Osborn IWB Holster Review

Osborn IWB Holster Review

So you are looking for a new holster? Well look no further; this Osborne IWB holster is amazing. This is made in the great state of Texas, and has what you are looking for, and then some. This is a Hybrid, leather and Kydex, holster with a twist, I'll explain that later.

I ordered this holster for my normal carry gun, my M&P 9mm. In their catalog it is the TacticalTuck version. Out of the package, it was a very tight fit. The product packaging said that it would need a break-in period; and anyone who has used a leather holster knows this. As soon as I put this holster on, I knew that it was going to be a great holster. I am a big fan of the attention to detail that they put into this holster. The clip that holds this to your belt is metal. It is mounted onto the leather using metal eyelets, four on each side. This was pretty cool because it allowed me to adjust the cant as I wanted. I started out with the second hole from the bottom on each side, as it was preset for. This allows for a 15 degree forward cant. I wear mine at the 3:30 position so that was perfect for me.

After wearing this for a few short weeks the leather was nicely broken in. With the holster past its break-in period, this allowed me to utilize the next great feature and the twist I teased you with earlier: that is the Osborne Holster mounts the Kydex to the leather using spacers. These spacers allow the user to adjust the level of retention based on his/her needs. I decided that the retention was just a little too slack for me. A quick turn of the screws and it was perfect. The packaging says that you could put a bit of Loctite on the screws to hold them in place, so a drop of 242 it was. Perfect.

This holster has some great features for not a lot of cash. For a MSRP of $49.99 it has more features than a similar model hybrid that I paid double for (play sad song on your tiny violin here). An impressive list of features include: The Kydex being mounted to spacers, allowing you to adjust the retention; the metal clips that are mounted to metal eyelets and the 16 different cant options (that is two rows of four for you math majors out there).

I also received a horizontal OWB spare magazine carrier. This hybrid magazine carrier has some of the same great features that I spoke of about above. Its retention screws gave me the security that I needed to have my spare mag at a horizontal angle.

All in all I am very happy with this holster and it has been my go to holster for everyday carry for the past two months. I could not be any happier with this holster and I know that you will be as just happy. Visit them at www.osbornholsters.com or on Facebook and tell them Monkey sent you.