For those of you looking for a decent holster that won’t break the bank, I submit to you: We The People Holsters. We The People makes holsters that are made out of Kydex and molded to your specific firearm. Of course I chose one for my daily carry piece, the SIG Sauer P365XL.
The holster itself is a one-piece design, meaning that it utilizes just one piece of plastic to make up the entire holster. Of course, there is also hardware (i.e. screws, clip, etc.) as well, but the holster itself is a single piece of Kydex sheet plastic that has been folded over and formed to your gun.
This is a classic design that is one of the most popular styles of holster available on the market.
The company sent one out for me to test, and here are my findings.
We The People Holster Fit and Finish –
Over all, this holster works well and has all of the features that people have come to expect on a Kydex IWB carry rig in this price point.
The edges are refined and none of them are rough or sharp. It has recessed hardware so you don’t risk scratching the finish on your gun and it features an open bottom below the muzzle.
The open bottom is good for a couple of reasons, to include the installation of a muzzle device if desired, as well as allowing any debris to fall out.
There is adjustability with the cant, or angle, of the holster by tinkering with the screws on the clip. You can put the angle to your optimal draw stroke and call it quits.
The retention is done in the usual way, by friction around the trigger guard. There is a small indent that the trigger guard has to slide over to lock into place, and then slide back over as it is removed.
Retention can be adjusted, meaning that the Kydex on either side of the trigger guard is tightened down or loosened, by turning a Philips Head screw. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.
In between the two sides of Kydex is a small rubber grommet that is made to flex to prevent over-tightening. Overall, this system has been tested by many throughout the years and is considered to be the standard method of retention.
The Holster’s Clip:
I have come out against this style of clip numerous different times and have even dedicated an article to holster clip selection where I go further in depth about my distrust for single-wide clips like this.
I stand firm in that I’m not a fan of this style of clip, but I’ve come to find that it is more of an issue from the thickness of your belt than it is a problem from the clip. I discuss my dislike for single wide clips in the above-linked article, but the one on this holster seems to work just fine.
This holster does have a negative facing, or upwards facing hook that does a good job of keeping the holster attached to you.
Holster clips tend to be a very subjective thing, however, and I almost always change my clips, anyway.
Other Important Info:
Their website says that each holster is made in the United States of America, which is obviously a big deal for most of us. And because it is made in the US of A it does have a lifetime guarantee on it, as well.
Finally, there are a plethora of different colors and designs you can get on your holster. I chose black because I’m not into fancy stuff. But the option is there for a slightly increased price.
And, I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but other companies lack here: The holster is available for normal people and for South Paws as well for you lefties.
I think right now they’re running a Black Friday Sale, so make sure you check them out if you’re in need of a new holster.
Overall, for the price paid this is a good holster. It meets all of the safety requirements and is a proven style of holster. You can learn more about it here, on their website.