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What Should You Look For In An IWB Holster?

If you are looking to conceal carry, an IWB Kydex holster is a solid choice (unless you have watched too much classic 80s TV in which case we will talk you off the shoulder holster ledge later in the article).  IWB stands for “Inside the Waistband” Side Note: Shouldn't it be ITW because waistband is one word? It appears liberties were taken with the acronym.  In any case, it is a holster that is meant to go inside your pants or shorts so that it can be easily concealed by clothing.  Here is one example, our Pyre Light Bearing IWB Kydex Holster. A lot of digital ink has been spilled on the reasons why you would want to conceal carry. ...

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What Should You Look For In A Kydex Holster?

What Should You Look For In A Kydex Holster? There are a lot of options whenever you talk about a holster for your firearm.  IWB holsters, OWB holsters, and ODB holsters (I am fairly sure ‘Ole Dirty Bastard owned a firearm and had a unique way of carrying it).  Before even exploring those options, however, you have to first decide what kind of material you want your holster to be made out of.  Are you going to pretend that you are in an old-timey western and go the leather route, or are you going to stop being a Luddite and get with the times and go with the Kydex option? Here at FDO Industries, we believe in embracing indoor plumbing and modern...

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What is Kydex?

  Kydex historyKydex was developed in 1965 by the Rohm and Haas Company. Kydex is a thermoplastic whose construction gives the plastic rigidity while also allowing it to be molded into various shapes.Kydex is a relatively hard material that is lightweight, durable, and easily formed when heated. It can be vacuum-formed to create a perfect fit.Vacuum forming kydex can produce a thinner profile than injection-molded plastics. Holsters made from Kydex tend to be more durable, strong, and provide overall better retention than its injection-molded holsters.Kydex’s introduction to firearmsKydex is a material that has been around since the 1960s, where it was used in aircrafts. Since then, It has been used in a multitude of industries and products. Those range from automobile...

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