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First Look: N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB Holster

N8 Tactical has announced an all-new Xecutive IWB holster.

First Look: N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB Holster

N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB Holster (Photo courtesy of N8 Tactical)

The N8 Tactical design team developed the Xecutive holster to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of serious EDC practitioners and the firearm configurations they deploy for personal defense. Given the increased use of micro red dot sighting systems with co-witness or suppressor-height open sights as well as the need for multiple options depending on changing apparel needs and carry scenarios, user-customization and maximum compatibility were key design goals of the Xecutive holster.

Built around a firearm-specific, single-piece Kydex molded pocket, the Xecutive holster features an optic-compatible cut and generously proportioned sight channel along the spine to accommodate most red dot optics and elevated front open sights to ensure smooth drawing and reholstering. The Xecutive can also be used for handguns without optics and those sporting standard-height open sights, making the holster “scalable” for custom firearm configurations.

Continuing the user-customizable theme are tension adjustment and clip style and location options. While the holster pocket is precisely molded for positive firearm retention, dual Chicago screws and rubber pillars allow the user to easily increase or decrease holster tension on the handgun to achieve the optimal balance of security and draw effort.

The Xecutive holster is configured for independent adjustment of cant and height. Simply remove the clip attaching hardware and the clip can be pivoted fore, aft, or level to achieve the desired cant, or the clip can be raised or lowered to achieve a “high ride” or a “deep concealment” position inside the waistband. The Xecutive accommodates both appendix and strong side carry.

For maximum comfort and concealment, the Xecutive features a smooth body side profile to minimize or eliminate uncomfortable pressure and pinch points. Furthermore, the holster accepts an optional Mod Wing to reduce printing and to maintain a close-to-body fit.

The N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB holster is compatible with a lengthy list of popular carry handguns from such manufacturers as GLOCK, Springfield, Sig Sauer, Taurus, S&W, Walther, Ruger, and “rail-less” 1911s with 4- and 5-inch barrels. Additional models will follow. The holster also comes with a “Two-Week, Try it Free Guarantee” and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

To learn more about the Xecutive IWB holster or to see the full line of N8 Tactical holster solutions, visit

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