First Look: Blackhawk Custom Kydex Holster Builder
Blackhawk is a leader in law enforcement and military equipment, and now they have a new custom Kydex holster program where customers can build and order their own holster or magazine carrier directly on their website. Customers can now craft a true one-of-a-kind holster that is tailored just to them, with all the features they need to carry confidently while matching their own personal style.
This new program is exclusive to the Blackhawk website. Customers can choose either an IWB (inside-the-waistband) or OWB (outside-the-waistband) Kydex holster model, as well as custom everyday carry (EDC) dump trays and magazine carriers for both pistol and rifle. There are online instructions that can guide you as you tailor the form and function of their holster to meet your exact specifications.
Visit the Blackhawk website to begin and choose your handgun manufacturer and model. Then select from left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous carry, as well as red dot compatible options, light-bearing models, belt loop size, threaded barrel compatibility and other options. You can make your holster unique to you by choosing the finish on the front and back—choose from solid colors, carbon fiber colors (made of Boltaron), camouflage patterns or specialty prints.
All of Blackhawk’s custom Kydex holsters are manufactured in the U.S. and are ready to ship within three business days. Each holster is constructed from heavy-mil 0.08-inch thick Kydex and has a sleek design for ease of carry and reliable use. There is an undercut trigger guard that helps prevent the Kydex from interfering with your draw, and an over-cut open face accommodates threaded barrels and clears suppressor height sights.
The cost of a Blackhawk custom IWB holster starts at $73.95. OWB holsters start at $90.95 and EDC dump trays at $59.95. Single pistol magazine carriers start at $35.95, double pistol magazine carriers at $59.95, AR rifle magazine carriers at $59.95 and AK rifle magazine carriers at $59.95. Prices vary depending on materials and configuration. To learn more about Blackhawk custom Kydex holsters or other items from Blackhawk, please visit blackhawk.com.
Article by SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED STAFF