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Crossbreed's The Reckoning Holster

Crossbreed's The Reckoning Holster
Crossbreed’s new The Reckoning holster is a simple leather-­Kydex combination with multiple points of retention adjustment and clip options. It can be configured for appendix, crossdraw, IWB and OWB carry. $65

The reasoning behind the name of Crossbreed’s newest holster may not be important. What matters is that The Reckoning has earned consideration as an everyday carry rig for its versatility as a multi-­purpose holster that’s capable of being worn several different ways. It could also be the perfect starter rig for a new shooter looking to experiment with different concealed carry positions.

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To start, the holster is made of Crossbreed’s signature leather backer and is available with black cowhide, horsehide or the Founder’s Series vegetable-­tanned leather. Like other popular Crossbreed holsters, The Reckoning features a Kydex shell. The leather wears in and forms to the contours of your body, while the Kydex shell acts as a rigid pocket that doesn’t collapse when worn inside the waistband (IWB) and cinched down by a belt. The Kydex is firearm specific and available in black or, for $5 more, Flat Dark Earth (FDE), Olive-­Drab (OD) Green or Sniper Grey.

What’s unique about The Reckoning is its adjustability. As the holster wears in, the leather works with the molding of the Kydex (especially around the bottom of the triggerguard) for an excellent Level 1 friction fit. The tension can be adjusted by tuning two Phillips-­head screws under the triggerguard. The cut is tight to the gun, which allows it to be worn in the appendix carry position. There’s enough leather left around the muzzle to form and protect the groin area from irritation by the edge of the Kydex.

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Crossbreed offers an assortment of gun belts for fashion or duty. The stiff two-­layer Classic Gun Belt was evaluated using a roller buckle. Worn with The Reckoning for 60 days, it proved to be a top value. $50

Steel, spring belt clips embossed with the cross logo are standard with The Reckoning, each attached by screws and placed in the middle position. The holster has a nice relief cut for establishing a full firing grip when worn outside the waistband (OWB) and allows the middle finger to clear the holster and properly tuck up high and tight beneath the triggerguard. When the clips are positioned in the middle setting for IWB, the holster rides too low beneath the waistline to establish a full-­firing grip. This is great for concealment, but not for a fast draw. The clips must be repositioned so that the screws are at the top. Here, a full grip can be established around the waist when carried IWB. When carried appendix, the clips must be readjusted because the bottom metal can uncomfortably dig against the interior groin when seated.


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The Reckoning can also be worn crossdraw and adjusted for cant and ride height. Optional clips including OWB clips, J-­clips and V-­clips also work with this holster for over-­the-­hip carry. The holster may also be ordered for left-­ or right-­hand draw.


I wore this holster for 60 days experimenting with each position. Although other holsters will do a better job at specific carry styles such as appendix, crossdraw and IWB, The Reckoning isn’t a bad holster for any of these positions. I found it was worn most comfortably as an IWB holster at 3 o’clock with a SIG Sauer P365 and supported excellent draw-­to-­fire times from concealment. 

Crossbreed The Reckoning
Materials: Kydex; black cowhide (tested), horsehide or vegetable-tan leather; steel, springs, screws
Carry Type: Appendix inside the waistband (AIWB), crossdraw, inside the waistband (IWB) or outside the waistband (OWB)
Retention Type: Level 1; friction fit
Adjustability: Yes
MSRP: $65 (tested)
Handgun Fit: M1911; CZ 75, P-10C; Glock; Ruger LC380/LC9; SIG Sauer P320, P365 (tested); S&W M&P Shield; Walther PPS M2
Accessory Rail Accommodations: No
Average Time to Attach: 15 sec. (Dependent on carry type.)
Comfort Rating: 4/5
Concealment Clothing: Untucked T-shirt (minimum)
Average Draw-to-Fire Time: 1.4 seconds (IWB, 3 o’clock)
Manufacturer: Crossbreed Holsters, 888-732-5011, crossbreedholsters.com

 
 
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