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An Uncle Mikes Kydex belt holster Model 5326-1. Is this the style holster that caused all the stir with the new IDPA rules? I did a search and there were way too many Uncle Mike references to sort it out. Is this thing legal in IDPA or not? I had thought it depended on the way it fits me. If I have some love handles, hypothetically of course ;-), then it could be legal because it would fit up against my side and not show daylight? Am I on track here?

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Generically, it is not legal for IDPA. In talking with some of the higher-ups in IDPA, this is one of the holsters that started all of the noise. That said, most local matches won't know, and some state matches won't care. The Nationals is where it will be noticed.
 

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Still a fairly large gap there.

As I understand the rules, no daylight can be seen between the holster and the belt. Unless you're using an inch thick belt, I doubt you'll be able to pass with it when going by the book.

If all else fails, contact your match director and simply ask.

I still don't see the entire competitive advantage of this and IDPA HQ can't say that every Tom, Dick, or Harry will go out and buy a $100 leather holster to wear OWB.
 

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This style of holster was deemed against the rules for my Local IDPA match on 5/7/05.....Although the people were able to shoot the "game" that day.....The reasoning of not having the air gap between the Holster and the body is to improve concealibility of the weapon...It is basically this way to make it more like a "true" CCW holster.

This is as I understand it anyhow. I am sure there is someone more knowledgable about the reasoning behind it but that is my take on the subject.
 
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