Choosing the Best Holster | MatchPoint USA Holster System

When deciding on what holster to buy, there are a few things you should consider first.

Body shape and size will play a pivotal role in you determining which options will be the easiest to conceal, but more importantly, comfortable to carry.  The frame size of your firearm is also incredibly important.  With the launch of numerous single stack pistols, concealed carrying has become much easier to accomplish in recent years.

First off, there are quite a few different styles of holsters you can decide from.  Taco style holsters feature a fold over design that usually occurs over the sights, creating a void for your firearm to pass thru unobstructed.   These are by far the most popular style of OWB holster on the market.  They can be used from everyday carry, to many different competitions in IDPA and USPSA outlets.

There are also pancake style holsters, which utilize a front and back portion of the same material.  These are usually designed for concealed carry, or tight to the body OWB configurations.  The word pancake comes into play, as you stack one portion on top of the other, joining it together with eyelets to create your finished good.  Many of these designs put the attachment points centerline with your firearms frame, others will go 20/80, meaning that 20 percent of the firearm sits behind the attachment points, and 80 percent of it sits on the outside of the attachment points.  This makes more sense when you are looking down the sight channel of your firearm while it is in the holster.  If the sight sits right in the middle, it’s a 50/50 pancake style holster.  The benefit of this style is that most options can be configured for both IWB and OWB carry with just a quick change of attachments.

The other popular holster style is the Hybrid.  When we say hybrid, what we mean is that the holster is made up of more than one type of material.  Many options on the market feature either nylon or leather backers.  These provide a flush surface for the body to rest on, reducing the amount of hot spots when carrying.  The main issue with hybrid holsters is that the nylon or natural materials used to make up half of the system tend to crack, wear, or product foul odors over time.  Nylon materials will absorb moisture and sweat.  Natural made backers such as leather will break in nicely, but eventually will break-down as well.

We set out to make a hybrid backer that was impervious to moisture, wont absorb any liquids or odors of any kind, and can be utilized with many different shells, in a multitude of different configurations.  That is where the Comfortuf 420 material comes into play.  This synthetic blend of polymers feature elastomer properties, allowing the part to bend and flex with the user without compromising the functional integrity of the part.  The material will not scratch or mar the finish of your firearm, and can be cleaned easily with warm water and a wash rag.

In order to deliver to our customers a holster system that is not only comfortable, but extremely modular, we opted for the Hybrid holster.  Built around our system of synthetic holster backers, our EDC Glock package allows for more carry styles than any one holster in production.  Our shell is specific to your firearm, but is universal to the family of backers we have in our disposal.  With our Chest Carry Glock package, you can now carry appendix, SS IWB / OWB, and even on the chest.

Both the holster shell and modular backers feature a variety of mounting options.  You can pinpoint the angle of address by slightly canting the shell on the backer, or you can cant the attachments on the shell if that suits you better.  When configuring it for a chest carry, make sure you cant the holster to the right side as to not impede your natural draw from the chest.  A shell that is configured straight up and down wouldn’t allow you a natural draw, as your face/chin would eventually get in the way.

At this time, our holster system is only available for the Glock 9/40 double stack.

 

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Not Just Another Kydex Holster

We get it. ANOTHER Kydex holster.

But here’s the thing … whether you’re a long time follower of MatchPoint USA or new to our feed, the one thing we are known for is INNOVATION.

Are there are hundreds, if not thousands, of holsters out there that will fit our modular backers? Yes.

BUT. 

We’ve searched high and low for the perfect holster that would create that same level of customization and lightweight flex that our modular backers and accessories are known for. We wanted something comfortable to wear IWB, that would also work for OWB and Chest Carry (and probably even pocket or thigh, too), and it became apparent really quickly that this would mean we would have to design our own.

So what makes this “Not Just Another Kydex Holster”?

In order to achieve the utmost in modularity it was necessary to develop a shell that meshed perfectly with our modular holster backers.   By incorporating slotted thru holes instead of standard drill holes, we were able to create a shell that works perfectly with our EDC and Ultimate holster backers in nearly any orientation.  We made sure to add specific tooling for FOMI, Overhook, and even Soft IWB loop attachments, allowing you to further customize your carry style. For the moment, our holster fits the right-handed Glock 9/40.

How does the MatchPoint USA Holster stack up?

The EDC Holster Pack – $34.95

Our EDC Holster Package consists of everything you need to carry your Glock appendix and OWB.  You will receive a FOMI (non-tuckable) and Overhook (tuckable) attachment for your appendix rig, furthering your ability to customize the way you carry.  The shell can be configured on the backer in different orientations to provide various cants.  To configure your shell for OWB carry, simply find the 2 holes that match up with the shell and backer near the trigger guard, and mount the Infinity Loops provided on the backside.  The Infinity Loops can be configured using the top and third hole, or the second and fourth hole, and can even be flipped on their axis, providing additional cants.

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The Ultimate Holster Pack – $49.95

Our Ultimate Holster Package consists of everything you need to carry your Glock strong side IWB, Appendix, and OWB.   Just like our EDC Holster Package, you will receive both the FOMI and Overhook attachment styles with the addition of the Ultimate Backer to carry SS IWB.  This gives the end user more options on carry style, all with the same holster shell.   To configure your shell for OWB carry, simply find the 2 holes that match up with the shell and backer near the trigger guard, and mount the Infinity Loops provided on the backside.  The Infinity Loops can be configured using the top and third hole, or the second and fourth hole, and can even be flipped on their axis, providing additional cants. And just to top things off, we’re also throwing in an Accessory Mounting Plate.

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The Chest Carry Holster Pack – $79.95

Our Chest Carry Holster Package consists of everything you need to carry your Glock on the chest, IWB strong side, Appendix, and OWB.  In addition to the Ultimate and EDC Pro backers, this package includes a Universal Chest Carry Strapping system.  Now you have the ability to carry appendix, SS IWB, or on the chest all with a single shell.   To configure your shell for OWB carry, simply find the 2 holes that match up with the shell and backer near the trigger guard, and mount the Infinity Loops provided on the backside.  The Infinity Loops can be configured using the top and third hole, or the second and fourth hole, and can even be flipped on their axis, providing additional cants. And just to top things off, we’re also throwing in a Tactical Mounting Plate.

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Palmetto Defense Reviews the Ultimate Holster Backer

Palmetto Defense had asked for a review sample of the Ultimate Holster Backer, we sent a sample out asking for some photos of the prototype. We were blown away when John, from Palmetto Defense Academy, decided to create an impromptu video. He had some very nice things to say about the Ultimate Holster Backer and we are really grateful for the review. Make sure to check them out at: Palmetto Defense YouTube

Here are a few photos of the completed holster

NYT Op Ed – Why I bring my gun to school

Excellent article about concealed carry on school grounds. Whatever your position on the subject, it’s pretty obvious that the author felt a lot more secure with a firearm. Concealed Carry Permits are exploding right now among women and minorities, and why shouldn’t they?

But from the minute I put my hands around a Ruger LC9 pistol, the gun I regularly carry with me now, I felt more in control. I felt empowered to be holding a tool that could protect me physically, and I was determined to learn how to use it responsibly. It was a relief to know that I could shoot if I had to, even though I would never use my gun unless it was a last means of self-defense. I got my concealed carry license a year ago.

Read the Article at nytimes.com

Let us know your thoughts, would you carry at your school?