Blade-Tech holsters are widely regarded as among the best on the market for competition, duty use, or concealed carry. These quality holsters are made in America from kydex, high tech thermoplastic, and some are even injection molded using Blade-Tech’s proprietary polymer blend offering excellent resistance to heat, cold, chemicals, impact, moisture, and may or may not be capable of surviving a direct hit from a North Korean hydrogen bomb. Blade-Tech has been making holsters for a long time and their experience shows in every product they make.
Take, for example, their Klipt ambi IWB holster, perfect for concealed carry with a Glock 19 or Glock 26 but also available for many other pistol models. With the Klipt you don’t have to choose between Blade-Tech holsters for right hand or left hand. Clean lines and a simple design mean that the reversible belt clip on the Klipt can be used for right or left-handed carry as the situation demands. It even offers two-screw retention for extra security and peace of mind, plus an adjustable ride height to suit your preferred balance of concealment and accessibility. Unlike many other holsters, these themomolded polymers won’t deform or crush over time, allowing for safe holstering without needing to push the holster open with your other hand, something that can be very dangerous if you’re putting a loaded pistol in the holster.
Another innovative product is the Adjustable String Ray Loop or ASR Belt Loop. Using shims to allow for different belt sizes between 1.25 and 2.25 inches, you are also able to select from three different cant angles. This means your outside the waistband carry for competition or duty can be as customizable as your concealed carry, as the ASR is just as usable with holsters for pistols as it is for single Blade-Tech mag pouches.
Blade-Tech doesn’t just make holsters, though. The Competition Speed Belt is a two-piece design meant for easy-on, easy-off use at 3-gun and pistol competition matches. The stiff and rigid belt means your holsters and mag pouches won’t flop around or sag under their own weight – they’ll be exactly where you expect them to be which is critical when milliseconds count in a match.
There’s also Blade-Tech’s innovative products for safe training and practice. Using the Blade-Tech Training Barrel, one has an immediate indicator that the weapon cannot fire – the barrel is made of yellow polymer – but unlike “blue guns” or other simulated firearms, the Blade-Tech training barrel allows the proper weight and feel of the standard pistol as well as all of its normal functions except chambering rounds and firing them. Want to practice malfunction drills? No problem, you can sweep the case and rack the slide as normal. Dry firing to eliminate trigger jerk? The training barrel is perfect for that as you can take solace in the fact that you won’t inadvertently put a round through your neighbor’s garage whilst you dry fire to your heart’s content. It’s also handy for instructors who need to travel with firearms for practice – just toss these training barrels in your bag and off you go, no need to bring firearm analogs that invariably prompt questions from security personnel. They’re available for popular firearms like the Glock, 1911, Sig, Springfield XD, FN FNH, and even the AR15.