First Look: 1791 Gunleather TAC Kydex OWB Paddle Holster

posted on November 12, 2019

1791 Gunleather introduced its new 1791 Tactical Kydex Over The Waistband Paddle Holster (TAC Kydex OWB Paddle) in 2019. This new holster is a 100-percent, made-in-the-USA product, with rounded polished edges and an enlarged opening for easier and safer reholstering.

The TAC Kydex OWB Paddle features an adjustable retention and ride height which has four settings. The low, mid-ride, high, and super-high setting allows you to make this holster adaptable to your unique needs. The open muzzle design also works with firearms that have extended threaded barrels, compensators, and longer slide models, as well as a tall sight channel for weapons with suppressor height sights. The RMR Optic cut on the holster will also easily accommodate most pistol optics.

"Our leather holsters have long been known for quality and craftsmanship. As we entered the Kydex market, we approached it the same way…quality and craftsmanship come first. Our Paddle Kydex series holsters were the perfect addition to our line, offering something now for every customer," 1791 Gunleather CEO Ramiro Romani said.

The TAC Kydex OWB Paddle Holster includes a tall sweat-shield and stainless-steel hardware for increased corrosion protection. The unique T-Blocking standoff is compatible with the included paddle attachment and also the Bladetech Teklok system. The holster allows for multiple carry positions and has an adjustable positive/reverse 15-degree cant.

1791 Tac Kydex OWB Features

  • Integrated concealment wing for deeper and more robust concealment
  • Adjustable cant ranges from 0 to 15 degrees for greater comfort and concealment
  • Retention adjusts for customized fit
  • Multi-position, can be worn at either the appendix or strong-side IWB position
  • Open muzzle design accommodates threaded barrels
  • Positive, audible, crisp, and secure Kydex click retention
  • RMR/optic cut accommodates most pistol optics
  • Enlarged opening for safer and more convenient re-holstering
  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Made from durable and proven 0.080-inch Kydex 100
  • Sweat-shield and stainless steel hardware protect against corrosion
  • 1.75-inch belt clip included
  • Easy-on, easy-off design
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty and 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee
  • Available for a variety of popular handgun models including CZ-USA, Glock, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, and virtually all 1911s without a Picatinny frame rail

MSRP on the TAC Kydex OWB Paddle holster is $64.99. For more information, visit



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