Category Archives: Holsters

You bought your first pistol, now what?

With the gun buying frenzy of 2020 and 2021 cooling off, many first-time gun owners and those who are not “gun” people have to be asking themselves, “what now?”

In this blog, I want to address what else you need after your handgun purchase. If you have not bought a pistol yet, hold back! I am working on getting an article out on how the buy the best pistol for you and your needs. Continue reading You bought your first pistol, now what?

Crossbreed “Modular belly band” review

First I want to be clear, this belly band was not bought for me but for my beautiful bride, it is what she wanted. It was recommended and modeled for her and other ladies at a firearms class for ladies (Thank you Well Armed Woman and Stacy Bright). I also had heard, on different podcasts, ladies talking about using it and liking it. It is one holster in a collection for them, as seems to be with the case of ladies. Different clothes, different carry gear. Continue reading Crossbreed “Modular belly band” review

Ares Flag holster and magazine pouch review

If any of you know me, you know I consider myself to be a patriot. I love the United States of America, I love Texas and Missouri. I consider my citizenship a privilege and an honor. I believe along with living here I have a civic duty to volunteer and support groups that support our States and Country.

Sometimes that patriotism bleeds over to “stuff” and in this case it bled over to a holster and magazine pouch I had Ares Tactical ( make for me in April of 2015. The “Standard” holster and “Double magazine pouch” for a Generation 2 Glock 19 with the Missouri flag and a double magazine pouch with the Texas flag on it.

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ARES IWB UltiClip Holster Review

These days, there are many individuals and companies making Kydex holsters. So many it is hard to choose which company to buy from.

Questions like, what is the material they use, what it the thickness of the material, what styles do they make, will they be around tomorrow and what is their warranty.

Ares Tactical is the Kydex holster maker of my choice and you can read why here:

With that said, I wanted to review a new type of clip for Kydex holsters and how it greatly improves the wearing of such holsters. It is called the Ulti Clip, yes I spelled that correctly. Continue reading ARES IWB UltiClip Holster Review

A quick overview of Ares Tactical

I want to start off with a disclaimer. Matt Facas started out several years ago as some guy I met at a gathering, then he became a guy I knew, then an acquaintance and now I consider him a friend. Before you think my views are too bias, check out some of my other reviews, I can be brutal. With that knowledge I talked to Matt and let him know I wanted to do a review of his products, I did not want or need any since I had many of them on hand. I could see the nervous look in his eyes, he was wondering how tough I was going to be. Well, I am just as tough as with any product I review.

I will start off with where you can find his company Ares Tactical. Check them out at or at on FaceBook. Continue reading A quick overview of Ares Tactical

Pistol Conceal Carry holsters: Hip (belt) holsters

Before I begin, you must use a holster if you carry a handgun. sticking it in your belt or sock is just stupid.

Also Law Enforcement knows that criminals don’t use holsters and good guys do. Why? Guns are a tool to a criminal and if he must ditch the gun, they don’t want evidence they had a gun on them. So wear a holster! Continue reading Pistol Conceal Carry holsters: Hip (belt) holsters

CrossBreed Supertuck holster review

First off, let me remind you, I am not a fair weather holster / gun wearer. I put it on as soon as my pants get on and take it off when I get undressed for my shower at night. The only other time I take off my holster is if I am going through a metal detector. Other than that I have it on. Some people remove their gun when they get home. What good does it do you in the bedroom when you are in the living room and a criminal or multiple criminals break in? A holster must be comfortable enough for all day, and into the night wearing. My CrossBreed Supertuck is one such holster. Continue reading CrossBreed Supertuck holster review

Canovi Signature Series Custom holster – 1911

As a long time advertiser on the Gun Show Radio, Christmas 2012 Matt Canovi gave me a gift of any of his Custom holsters I would like.

The holsters are made by Gaunt Leatherworks in Springfield Missouri. The first week of January 2013 I went by Gaunt and spoke with the owner Tim Gaunt and told him what I wanted, which was the Custom Elite 2-piece detachable holster for my 1911. I figured that since I had not worn my 1911 in a while this would be a good time to do so again, plus it gave me a good reason to see how a different firearm in a different type holster would feel. Continue reading Canovi Signature Series Custom holster – 1911