Slim Light Kydex Holster - Double Layer
Slim Light Kydex Holster - Double Layer
- Brand : Reign Tactical
- Product Code : Slim Light(D)
- Availability : Built To Order
Slim Light Custom Kydex Holster - Double Layer
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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 Slim Light holster is also available in a Single Layer version.
- Adjustable Retention
- Threaded Barrel Options
- Suppressor Sights Options
- RMR Options
- IWB or OWB
- Left or Right Hand
- Lifetime Warranty
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't bounce 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.