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Old January 27, 2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Kydex holster for a 686

How many of you have a kydex holster for your revolver? What are your thoughts? Are you happy or dissatisfied with it?
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Old January 27, 2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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My 686 is mainly used for IDPA competition, so I use a kydex holster. In competition, kydex rules. I have carried this same rig on occasion, though, and have zero problems or complaints.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Personally, I think its a sin to carry any good revolver...especially a S&W or a Colt in a kydex holster....

The only thing I carry any of my guns in ---is good, well made, horsehide leather from Kramer Leather !

I've seen a number of kydex holsters break during a variety of class/range practice/ rivets failing ??...maybe they weren't properly made, I don't know ....I just can't go down the path of kydex holsters...sorry.

A good well made leather holster isn't cheap ...and I'm not a competitive shooter, where it may be an advantage --but I'm not getting away from horsehide.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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I'm considering using the revolver for IDPA since my daughter is going to take over the M&P9.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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I agree with you BigJim.
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Old January 27, 2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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Personally, I think its a sin to carry any good revolver...especially a S&W or a Colt in a kydex holster....
I totally agree Big Jim P.
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Old January 27, 2013, 11:38 PM   #7
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Purists are slow. If you're going to shoot IDPA with your 686, get a kydex holster. CompTac and ReadyTac make good ones (ReadyTac makes good speedloader holders, too). I've not used a MasterTac holster, but I've checked them out in person, and they look well-made, too.
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:22 PM   #8
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What about revolver pouches or holders?
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Old February 5, 2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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I use a Kydex for my 686, I also use it for my 586 but I'll not use Kydex on another nice blue revolver. My 586 now has a lot of "character", I should have bought leather for the 586.
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Old February 6, 2013, 07:36 AM   #10
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What about revolver pouches or holders?
You mean speedloader holders? ReadyTac, North Mountain, BladeTech. Safariland holders aren't IDPA-legal (don't cover the body of the loader).
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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I love my http://www.blade-tech.com/SRB-Sting-...ed-pr-939.html it feels good on the hip, it's smooth a durable.
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