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Old June 30, 2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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blade tech retention

so i just bought an open top blade tech holster for my steel 1911. im not sure i trust it to hold on to my pistol. does anyone use them for carry? what does everyone think?
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Old June 30, 2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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so i just bought an open top blade tech holster for my steel 1911. im not sure i trust it to hold on to my pistol. does anyone use them for carry? what does everyone think?
Are you looking into carrying it concealed or open carry? Have you looked into thumb-break holsters? They offer more retention than an open top holster.
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Old June 30, 2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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blade tech didnt seem to have any for concealment
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:06 PM   #4
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blade tech didnt seem to have any for concealment
Blade tech has two IWB holsters that I know of that are meant for concealed carry.
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:08 PM   #5
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i mean with a retention strap
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:12 PM   #6
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i mean with a retention strap
Most kydex holsters don't come with a retention strap. If you want a retention strap, your best bet is to look at leather holsters.
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:19 PM   #7
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right.....but im asking if anyone uses kydex for serious carry
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Old June 30, 2007, 09:39 PM   #8
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right.....but im asking if anyone uses kydex for serious carry
In kydex, I use a Comptac c-tac for a couple of my autos and have a two-o'clock for my j-frame revolvers.
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Old July 6, 2007, 11:45 AM   #9
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The Blade-Tech holsters have a retention screw. You should be able to tighten it down to give you the retention you desire.
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Old July 6, 2007, 12:24 PM   #10
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right.....but im asking if anyone uses kydex for serious carry
I use a Blade Tech IWB holster almost everyday
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Old July 7, 2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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Blade tech

I use them for everyday carry and if you want more secure carry just tighten the screws , You can adjust it down until you may have difficulty getting it out! Very secure if adjusted . This is for IWB carry. I have less experience with outside .
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Old July 7, 2007, 06:57 PM   #12
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I've carried IWB Kydex for the past seven years.Works great! SideArmor.
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Old July 7, 2007, 07:36 PM   #13
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I've used Blade Tech IWB holsters pretty much daily for close to 15 years now. As was mentioned, the retaining screws can be adjusted till you about rip your pants off trying to get the gun out.

I tried a couple of thumb breaks when I first started carrying and soon cut them off. I think they are more annoying and more of a hazard than anything else.

Try setting the tension so it takes a little effort from a slow pull. It should slip smoothly out with a firm draw. With the gun in the holster, do a slow, backwards roll onto your shoulders so your upside down and give some hard shakes. The gun shouldnt, and most likely wont, come out.
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