I am by no means an expert in the carry of a gun, but I do try to do my homework as much as possible and I listen to those who have more experience than I do. That is my disclaimer…lol.
When I started looking for a holster to use as an everyday solution, I did what most people do…I did a Google search. One holster stood above the rest just from the sheer number of people recommending it…the CrossBreed SuperTuck. This is what is called a hybrid holster. This particular hybrid holster is worn inside the waistband of the pants.
The base layer, that sits against you, is made of cowhide or horse hide. Cowhide is the cheaper option but the horse hide gives you a better moisture barrier from sweat keeping your handgun from corroding. I went with the Cowhide and have been happy with it. The horse hide is natural color as it doesn’t hold dye very well. I got my cowhide dyed black.
Attached to the leather is a kydex shell. Kydex is a hard, durable plastic that can be easily molded without excessive heat. The kydex shell is formed to fit a specific handgun resulting in better concealment and retention. The retention can be adjusted on the CrossBreed holsters by applying heat from a hairdryer to the dimple covering the trigger guard. Press it in for more retention or pull it out for less.
I have to admit though that the one thing that made the sale on the CrossBreed was the crosses on the belt clips. The clips fasten to the leather with screws and grommets. The way this holster is designed, you can wear your holster inside your waistband and tuck a shirt in around it. Not all inside-the-waistband holsters are tuckable. This one is and it is a very useful feature, especially if you dress professionally at work or church on Sunday morning. When your shirt is tucked in, all you see are these shiny clips with crosses embossed in them.
The leather has multiple holes on either side of the gun (shown above) to fasten the clips to allowing for adjustment in ride height and cant. They offer other options, such as a j-hook and velcro type hooks if you don’t like the metal clips with the crosses showing. I have ordered some other fasteners from Comp-Tac, located right here in Texas. Comp-Tac holsters fasten to the clips via one hole…the adjustment is achieved by multiple holes on the clip itself. When I combine the c-clip (left) from Comp-Tac with the CrossBreed SuperTuck, it multiplies the ride height and cant options. Most of the time, I stay with the clips with the crosses on them. Those are just cool.
But CrossBreed holsters are definitely not the cheapest option out there. The holster pictured above starts at $65…the horse Hide is an additional $10. If you decide that a hybrid holster is what you are looking for, you will not regret the money you spend on the CrossBreed.
I told you before that the crosses on the clips were what sold me on this holster. CrossBreed Holsters, LLC is a christian company started by Mark Craighead in 2005. Mark went to be with the Lord in 2012. Carry the Cross is their tagline for the company…I like that.
Mark was often asked about the origin of the name CrossBreed® Holsters. He was never ashamed to answer that, although there is some reference to the hybrid nature of his designs, the larger meaning behind his company’s name references the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice upon the cross which was made for all mankind.”
I have used this SuperTuck for over a year now and it is my primary option. I will be doing a review of the other carry options that I have tried and used off and on when a different way of carrying is necessary. There are some things that other holsters do better than the CrossBreed SuperTuck, but there are alot of things the CrossBreed does that the others don’t. Find what works for you. I just hope my input is letting you make a more informed decision.