First Look: CrossBreed Holsters For The Springfield Armory Echelon

Available in Outside the Waistband and Inside the Waistband models, with many different materials.

posted on August 6, 2023
Echelon Crossbreed holster

CrossBreed Holsters now has several of its holster choices available to fit the new Springfield Armory’s new Echelon 9mm pistol. CrossBreed Holsters has around 25 different holster choices of all sorts of styles that are compatible with the Springfield Armory Echelon. These include the holster company’s best-selling OWB (Outside The Waistband) and IWB (Inside The Waistband) belt and concealment holsters with models like the Rogue, The Reckoning, Xecutive, Super Tuck and Snap Slide.

CrossBreed holster products are known for hybrid construction which typically consists of a Kydex shell that’s molded to fit a specific handgun model while being built with a backing of a different material like leather to provide all day comfort for concealment against one’s body. From this hybrid construction the company makes both OWB and IWB designs. In addition to this, CrossBreed also offers full Kydex construction IWB or appendix carry holster models such as the Xecutive and other models.

The Springfield Armory Echelon is a modern duty sized 9mm striker fired pistol with a polymer frame. Similar to other designs already on the market, the Echelon uses a serialized fire control group that allows for the easy swapping of different frames and grip sizes, with a optics ready slide that is factory milled and manufactured to be able to work with several of the leading slide mounted red dot footprints, without the use of mounting plates. This is known as the VIS (Variable Interface System) and it works via the VIS self-locking pins. The Echelon accepts standard capacity magazines that hold 17 rounds, and 20 round factory magazines are also available, with state-compliant magazines available where needed.

Please visit to learn more about all CrossBreed Holster options for the Echelon, and to learn more about the pistol itself, please visit Springfield Armory's website at


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