Blackhawk is now getting into the customize-able holster market with their new TecGrip FormLock IWB holster that can be custom molded to fit your particular pistol. This is a “sticky,” clipless inside-the-waistband, high density closed cell nylon foam holster that stays place on the draw thanks to the grippiness of the outside material and pressure from a belt.
The molding process is simple enough.
Just put your pistol in the included heavy duty Ziploc-style bag and dunk it in hot (about 165 degree) water for a few minutes. Then you go to work on it with the included tool (which helps to form the holster to clear the pistol’s sights) and your hands.
Blackhawk’s Justin Hoffman — who calls the new holster a “taco of EDC badassery” — showed us how it’s done in just a few minutes. There’s also a how-to video here.
He suggests using the pistol’s ejection port as the primary retention point, rather than the trigger guard. Just press the holster in and around the pistol’s form for a few minutes and when you’re finished . . .
The whole process takes less than 15 minutes. If you don’t like the amount of retention when you’re finished — either too little or too much — you can simply do it again to get it just right.
The Blackhawk TecGrip FormLoc Moldable IWB Holster comes in six sizes to fit virtually any pistol on the market.
The MSRP is reasonable, too: $54.95.