This is just a short reveiw of my ISW holster from CrossBreed after a couple months of wear. And a few opinions.
I read many, many reviews about multiple ISW holsters before I actually purchased anything. First let me say that carrying concealed is not comfortable, in my opinion, and maybe it isn’t suppose to be. Over the years I have worn my pants, civilian and uniforms fairly loose and low on my hips. When you add the weight of a weapon to your belt your shit falls down. It’s a gravity thing. So I have learned to pull my pants up and cinch my belt(s) down a couple of notches.
The details. First, I love my M&P’s. Not that there is anything wrong with other makes of pistols, I just dig my M&P’s. So don’t mark me as a fan boy of Smith and Wesson, I dig all kinds of weapons.
I carry a M&Pc 9mm 12 +1. The weapon itself comes in at 1.15lbs.
The holster weighs 7.7 oz
The holster and my M&P 9c come in at a combined weight of 2.69 lbs. Not heavy, but not a cell phone hanging off my belt either
I bought and wear rigid dress gun belts. By rigid I mean belts that are designed to carry a holster. Most gun belt manufacturers sew a piece stiff nylon between the layers of leather or web type material. I wear a 511 tactical leather belt and or a HSGI Cobra Riggers Belt on a daily basis.
The holster. I bought the cowhide version with the standard cut. CB also offers a horsehide version and a combat cut is also available, but I didn’t see a need to spend the extra money. After a couple of months the leather has molded nicely to my body, and the clips are solid and do not mar the leather finish on my 5.11 belt.
The CrossBreeds are pre-drilled with multiple holes for the belt clips and allows you to adjust for a higher or deeper carry, or at an angle.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the CB product. It is American made in Springfield Missouri. You can tell by the fit and finish that the folks at CB take pride in their work. It shows in the final product.
I wear concealed all the time where my states law permits, I never talk about carrying in mixed company, and I wear clothing that will cover my weapon.
I will leave you with this: 10 commandments of concealed carry.