My thoughts on leather vs kydex
I was looking at holsters and giving it some thought. I have had both leather and Kydex holsters (though no leather from one of the top makers). I have to admit that I have always admired 1911's. They are not only a time proven design, but are works of art in themselves. Kydex is functional, but leather is beautiful. I never get tired of looking at 1911's in fine leather holsters. They seem to be a combination made in heaven. I know some here view their guns as nothing more than tools, but I'm just a little different. I believe a gun has to function (and beauty is no substitute for function), but is it a bad thing for a gun to be both? Is it a bad thing to want to house your beautiful gun in a beautiful piece of gun leather? Although my preference is for IWB where no one but me knows what my holster looks like, I still want it to be beautiful. The masters of leather holsters are craftsmen and artisans. The make something that is the perfect union of beauty and function. These are just the ramblings of a man who is bordering on insanity.