Today we have the privilege of announcing a new holster to the market, the X-FER from Armordillo Concealment.
What is the X-FER?
The X-FER is a patent pending, minimalist inside the waistband (IWB) holster that is designed to allow you to carry a handgun with a weapon mounted light concealed. Think Raven Vanguard 2, but with a SureFire X300 attached.
- Weapon light specific, not handgun specific
- Minimalist design
- Works in any IWB position
- Adjustable for ride height and cant
- Patent pending
- 100% made in the USA
What makes the X-FER unique?
If you’re familiar with the Kydex holster market, you’re probably wondering what makes the X-FER special. There are a lot of Kydex shops that will mold a custom rig for your handgun and weapon light – but it will only fit that specific gun. This is what makes the X-FER different. The X-FER is molded to the X300, and generically molded to the rest of the handgun. This means you can buy one holster, and run it on virtually any full-size handgun: 1911, Glock, Smith & Wesson, XD, XDm, etc.
I’ve only had the X-FER for a few days, but so far so good. When Armordillo Concealment initially told me about the design concept, I thought it sounded too bulky to be practical. Well I was wrong. I’ve been carrying my Glock 19 with SureFire X300 in the appendix position for a few days now, and I haven’t had any issues. In fact, I’m wearing it right now as I type this.
The additional bulk added by the X300 really doesn’t amount to much in practical terms, and that surprised me. Retention is good and so is my draw, the gun comes out cleanly without any hold ups. You can also re-holster with this system, which is very different from the Raven Vanguard 2 that I reviewed a while back.
I will continue to test this holster over the next few weeks and follow up with a more detailed review, but so far I’m impressed.
Here’s a nice video from Matt and Ian over at Down Range Firearm Training.
The Armordillo Concealment X-FER is a unique, minimalist design that allows you to run multiple light bearing handguns in the same holster. If you’ve ever wanted to run a light on your concealed carry rig, this is definitely something you should look into.