Black Friday, 2015
Years in the making, PHLster Holsters is proud to finally announce in-stock and quick shipping inventory of their most popular items. Four years ago, when they made their first YouTube video as PhillyEDC, nobody had any idea that a holster manufacturing business would grow up around this educational resource. Well, 200 videos, 24,000 subscribers, 2.5 million views, and several trend-setting, innovative products later, they are excited to have leveraged the recent advancements in DIY and Maker technology, to successfully reverse-engineer large-scale manufacturing processes. Using 3D scanning, vacuum forming, and CNC technology, this small operation of just three people has, at last, clawed their way out of a perpetual 4-6 week backlog and have assembled an IN STOCK inventory of their most popular holsters and accessories, ready for Black Friday of 2015. Not only has the speed of production improved, but these new processes allows the production of a holster with functionality otherwise impossible with traditional hand-forming. Aside from superior consistency and fit, and the famous fight-worthy and deliberate-yet-smooth level of holster retention, the Glock holsters offer a true universal fit, something that, despite best efforts, slapping hot plastic on a replica G19 never could accomplish.
Due to the small size of a startup operation, overcoming the challenge of merely creating all of these holsters has proved more than enough. To get them out into the world and into the hands of waiting customers, they have enlisted their good friend Owen Martin of Snake Hound Machine to handle our distribution needs, through the new snakehoudmachine.com web store. Snake Hound Machine has recently moved into a new 2500 square foot warehouse and prototyping facility and their new optimized website hosted on a cloud based CDN is primed to serve customers with lightning speed.
The initial inventory will include our innovative and time-tested Glock Skeleton minimalist holster, designed to reduce the absolute maximum amount of holster while retaining the ability to re-holster with one hand, if required. As an alternative to the ultra-minimalist types of options which only cover the trigger, the Skeleton holster offers the capabilities of a full-sized holster while only adding a nearly imperceptible amount of bulk compared to smaller and more compromised designs.
The other available model of holster is the ACCESS holster for Glock and Smith and Wesson Shield, respectively. The ACCESS holsters feature additional muzzle coverage, for improved comfort during training, as well as 3/4th height ambidextrous body shields. The streamlined appearance, ambidextrous functionality, and single attachment point sets the standard for what many makers and customers expect from a dedicated AIWB holster.
Glock holsters will fit everything from the 26 through the 17L (as well as any .40/.357sig variants) and the Shield holsters are compatible with safety and safety-less models.
In addition to the Glock Skeleton and ACCESS offerings, the Universal IWB double-stack magazine carrier is also available. Universal fit, adjustable, minimal, comfortable, and ambidextrous, it fits all popular double-stack 9mm and .40 caliber magazines.
Last, but not least, is the TDI Fight-Worthy knife sheath. The KaBar TDI small law enforcement knife is one of the best last-ditch clinch fighting emergency self-defense blades available for the price, making it an incredibly popular enduring choice for concealed carry and law-enforcement. The free “sheath” it comes with, however, doesn’t live up to the capabilities or the potential duty requirements of knife. Poor grip access and a loose fit, creating the risk that the knife may fall out during a fight, led to the design the Fight-Worthy sheath in response. Despite having the maximum cutaway, allowing the user to get the highest, most complete grip on the knife, They’ve made each sheath with the level of retention required of a piece of last-ditch emergency equipment. No amount of physical disruption, aside from the deliberate and aggressive draw of the user, will dislodge the knife from the sheath, ensuring that it WILL be there when you need it in that worst circumstance.
“It is such a relief to have finally beat the holster backlog game. We’re looking forward to keeping Snake Hound in stock, adding to the quick-ship selection, and efficiently delivering these quality products to customers with zero lead time.” – Jon Hauptman