Tulster Kydex Holster Review

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The more I carry a gun, the more my my preferences have evolved. I started with an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0, which is a relatively large hybrid dual-clip IWB holster. It's nice... It supports the weight very well, but I dislike the bulkiness and it's somewhat of a hassle to put on compared to smaller, single-clip IWB holsters. I've found that I prefer the quickness and versatility of the single-clip holsters, and the difference in comfort, at least for me, is negligible.

So then I moved on to a Foxx Holsters IWB single-clip hybrid. Leather back, kydex front. Nice lightweight holster, works well anywhere around the hip. But then I decided to experiment with appendix carry. At first it wasn't bad, but after a long day this holster was killing me. It's simply not made for this style.

Fast forward to today... I received from Amazon a fully kydex single-clip holster made by Tulster. Specifically, this is the Tulster "Profile." I spent a good bit of time searching and googling for recommended holsters for AIWB. The results were pretty variable, which I expected. I mean, there's a million brands available and holsters are such a personal thing. But one brand that kept coming up time after time was Tulster. It was highly touted, but on average, also way more expensive than some other very similar brands. In pictures, the cheaper ones just didn't appear as smooth or as high in quality. I firmly believe that you get what you pay for, so I pulled the trigger on the Tulster.

Right out of the box, I was immediately impressed by the craftsmanship. I know I know... It's just kydex. But I could instantly tell whoever put this holster together paid careful attention to detail. There is not one single cosmetic flaw that my eyes can see. And not one sharp edge anywhere. It's smooth as butter no matter where you look. It's also very minimalistic, having just enough material to get the job done. I am a huge fan of that approach... The more I carry, the more I can't stand "bulk."

This holster features adjustable cant and also adjustable retention. The company ships it with a business card, a nice Tulster decal, a small portion of Vibratite thread locker, and of course a liability statement. Other than wearing it around the house for a bit, I can't speak in depth as to all-day comfort or ruggedness, so that will have to wait. But as of right now I'm very happy with this purchase.











In comparison with the hybrid IWB made by Foxx Holsters (similar price point).
 

Comments

#21
Good to hear it’s still a good fit for you. I’m wading thru the which holster to get for my first EDC.
 
#24
Well I finally quit messing around and bought another Tulster for my Glock 19. Just like my first one, this holster did not disappoint. Super clean, smooth, well-crafted, and a perfect fit to the gun. I wore it for a few hours tonight and I'm more than pleased. It's much more comfortable than the other one I was wearing. I wish I would have just got this one in the first place.

The one picture shows it next to the holster I was wearing. It has a claw for tucking the grip in closer to the body. I've found I don't need this with my particular body type, and it just adds unnecessary bulk. You can't hardly tell in the pic, but the edges, components, and overall craftsmanship of the Tulster is far superior.

 
#26
Thanks, man. I'm really liking it so far. It's so much more comfortable than my first holster... which is so important. If it's not comfortable, we look for excuses not to carry. With the adjustable cant, it's also much easier to draw the pistol from the holster. My other holster kept the grip too close to my belt, and getting my fingers underneath, quickly, was a bit of a challenge.
 
#27
Yeah I swore I would never own a 9mm again and even gave my reloading dies away. Have been eyeing up the gen 4 19 for a while now. I have the 30 so same size just a little thicker. Never say never right lol!
 
#28
Well, I pulled the trigger on a tulster iwb and wore it for the first time today, after the initial moving it around to find the sweet spot I actually lost track of carrying it. In and out of the truck multiple times and didn’t feel like I was carrying.... Very happy with it so far.

Thanks for the heads up Jim, appreciate it....
 
#29
Well, I pulled the trigger on a tulster iwb and wore it for the first time today, after the initial moving it around to find the sweet spot I actually lost track of carrying it. In and out of the truck multiple times and didn’t feel like I was carrying.... Very happy with it so far.

Thanks for the heads up Jim, appreciate it....
Appendix carry or in the rear?
 
#34
I bought one also and I don't carry a lot but I really like this holster. I have a skinny waist so the comfort spots are 2 and 5 for me. The 2 scares me in case of a misfire but it would take a sharp shooter to shoot my dick off even and that distance!!
 
#35
I bought one also and I don't carry a lot but I really like this holster. I have a skinny waist so the comfort spots are 2 and 5 for me. The 2 scares me in case of a misfire but it would take a sharp shooter to shoot my dick off even and that distance!!
Lmao... I’ve got a paunch up front and the added having a gun barrel pointing at my junk gets a little unnerving.... It may not be much, but it’s all I gots....
 
#37
I bought one also and I don't carry a lot but I really like this holster. I have a skinny waist so the comfort spots are 2 and 5 for me. The 2 scares me in case of a misfire but it would take a sharp shooter to shoot my dick off even and that distance!!
LOL. That's why I carry at 1 o'clock cause even if it was big enough to hit from there, I'm such a shitty shot, I wouldn't hit it anyways!
 
#38
LOL. That's why I carry at 1 o'clock cause even if it was big enough to hit from there, I'm such a shitty shot, I wouldn't hit it anyways!
Probably the one time I hit my mark. Ha. Not because I'm aiming at the side of the barn. Just the way luck goes.
 
#39
Well still after a minute or two of wearing it, don’t even feel like it’s there... Periodically catch myself checking to see if it’s still there...
 
#40
What kind of guns are y'all carrying? It will ease your mind about accidental discharge if you research how these guns work. A Glock for example has like three internal safeties on the firing pin. The gun CANNOT go off unless the trigger is pulled. In a good holster, this can't happen.