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I just got an e-mail link to a company called Kholster that appears to make a holster similar to Crossbreed. Owner seemed like a great guy and responded really quickly.

Anyone have any experience with this company? I want to order a couple of holsters, but would feel better knowing if anyone has actually used their products. Any thoughts?
 

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Kholster Crescent

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I have a Kholster Crescent for my gun. When it came I wasn't too sure since it looked like a very flat sheet of leather. I put it on and wore it ALL the time to allow it to form to my hip & gun. That took a week or so. I've had it for a couple of months now and it's fully formed and very comfortable. (I'm wearing it now because it was easier to leave it on than remove it after getting back home - can barely feel it.)

I've been very happy with the quality of the holster and find that I almost never use any of the other ones any more. Also, the fact that you can cut the leather as desired and not kill the warranty was a big selling point. I trimmed the bottom of mine to make the points of the crescent a bit shorter since I moved the clips so the holster rides a bit lower (moved them up).

PLUG: If you want order & put the code "11-2284" in the special instructions you'll get 10% off and I'll get a discount on the next one I buy. (Thinking of a L handed one for use in the small of the back or one as a gift.) If this isn't appropriate, I'll edit this last part back out.
 

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It looks to be infinitely adjustable.....a big plus!
 

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I have had one for several weeks...I paid $35 bucks for it in December. The only problem I had was the kydex was too tight. I heated it with a hair dryer to loosen it. I carry a PT145 in it everyday...no problems so far. There are probably better holsters out there, but I highly recommend kholster for someone looking for a low cost effective holster.
 

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I have one for my 9mm Sigma and love it! I haven't ben able to carry it anywhere other than my home because my CPL hasn't come yet, but so far I love it! I will be trimming mine once Jimmy sends me some shorter clips(which he is doing for free)
 

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Without a doubt It's the best $35 dollars I've ever spent on a gun product. If the crossbred is better I can't imagine how.
 

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kemar, what position do you wear your's in? I've been trying mine in the 4-5 o'clock position but was wondering if anyone's found a different position they like.

-Jim

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I have a Kholster Crescent for my gun. When it came I wasn't too sure since it looked like a very flat sheet of leather. I put it on and wore it ALL the time to allow it to form to my hip & gun. That took a week or so. I've had it for a couple of months now and it's fully formed and very comfortable. (I'm wearing it now because it was easier to leave it on than remove it after getting back home - can barely feel it.)

I've been very happy with the quality of the holster and find that I almost never use any of the other ones any more. Also, the fact that you can cut the leather as desired and not kill the warranty was a big selling point. I trimmed the bottom of mine to make the points of the crescent a bit shorter since I moved the clips so the holster rides a bit lower (moved them up).

PLUG: If you want order & put the code "11-2284" in the special instructions you'll get 10% off and I'll get a discount on the next one I buy. (Thinking of a L handed one for use in the small of the back or one as a gift.) If this isn't appropriate, I'll edit this last part back out.
 

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They are a blatant, and IMO inferior rip-off of the very highly rated around these parts, Crossbreed SuperTuck.

Get the Crossbreed, you won't be sorry.
 

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I have a kholster xd45 left hand and just ordered a crossbreed MP45 right hand. the kholster feels good but I did trim off a little of the cowhide with tin snips. I bought the crossbreed in horse hide and will compare....will post a report in about a month.:image035:
 

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I wear mine slightly forward of 3:00 (2:30-ish). The butt of my subcompact rides directly above the seam running down the side of my leg. Since I'm not as sleek and trim as I used to be that seems to hide everything very well. I mentioned that I moved the hooks so that the rig rides a bit lower and only a minimum sticks out.

One other thing I trimmed was the spot where the magazine release would hit. I took an exacto and trimmed a small hole with beveled edges so that there would be no pressure on the button no matter what.
 

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They are a blatant, and IMO inferior rip-off of the very highly rated around these parts, Crossbreed SuperTuck.

Get the Crossbreed, you won't be sorry.
Care to go into a little detail? I'm just curious.
 

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Care to go into a little detail? I'm just curious.
From what I can gather, the guy who started KHolster took Crossbreed's design almost verbatim, made the leather round instead of rectangular/rounded and was selling it as his creation and idea all along.

I think there is litigation in progress from Mark at CB.
 

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From what I can gather, the guy who started KHolster took Crossbreed's design almost verbatim, made the leather round instead of rectangular/rounded and was selling it as his creation and idea all along.

I think there is litigation in progress from Mark at CB.
It also appears to have MUCH more adjustability, I have a Crossbreed & have only seen pictures of the Kholster so that is how I am basing my opinion.
 

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They are a blatant, and IMO inferior rip-off of the very highly rated around these parts, Crossbreed SuperTuck.

Get the Crossbreed, you won't be sorry.
Also curious...do you have any first hand experience with the Kholster? What is inferior about it? Please elaborate...
 

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I've got a Crossbreed and a couple of Kholsters. I'd say overall that fit and finish on the Crossbreed is better, but in terms of function, they both work just fine for me...and since it's a concealment holster, I'm not having a fashion show either.

One difference I didn't care for was that Kholster, by default, puts the rough leather side towards the firearm, while I prefer it against my body for a little more friction. However, with a simple email on my last order, Jimmy reversed it for me with no problems.

As for lawsuits, on another forum, the Crossbreed creator claims to be applying for some patents and implies some threats to Kholster...having a little patent experience, I have to say good luck on that, especially with the prior art of Tucker's 'Answer', the MTAC, etc., however the typical timeline for patent work should drag the issue out a few years, during which he'll probably stamp 'patent pending' on them.
 

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I just think Kholster is a workable product at a little over half the cost of CB or MTAC. I have one for my G27 and am happy with it. I'm not a patent lawyer but I doubt you can patent "kydex on leather".
 

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Thanks for all the input. I went ahead and gave them a shot, I will report back as soon as I get my order.
 

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Just took some pictures of my EDC, A Taurus PT145 In my Kholster.










 
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