Handload database, sort by caliber, bullet weight, powder manufacturer, type or velocity
Guests favorite handloads
Winchester (Handgun) (Rifle)
Corbon 500 S&W load data
Taffin Tests load data
Ruger Blackhawk 45 Auto Loads - by Jerrick Linde
Field strip a Ruger GP100 in 90 seconds - by John Knutson
Four Points About Handload Development - by L.F. Combs
My Model 94 Trapper - by L. F. Combs
IMR Trail Boss - by John Knutson
How to edit images for uploading - by John Knutson
Uncle Mikes Kydex Holster - by John Knutson
Elmer Keiths 600 yard shot - by John Knutson
Message Boards: Handloads.Com ForumsOld forum Posting has been disabled but the archive is still available
Uncle Mikes Kydex Holster
Uncle Mikes has continued their tradition of affordable holster with their new Kydex line. The left hand holster I purchased for a Sig 220 was a mere $15.00 from the local SportCo, less than most other Kydex holsters and far less than a high quality leather holster. These holsters are molded for each specific model and fit very well and securely, the gun will click into place holding onto the trigger guard. I carried my Sig in this one for two weeks without any retention problems of any kind. It holds the weapon secure even when running or rolling - not that I do either on a daily basis, but I had to find out. If you hold the holster upside down and shake it the gun will come out though, a fair compromise between security and accessibility.
The holster doesn’t hold extremely tight to the body like some pancake style holsters but doesn’t stick out very far, not far enough to be a concern for concealment with a heavy shirt or jacket, as you’d expect the lighter the covering the more noticeable the gun is. This particular model is nearly perfectly vertical, that can make draws from behind the hip a little awkward at first for those used to a holster with a FBI cant. As you can see in the photos this is a fairly high ride holster, but with much of the front cut away it is still easy to draw without having to pull the gun to your armpit to clear the holster.
I like a nice leather holster as much as anyone, but I must say I’m impressed with the quality of this holster, especially at this price. I only wish they made models for medium and large frame revolvers. If you’re looking for a new holster for your semiauto you can do a lot worse than a Kydex from Uncle Mikes.