[easyazon_link identifier=”B004AO6BUK” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Galco[/easyazon_link]Gun Leather has been making very popular holsters since 1969, and has announced several new additions at SHOT Show 2015. Originally named “The Famous Jackass Leather Company”, it was no joke when the Jackass shoulder holster system gained worldwide fame as a common selection for detectives on the 1980’s hit T.V. series, Miami Vice. That model defined the “[easyazon_link identifier=”B000STIXD4″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Miami Classic[/easyazon_link]” style of shoulder holster. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, the company name changed to Galco Gun Leather, but the quality of holsters only continues to improve.
This year at SHOT Show [easyazon_link identifier=”B001UOHLCU” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Galco[/easyazon_link] introduced several new holsters that should make Galco fans happy, and outsiders interested. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B00QW2FQU4″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]KingTuk 2[/easyazon_link] holster is an advanced design of their already wildly popular patented* KingTuk™ holster. The KingTuk 2, is a hybrid of [easyazon_link identifier=”B003E8TZOW” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Kydex®[/easyazon_link] and premium steer hide. The hybrid design of the KinkTuk2 provides the best of both manufacturing techniques. There is a comfortable backing plate made of lined saddle leather with Napa leather front. This is combined with a rigid [easyazon_link identifier=”B000PL1HLU” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Kydex®[/easyazon_link] holster pocket for a fast draw and easy holstering. The biggest difference is the KingTuk 2 adds a fully-adjustable magazine carrier that attaches to a [easyazon_link identifier=”B00006RSP1″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Velcro®[/easyazon_link] pad, keeping the pistol and spare ammunition together and readily accessible.
Many officers, myself included, are adamant about carrying their firearm off duty, but tend to slack when it comes to carrying spare magazine(s), and handcuffs. I mean we’re “off duty” after all, right! Carrying all those items in separate pouches begins to weigh you down, and make you think you back on-duty. The KingTuk 2 at least solves the issue of having your firearm and extra ammunition with you at all times. The KingTuk 2 makes that deficiency a little harder to justify.
The KingTuk 2 has removable metal belt clips (fitting [easyazon_link identifier=”B00919GER4″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]belts up to 1 ¾”[/easyazon_link]) that can be moved up or down in the corresponding holes in the leather backing. This enables the shooter to set the carry height and angle to meet their personal preferences. The KingTuk 2 also has optional, interchangeable injection molded nylon C-Hooks offer an even lower profile on the belt, to reportedly enhance the KingTuk 2’s already excellent ability to conceal your firearm. The user gets the double benefit of comfortable, body conforming leather, with incredibly durable and tough Kydex pistol holster to ensure retention and durability.
Features of the KingTuk2:
- Material – Combination of [easyazon_link identifier=”B000MAJ23Y” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]premium steer hide[/easyazon_link] backing and Kydex holster
- Holster type – [easyazon_link identifier=”B004AO6BUK” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Inside-the-waistband[/easyazon_link] (IWB)
- Retention – Level I (tension retention only)
- Backing – Lined saddle leather
- Front – Napa leather
- Belt clips – Removable, metal; Optional – Interchangeable injected nylon C-hooks
- Accessories – Extra pistol magazine carrier (tension retention only), attached with [easyazon_link identifier=”B00006RSP1″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Velcro[/easyazon_link]
- *US Patent 7204395
- MSRP – $89.95.
New Concealed Carry Lite Holsters in Black
Galco also expanded their [easyazon_link identifier=”B000VYBJKU” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Concealed Carry Lite[/easyazon_link] line of inside the waistband holsters. The new IWB holster additions for 2015 include the following in a black option, in addition to the original tan:
These [easyazon_link identifier=”B001UO9ZYC” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]IWB holsters[/easyazon_link] are constructed of Premium Center Cut Steerhide™, making the material not only very comfortable to wear, but incredibly durable over time.
Galco aggressively marketed the [easyazon_link identifier=”B001UAMQ5G” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Carry Lite[/easyazon_link]line with affordable prices, resulting in the line becoming a bestseller since its introduction in the mid-2000s. A neutral cant allows carry in multiple positions around the waistline for user preference. The sturdy injection-molded nylon belt clips keep the holsters secure in the waistband. Retail pricing for the new black [easyazon_link identifier=”B003IZDNTE” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Carry Lite IWBs[/easyazon_link] mirrors that of the very affordable natural tan models, ranging from $32.95 to $39.95.
New Corvus Holster
The Corvus™ holster was introduced at SHOT Show 2015. Constructed of [easyazon_link identifier=”B000PL1HLU” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Kydex®[/easyazon_link], the Corvus is designed to provide the user the option of belt carry or Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) carry. The transition from carry style is quick and easy. With an open top for fast draw, adjustments for personalized ride height and cant, virtually maintenance-free construction, and comfortable forward molding, the Corvus can be a superior holster choice for defensive carry. With the Corvus, the gun carrier gets two fast, concealable holsters in one.
Corvus Holster Features:
- Material – Kydex®
- Retention – Level I (Tension retention only), Forward molding
- Open top holster design
- Adjustments – Ride height and cant
- Carry style – Packaged for belt carry; optional IWB carry included
- Belt attachment – Interchangeable clips of 1 ½” and 1 ¾” widths; IWB straps
- MSRP of only $79.95.