Custom Solace IWB Holster

Rated 3.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Starts at $65.00

  • A truly custom Hybrid IWB. Each shell is carefully shaped to minimize the overall footprint. Each leather backer is hand trimmed and finished to perfectly match the contours of the holsters.
  • Ships in 3-4 weeks.
  • Handmade by GunfightersINC
  • Unique Hybrid Leather/Kydex design features full Kydex coverage of the trigger.
  • Low Bulk/Flat Leather backer allows for maximal comfort for daily IWB carry




2 reviews for Custom Solace IWB Holster

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dan S

    GunfightersINC makes, in my opinion, the best modern handgun holsters. The Solace IWB is no exception…with one exception.

    The Kenai chest holster is incredible in its own right, the Ronin 2.0 is flat out the best OWB holster I own, and this is my new favorite IWB, with a huge compliment and one relatively minor gripe.

You can take a look at the description for its features, I won’t repeat the ones listed. I will, however, say I was pleasantly surprised by one that was not made (fully) known to me prior to purchase, and not-so-pleasantly surprised by another.

–“Full Kydex coverage of the trigger.”
Maybe this is perfectly clear to everyone else, but when I read that phrase, I originally presumed the outer Kydex that I could clearly see in pictures was providing said ‘full coverage’. Wrong. THERE IS A SECOND PIECE OF KYDEX BETWEEN THE LEATHER AND THE TRIGGER (look closely at the 360 video, it’s black).

    This is the money maker for this holster, and please allow me to explain why. Literally every other Kydex/leather IWB combo holster I own relies on the pressure or “retention” created by your gun belt to properly hold the firearm in place. The Solace hybrid IWB adds a small, unobtrusive piece of Kydex on the body side (leather side), between the trigger guard and the leather, that quite literally snaps the firearm into place, leaving no doubt as to the guns security. I love a positive ‘click’ into a holster; this has it. I think GunfightersINC has undersold this feature by not photographing/emphasizing it enough, so I wanted to mention it.

    NOT-SO-GREAT SURPRISE–Grip tape on inside of belt clip
I own a Ronin OWB, and I love the grip tape on the inner belt loops. They hold the holster exactly where it’s placed, and the only thing the grip tape would scuff is the inside portion of your belt, where no one would see…so who cares. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, for the Solace they added grip tape to the underside of the belt clip.

    Okay, cool; extra hold, whatever. But slap that on a nice tan leather belt and you get permanent scuff marks on the outer, visible portion of the belt.
 Pretty upsetting after paying good money for a leather belt. If they plan to continue adding the grip tape, I would humbly suggest leaving it off the holster, available to be added (or not), in the bag with the shipping contents. If the practice doesn’t change, I don’t think it would keep me from buying one again. It’s very easy to remove the tape with a pocket knife or similar tool, I just wish I had known it was there. I never looked because it wasn’t mentioned, and is almost never on an IWB for the reason I mentioned. Ironically, underneath where the grip tape is placed is a raised portion of plastic with an American flag logo and a ‘Made in the USA’ stamp, which also adds to the grip of the belt clip, and best of all…leaves no marks. But that’s just me.

    Lastly, the leather does soften with use, but that’s a given–its how leather works. Feels great and well broken in (IMO) after about two weeks of regular wear, so don’t assume the initial slight stiffness is exactly how it will wear long-term. After a short break-in period, you have the holster you’re going to live with. That said, it is quite wearable out of the box/bag.

    Great holster, definitely recommend, just wish they had told me about ALL the features prior to purchase.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Adam Wilkinson

    Looks great, as soon as they add the SP2022 mold I will buy one.

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