After years of requests from customers to build a Hybrid IWB Holster, GunfightersINC decided to put a new spin on it. Traditionally Hybrid IWB holsters suffer from excessive bulk and subpar retention. The Solace has tried to address both those issues through some unique design features.
Safe, Consistent Retention
The Solace IWB is designed to fully enclose the trigger guard of your firearm in Kydex, front and back. This is achieved through an inner retention tab that allows the firearm’s trigger guard to float in Kydex. This means the gun is securely retained and will not easily fall out of the holster.
The retention doesn’t change regardless of tension on the leather. This allows the holster to have the crisp snap characteristics that all other GunfightersINC products have. This eliminates the mushy and sticky feelings that many other Hybrid Holsters display.
It also means that there is zero gap around the trigger guard, preventing any foreign objects from contacting the trigger inadvertently.
The Solace is backed with a hand beveled 7oz American barrel dyed full grain cowhide. The leather is hand beveled and burnished for a smooth, comfortable backer finish. This leather will withstand years of sweat and wear. Leather backer is slightly oversized to the Kydex shell to eliminate the possibility of Kydex edges contacting the skin and causing discomfort.
Using CAD design we have biased the firearm to the front of the Kydex shell. This eliminates pressure points against the hip and makes for a smooth, bulge free profile against the skin. This also helps with maintain a consistent draw pressure, regardless of belt tension.
Compact Form Factor
The Solace was designed to be as low-profile and unobtrusive as possible. Unlike most hybrid holsters, the Solace has a footprint not much larger than the firearm, more in line with a “taco IWB” style Holster, like our Wraith IWB. We have shrunk the holster down to the smallest size possible, leveraging our ability to build our own CNC molds, allowing us to hold the tightest tolerances to the gun as possible.
Either in the Appendix or 5 O’clock, the Solace is contoured to hold the firearm as close to the body as possible and minimize printing at all angles. Careful attention is placed on angling the grip of the gun so that it is pulled tightly into the body to reduce printing.
Available for Pre-Order now:
The Solace Hybrid IWB is available for many popular pistols at an introductory price of $52.00. http://gunfightersinc.com/shop/solace-iwb-holster-preorder/