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Infidel Arsenal
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:23:41 AM »
I have received a very excellent set of holsters from Infidel Arsenal:

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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
Looks good. I like the minimalist holsters!

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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 12:22:21 PM »
They're nicely designed. Minimalism is always good.
IWB, I assume?
(I bet that they'd work OWB, too, with wider belt loops.)
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 05:38:00 AM »
They're nicely designed. Minimalism is always good.
IWB, I assume?
(I bet that they'd work OWB, too, with wider belt loops.)

IWB. The only quibble I have is the clips don't provide as much of a felt lock on the belt as the Q-Series Stealth holsters these replace. They do lock, I just don't get the felt 'click' as they close like with the others. I like these better because they have a channel for the slide--the Stealth holster is a true minimalist that just locks the trigger guard in. I will run a file on the inside of the hook to ease the interior angle somewhat. I have communicated with the maker about this. He's good with feedback from users.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 02:25:27 PM »
Can you do one-hand reholstering with them?

They give the impression that one must use one's other hand, to pull the belt-and-waistband away from the body to make the return stroke easy.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 05:01:19 PM »
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 05:53:29 AM »
Can you do one-hand reholstering with them?

They give the impression that one must use one's other hand, to pull the belt-and-waistband away from the body to make the return stroke easy.

I'll make sure I try it to be sure but I don't see any issues with it at this time. I use the thumb to sweep inside to clear the area one or two handed anyway. I'll let you know as soon as I run some reps that way, though.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 11:11:27 PM »
Very cool. I like wider clips but the concept is kewl. :)

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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 05:40:34 AM »
Very cool. I like wider clips but the concept is kewl. :)

He can provide straps or other kinds of clips with holsters if you prefer something else. I'm thinking about trying J-hooks for the next ones I get.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 05:43:30 AM »
Can you do one-hand reholstering with them?

They give the impression that one must use one's other hand, to pull the belt-and-waistband away from the body to make the return stroke easy.

I was okay doing one-hand reholstering on the occasions I did that during a class I took a week ago, Steve. Didn't do much, but did do some without trouble. I do make sure I look it back in when I do that, though.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
Thank you, Richard.
The holsters are well designed, if one can do a one-hand reholster.

Now, I wonder about longevity.
The old Snick holsters I used, and still have a couple of, would fracture along one particular bend after a while. Although I got creative, and found ways to use the broken-off pouches, it was still a drawback.
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Re: Infidel Arsenal
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 05:39:16 AM »
Thank you, Richard.
The holsters are well designed, if one can do a one-hand reholster.

Now, I wonder about longevity.
The old Snick holsters I used, and still have a couple of, would fracture along one particular bend after a while. Although I got creative, and found ways to use the broken-off pouches, it was still a drawback.

It will be a while before I can report about longevity. For now, I have only the example of other Kydex holsters I have, most of which are several years old and still running with the original straps and hooks just fine.
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