First Look: N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB Holster

posted on October 5, 2021
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N8 Tactical, an innovative holster company with a mission to provide quality products with superior comfort for all day, everyday carry, recently introduced the new Xecutive IWB holster.

N8 Tactical developed the Xecutive holster to meet the sophisticated demands of serious EDC and the firearm configurations deployed for personal defense. Given the increased use of red dots with co-witnessed or suppressor-height open sights, and for multiple options depending on apparel needs and carry scenarios, user-friendly compatibility and convenience were key design goals of the Xecutive holster.

Built around a firearm-specific, single-piece Kydex molded pocket, the Xecutive holster features an optics-compatible cut and generously proportioned channel for the sight to fit most red dot optics. Elevated front open sights ensure smooth drawing and reholstering. The Xecutive can also be used with handguns without optics and those sporting standard-height open sights, making the holster ideal for custom firearm configurations.

Following the user-customizable theme are tension adjustment and clip style and location options. While the holster pocket is precisely molded for positive firearm retention, dual Chicago screws and rubber pillars allow the user to increase or decrease holster tension easily on the handgun. In turn, they can achieve the optimal balance of security and draw effort.

The Xecutive features a smooth body side profile to minimize or eliminate uncomfortable pressure and pinch points. Also, the holster accepts an optional Mod Wing to reduce printing and to maintain a close-to-body fit. The Xecutive holster is configured for independent adjustment of cant and height. All that is needed is to remove the clip attaching hardware and the clip can be pivoted fore, aft, or level to achieve the desired cant, or the clip can be raised or lowered to achieve a high ride or a deep concealment position (IWB). The Xecutive accommodates both appendix and strong side carry.

The N8 Tactical Xecutive IWB holster is compatible with a lengthy list of popular carry handguns from such manufacturers as Glock, Springfield, SIG Sauer, Taurus, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Ruger, and rail-less 1911s with 4- and 5-inch barrels. Additional models will follow. The holster also comes with a “Two-Week, Try it Free Guarantee” and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. To learn more about the Xecutive IWB holster or to see the full line of N8 Tactical holster solutions, visit


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