Visited a relatively new sporting goods store a couple of days ago. They had a large selection of kydex holsters by a maker unknown to me. They looked nice so I decided to pick one up for my Shield to give it a go.
The holster is from Cutting Edge Personal Defense's Custom Concealment Gear line and called the "Ronin." I have not yet had an opportunity to wear it or get it to the range. My plan is to try it out on the range Thursday and do a pretty extensive review in the coming weeks.
Initial impressions are that it is much like many other kydex holsters. There's only so much you can do with the medium. Price ($65) is a little higher than some, and lower than others. Construction seems solid, not too bulky, and I like the hardware they used. I've got one holster that was made using some cheap hardware that I really did not like.
Retention is good, but not so good it will retard a draw. You can hold the holster upside down and give it a decent shake and the gun stays in place. You can shake it hard enough to make the gun pop out, but I think it will stand up to an active lifestyle.
I'm thinking of seeing if I can get my hands on one for my G17 and use it during my Defensive Pistol course at Shootrite next month.
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