen 2 C Series with the pancake wings, which I highly recommend.

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