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The double layer Slim Light is our toughest Kydex holster. With many options available for customization, it's a simple matter to design one that is unique to you. If ordered as an OWB holster, it will handle any abuse you throw at it. If ordered as an IWB holster, it will ride quietly and earn your trust. The Slim Light(D) can be a very simple or a very complex custom Kydex holster. The options you choose will determine which it will become. No matter which direction you take, the Slim Light(D) is sure to stick with you through everything you go through.
The Estimated Lead Time For This Item Is Listed At The Top Of Your Screen.This Is Not A Next Day Ship Item.
Material Print, Shape, Length, Width, Weight And The Location Of Cuts/Curves Of The Holster Are Solely Dependent Upon The Type And Size Of The Pistol/Light.
About the Slim Light
The Double Layer Slim Light began as a quest to build an extremely tough Kydex holster that I could torture without worry of failure. I began with .125 thick Kydex and was less than enthused because I didn't have very much room for making it catch the eye. Its difficult to make single layer, single color Kydex holsters stand out in the aesthetics department. I decided doubling up .080 Kydex would give me the "looks" factor and would give me the strength of .160 thickness. My first one turned out to be exactly what I had hoped for. It was Supercam and OD Green. I used it in numerous classes. Within a year, almost all of the Supercam pattern had been scraped off by gravel, broken class and torn metal from vehicles. It had deep cuts and an overall terrible existence. Not only did I run it hard in classes but I also did the random torture test on it also. I did everything to that holster except take care of it. I beat it to death and it kept asking for more. By the time I built another one, I had gotten tired of people pointing out how bad my holster looked. I had completely worn through one layer of Kydex in a few spots. That let me see the value of two layers of Kydex in a different way. A single layer holster would have been dead on arrival once its only layer of Kydex had worn through. This holster took everything I threw at it and kept running like there was no problem at all. It looked terrible but function mattered more than looks. I even had two people offer to buy me a new holster because they felt sorry for me. To this day, when I train with full kit, my training holster (OWB) is a double layer Slim Light mounted on a G-Code MNT Duty Slide. I see no chance of that changing.
There are a few custom Kydex holsters that I believe are the best of their kind. In my mind, the Double Layer Slim Light is without a doubt, the best light bearing taco style Kydex holster on the market. Ive seen guys wear one of these holsters for a few years and it still looked new. Ive also seen a couple that have been used the way I intended for them to be used when I first designed them. However you choose to use the double layer Slim Light, it can handle whatever you throw at it.
It took me a while to get this Kydex holster clean. The TCCC class I had just taken was a muddy mess due to constant rain. The theater blood we used didn't make it any better. Between the mud and the theater blood, I had a difficult time getting everything clean. I learned after a few classes that engine degreaser and a water hose is the easiest route to take. Have I mentioned that I don't baby my gear?
This is a portion of a larger picture that I cropped. Small team drills. The holster took a beating and it was also the first time I got a serious burn from my suppressor. The holster also got a nice burn.
This was a much more "clean" class. It was something like "The principles of shooting". There were tons of single hand manipulations and off-hand shooting. I wear the Slim Light (D) Kydex holster with a leg strap most of the time. When we build custom Kydex holsters using the G-Code MNT Duty slide (the non-RTI version), we always mold into the holster the ability to use a leg strap. We do not sell the leg straps though. I took the one in the picture off of an old G-Code holster I had in the closet. In classes, I crank the retention screws down on the Kydex holster as tight as they will go. The leg strap is needed for support to hold the holster down when I am drawing the pistol. Tightening the holster retention like this prevents any chance of the pistol accidentally coming free of the holster while Im rolling around on the ground, entering/exiting vehicles, etc. I have found this method preferable to a secondary retention. Its just my personal preference.
Running barricade drills at my local range. The mount I use on my Slim Light (D) Kydex holster allows for a semi-drop-leg style of carry. Its not quite a drop leg but it rides lower than a typical belt mount. It gives me about a 4" drop. The beauty of this mount is the pistol grip rides at, or just under, my belt line. The 4" or so of drop gives just enough of a drop to prevent my chest rig or plate carrier from interfering with my pistol draw. I have noticed more and more LE and Mil guys running this style of "Drop Holster". The most notable feature of this style of mount is the fact that it doesn'tbounce around as badly as a drop-leg holster while you're running. I dont even have to hold my holster while running. It simply stays put.
This class was a vehicle defense class called "Light Gunfighter". This is a class that I have both great and terrible memories of. It was a difficult but very fun class. It was one of the most fast paced classes Ive ever been a part of. I went into this class thinking I was in shape. I was wrong. In the picture Im trying to recover from the "Smoke Drill". In terms of abuse, my rifle took a worse beating than the holster. We didn't do much work on the deck in this class.
Lazy range day. This day we were just playing around on the range. Notice I was not wearing the leg strap that I usually wear with the Slim Light (D) Kydex Holster.
Theater blood adds a different dynamic to training. It tastes good too....like mint. This is one of my Slim Light (D) Kydex holsters set up on the HSGI Suregrip Battle Belt.
My training holsters were starting to look terrible so I decided I needed new ones. This is the latest replacement. As of my writing this, I have not gotten a chance to run it. Ill enjoy its beauty while it lasts. Im going to beat it up the first chance I get.
If we do not have your light listed, we may still be able to build a holster for your light bearing pistol. When we do this we will ask that you send us your light to make the holster with. Please contact us if you wish to know whether we can build a holster using your light. We can with most lights although there are a few we cannot.
Note: We DO NOT guarantee that our holsters will fit lights that are not genuine name brands. If you buy a knock-off Surefire X300, it may fit our holsters and it may not. We build our holsters with genuine versions of lights and we can only guarantee that they will fit when you use genuine versions of the light. If you have a knock-off, play it safe and send us the light to build your holster with. If you send us the light, we can guarantee the fit. Many non-genuine versions of lights have different dimensions or are manufactured to different tolerances than their genuine counterparts.
This option is asking which side of your body you will be carrying your pistol / holster on. Are you right or left handed?
The Cant is the degree at which the holster rides. 0º has the barrel pointing straight down.
The Claw is primarily used for appendix inside the waistband carry (concealed carry). It is designed to press your pistol grip into the body to aid in reduced printing. When utilized properly, it works very well.
The Sweat Guard gets its name from the protection it offers the pistol from sweat. The sweat guard is most often used as a barrier for ones shirt. Tuck your shirt behind the sweat guard and it will prevent your shirt from falling into the holster when the pistol is drawn.
Medium Sweat Guard is by far our most common. It is approximately 1" short of being a Full Sweat Guard.
Sweat Guard: None is our recommendation for holsters being worn in the Appendix Location. A sweat guard tends to be uncomfortable when worn appendix.
Sweat Guard: None is our recommendation when using an OWB mount that offsets the holster from the body such as the G-Code RTI system.
Below is an image showing approximate heights of Sweat Guards.
Dependent Option: The exception to the Sweat Guard height rule is this:
The Sweat Guard cannot be cut lower than the Front Guard. It must be equal in height or higher than the front guard. If you ask for no Sweat Guard and also ask for a standard front guard (Shooters Cut: NO) , your sweat guard will be the same height as your front guard. If you want NO Sweat Guard, in the "Shooters Cut" option, choose "YES".
The "RMR Cut" is for red dot optic equipped pistols. The holster is cut down to the breech face to allow room for the red dot optic.
Note: The holster will function perfectly fine with an RMR Cut even if your pistol does not have a red dot optic on it.
Commonly referred to as "Tall Sights" or "High Sights", this option will allow your holster to accommodate up to .500" tall sights. Suppressor Sights are used with suppressors/silencers as well as with red dot optics.
If you do not know whether your sights are Suppressor Sights, chances are, they're not. The vast majority of night sights are not Suppressor Sights.
Note: The holster will work fine when built for Suppressor Sights whether you currently have Suppressor Sights on your pistol or not.
If you have plans of getting a threaded barrel in the future, we suggest you go ahead and have your holster built to accommodate it. The holster will function fine when built to accommodate it whether you currently have a threaded barrel on your pistol or not.
The "Outside Color" is the outermost piece of Kydex. The Outside Color does not physically touch your pistol. In the picture below, the "Outside Color" is Arctic White.
We have more colors available than what is pictured here. We are working on getting more color swatches added to this list.
The "Inside Color" is the innermost piece of Kydex. It is the piece of Kydex that is touching your pistol. In the image below, the "Inside Color" is Blood Red.
We have more colors available than what is pictured here. We are working on getting more color swatches added to this list.
Edge Cut will define a major factor in the overall appearance of your holster. The pictures below show examples of the different cuts. Keep in mind that different holsters will look differently even though they have the same edge cut. A Slim Reign and a Bora's Reign, both with the Flow Cut, will look differently. These pictures are meant to show the basic idea of certain edge cuts and not to show you exactly what your holster will look like.
Matching Mag Carrier
The "Matching Mag Carrier" option will carry over the holster color and cut options to the mag carrier. If you choose War Edges for your holster, the mag carrier will match. The same goes for Straight Edges, Waved Edges, Patrol Cut, Surf Cut, Flow Cut and Talon Flow Cut.
Note: Some cuts cannot be transferred to a mag carrier. For instance, the custom heart cut-out cannot be replicated on a mag carrier as there is not enough real estate on mag carriers. The matching mag carrier for a custom heart cut-out will have a similar flow to the holster but not a heart cut-out. All mag carrier cut-outs / windows will be a standard vertical slot cut.
Mag Carrier's come with only a belt clip or TekLok mount.
Mag Carrier Hand
"Mag Carrier Hand" is referring to which side you will be carrying the mag carrier on. Usually, if you carry your pistol on your right side, you will carry your mag on your left side. This option is not asking whether you are right or left handed.
Mag Carrier Orientation
There really isn't a wrong answer for this option. Ultimately, whatever you choose, train with it and become proficient.
"Bullets Facing Forward" is the most common option and is the choice most often chosen by modern professionals.
"Bullets Facing Rear" was the common option for the old-school guys back in the day.
As with everything else, training methods have evolved. Many of the old-school methods are still valid and are extremely powerful when mastered, the same as modern methods. Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that you train with the orientation you choose and become proficient with it.
Mag Carrier Clip
Mag Carriers are made in either Inside Waistband or Outside Waistband configurations.
All Mag Carrier Designs are available as Outside Waistband.
Mag Carriers with the Indra and Bora Designs are NOT available Inside Waistband.
Note: Inside Waistband Mag Carriers have the belt clip on the outside of the Mag Carrier. The belt clip will cover the window if Inside Waistband. If you choose to have an Inside Waistband Clip on a Bora or Indra Design, the Mag Carrier will not have a window cut into it.
The "Rush Order" will cut our standard lead time in half. Our standard lead time is noted at the top of your screen on the white banner.
Does your wife or husband ever get upset that you spend too much on gun stuff? It's a very common issue. We have been pulled into quite a few marital disputes over the past 5 years. We've even had a wife call and request to change her husbands holster color to pink. Sometimes life could be made a little easier with a simple letter. By choosing the "Marital Alibi" option, we will add a note to your package saying "Congratulations on winning this item!!!!". A copy of your invoice and how much you paid will NOT be included in the package. This option is a free service.
The Marital Alibi started as a joke but we have received tons of positive feedback about it so it's here to stay.
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