I have to say that when it came to my Glock 19X, I needed to find a holster that was comfortable and I could train with for when I travel to States that allowed open carry for, “ Non-Residents.” The holster system that I had found was from the company known as CrossBreed Holsters, is the Reckoning. Over the course of this article, I will be going over the ins and outs of the holster, and determine whether or not that I believe this holster holds up to my standards in an open carry situation.
Everyone knows that the State I am from has terrible laws that instill limitations to the people who exercise their Second Amendment rights. So whenever I travel, I tend to plan my trips that provide , “Non-Residents,” the ability to be able to exercise their rights and offer them the opportunity to defend themselves on their travels; so when it came down to me getting my Glock 19X, I wanted to make sure that if I had no other choice in carrying this I wanted to be able to have proper time training before I made my way out of state for another trip.
Quality of the Holster
Holsters are something that I like to take a little more time when it comes to reviewing because I like to be 100% comfortable in its ability before I hit the road. So going directly into the Reckoning holster from CrossBreed, I wanted to go over the holster’s design. When it comes to the holster’s design we see that first and foremost the backer is made of leather. CrossBreed offers its customers three different styles of backers that can be found on the website, but to not waste time and be able to cover the holster more in-depth I have chosen the Black Cowhide. On the front of the holster, there is also a Kydex pocket that forms to the pistol that you have chosen to run the holster with.
- In final thoughts, I will provide information on how I perceive leather for holsters.
Going off the make of the holster there are two other things that I want to cover as well. The first thing is that the ability to change the holster from IWB, (Inside Waistband), to OWB (Outside the Waistband). The clips that come with the holster are adjustable according to the company. When I was sent the holster a set of instructions came in the package that shows the user how to switch in and out the clips to adjust your style of carrying. When it comes to the versatility of this holster, to be able to change to these different styles whenever they want is something that I would give good marks for.
Will it hold?
The thing that I like to check whenever I receive a new holster to review is its ability to onto my pistol. I want to make sure that when it comes to my pistol, it won’t just go flying out as soon as I start running or when I sit down. In order to make sure of this, I make sure the pistol is unloaded and holstered. I ran on the treadmill after this was done and I was impressed that the pistol did not move one bit. Along with me running, I do hold the holster upside in order to make sure the pistol doesn’t fall out either.
Magazine Holster as Well?
As always, one of the main worries that happen when it comes to carrying a firearm is the ability to be able to carry an extra magazine on your person. The Reckoning System takes care of those cc worries when it includes the magazine holster, known as “The Accomplice.” I was thoroughly impressed when it came to this magazine holster for the fact that I did not have to worry about any retention problems. The magazine to my Glock 19X easily was able to transfer in and out without any worries of the magazine being stuck in the holster or problems putting the magazine back. I do like the retention that the holster came as for the fact it was able to securely hold the magazine without any extra worries. One last thing that I would like to touch base on when it comes to, “The Accomplice,” is the clip that is used when it comes to attaching the holster to your waistband. For what the holster is used for the clip that is provided with the magazine holster is strong and keeps the holster secured to your waistband. I haven’t experienced any problems when it comes to the clip, and as I explained before; for what the holster is used for I believe that it is a good choice.
Final Thoughts on The Reckoning System
When it comes to my final thoughts on this holster system from CrossBreed Holsters, I would have to say that my remarks are positive. The holster performed well according to my standards when it comes to where a holster needs to be at in terms of performance standards. I do have my reservations when it comes to the leather portion of the holster, over time it is going to wear and break down which is understandable, but leather wears after a while. Now there are resources that are provided from CrossBreed Holsters that you can use in order to protect and preserve the leather. In my eyes, it would be more beneficial for a once in a while hobby shooter than an everyday practitioner.
- Holsters systems such as the Reckoning can be found online at https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/