Kydex is a synthetic thermoplastic PVC material that has been introduced to the market and is rapidly gaining popularity. Its strengths are rigidity, formability, chemical resistance and good interior finish rating. It can be thermoformed, post formed, brake formed and laminated. It has all the advantages of a proper gun holster. The material offers great retention, mainly because the temperature-molded plastic creates a slot in which the trigger guard can slide. Additional retention can be adjusted via screws.
Kydex itself is resistant to temperature changes, which means that it doesn’t shrink or expand and thus doesn’t change the ability to retain the weapon. It only melts/cracks in extreme temperatures which are non-present in everyday use. The durability of kydex is better than of leather. Kydex is water resistant, sweat resistant, and wear resistant. You don’t have to ‘break – in’ the holster, once its taken from the package it can be used immediately. The draw is quiet and easy and can be done with one hand, the holster remains stiff so the weapon can be drawn and holstered without effort. When the holster is used and starts to show signs of wear it can be easily re-fit via the retention screws.
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