All right, it’s myth-slaying time.
In any realm, misconceptions can shadow the truth, leading to confusion and misguided decisions. The world of Kydex holsters is no exception. That’s why it’s crucial to shed light on the myths surrounding them, ensuring you can make informed choices and succeed in your holster selection.
By unraveling the myths associated with Kydex holsters, you gain several advantages that directly impact your experience and effectiveness with them. Let’s explore why knowing these myths is crucial for your success.
I’ve seen too many toxic myths about Kydex holsters, which all beginners must break away from to get the most out of your EDC. Because with anything you do, your mindset is what will set you up for success.
“I do not carry a gun to impose my will on others. I carry so others won’t impose their will on me!”
Time to get straight with Kydex Holsters!
Myth #1: Kydex Holsters Damage The Finish
This one burns me up every time I hear it.
It is probably the most common myth about Kydex, and probably because it seems like it could be true. Many believe the Kydex material can scratch or marr their handgun’s finish. And, I mean, it makes sense, right?
Other holsters are softer and more pliable. So, they couldn’t possibly damage your gun.
The truth is, no matter what holster you use, the more you draw from it, the more wear and tear it will cause.
However, any poorly fitting holster will cause more damage. One that has been made for your specific firearm is far less likely to do so. So, because of the nature of good custom kydex holsters, they are actually less likely to cause damage to your gun.
If you know someone who had a poor experience with one, it was more than likely the holster’s fit that was the problem. Not the material.
So don’t let anyone tell you a kydex holster will damage your gun.
How to minimize wear and tear:
If you are trying to minimize wear and tear on your firearm, make sure that your holster fits well before you start using it regularly. Even if your holster is compatible with your gun, a poorly made one may not provide a proper fit.
Myth #2: Kydex Holsters are Maintenance Free
This one may be surprising. But, it’s really more of a partial truth than an actual myth.
If you have ever carried a leather holster, then you know that they require specific soaps and conditioners and that they should be cleaned regularly.
They also shouldn’t really be exposed to water, sweat, or dust for any real amount of time.
On the other hand, Kydex can withstand moisture, salt, and dirt without breaking down. But they should still be cleaned to keep dirt and grime out of the holster’s shell. They are far more likely to damage your gun than your holster.
How to Clean Them:
This is one of the areas that they really shine. You can clean Kydex holsters with soap and water—no need to buy expensive products or keep them from drying out.
Myth #3: All Kydex Holsters Are The Same
I can totally understand why someone would believe this, especially if they are new to carrying.
I’ve been there myself, and I can tell you that the quality can vary drastically from one manufacturer to another.
Some of the things that affect these variations are:
- Intended use
- Design philosophy
- Molding techniques and precision
- Material quality and thickness
- Retention mechanisms and adjustability
- Finish details and ergonomics
One of the driving forces of this myth is most likely the cost differences between manufacturers. But, like most industries, don’t get fooled into thinking you can get a top-notch product at the cheapest price. You generally get what you pay for.
How to Choose a Good Kydex Holster:
Explore different options, and find the manufacturer that aligns with your preferences and requirements. This way, you can discover the Kydex holster that perfectly complements your firearm, carry style, and individual needs.
And don’t forget to check out the reviews before you decide!
Why is it misleading to believe these 3 myths?
Believing in these myths can lead you to a poor purchase and ultimately make carrying more difficult.
Don’t let myths cloud your judgment. Embrace truth, knowledge, and unmatched craftsmanship. Choose Havok Holsters for a confident and secure everyday carry.