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Pitbull Tactical Kydex Holsters Review

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Custom molded kydex holsters have gained significant popularity in just a short period of time, and there are quite a few manufacturers that make them. One manufacturer that particularly stood out to us, was Pitbull Tactical with their Bloodline (standard pistol) and Bloodline Nocturnal (light bearing pistol) holster series. Upon opening up the package, you will notice that they come with hardware to carry both IWB and OWB (IWB – Inside the Waist Band, OWB – Outside the Waist Band). Most manufacturers that we’ve seen over time will make a holster for either IWB – or – OWB, but not both. Right out of the gate, you essentially get two holsters for the price of one.


Pictured: Gray Bloodline setup for IWB carry

Pitbull Tactical thought out each and every detail of their holster carefully, which in turn lead to them designing an extremely comfortable holster that follows the natural curvature of the body. Plus, they designed their holsters to be unobtrusive as possible, helping to keep your concealed carry firearm close and tight to your body, virtually eliminating printing.

Another key feature that set themselves out from the proverbial pack, is the capability to customize both the ride height of the holster, as well as the cant (angle) that the holster rests. This allows for over forty (40) different configurations for carry. Your average holster will typically have only three different forms of adjustment. That’s over a 1200% increase in adjustability between the run of the mill holster and a holster from Pitbull Tactical. The adjustment is made simply by using a flathead screw driver and spending some time figuring out what works best for you. (Author’s note: Being that my normal attire is typically jeans and a flannel, it took me a few days carrying IWB to figure out exactly what worked best for me. As far as carrying OWB, I chose a “middle of the road” setup. This made sure that the pistol didn’t ride too high on my belt where the gun wants to peel off my body from the weight, mainly because I need to retire my current gun belt, but also not too low where it’s an in awkward position for me.)


Notice that not only is the “wing” is adjustable (where the belt clip is attached), but the belt clip itself is also adjustable depending on the users preference.

In addition to the adjustment capabilities, you have the capability to order them with either a 0 degree, 7 degree or 15 degree cant. You also have a choice of a natural (full) sweat guard, fighting (half) sweat guard or a full drop (no sweat guard) depending on what your preference is. The holsters pictured have a fighting sweat guard. IWB and OWB hardware can also be tailored to different belt widths including 1.25”, 1.5”, 1.75” and 2” belts.

The Pitbull Tactical Bloodline kydex holsters are made from .060” kydex to ensure there is the perfect amount of flexibility, without sacrificing any strength and the belt loops are constructed of .125″ kydex to reinforce the stress points of carrying. This is a nice feature especially if you carry a light bearing pistol IWB, as the flexibility is a very nice feature to have. Furthermore, they offer 12 different colors of kydex to further customize their holsters.


Pictured: Front of Flat Dark Earth Bloodline Nocturnal setup (light bearing pistol) for OWB carry

Pictured: Back of Flat Dark Earth Bloodline Nocturnal setup (light bearing pistol) for OWB carry. *Note: belt loops are setup to add extra cant to authors liking.

Overall, Pitbull Tactical makes a truly modular, 100% customizable holster that works for both IWB and OWB. It is lightweight yet it is more than capable of taking a beating. Because of this, not only do we give these guys a 5 star rating, but our friends over at Paratus Consulting Group do as well, as they avidly use and endorse Pitbull Tactical as one of their syndicate partners. All in all if you are shopping for kydex holsters, give Pitbull Tactical a try – you won’t regret it. Plus we have them in stock and can order you any setup you want!

 

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Florida Gun Exchange carries Ed Brown Custom 1911’s!

Florida Gun Exchange carries Ed Brown Custom 1911

In the world of 1911’s, Ed Brown’s custom shop 1911’s are in the upper echelon when it comes to one of America’s favorite pistols. Since the pistol was designed in 1911 by John M. Browning, the 1911 has become one of the most widely reproduced and used pistols to date. There are literally dozens upon dozens of manufacturers, and all types of price ranges to suit everyones needs. If you’re looking to purchase a 1911 on the “Tier One” end of the spectrum, Ed Brown is definitely the way to go. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, and over 20 of which as a gun manufacturer, Ed Brown has become well known for high quality custom 1911’s.

We now carry a full line of Ed Brown pistols including the Special Forces, Kobra, Kobra Carry, Executive and Executive Carry.

One of the features that Ed Brown has become renowned for, amongst their amazing craftsmanship, is their bob tail frame they put on their carry 1911 pistols. The Executive Carry is the Executive Elite that has been modified for carry. It is the perfect solution for those who want to carry a more compact 1911, without sacrificing any reliability. With a 4.25″ Barrel, 25 LPI checkering on the forestrap and backstrap, matte finishing and fixed high visibility night sights, this pistol features both form and function.

Ed Brown Executive Carry

The Cocobolo grips are the pièce de résistance along side the matte black finish with stainless highlights of the trigger, barrel and barrel bushing.

Ed Brown Executive Carry

The Executive Carry features the following:
  • 4.25″ Commander model slide, single stack commander Bobtail® frame. The John Browning traditional design innovatively modified for concealed carry, without significantly detracting from reliability or accuracy.

  • Weight: approximately 35 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted.

  • Exclusive 25 LPI checkering on forestrap and Bobtail®.

  • Matte finished slide for low glare, with traditional “square cut” serrations on rear of slide only.

  • Fixed dovetail 3-dot night sights with high visibility white outlines.

Now if your more of a stainless fan, don’t worry… We’ve got you covered. Another one of Ed Brown’s popular pistols is the Kobra and the Kobra Carry. Offered in a variety of finishes, we have the full size Kobra, and is an absolutely beautiful work of craftsmanship. One of the unique features to the Kobra series 1911’s, is it’s popular and innovated snakeskin checkering in the slide as well as the frame. Being a directional pattern, it is smooth to the touch when sliding your hand up the frame on a draw, however it bites into your palm for a snug (and comfortable) grip where you need it. It is easier on the hands then the traditional diamond pattern checkering, and we’ve noticed that our female customers can’t stop raving about it. It is a very simple, yet very elegant design and definitely will make people  people envious at the range.

Ed Brown Kobra

Ed Brown Kobra

Ed Brown Kobra

Ed Brown Kobra

The Kobra features the following:
  • 5″ Government model slide, single stack government model frame. The John Browning traditional design for the ultimate in reliability and accuracy.

  • Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted.

  • Exclusive snakeskin treatment on forestrap and mainspring housing. A beautiful, unique, and snag free gripping surface.

  • Matte finished slide for low glare, with snakeskin on rear of slide only.

  • Fixed dovetail 3-dot night sights with high visibility white outlines.

Now if your looking for something a little more than “an old classic” take a look at the Special Forces series 1911’s. Just like all of their other 1911’s they are hand fit and built with care to give you everything you need, and everything you want in a 1911. We received the Special Forces model in their two-tone scheme, featuring their custom chain link style checkering, and carbon fiber grips. If your looking to buy an absolutely beautiful 1911, that will always get the job done… Look no further!

Ed Brown Special Forces

Ed Brown Special Forces

Ed Brown Special Forces

The Special Forces features the following:
  • 5″ Government model slide, single stack government model frame. The John Browning traditional design for the ultimate in reliability and accuracy.

  • Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted.

  • Exclusive Chainlink treatment on forestrap and mainspring housing for the ultimate in durability, secure grip, and extreme use.

  • Slide coated with Gen III for low glare, superior rust protection, and improved wear resistance, with traditional “square cut” serrations on rear of slide only.

  • Fixed dovetail 3-dot night sights with high visibility white outlines.

For more information on Ed Brown Products, you can visit their website! We have many different models in stock, and can always special order whatever you’d like!