Just a couple of weeks ago, as I was seeking out
interesting stuff at the NRA Show
in Saint Louis, I ran across a display booth exhibiting some
unique-looking holsters. The Booth was that of Cross Breed
Holsters of Republic, Missouri. Their holsters appeared to
be a combination of Kydex and leather, and I spoke briefly with
the gentlemen manning the booth, and asked that they send one to
fit my S&W M&P 9mm pistol.
The M&P is a dandy pistol, and I find it accompanying me
more and more, but usually carry it in a standard belt holster
upon my hip, under a light jacket. With hot weather here
in Tennessee already, I needed another option. The Cross
Breed is a deep concealment holster, and looked like it just
Like most who have been carrying handguns for
many years, I have a couple of boxes full of holsters that just
didnít work out for whatever reason, and while the Cross Breed
looked okay, I must admit that I did not have high hopes for the
Cross Breed offers several models of holsters,
and the one sent to me is their Supertuck model. As the
name implies, it is a tuckable holster, meaning that it is an
inside-the-pants design, that also allows the shirt tail to be
tucked in while wearing. The only thing that shows is two small
half-circular tabs at the bottom of the belt. With a black belt,
even those would be hard to see. Anyway, the tabs securely hold
the holster in place while the weapon is being drawn, and do not
look at all like a holster retaining clip. The Supertuck also
comes supplied with two standard belt attachments, for those who
prefer that design.
The Supertuck model has a Kydex holster and two
belt clips attached separately to a piece of leather that offers
generous protection to oneís hide from abrasion by the weapon,
and protects the weapon from sweat. The Holster and belt
clips are attached securely to the leather by heavy rivets
around the holster, and Phillips head Chicago screws on the belt
clips. The Kydex is a great idea, offering a very low profile,
and the leather is there for comfort. The best of both worlds.
One other feature that is of paramount importance on an
inside-the-pants holster is that the Kydex retains its shape
after the weapon is drawn. A holster that collapses when the gun
is removed is worse than useless. It is dangerous. With the
Supertuck, when you withdraw the gun, your pants donít fall to
the ground, and most importantly, the gun is easily reholstered
using only one hand.
Another fine feature of the Supertuck is its
adjustability. With most Kydex holsters, you are stuck with one
angle of carry and one depth of carry. One the Supertuck, there
are four position holes for each of the belt clips, allowing a
great deal of adjustability to the holster.
As alluded to earlier, I did not get my hopes up
to highly over the Supertuck, as I generally do not like
inside-the-pants holsters, as most are not comfortable to me,
and I have tried several. In hot weather, I do not like wearing
layers of clothing. I never wear a T-shirt as an undershirt, but
always as the only shirt. I have never found an inside-the-pants
holster that was comfortable against my bare skin, until now.
The Supertuck places that big piece of leather between me and my
weapon, offering good protection to us both. The wide spacing of
the belt clips makes the holster very stable, and the gun stays
right where it belongs, without shifting. The Supertuck can be
removed without removing the belt, which is a good feature, but
absolutely stays in place. The wide belt clip spacing
distributes the gunís weight well, and just makes for a more
I have worn the Supertuck for only a few days
now, but find it to be the most concealable and comfortable
inside-the-pants holster that I have ever worn. Even under
a light T-shirt, tucked or untucked, the M&P hides very
well. After wearing the Supertuck, the best word to describe it
is "comfortable". With most holsters, the first thing
I do when I get home is to take it off as soon as possible.
Without thinking about it, I found myself wearing the Supertuck
even around the house.
Going to different shows, I see lots of holster
displays. The thing that caught my attention at the NRA
Show was the logo of the Cross at the Cross Breed holster booth.
Speaking with Mark Craighead, the owner and designer, I
found that Cross Breed is a Christian owned business. That
may or may not mean anything to you, but it does to me. Mark
doesnít make a big deal about it, and will of course sell a
holster to anyone, regardless of belief, but it is refreshing
these days to see the Cross in a business logo.
If you need a good, comfortable, affordable,
concealment holster that works and works well, I highly
recommend that you give the Supertuck a try. If you try it and
donít like it, Cross Breed will buy it back if you change your
mind within two weeks. In addition to that, it has a lifetime
warranty. Cross Breed also gives an NRA discount. Cross
breed holsters are custom made to fit many different handguns,
both pistols and revolvers.
Call Cross breed toll free at: 888-732-5011
or order online at www.crossbreedholsters.com.
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