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Old 09-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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New Kaluban Cloak holster for MK25 with Streamlight TLR4 light

After months and months of searching and finally finding a holster maker who could make a Kydex holster for not only just the Sig MK25 (which the gun alone is hard to find a holster for) but for one with a newer tac light also, I was VERY excited to get this holster, but unfortunately, I am quite disappointed with it.

The retention on the holster is extremely tight - too tight. It is very difficult to insert the firearm into the holster. The slide will even begin to rack because the fit is so tight. After some force I finally was able to insert the gun into the holster. I thought that was hard, but drawing the gun from out of the holster is even more difficult. I have to use both hands and a lot of force to remove the gun, and a couple of times I had to sit down, and prop both of my feet on the sides of the holster and push my legs forward while pulling the gun towards me to remove the holster. It sounds absolutely crazy, but that's what I had to do. I know this is definitely not how the holster should be. I did extensive research for a Kydex holster and thought that Kaluban Cloak was the best. I watched numerous YouTube videos of other customers reviewing their holsters, and everyone had good things to say about them. No one experienced the problems I have, and they were all able to insert and remove the gun easily, all while maintaining a good retention.

I also purchased a double slot magazine holster. It's not as much of a pain in the *** as the gun holster is, but it is still somewhat disappointing. It holds 2 magazines. One slot fits okay, and is a little on the loose side, while the other is much tighter and more difficult to remove. They are both inconsistent among each other. It's as if one slot should be a little tighter, and the other should be looser. I did extensive research online reading about Kydex holsters and different holster makers, watched plenty of videos and read many reviews, and everyone had great things to say about Kaluban Cloak. Thus I was very excited to get a holster from them, so it's unfortunate and disappointing (and quite shocking honestly) that my holster sucks. I've reached out to them so hopefully this is an uncommon occurrence and they can make this situation right. I will post an update on this once I hear back from them.
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Edit: in the video I said that the laser windage adjustment was catching, but I was incorrect; the laser adjustment doesn't catch - at first I thought that it did, but after further studying the holster, I learned that the laser is not the problem, the holster is just molded poorly/too tight. I commented about this in one of the annotations, but if you're watching the video from the YouTube app and not on a computer, you won't see the annotations.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Hmm, thanks for the info, and I can definitely feel your disappointment.

I have a P226 with a TLR2 and had a hard time finding a holster for it as well. AND I'm a lefty shooter, so that made it even harder to find a holster. I eventually found a Safariland holster that fit, although finding somewhere to actually get it from was hard as well. I'm not every familiar with the TLR4, so I have no idea if Safariland makes a holster that fits it.

I know there can be a lot of variance from holster to holster with kydex holsters due to heat and such, and I guess depending on a manufacturers' quality controls. I have multiple blackhawk SERPA holsters for the same model handgun and some of them fit better than others for some reason. Hopefully they'll send you another holster that'll fit just fine. If not, good luck on your continued search for a proper holster.
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Hmm, thanks for the info, and I can definitely feel your disappointment.

I have a P226 with a TLR2 and had a hard time finding a holster for it as well. AND I'm a lefty shooter, so that made it even harder to find a holster. I eventually found a Safariland holster that fit, although finding somewhere to actually get it from was hard as well. I'm not every familiar with the TLR4, so I have no idea if Safariland makes a holster that fits it.

I know there can be a lot of variance from holster to holster with kydex holsters due to heat and such, and I guess depending on a manufacturers' quality controls. I have multiple blackhawk SERPA holsters for the same model handgun and some of them fit better than others for some reason. Hopefully they'll send you another holster that'll fit just fine. If not, good luck on your continued search for a proper holster.

+1 you're absolutely correct!

There are other rigid holsters that fit the MK25 even when the manufacturers say it won’t.

Blackhawk Serpa models for the P226R fit the MK25 (I tested this myself)
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Sorry to hear about this issue jawman. I too have ordered a holster from KC. It is at the house waiting on me to come home on R&R. I hope I do not have the issues you have experienced. BTW, what color did you choose?
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Mine is black, .08" thickness. I probably should have gone with the .06" thickness.
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