CrossBreed is famous for innovative hybrid holsters, and its Reckoning holster offers several innovations that move it even closer to perfect for concealed carry. (I say “closer to perfect” because nothing will ever be perfect, but everything can be improved.)
What I would consider the key innovation on the Reckoning is the retention system that can be adjusted with a hex key. This retention system applies pressure in the area of the trigger guard and is quick and easy to use. I started using half-turns of the screw and noticed significant changes in the amount of force needed to remove the gun from the holster very quickly.
The retention system is still what is considered passive retention — that is, you don’t need to press a button or operate a lever or snap to get at the gun. You just have to pull harder when the retention screw is tighter. Make it the way you want it.
CrossBreed holsters use the hybrid technology of adding a polymer shell to a leather backing. This system works amazingly well for inside-the-waistband holsters. It is comfortable, secure and allows for easy reholstering. The combat cutout gives you better access to the grip frame during the draw stroke, but that does mean the grip might brush against your skin every now and then. You can’t get something for nothing.
Metal or Polymer Clips
The standard clips from CrossBreed are spring steel stamped metal. They work great. But polymer clips are easy to attach to the Reckoning holster for those who want them. Just remember to lock the screws with a little thread-locking compound when you have the clips set where you want them.
About Kevin Michalowski
Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski is a fully certified law enforcement officer, patrolling rural Wisconsin in his spare time. A Certified Trainer through the USCCA and the NRA, he has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant.
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