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The Edict
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:06:45 pm »
Luke delivered again. I was offered an Edict for a Glock 19, which in my case was a bit of a custom/prototype being cut for an RMR and with an open cut on the bottom to accommodate a 17. Preaching to the choir here, but I've been nothing but impressed. The ride height and claw keeps it tight to the body while still riding high enough for a full grip, and the fixed loops (I was kind of testing these) keep it all very stable.

I tend to prefer my retention fairly loose but it passes the "shake test" and the weapon stayed put under moderate activity. With extensive draw/dry-fire, it didn't hang up at all.

Comfort, of course, is key...not gonna use a holster that's uncomfortable. I wore this over several days and had no issues.

I was given a beta prototype a while back that needed a few tweaks (with overall fit based on dummy guns) and this seems to have addressed it quite nicely. I'm very particular with my holsters, and I'm an appendix hipster (I liked it before it was cool). If there was anything I didn't like about this holster I'd say so...and there's not.
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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 03:06:00 pm »
    Glad to hear it;) And guys wanting a visual his is actually currently my "product image" on the site:


    But that's of course without the RMR in place since I didn't have one on the dummy gun other than mocking it up.

    Either way all sorts of new stuff going on;) And in about 5 minutes here I'll be adding the TLR1 to the list of supported stuff also since I just got back from town and test fitting that tooling. I figured it was on, but you'll never know until you put the gun in and figure that out;)

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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 10:49:38 pm »
    I am not an appendix guy, and I am not much of a kydex guy, but if you want to go appendix don't be afraid to go Edict.

    Mine is for the Sig P365, and it just flat out works.  It hides really nice, and is reasonably comfortable.  I got mine on Saturday and wore it for half the day Sat, and 8 hours on Sun.  It is not a Texas rig, but what is?

    I tried another appendix holster, I could not sit down in that holster.  It was that uncomfortable.  Wearing the Edict I sat on the couch for a couple of hours, and could touch my toes just fine.  Luke is doing his retention a bit differently and it makes a slimmer holster.  The "claw" works super well as it holds the gun snug to your body, and stabilizes the holster so it does not flop when you move.

    My experience with Kydex has been that it is fine for ranges, duty, and field carry.  But not for CC, and definitely not for IWB.  The Edict has changed my perspective.  Kydex can be for EDC concealed.  And it can be IWB.  Luke has taken the plastic holster to a whole new level of both comfort and function.
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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 01:25:50 pm »
    I have used appendix carry from time to time in the past.  Some situations it works better than others but if this one is as good as you say there is probably going to one in my future.  I don't have to be sold on Luke's build quality - already a believer.   :thumbup1
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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 02:08:59 pm »
    So I'll say this;) When I was working on the Closing Time/Edict rigs and I'd say the development was parallel more less since they are both part of the same design. I had built probably 20 different ideas and concepts some good some not. They were all pretty much OK but not great. They were technically very cool, I had one that utilized different thickness of hide in some parts of the holster to facilitate rotation of the grip, and all sorts of tricky steps. I think the most complicated one was something like seven independent stitching operations to make it work where the Closing Time is only three. And say a Texas for example is two, Crossroads is two etc. Mostly never more than 3-4 and this was seven;)

    But then I actually made the kydex version first, mostly because at the time I was doing a batch of sheaths for a local knife maker and my shop was already a mess with kydex dust;) So instead of making the idea out of leather I quickly knocked out one in kydex following the idea. Well it was a lightbulb moment. Combination of the design and the bits all in one rig worked, the sweat shield wasn't good but it was kydex and that's somewhat expected. So after seeing that it worked I realized I could make that same idea concept wise and function wise from leather and the Closing Time was born. Then once I swung back around to making kydex rigs I decided to lead with that design since it worked so well and worked on the sweatshield comfort which is better. It's still not leather there, but I'm also still working on that part;) But if it weren't for that kydex prototype it's unlikely I'd have made the Closing Time and I highly doubt I'd have started up Kymera. It proved to me it was possible to get good design in kydex and get spitting distance from leather comfort wise with a good design. Now it's just translating the other concepts from rigs into tooling and building kydex rigs for those also.

    And while I'm still a leather guy I know there are guys for whatever reason that don't want leather, whether it's cost or anything. And if I can make a good/better kydex rig I think I'd be dumb not to at least make a stab at making those for guys;)

    But the point of all of that was I tried allot of ideas and I will say this one does work a bit differently than expected as does the Closing Time. And I'm working on some wheel gun stuff which is actually pretty interesting in appendix too;)

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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 02:13:32 pm »
    Good to hear - and thanks for the back story on the development phase.   I'm hoping the design is amenable to slight changes for use as an inside the purse holster for a lady's purse as a lot of them ( Mrs. c included ) prefer that type of every day carry to an on body holster.   :hmm
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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 03:21:39 pm »
    Well I don't think this one will work for that, but I can certainly design some tooling to build that;) One of the projects I'd like to do with kydex is actually a line of women's holsters and I've got some gals on facebook who are interested in testing them. So that's another project on the plan;)

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    Re: The Edict
    « Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 04:38:08 pm »
    Sounds good.  I'll stay tuned.   :thumbup1
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