Can I call you? We are a small custom shop. Many of the operations of making kydex holsters are noisy, messy, or time sensitive. Stopping for every call is just not practical. Living on the edge of reliable cell connection does not help either. You can always text us at 703.855.1419 if you want to check on an order or have a question.
What is Kydex? Kydex is a proprietary name for an acrylic/pvc blend that when heated properly becomes flexible for molding. It is very popular in holster making for several reasons such as durability, weatherproof, easy to clean, and resistant to most chemicals. Also, it is made in the USA.
Why should I Loctite my screws? Using thread locker such as Loctite, Vibratight, or Permatex is highly recommeded. Many products use small screws and posts to keep things as low profile as possible. Also, using a thread locker on tension screws will keep your adjustment just how you like it. We recommend medium strength (a.k.a. Blue). Some screws, such as in the shoulder holster harness you may actually want slightly loose to allow more flexible fit. This can only be done with locked screws.
Can I make my holster a little tighter/looser? Many holsters have built in adjustable tension screws. Still, you can sometimes tweak the feel in addition to that. If you want it a little looser/smoother try rubbing the inside of the holster with a silicon cloth (better) or a little gun oil. If you are looking for a little firmer try cleaning with warm soapy water or isopropyl alcohol on the inside.
I don’t see my gun listed. Can you still make me a holster? Usually, yes. We are always adding to the firearms we support but there is often a lag between when we get these in the shop and when it is available on the website. For non-standard guns there is a $20 surcharge. Contact us to see if we can help.
Can you make a holster to my design? We are a custom shop and can often modify one of our designs or build something totally new.
Can you fix a competitor’s holster? Sometimes. There is a lot that goes into making a holster work well. It starts off with a good design, then materials, and finally construction and finish. Our minimum charge is $10, but with shipping back and forth is is often not worth the effort.
Do you ship outside the US? Yes, but our online shop can not process these orders. You will have to contact us for a shipping quote.
Lead Times: All of our products are custom made here in the heartland of the USA. As a veteran-owned small business we strive to make each customer happy with their purchases. That means more than just high quality materials and innovative designs. It also means getting your order shipped quickly. We have seen lead times in this industry range from 4, 8, and even 16 weeks. As a manufacturer that is a good problem to have. As a customer it is just frustrating. We don’t cut corners to ship a quick and cheap product.
It’s January 20th, 2020 and we continue to have lead time of 7 weeks on most orders. Thank you for your patience and your business.
Don’t forget to check out the Ready Ship page for products in stock with no wait time.