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First Look: Galco Speed Master 2.0 Holster

First Look: Galco Speed Master 2.0 Holster

Finding a holster that works with your pistol of choice can be a frustrating task. From molded, all-Kydex carry rigs to classic leather holsters to hybrids that split the difference between the two, there are an incredible number of holsters on the market today. When you factor in all of the different carry methods, like strong-side, appendix, cross-draw, pocket, ankle and more, there seems to be as many ways to carry a gun as there are sand grains on the seashore.

Despite this incredible number of carry combinations, Galco Gunleather offers a carry solution for seemingly every possible combination, and they’re one of the go-to options for quality leather holsters, as well as more-modern Kydex models, for a variety of carry positions and personal-defense firearms. However, the company expanded on its line of holster options in 2019 with its new, versatile Speed Master 2.0 holster, which is designed specifically for the Springfield Armory XD Compact 3-inch pistol.

The Speed Master 2.0’s versatility comes from its two built-in attachment methods: an adjustable belt slot and a paddle. These attachment points are quickly and easily interchangeable by the end user. This allows the Speed Master 2.0 holster to offer convenient on/off ability when used as a paddle holster and, as a bonus, it can also be configured as a solid and stable belt holster using the included belt slot attachment.

Featuring an open-top design for speed, covered trigger for safety, tension screw adjustment for added security and premium saddle-leather construction, the Speed Master 2.0 fits belts up to 1.75 inches in width.

Available in right-hand designs in tan or black finishes, the Speed Master 2.0 holster for the Springfield XD Compact 3-inch has an MSRP of $86. More information is available at galcogunleather.com.

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