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Concealed Carry Holster, Leather Vs. Kydex

You have decided on the best-concealed carry firearm to meet your needs, and now you need to decide on a holster in which to house it.  Depending on the individual you ask, you will receive different answers and opinions on which holster is best.

For this article, we will compare the pros and cons of a Kydex holster versus a Leather holster.  With this information, you will be able to decide for yourself which features of which holster will meet your desired needs and preferences.

Kydex Holsters

When compared to leather, Kydex is relatively new to the market for holsters. Initially designed for use by the airline industry on the interior of aircraft, Kydex is a plastic-like composite material.  Manufactured in thin sheets, Kydex has the capacity of being heated up and then molded around almost any shape.  When used to make holsters, this molding will allow the holster to fit perfectly around the firearm, almost like a skin.  Once cooled down, the Kydex retains the shape and becomes both durable and rigid.

One of the most significant results of this process is that of retention.  When inserting your firearm into a Kydex holster that has been quality crafted, you will both hear and feel the firearm snap perfectly into place.  You can take the holster, turn it upside down, vigorously shake the holster, and the firearm will remain securely in place.  Because a Kydex holster will retain its shape for a significant amount of time, you have the extra added benefit of easy reholstering.  Due to the properties of the rigid material, reholstering one-handed is significantly easier.

The two chief complaints about the Kydex holster is comfort and accessibility.  The rigid nature of the holster makes it somewhat uncomfortable to carry.  There is also the problem that finding an “off the shelf” holster to will accommodate your firearm could be somewhat tricky.  You may very well have a considerable amount of expense from a custom made holster.

Leather Holsters

Ever since gun owners have felt the need to holster their firearm, leather holsters have been around.  The reason that leather is a viable, dependable choice for gun holsters is that they walk the perfect line between comfort and durability.  The advantage of a well-made leather holster is that it is more than strong enough to protect your weapon, yet comfortable enough for day to day wear.  Leather holsters also maintain their good looks over time.  You can find leather holsters over 100 years old in museums today, that still exhibits like-new appearance.

Unlike Kydex, when it comes to leather holsters, you will find that you have several options of choice.  The two main options are suede and bull hide holsters.  Suede holsters are not only light and straightforward, they protect the gun as well as the trigger.  These benefits make them much easier for concealed carry.  Bullhide holsters are thicker leather, which provides snug retention for the firearm.  Again, unlike Kydex holsters, leather holsters will accommodate similar-sized guns.  If you are one that likes to rotate their daily concealed carry, then a leather holster is your best choice.

When it comes to complaints about leather holsters, the most mentioned are those of price and retention.  Prices for leather holsters have become much more competitive over the last few years, helping to drive down their costs.  As far as retention, if you choose not to use a retention strap, you will have to forgo some retention with a leather holster.

The Take-Away

What this all boils down to, in a nutshell, is your personal preference.  If you are looking for retention and reholstering, then Kydex holsters are your best bet.  Leather holsters, on the other hand, come out on top with comfort and style.  Your choice of holster is an important decision, as it will be with you day to day.  Make sure that you choose one that will keep your firearm where you need it when you need it


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Historic! New Poll Records HIGHEST Level of Gun Ownership in America

Historic! New Poll Records HIGHEST Level of Gun Ownership in America

( – According to an NBC News survey done between November 10–14, 2023, 52% of Americans claim to own a gun, either themselves or someone else in their home.

According to NBC News, this is the most significant percentage of gun ownership they have ever seen in a poll.

According to data in 2013, 42% of Americans were gun owners. In 2019, 46% of Americans reported that they, or a household member, was a gun owner.

Currently, 52% of the population is affected.

Furthermore, over the years of polling, the percentage of Democrats who possess guns has also climbed.

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When asked if they or anybody in their home had a gun in 2004, 33% of Democrats replied they did. Forty-one percent of Democrats acknowledged owning a gun in 2023.

With 41% of Independents stating in 2004 that they or someone in their family had a gun and 45% saying the same in 2023, Independents have stayed relatively stable. (Independents who stated they owned a gun rose to 49% in 2013.)

According to a Harvard/Harris poll, six out of ten respondents stated that having a gun helps one defend themselves against criminals.

The absence of law and order has made Joe Biden a great gun salesman.

The New Pro-Gun Generation

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Nashville Covenant School Trans Shooter’s Manifesto LEAKED!

Nashville Covenant School Trans Shooter’s Manifesto LEAKED!

( – During a phone call on Monday morning, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) refused to confirm if the alleged leaked pages from the Nashville shooter’s manifesto were authentic.

The suicide note, 19 diaries, and other artifacts that the transgender suspect in the Nashville Christian school massacre is suspected of leaving behind have all been withheld from the public.

28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a transgender former student, murdered three 9-year-olds and three adults last month in a mass shooting at the school.

Hale fired off 152 rounds during the targeted attack at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.

The attack appears to be a deadly hate crime by a deranged trans shooter against Christian Americans.

The media has largely ignored the attack that resulted in six deaths, including three children.

The local authorities and FBI refused to release the manifesto to the public following the mass shooting by Hale in March.

Law enforcement officials were allegedly informed by TBI Director David Rausch in April 2023 that “the killer did not write about specific political, religious, or social issues” in these documents.

Numerous regional publications have verified the photos that Crowder released.

Phil Williams of News Channel 5 criticized the article, referring to it as a “selective leak of three pages.”

According to The Tennessee Star, “sources in the Tennessee General Assembly who were allowed to view the Covenant Killer Manifesto by the Metro Nashville Police Department” provided independent confirmation of the photos.

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7th Circuit Court Rules AR-15s NOT Protected by 2nd Amendment

7th Circuit Court Rules AR-15s NOT Protected by 2nd Amendment

( – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a three-judge panel, ruled on Friday that AR-15s are not protected by the Second Amendment, overturning an injunction against Illinois’ “assault weapons” prohibition.

In the case of Barnett v. Raoul, U.S. District Judge Stephen P. McGlynn—a nominee of Donald Trump—issued the preliminary injunction.

The Seventh Circuit heard an appeal of McGlynn’s ruling and rendered a 2 to 1 verdict against the injunction.

The three judges were Michael P. Brennan, appointed by Donald Trump; Diane P. Wood, appointed by Bill Clinton; and Frank Easterbook, appointed by Ronald Reagan.

The majority on the tribunal that overturned the injunction was made up of Easterbrook and Wood.

They cited Heller’s (2008) assertion that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited, like most rights.”

They continued by pointing out that the US Supreme Court determined in the Heller case that machine guns were not considered “bearable” weapons for the purposes of the Second Amendment since they might be “exclusively dedicated to military use.”

Next, Easterbrook and Wood discussed the parallels they discovered between M16s—which can fire in three-round burst mode or fully automatic—and AR-15s. They wrote:

“The similarity between the AR-15 and the M16 only increases when we take into account how easy it is to modify the AR-15 by adding a “bump stock” (as the shooter in the 2017 Las Vegas event had done) or auto-sear to it thereby making it, in essence, a fully automatic weapon.

In a decision addressing a ban on bump stocks enacted by the Maryland legislature, another federal court found that bump-stock devices enable “rates of fire between 400 to 800 rounds per minute.”

They added that both weapons “deliver the same kinetic energy” and employ the same ammo.

Judge Brennan dissented from the majority ruling, arguing that the Illinois “assault weapons” prohibition is unconstitutional because it lacks historical precedence in American culture and will fail if tried by Bruen (2022).

Brennan stated: “Preliminary injunctions against enforcement of the challenged laws are justified because the banned firearms and magazines warrant constitutional protection and the government parties have failed to meet their burden to show that their bans are part of the history and tradition of firearms regulation.”

The case is in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is Barnett v. Raoul, No. 23-1353.

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