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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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Smith & Wesson Shield

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 Review

The Smith & Wesson Shield was unleashed onto the market a couple weeks back with much hype and hoopla. I participated in the hype, and yes, I liked it. Hats off to the Smith & Wesson marketing team for creating such a buzz around the release. I think we can expect other manufacturers to copy S&W […]

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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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Smith & Wesson Shield 9

Smith & Wesson Shield First Impressions

[framed_box] Update 4/30/2012 Check out our full Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 Review.[/framed_box] Last week Smith & Wesson released a new pistol for the concealed carry market called the Shield. Typically, when a manufacturer releases a new gun, it’s months (and sometimes years) before it actually hits the market. And sometimes even longer before […]

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