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Liion Defense OWB

Liion Defense OWB Holster

There’s no shortage of Kydex holsters on the market right now, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing. There are a lot of great Kydex shops to choose from, and today I want to tell you about one that I recently discovered called Liion Defense. The guys at Liion sent me an outside the waistband (OWB) […]

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Forest City Tactical

Forest City Tactical Kydex Holster

Clearly, we at Monderno love kydex.  Lots and lots of kydex.  There is a common saying in the industry that “kydex is kydex”.  There is a lot of truth in that.  There are probably 120+ companies making kydex holsters out there, in varying degrees of quality.  Most, you’ve probably never heard of.  We were recently […]

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Bravo Concealment Kydex Holster

Bravo Concealment Kydex Holster

As promised in my Kaluban Cloak Kydex holster review, the Kydex holster reviews continue. This time we take a look at one of most high value options available, Bravo Concealment. Features Bravo Concealment holsters have all of the features you would expect in an outside the waistband (OWB) custom Kydex holster. Materials and Colors Bravo […]

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Kaluban Cloak Smith & Wesson M&P

Kaluban Cloak Kydex Holster

If you read Monderno much, you know I’m a big fan of Kydex holsters. Over the next few weeks you will see reviews of outside the waistband (OWB) Kydex rigs from some of my favorite Kydex shops to date – some large, some small, but all are interesting for their own reasons. First up is […]

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PHLster Skeleton Kydex Holster

When I first saw the PHLster Skeleton holster, I was intrigued. The Skeleton is a minimalist Kydex holster that gives you a quick and easy way to carry your gun inside the waistband (IWB). There are a lot of “minimalist” style Kydex holsters on the market, but none of them have really interested me for one reason […]

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Custom Kydex holsters

The Case for Kydex

Pictured above L-R: Walther PPQ in a Kaluban Cloak OWB holster, and Smith & Wesson Shield in a PHLster Skeleton holster. I’m a big fan of Kydex holsters. Don’t get me wrong, I think leather holsters can be great as well, I just generally prefer Kydex. If you haven’t yet discovered a love for thermoplastic […]

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concealed carry

Getting Started with Appendix Carry

I’ve been carrying concealed for about 10 years now, but up until a few months ago, I had never tried appendix carry. Appendix carry is where you carry your pistol inside your waistband in the appendix area. Appendix carry is also commonly referred to as AIWB, which is an acronym (because who doesn’t love a […]

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Remora Holster Kahr CM9

Remora No Clip Holsters

Remora No Clip Holsters are holsters made in Naples, Florida that use compression and friction as the retention mechanism. As you will see, the name Remora is very fitting. A Remora, sometimes called a suckerfish or sharksucker, is a fish that attaches itself to sharks, manta rays, whales, and turtles. Remora holsters attach themselves to […]

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Walther PPQ Kaluban Cloak Boxer Tactical

Walther PPQ Review

The Walther PPQ, which stands for Police Pistol Quick Defense, is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Carl Walther as a potential replacement for the Walther P99. It is available in either 9mm or .40 S&W. The PPQ isn’t a complete new design from the ground up, as it takes design features from both the Walther P99QA […]

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