When it came to my Glock 30, I had no idea what I was looking for when it came to carrying. I have my reservations for both concealed and open carry. To me, it was just a matter now of what I wanted to go with this time for this review. When it came down to it I realized that when it came to deciding on a holster I went with open carry. I have a good amount of traveling coming up in the next few months where I will be able to open carry in the Free States.
I have found that when it comes to looking at an “OWB” holster for myself, there a few different things that I want when it comes to this holster. First and foremost I need mobility in the holster. If it feels like I am being restricted in any way, then I am automatically out. I know when it comes to this a lot of people are going to say that, “not everything is going to be comfortable for you.” Then my answer to that is I won’t use the product, plain and simple. The next thing I will be looking for is reliability. When it comes to reliability I need to make sure when I am running the holster it isn’t going to fall apart on me at any time during the course of its use. In terms of looks, I am not worried about it. Looks of a holster don’t matter to me much, the designs that people get are nice to look at, but in the end, it wouldn’t hinder the decision process of a product.
When looking at this holster we see that there are three different layers of material aside from the outer shell of kydex for the holster. Closest to the body we see that Ultimate Hybrid Technologies offers a type of material that is comfortable to the skin. This is a type of mesh that allows airflow into the material to be able to combat any moisture that may get in. Following that in the middle layer is a memory foam that will fit the firearm that you are using for this holster. The outer layer that we see that is next to the firearm is a material called Cordura 500. This material gives the holster more of a chance to last longer protecting from abrasions, wearing, etc.
- Something problematic that I see down the line as a potential issue during continued use is the outside layer. Even though it does provide comfortability to the user, I foresee issues for the user being that the material will eventually tear and wear down.
Looking into the holster I would have to say that drawing from it was quite easy. The retention didn’t hold back on the pistol at all. I found this to be quite useful when I was drawing from the holster at the range. I always have to make sure whenever I get a new holster to check the retention, usually, they are always too loose or too tight. With this holster from Ultimate Hybrid Technologies after 200 draws, I would have to say that it did not let me down.
There is another positive investment when it comes to this holster. The company does offer us the ability to fit the holster with over 100 different styles of the pistol. I find this very useful due to the fact that I am never really married to one pistol for a long amount of time. The Ultimate Hybrid OWB MK4 has a way of being able to hold pistols that include all models from Glock, models from Smith & Wesson, SCCY and more. More models can be found on the website at ultimatehybridtech.com.
- Quick Clip System is used making holster mounting quick and fast
- The holster sits tight to the body
- Quick Clips have a strong flexibility
For my final thoughts, I would have to say when it comes to this holster it did exceed expectations in some areas. The fact that this pistol can hold more than one make and model of the pistol is extremely beneficial. I felt that it was extremely comfortable in regards to wearing it, yet I do not like that the inner material will be more prone to wear than the rest of the pistol. All in all, I would say for a hybrid holster it holds up to par in a short game. The long run I believe that with the probability of wear and tear, this pistol holster isn’t a good choice for that.