The so-called Kydex holster

So before we move on to specific information about the different types of “Kydex” holsters we make. Let’s make sure that we understand a few things. Kydex is used as a general term to identify plastic holsters there are several different brands of thermoforming plastic that all holster makers use. Kydex is the most popular but when it comes to certain types of colors or patterns you cannot use or get it in Kydex. The second leading product is Boltaron. DME Holsters uses Boltaron over Kydex when we can. Just because we like it better. All of the carbon fiber patterns that you see are made from Holstex. If you’re ordering a holster with a print or pattern on it that is most likely Kydex. The moral of the story here is kydex holsters are not necessarily made out of Kydex.

When you’re ready to buy a holster here are some things to look for.

 

Trigger guard Must to be covered. This is to prevent you from sticking your finger on the trigger and having a negligent discharge.
Mag release on the outside of the holster has to be covered. This is to prevent your mag from ejecting when you bump into something.
Bottom of the holster should be enclosed not necessarily completely but around the edge of the barrel. This is because you’re going to pull your pants up my grabbing the bottom of your holster. (When no one’s looking of course) and you don’t want to bump the gun out of the holster.
Sweat Gard this one’s kind of obvious keep the sweat off the gun
Kydex thickness OWB .93 or greater reinforced attachment points. IWB .080 or greater. Never use .060 for anything. Well not exactly true depending on your attachment on Standard OWB we sometimes use .060 for the reinforcement.
Hardware Screws and posts stainless steel
Attachments Belt clips J hooks struts ect. All made out of nylon never Kydex

For a bit more of a visual reference here’s an old page you can look at what makes a good holster

A unedited 90 Second video on reinforcing taco style OWB holsters.

DME Holsters Standard OWB

Use:
Opened carry
Range holster
Comfort level 9
Conceal ability 3

The Standard OWB holster is made out of black .093 Kydex or Boltaron with adjustable retention. It’s very strong, has excellent durability, scratch resistance, and good definition. They are built to last. All holster mounting points are reinforced to ensure the holster will not break off your belt at the attachment point. ( Video description here) Holster will ride with the trigger guard at/even with your belt. This holster can be ordered in a variety of configurations. Designed for open carry where you’re not concerned about concealability.This holster is excellent for lights and lasers. Starting at $69

Order this holster here   Standard OWB Holster
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If you need more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com

All Standard OWB Holsters come with:

  • Black .093 Boltaron or Kydex. If you choose a color that is not available Boltaron Kydex will be used. View Colors/Patterns here
  • Combat loop Fits up to 2″ belt set at approximately 0° to15° FBI Cant
  •  Partial Sweat Guard
  • Adjustable Retention
  • Made in America

Available options:

DME Holsters Standard IWB

Use:
Concealed carry
Non-Tuckable
Comfort level 7
Conceal ability 8 (add the mod wing you could push it to 9.5)

Designed for maximum concealability perfect for CCW concealed carry Inside the waistband holster for every day use.
IWB holsters are specifically designed to be carried at 3 to 4 o’clock but can be ordered for appendix carry.
Used with the nylon injection molded belt clip it offers a non tuckable easy on and off holster.
Our IWB holster can be order straight up and down at 0° cant for appendix carry. Or within approximately 15° cant for 3 o’clock or 4 o’clock carry. All IWB holsters can be outfitted with the popular lasers and lights from a variety of manufacturers such as Streamlight, CrimsonTrace, LaserMax ect.

The Mod Wing

The Mod Wing is a standalone piece of concealment enhancing hardware. It allows a user’s belt to apply additional leverage by rotating the holster and the grip of the gun towards the body, creating better concealment and less printing of the firearm and holster. Interchangeable inserts allow the user to choose a strong or mild rotation, based on the user’s attire.

Our Standard Kydex IWB holster is made out of  black .080 Boltaron Starting at $59.

Order this holster here Standard IWB
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If you need more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com

All IWB Holsters come standard with:

  • Made with Black .080 Boltaron or Kydex  View Colors/ Patterns here
  • 1.5 inch nylon belt clip your choice 90° appendix carry, or approximately 15° FBI (Can can be ordered with optional soft belt loops)
  • Sweat guard
  • Adjustable retention
  • Made in America

DME Holsters Standard AIWB

Use:
Concealed carry
Tuckable
Comfort level 7
Conceal ability 8 (add the mod wing you could push it to 9.5)

This holster is designed for maximum concealability. The AIWB Appendix holster. The AIWB holster is specifically designed to be carried in the appendix position, however it does work well in any position you choose to carry it.
The unique feature about the AIWB holster is that it has ability to have a single attaching point (Most AIWB holsters are shipped with 2 screws you can remove one) for your J hooks or belt loops. With the single attaching point you can adjust the cant on your holster on the fly. When you’re in an upright position and walking 0° cant. Driving adjust to a positive or negative cant to be more comfortable. Now you may say that doesn’t sound very durable. Remember all the J hook/belt loops are doing is keeping the holster in place when you draw your weapon or holster it. The attachment point can be under the barrel or on the barrel:  This is a nice option it allows much more of the Kydex/Boltaron under the barrel to be removed. or old School Fixed under the barrel. DME Holsters will decide where the attachment point we’ll be.

All depends on your preference. This and your weapon will also determine whether you use a straight J hook or a offset J hook/belt loop.  AIWB holsters are tuckable.
All AIWB holsters can be outfitted with the popular lasers and lights from a variety of manufacturers such as Streamlight, CrimsonTrace, LaserMax ect.

The Mod Wing

The Mod Wing is a standalone piece of concealment enhancing hardware. It allows a user’s belt to apply additional leverage by rotating the holster and the grip of the gun towards the body, creating better concealment and less printing of the firearm and holster. Interchangeable inserts allow the user to choose a strong or mild rotation, based on the user’s attire. Starting at $59

Order this holster here AIWB holster
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If you need more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com

All AIWB Holsters come standard with:

 

DME Holsters Pancake Holsters

Use:
Opened carry
Concealed carry
Comfort level 8
Conceal ability 6.5

The OWB Pancake holster is made out of  black .080 Boltaron or Kydex. It’s very strong, has excellent durability, scratch resistance, and good definition. The design is approximately 80/20 split. What does that mean? Approximately 80% of the weapon is to the outside with 20% to the inside. Trigger guard will be position at the belt line.

The Pancake holster is very concealable fits tight to the body with speed clips or flat loops just throw a loose shirt on over it. Generally speaking the weapon will be positioned straight up and down the holster with no cant especially with a weapon light. Cant will be adjusted by moving the loops up-and-down the holster. Unless it has no light or is a small Frame weapon then 15° cant is possible. Request in the special instructions section of the order form.
Although not designed as a IWB holster with a simple clip/belt loop change (available as a separate purchase) our 80/20 OWB Pancake holster can become a very comfortable IWB Holster. Starting At $69

All OWB Pancake Holsters come standard with:

  • Black .080 Boltaron. If you choose a color that is not available Boltaron Kydex will be used. View Colors/Patterns here
  • 1.5 inch nylon flat loops can be user adjusted 90° carry, or approximately 15° FBI Cant. This will be adjusted by moving the belt loops up or down the sides of the holster
  • Weapon is positioned at 90° (straight up-and-down in the holster)
  • Sweat Guard
  • Adjustable Retention when possible
  • Phillips head screws and finish washers what

Order this holster here Pancake holster
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If you need more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com

Some Available Options:

  • 2 tone (one color on the back, different color on the front or a print) If you choose a color that is not available Boltaron, Kydex will be used View Colors/Patterns here
  • Optional IWB conversion kit
  • Speed Easy clips for easy on and off
  • Just to name a few

All DME Holsters can be ordered with the popular Stream light TLR 1, TLR 2, TLR 3, TLR 4 TLR 6. Lights. InForce APL Light CrimsonTrace LaserMax ECT.

 

DME Holsters Hybird IWB Holster

Use:
Concealed carry
Non-Tuckable
Comfort level 8
Conceal ability 7

Hybrid IWB holster design for maximum concealabilitie and is perfect for every day carry. Used with the nylon injection molded belt clip it offers a tuckable & non tuckable easy on and off holster. The Hybrid IWB holster can be order straight up and down at 90° for tuckable & non tuckable appendix carry. Or within approximately 15° cant for non tuckable 3 o’clock or 4 o’clock carry.

Options

  • 1.5 or 1.75″ Belt Clips are non tuckable
  • 2 soft belt loops are non tuckable
  • 1 belt loop & strut is tuckable But attaching must be under the barrel
  • All over hooks are tuckable and intended to be mounted on or under barrel
  • Attachments under the barrel or fixed and nonadjustable
  • Attachments on the barrel are single point adjustable for cant and ride height

We use the highest quality leather available to create our Hybrid IWB Holster. We start with 12-14 oz. English Bridle Leather (only available in Black), which has been perimeter stitched. The edges are hand burnished giving you a smooth, clean, professional quality holster. The outer shell is made out of  black .080 Boltaron. It’s very strong, has excellent durability, scratch resistance, and good definition. Starting at $69.

Order this holster here  Hybird holster
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If you need more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com

All Hybrid IWB Holsters come standard with:

  • Black 12-14 oz. English Bridle Leather with gray sitching
  • Shells made with Black .080 Boltaron or Kydex  View Colors/ Patterns here
  • 1.5 inch nylon belt clip your choice 90° appendix carry, or approximately 15° FBI Cant
  • Sweat guard
  • Adjustable retention
  • Standard screw set

Some Hybrid IWB Holsters can be ordered with tactical light or lasers. For more information please text us 520 815 6940 Call us 520 815 6940 or send us an email. sales@dmeholsters.com 

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