K&D Dakota Defenders arrive...Disappointed!

K&D Dakota Defenders arrive...Disappointed!

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    K&D Dakota Defenders arrive...Disappointed!

    I'm disappointed that I didn't order them sooner!

    Received two Dakota Defenders today for my G30 and M&P 40c. Talk about some sharp looking leather. Holster required no additional break-in (i.e. draw was perfect). After messing around some with the belt clips, I was able to find that "sweet spot". I've worn the Dakota and G30 around the house for a few hours, so far it is super comfortable. They have a very slim profile (no reinforced mouth), which is a personal preference of mine. Kevin delivers once again to another happy customer. Have a look...
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    Excellent. And 2 of them, twice as good. I have the same holster and it's my favorite. I will tell you one problem I had with mine pretty soon after wearing it. The felt backing kept coming unglued around the edges. I've had to re-glue it all the way around the holster. It's fine now. I'd order another one in a heartbeat. Most comfortable IWB I've got. Congrats....

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    Very nice!

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    I can't wait to get mine! I ordered it a month or two ago and it should be here mid-February. I'm glad I keep hearing good things...makes it more and more exciting. Congrats on the new holsters. They look great!

    What style/size clips are those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckycarry View Post
    Excellent. And 2 of them, twice as good. I have the same holster and it's my favorite. I will tell you one problem I had with mine pretty soon after wearing it. The felt backing kept coming unglued around the edges. I've had to re-glue it all the way around the holster. It's fine now. I'd order another one in a heartbeat. Most comfortable IWB I've got. Congrats....
    Agree on all counts. I found I had to use Zap Gap to get the felt to stay. After I did it was on for good. The holster itself smelled of glue when I got it and I suspect it hadn't fully cured. When the felt began pealing it became very uncomfortable against bare skin. Once I glues it the problem went away for good. This is my most comfortable holster. I carry a 5" 1911 in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff8487 View Post
    What style/size clips are those?
    Those are the standard clips, fits the 1.5" belt perfectly. I didn't ask for anything specific. They are thinner than the clips you get when ordering a MTAC or Crossbreed. I've always preferred belt loops, but these clips are working out just fine.

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    Title of this thread worried me, as I knew that this is seldom the case with anything from K&D. Fine looking holsters there!! I wear my Cochise Defender often and I love it!!

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    that is for sure going to be my next order. do you have a pic with it on?
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    Mine should be here end of January, beginning of February, can't wait!!
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    Slim, I'll take the G30 DD! You know my info.........

    My mistake to not order from Kevin before now as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by elrey718 View Post
    that is for sure going to be my next order. do you have a pic with it on?
    Been wearing it with my M&P 40c all morning running around doing errands. This holster continues to be exceptionally comfortable. Given it's thin profile, that gun and holster just dissappears under my t-shirt. There is nothing "bulky" about the Dakota. Here are some pics I just took...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    Slim, I'll take the G30 DD! You know my info.........

    My mistake to not order from Kevin before now as well!


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    I think even a connoisseur such as yourself would be happy with these. I received my order in just a little over 4 months from ordering, website stated approx. 14-16 weeks. They are an incredible value given I paid $132 for both of these holsters shipped. I already have another one on order for my PM9, and will probably be adding to that order in the near future.

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    Man....I can't wait. My card was charged Nov 2, so I know its getting close. All these pics got me wanting my Laredo Defender that much more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim View Post
    I think even a connoisseur such as yourself would be happy with these. I received my order in just a little over 4 months from ordering, website stated approx. 14-16 weeks. They are an incredible value given I paid $132 for both of these holsters shipped. I already have another one on order for my PM9, and will probably be adding to that order in the near future.
    With a price like that, I would be easily swayed to get one (or more) done!
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    that looks sweet. Do you recommend the standard kydex clips, C, or leather? It looks like you are wearing it in the small of the back- I assume this can be worn at 4 o'clock

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