Modular moves into the holster market
By Jacki Billings
Modular holsters afford users the ability to swap shells and bases, essentially opening up more modes of carry. (Photo: Jacki Billings)
Modular has long been the word du jour in the tactical world, but the swappable design is slowly creeping into the holster market with more manufacturers offering adaptable designs. While the modular movement isn’t overtaking traditional, single purpose holsters, the style is slowing catching on as holster makers tip-toe into the multi-dimensional designs.
The idea of an adaptable holster is nothing new. In fact, patents dating back to the early 1980s show inventors were seeking more ways to carry using swappable parts. One of the more successful modular designs in recent times, though, has been Crossbreed’s take on the modular carry system. The company partnered with renowned firearms instructor Rob Pincus in 2013 to introduce the Modular Belly Band. Though the belly band has undergone a facelift since its first introduction, the modular basis remains the same.
“CrossBreed started producing our Modular Belly Band System to answer customers requests to be able to use a simple yet comfortable Belly Band Holster with other Velcro backed accessories such as our Purse Defender and Pac Mat systems. We worked with Rob Pincus of I.C.E.