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Kydex Thickness and Holsters?
#1
I'm looking at kydex owb holsters for primarily range use and maybe concealed carry under a hooded sweatshirt. I found one holster that looks pretty decent on ebay for $35. This holster uses .06" thick kydex. I saw another holster for $70, and it uses .08" thick kydex. My question is does .02" of kydex make a lot of difference or no (in terms of durability, supporting a firearm, concealability, etc.)? Below are the links to the holsters. Also this is for a Glock 19.

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#2
I got impatient and ordered the $35, .06” thick kydex holster from ebay. When I get it I will test it out and post a review and some pictures of me carrying it. Below are the pics from ebay.

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#3
I have 3 holsters from Spartan Village that I just measured with calipers and they are all .06 thick. One of these has served as my every day concealment rig for the last 9 months. The only problem ive experienced is the screws coming loose that hold the loops on. A little threadlocker took care of that.
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#4
I have a .06 and a .08 holster. I can tell the difference between the two. In my opinion, the .06 is not of inferior quality to the .08. The .08 is noticeably thicker. If deep concealment/a snug fit is a concern, the .06 might have a hair of an advantage over the .08 but not by much.
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#5
I make my holsters using .08". I have used .06, but feel that the thicker kydex just makes for a better looking product. Your BlackDog holster looks nice, but I would have provided longer screws for the adjustable loops. You might run the chance of stripping them or having them come lose.
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#6
It's a really nice holster and is perfect for concealed carry in an OWB holster. I will do an in depth review after I get my 1.5" thick horsehide belt from the beltman. With the crappy belt I have now, I don't want to make this holster look bad in any way due primarily to the belt. Before I write my official review in a few weeks, I will say that for $35, you cannot go wrong at all buying one of these!
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