Indra Kydex Holster

Indra Kydex Holster

Indra Kydex Holster

  • Brand : Reign Tactical
  • Product Code : Indra
  • Availability : Built To Order
  • $129.99

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Indra Custom Kydex Holster


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     The Indra was the first of our Cut-Away line of Kydex holsters. Bringing truly unique aesthetics to our line-up, the Indra started us down the road of extreme designs.  Having been featured in numerous publications and on the big screen in the movie "Logan", the Indra has become our most recognizable custom Kydex holster.  The slide cut on the holster puts the index finger where it should go while drawing the pistol.  This is most commonly referred to as "Indexing".  The Indra Kydex holster is destined to remain part of our custom holster lineup for a very long time.  This holster is not capable of a Light/Laser bearing function.

  • Adjustable Retention
  • Threaded Barrel Options
  • Suppressor Sights Options
  • RMR Options
  • Left or Right Hand
  • OWB Only
  • 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 Indra

    The Indra holster started out as one thing and has morphed into something completely different.  The original intent for the Indra was for us to design a system that would function as a "trainer holster".  I sent a text to a buddy one evening after we got off work asking how he thought a holster with a cut-out in it would work.  I took a picture of a Warrior holster and drew the Indra slide cut on it.  I explained I wanted to make a holster that would force the index finger into the correct location on the pistol.  I knew there could be a market for a Kydex holster like this.  When new shooters begin to learn,  keeping the finger off of the trigger during the draw is a major concern.  While drawing, it's common for new shooters to keep their index finger too low.  This comes with a risk of an accidental discharge.  I have witnessed this happen.  My goal was to build a holster that would greatly reduce the danger while simultaneously training the shooter to keep their finger indexed.  
    I originally built the Indra holster with a single layer front and single layer rear.  It didn't work very well.  I quit for a while and accepted that maybe it was a dumb idea.  One day I was working on a side job drawing plans for a local contractor and I had a thought about a job I used to have working as a draftsman for a structural steel contractor.  I loved how everything in structural steel was predictable and everything could be calculated exactly.  That got me thinking that I could predict how Kydex would react under certain stresses.  I began testing various thicknesses of Kydex.  I found that Kydex is a completely different animal than structural steel but it could still be roughly predictable.  That is when I started experimenting with double layer Kydex.  I found that doubling the Kydex gave me the strength I needed.  I built a double layer holster, cut the slide cut into it and it failed again.  I couldn't seem to get the strength I needed in the areas in which I needed it.  Although it was a failure, I started to believe I could figure it out.  
    I began testing Kydex material thicknesses again.  I was convinced my holsters were failures because of the Kydex.  I got the wrong thickness combinations.  Maybe I should mix different thicknesses or go to a single layer but much, much thicker. I continued to think this way for probably another 6 months.  I was locked in my own mind and couldn't find a way out.  Every attempt during that time failed.  I knew there was an answer but I just couldn't seem to figure it out.  I became my own worst enemy because I refused to step back and take breath.  I finally got sick of it and smartly stepped away from it for a few months.  
    One day I was reading random things online about structures and natural forces.  I came across an article on harmonic and frequency resonance.  The article was referring to the weird things that can happen to various structural foundations. This was my light bulb moment.  I knew what my problem was and it was not the Kydex.  It was my columns.  In structures, the size of a column and the location of a column is of the utmost importance.  Get the location or size wrong and it spells disaster.  My columns were wrong, or in this particular case, my eyelets were in the wrong locations.  This was back before I made adjustable retention holsters.  I began experimenting with eyelet placement.  Sure enough, I figured it out after a LOT of trial and error.  About a month later I had my first functional Indra holster.  
    It was a very ugly holster in the beginning.  It had no "flow" to it.  I started experimenting with various designs that would not weaken the structural components of the holster.  If there ever was a holster that required exact calculations, this was it.  I finally figured out how to make it look good.  I knew that this holster would take a ton of practice to get right.  Different sizes of holster would require a different eyelet placement since strength in all the right places was so important in this design.  This was a curve ball that took me about a year to figure out.  I could get every holster for every pistol correct but sometimes it took me a few tries. Eyelet placement would make or break this holster every single time.  I had a notebook that was full of measurements that I eventually got built up so I could refer to it. 
    After extensive testing and many changes, we finally decided to release the Indra holster for sale.  Man, I have never in my life heard such a vast range of comments.  I quickly learned it's one of those holsters you either love or hate....there is no middle ground.  Luckily, the majority of people loved it.  It was then, and still is, the most unique holster I've ever seen.  Not only is it unique, its completely functional.  
    This is where things turned for the worst, or so I thought at the time.  I designed this holster to help beginners to learn Indexing.  I never intended for the Indra to be a duty holster.  One day a fairly well known firearms instructor made a video of it and recommended it to his followers.  He said it was a tough holster and he had been running it for months in training and he loved it.  All flattering words for a holster that I spent so much time and money on developing.  I put everything I had into designing this holster so naturally I should have been happy to hear him say those things.  It upset me though.  I wrote him and asked him to take the video down because he was promoting a use for the holster that it was not designed for.  He understood and took it down.  Well, the cat was out of the bag and people started buying them and using them for everything except what I designed it for.  There were tons of good things said about the holster but I was still unhappy about it.
    A few months later, I contacted a friend that I look up to.  He has a long history of success in business so I went to him for advice.  He fired me once and he earned my respect by doing that.  I told him what I was dealing with and he gave me some of the most solid advice I had ever received up to that point.  He told me to shut up and be happy with what I have.  He told me to quit trying to force the Indra to be a training holster when it works perfectly fine as a hard use holster.  Quit trying to stop good things from happening to me.  Message heard loud and clear.  
    The Indra Kydex holster started as an Idea for a trainer holster but morphed into what customers wanted it to be.  Today the Indra is still our top selling custom Kydex holster and our most recognizable design.  The life the Indra has taken on has been slightly intimidating at times.  Seeing it in a magazine for the first time blew my mind.  Seeing it in the movie "Logan" made me realize that this thing is bigger than me.  It has taken on a life of its own.  There were many times in the beginning I regretted designing the Indra.  I tried to force it to be something that customers didn't want it to be.  Today, I just let it be whatever people want it to be.  My experiences with this holster have taught me a lot and I'm thankful I've had the chance to come along for the ride.  

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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.  

Sweat Guard

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.   

Suppressor Sights

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.  

Threaded Barrel

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.  

Outside Front Color

The Outside Front Color is the outermost layer.  In the picture below, it is the Tiffany Blue Carbon Fiber Layer. 

We have more colors available than what is pictured here.  We are working on getting more color swatches added to this list.

Inside Front Color

In the picture below, the Inside Front Color is the Black Carbon Fiber Layer.

We have more colors available than what is pictured here.  We are working on getting more color swatches added to this list.

Rear Color

The Rear Color is the layer of Kydex that is between the pistol and your body.  In the picture below, the Rear Color is the White Layer.

Edge Cut

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.  

Rush Order

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.  

Other Instructions

Place any and all pertinent information here that is not covered by our standard options.  

If your pistol has a thumb safety, custom grips on your 1911, etc, write that information here.  

If you have contacted us about a pistol or light not listed on our options and we have asked you to write it on the order form, write your pistol or light model here.  PLEASE DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER FOR A PISTOL / LIGHT WE DO NOT HAVE LISTED WITHOUT FIRST SPEAKING WITH US.  

If you are sending us a light or laser that we do not have a mold for, write that you are sending us the light/laser here.

If you have special needs for your holster, write that here.