Traditional hybrid holsters rely on a combination of backer stiffness and pressure on the back of the holster from the user's body to force your gun into the plastic shell to produce retention. This can make for a very good holster, but it has its downsides. It means that the retention can be very variable, based on where you wear your holster, whether you're standing or sitting, if you gain or lose weight, or any number of other variables. This is one of the main reasons many people choose rigid holsters over hybrids, sacrificing comfort for some added functionality. At Black Arch Holsters, we don't think you should have to make that compromise.
Our patent-pending 3/4 Hybrid system addresses these issues common to all traditional hybrid holsters! It utilizes a piece of kydex wrapped fully around the trigger guard. This does a couple things it...
This is all because the retention on our 3/4 Hybrid holsters comes from the kydex that is wrapped around the trigger guard, not from pressure from your body pushing on the back of the holster, or from an overly stiffened backer pushing into your body.
This ensures that your holster is comfortable enough to wear all-day everyday, all while providing a superior fit to keep your pistol in place and ready. In short, it gives the benefits of a full kydex holster, without sacrificing the comfort of a hybrid holster.