Crossbreed Holsters routinely mesh leather and Kydex for a hybrid style aimed at giving comfort and safety. The company’s most current holster, the Reckoning, comes with a lofty name and the guarantee of extra functionality for concealed carriers, but does the rig really reside up to its hype? Guns.com nabbed a Reckoning holster to discover out.
What is the Reckoning?
The Reckoning keeps to Crossbreed’s hybrid holster style, featuring a Kydex shell mounted to a leather backing, whilst also bringing extra modularity to the Crossbreed brand. Even though appearing to be a common inside-the-waistband holster, the Reckoning is not all that it appears. In truth, Crossbreed attempts to appease shoppers hunting to bridge the gap among outdoors-the-waistband and IWB. The Reckoning, with a handful of swaps of hardware, converts from an IWB rig into an OWB.
The holster shell itself falls to Crossbreed’s renowned style, providing a Kydex shell with a retention technique created to safe the gun in the holster. Featuring retention adjustments through Chicago screws, the technique makes it possible for customers to dial retention to their liking. The Kydex rests on a leather backing that comes in a handful of solutions to additional customization. Typical configuration delivers a black cowhide leather whilst upgrades contain horsehide or Founder’s vegetable-tanned leather.
The Reckoning, a reasonably new holster, is nevertheless expanding in terms of provided gun models. Presently CZ, Glock, Ruger, Sig, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Walther and most 1911s are covered but the business says extra models are in the operates.
Setting up the Reckoning
The initial step in readying the Reckoning is deciding on IWB or OWB clips. Considering the fact that I choose IWB carry, I opted for the suitable IWB belt configuration. Fortunately, the holster ships in IWB so there have been no added actions on my portion.
Subsequent, I set about adjusting the retention. The Reckoning sent to me was outfitted for the Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm. Upon sliding the gun in the holster, I identified the match a small also tight for my liking. Consequently, it necessary a tune-up. To adjust retention, an Allen Wrench and handful of turns is all that is necessary. Considering the fact that my holster was also tight, I rotated the wrench a half turn to the left to loosen. Inserting the gun back into the holster I identified the retention now also loose. Back to the Allen Wrench and a quarter turn to the ideal to tighter the rig back up. An additional insertion of the gun proved best and the Reckoning was very good to go.
Match and Really feel
The Reckoning in IWB configuration rests anyplace the wearer desires. For this overview, I tested it out in each the 4-o’clock position IWB position and AIWB. Crossbreed prides itself on comfort of put on and the holster delivers. The leather backing provided a comfy really feel against the skin, requiring no undershirt with my outfit.
As time progressed, the leather broke in becoming even softer and molding greater against my skin. Though this added comfort, wearers do require to preserve in thoughts that following important put on leather can start to warp. Granted, this requires time, but customers must get in the habit of checking holsters with every single put on to make sure important put on does not effect concealed carry.
The Kydex shell attributes a sturdy style that, when paired with the adjustable retention settings, grips onto the wearer’s gun. For this overview, I opted for the Smith & Wesson Shield. The Reckoning had no problems maintaining the gun in spot. I moved, I ran, I went about my standard day-to-day activities whilst the Shield rested securely in my waistband.
Getting the potential to adjust retention to my preferred level proves handy as it makes it possible for concealed carriers to definitely dial into their sweet spot as far as retention goes. With every single draw, I knew precisely how significantly oomph was necessary to get rid of the Shield and precisely how significantly stress was expected to re-holster.
In spite of the Kydex shell adequately covering the trigger location and its retention settings kept the gun safe, I did discover the shell’s edges to be a tad sharp. In truth, I sliced my finger whilst adjusting retention settings upon initial use. Even though by no implies a catastrophe, it is a thing to be wary of and cautious when handling.
My initial go with the Reckoning came in the type of AIWB. A typical carry spot, I placed the Reckoning in the appendix position, inside my waistband to identify irrespective of whether this would be a viable selection for me. I had my suspicions that AIWB may well not perform as nicely, merely for the truth that the holster does not provide a claw, wing or wedge which typically proves beneficial to AIWB. My suspicions have been confirmed.
Though the holster and Shield would perform with looser outfits of mine, t-shirts have been out of the query as the grip rested also far from my physique and thus printed. Now, this is not a comprehensive deal breaker. A shoe insert and some Velcro added to the leather backing operates as a price range, DIY wedge set-up but this is added perform.
Off the rig came in AIWB and into common IWB it went. Right here, I identified the Reckoning shined. In the 4-o’clock position it greater molded into my physique. I nevertheless identified that sometimes the Shield poked via, but it was extra inconspicuous and with a purse on my shoulder would be totally unnoticeable. Once more, the leather backing helped boost comfort permitting me to put on the rig all day with no discomfort or adjustments.
In the End…
All in all, Crossbreed kept to its guarantee of safety and comfort with the Reckoning. Though it didn’t very perform for me in AIWB, it proved workable in common IWB configuration. Priced at $69.95, the Reckoning delivers adjustable retention and a versatile OWB/IWB configuration.