Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Round Rubber Puck (aka Wedge) for AIWB Holsters


"What is that round black thing on the back of the holster?"
That round black thing is just a simple rubber puck that we mount to the back of our appendix carry (AIWB) holsters to aid in comfort as well as concealment similar to a foam wedge that you might find on other AIWB holsters. We use the rubber puck because it won't deform or wear out and need to be replaced periodically like a foam wedge.  It is also very minimal and easy to install or remove unlike the various methods that are used to attach a foam wedge to the back of a holster (i.e. Velcro, adhesives, etc.).

Comfort
Since it's made of rubber and is round and smooth, it potentially reduces uncomfortable hotspots against your body that might be caused by any irregular or abrupt edges of the holster itself. It also gives you the perception that the holster is only as long as where the puck is mounted to the holster which can dramatically improve your comfort level for larger guns.

Concealment
In addition to the potential comfort aspect, the rubber puck also pushes the bottom of the holster away from your body, which tilts the back of the gun's slide into your body above the belt line. Combined with the concealment wing (aka "claw"), this substantially reduces printing for concealed carry.


There is nothing special or proprietary about this rubber puck. In fact, it can be purchased at some local hardware stores as it is not specific to holsters. We gave this thing a try several years ago after we made our first full-size weapon mounted light holster in an effort to increase the comfort level, and we've found no reason to change to something else as it works very well.

They are now available in 3 different sizes:
The XL size (2.5") is for our full-size weapon mounted light holsters.
The Large size (2") is for our compact weapon mounted light holsters.
The original Standard size (1.5") is for our non-light bearing holsters.
The Standard size can also be used on the back of our mag carriers.



The perceived level of comfort from using the rubber puck is subjective for each person, so if you'd rather not use it or you prefer to install a foam wedge, then the puck is easily removed from the holster with just one screw and threaded post.    

Foam Wedges
If you're interested in a foam wedge instead of the rubber puck, we now offer our own foam wedges as a 3-pack add-on accessory that you can mix and match the sizes to your preference, so that you can try them out and compare them to the rubber puck for yourself. Our foam wedges are made of 1/2" thick neoprene foam rubber material with a smooth vinyl sheet covering on the face and are available in the same three sizes as the rubber pucks. They attach to the back of the holster with an adhesive strip that holds them firmly in place, but can be removed relatively easy when the need arises. As mentioned before, foam wedges will eventually deform or wear out and need to be replaced periodically, but they do potentially offer a little bit more comfort.



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Sunday, December 27, 2020

IWB and OWB Weapon Light Indexing Holsters

Our Inside the Waistband (IWB) full-size weapon light indexing holsters are made with 0.080" thick Kydex. They are not specific to any particular gun, so they can be used with multiple guns that share the same light. They are designed to fully encompass a Glock 17 size gun, but are open ended to work with longer guns or compensators.

They are molded specifically for the following popular full-size weapon mounted lights:
Surefire X300-Ultra/Turbo (A and B)
Streamlight TLR-1 HL
Modlite PL350
Inforce WILD2
Olight PL-2/3/Pro and Baldr Pro R
Nightstick TWM-30/TWM-850XL

Available in Black, Carbon Fiber, Gunmetal Gray, Olive Drab, and Flat Dark Earth.
Other colors and prints can be special ordered for additional cost and wait time.







These weapon light indexing holsters are also available as an Outside the Waistband (OWB) version made with 0.093" thick Kydex or Holstex (if available) and come with an OWB specific belt mount.


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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Minimalist Universal Fit Magazine Carriers

Our universal fit magazine carriers have the following features:
Minimalist design to eliminate bulk
Fits most double stack and single stack mags
Fits most 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP mags
Self tensioning with replaceable elastic band
Easily reversible for IWB or OWB (with FOMI clip)
Adjustable cant for appendix position (AIWB)
Ambidextrous for right or left hand
Multiple belt mount options
We are not aware of any universal mag carriers available that have ALL of those features! 😎



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Thursday, December 10, 2020

RFV Tactical - Holsters, Mag Carriers, and Other Cool Stuff

Welcome to the RFV Tactical BLOG!
RFV Tactical (Ready For Violence) makes inside the waistband (IWB) and outside the waistband (OWB) holsters that index on popular full-size weapon mounted lights rather than the gun itself so that the holster can be used with multiple guns that share the same light. We also make minimalist magazine carriers that are universal fit (both double stack and single stack), self tensioning, ambidextrous, cant adjustable, and reversible for IWB or OWB. RFV Tactical has been making holsters for over 9 years (initially only for personal use and for friends and family) and is now specializing in this latest evolution of holster and mag carrier design. Custom work for gun specific holsters (with or without weapon mounted lights), knife sheaths, or other special projects is also available.

We'll use this blog page to give more detail about our products, share our philosophies about why we make them the way we do, and post some answers to frequently asked questions.  We'll also do an occasional review on other products like the popular weapon mounted lights that we make our holsters for.

"Always be Ready For Violence to happen!"

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