One of the biggest challenges we face in the concealed carry world is finding the right holster. We search high and low, listen to friends, and read reviews. When we finally make our choice, the holster is ordered, and soon arrives on our doorstep. We quickly put it on and while we are not disappointed, we realize there are a few things that we would change to make it fit us better. Unfortunately, we are stuck with what we have, and we find ourselves just living with the rig we have.
The team at Blackhawk, however, sees things differently. Like you and I, they are serious about their EDC gear and believed it was time to make a better rig. With that, they have launched the Blackhawk Stache IWB Holster.
The Stache is the most technologically advanced, modular concealed carry holster system that I have ever seen. This holster system is designed to be the ultimate solution for everyday carry, outperforming the design and material limitations of Kydex. The Stache IWB holster has a good combination of comfort, rigidity, and modularity. It is designed to be worn inside the waistband, is constructed of impact-reinforced, injection-molded polymer, and is compatible with a variety of Stache IWB holster accessories. For this piece, Blackhawk sent me the STACHE IWB PREMIUM HOLSTER KIT to test. It includes an adjustable concealment claw to reduce printing, an adjustable inside-the-waistband magazine carrier with a belt clip, and an accessory attachment wing for joining the holster and mag carrier into the platform.
THE KEY TO STACHE
Modularity is the key to the Stache. It can be set up for the right or left-hand shooters and you are able to set the cant you like to have on your rig. The concealment claw has adjustments as well. Blackhawk has included three different size pads you can choose from in order to fine-tune the holster’s fit. Like the holster, the mag pouch is adjustable to allow for front or rear-facing mag placement. You simply choose the orientation you prefer and mount the pouch. The mag pouch can also be canted at various angles as well as mounted at different heights.
I used the rig and found it to be comfortable. What was exciting to me was that after initially wearing it, I needed to make some changes and was able to. This right here is what sets the Stache apart in my mind. The holster is pure Blackhawk and is extremely well made. From the angles and lack of sharp edges to the overall finish of the rig, it is a winner.
If you are in the market for a new IWB holster, you would be well served to take a close look at the new Stache IWB holster from Blackhawk.
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BY: FRED MASTISON
Mr. Mastison is a professional instructor in the fields of defensive tactics, firearms, and executive protection. He is a reserve police officer and has been training in close-quarter combative for over three decades. Fred is recognized internationally as one of the top combative and firearms instructors in the world. He also operates an executive protection division and provides services around the world.
Mastison is a regular instructor at Write-Patterson AFB on OSEC and Personal Security for US embassy personnel being deployed worldwide. Fred is also a published author on the subject of Defensive Tactics training and firearms. He is a national magazine contributor and has written over 600 articles for national magazines.
His courses are recognized and certified by several state law enforcement POST agencies and officers receive professional credit for attendance. He currently holds 16 separate POST course certifications around the U.S.
Mr. Mastison is a certifying instructor for law enforcement firearms instructors in handguns, patrol rifles, shotguns, and submachine guns. He is an NRA-certified instructor in multiple disciplines. He provides training ranging from basic introduction to advanced SWAT courses.