How many of you keep a firearm in the truck or on you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MooseMan89, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
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    When I bought my crossbreed it says right on their site to order horsehide leather rather than cowhide.
    This is for those that sweat a lot and/or work in a wet environment.
    Horsehide is much tighter grained and does not allow the water to penetrate easily.
    If your kydex is broken send it in for warranty. I believe they offer a lifetime warranty.
     
  2. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    To be quite honest, the leather on the crossbreed is pretty shoddy in comparison. I didn't buy min CB direct. Rather, I purchased it at a local range. It served its purpose, ran its course. I might contact the maker to see if he would replace it. I'd be willing to pay all shipping and even an "upgrade to horse hide" surcharge. But unless he's changed to usin all finished smooth leather on both sides, I've found a better holster.

    BTW, he (crossbreed) tried to sue Mark for copyright infringement. No dice though.
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  3. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Update: just called Crossbreed. They will in fact upgrade mine to horsehide ($15) and replace the broken kydex free. So looks like I'm shipping it back. Should be like new, only better. She said they "sand the back" now as opposed to a raw split leather.
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  4. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
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    So basically you are getting a completely new holster, other than maybe the belt clips.
    Cool deal. The nice thing about CB is that even if you don't want it now you can easily sell it.

    One other thing, if they still sucked as much as your experience they wouldn't be 2 months out on builds. Just sayin.

    Maybe yours was an early model and they perfected the product.
     
  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine was a very early model. It was always comfortable, it held it securely. Just wish I'd gotten the horsehide in a natural or anything but black. The cracked kydex is forgivable as they are standing behind it. Forgot, one of the rivets rusted through and fell apart too.

    I should also mention that even my Glock has some rust. Seems to be fairly common amongst crossbreed owners. Likely my fault for often keeping the gun in the holster overnight (after a fail wipe down). I've done it like that for years, but it seems the leather absorbs sweat. Now after the wipe down, they spend the night apart to air dry.

    In hindsight, it's not that the Crossbreed was terrible. Aside from the leaching dye, it was/is always comfortable, and secure. Mark just built a better version.
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  6. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hope this works, my first photo bucket attempt...
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    Edit: well I'll be dipped in ****. You CAN post pics from mobile....
     
  7. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The back...[​IMG]

    Much nicer finished edges...[​IMG]
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    As you can see, Mark takes the time to really make a nice holster. Smooth leather everywhere, nice finished edges, beautiful stitching.

    In comparison, the CB is just a decent to good production holster. Made from a single piece of leather. Not bashin them... Just pointing out Marks attention to detail.

    My CB will ship out today, we'll see how they "fix er up".
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  8. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Posts: 828

    Just like many choices for brand/caliber of firearm so are there many choices of holsters.

    I've got friends that swear by CB, others swear by a different brand.
    What ever works for you, thats the important thing.
     
  9. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should really take a look at Comp Tac. Their holsters and selection are VERY good. If you wear it in hot areas you should lookat going to all kydex minus the leather backing. Comp Tac makes one called the Infidel.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Reason I chose a PPK was so I could ankle holster it. Too hot to have something in my back. Hip carry is just inconvenient and would make my customers nervous.
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