Please click on the black circled question mark beside each option title for an explanation of the option.
The Slim Kydex holster was made available due to many requests for a more affordable holster. Some people don't want to spend a lot on a holster. If you fall into this category, we have you covered. The Slim is a tough holster that will last. We offer as many options as we can so you can customize your Slim holster as much as you like.
Threaded Barrel Options
Suppressor Sights Options
IWB or OWB
Left or Right Hand
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
The Slim is what is commonly referred to as a Taco Holster. The Slim is one of the first Kydex holsters I learned to build and it is still one of the holsters that I build the most. I have some very complex and flashy custom Kydex holsters but I also have some single layer Slim holsters that I carry also. The taco holster has been around for so many decades because its a tried and true design. It is everything that is needed in an IWB holster.
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.
We have more colors available than what is pictured here. We are working on getting more color swatches added to this list.
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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