CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster Review Overview
CYA Supply Company holsters may be the best value for your money. Over the last year and a half, this holster has done its job. While there are more comfortable holsters, they tend to be more expensive. You get great quality and comfort for your money.
Summary: There are better holsters on the market, but you will certainly pay more for them. In its price range, you can’t do better than this holster. You get an upper middle class holster for a lower middle class price.
- Great Value
- Firearm clicks into place well
- Great clip holds it in place
- Comfort is good, but edges could be trimmed to make it better.
Price: Under $40
If you are looking for a budget holster, make it an inexpensive one…not a cheap one.
I have used a CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster for my Glock 43 and Glock 19 for about a year and a half now. So far, I’m really impressed!
Choosing the Best Holster
I always look for three things in a holster:
If you have those three things, you should be good. The problem is finding #3, comfort. You can research the other two online, but the comfort part is based on the individual. So I will look at all three of these, but do my best to focus on the comfort aspect to give you an idea of how it rides.
Here is the easy part. It is hard to find a good budget holster as inexpensive as the one CYA Supply Co makes. At least, not without resorting to something that is also made cheap.
With the price usually falling somewhere in between $30 and $40 with free shipping, it certainly allows it to compete with any budget holster, especially a Kydex holster.
I usually compare the CYA holsters to the Tulster Holsters. Both are very high quality, with Tulster coming out slightly ahead, but for about $30 more. So for those looking for a more budget friendly option, CYA has you covered!
Granted, I have never had to use my firearm in self defense. However, the times I have used it to practice my draws and in every day use, it has worked flawlessly. The gun stays locked firmly in place until I intend to draw. That can be adjustedl, but I have not had to make any adjustments since the first day I got them in the mail.
The Kydex remains in almost new condition and my firearms show very minimal wear as well. Overall, as far as I have experienced, the holster is top notch in reliability.
Ahhh, here we go. As I mentioned earlier, comfort is the hardest aspect to measure without trying it out yourself. I will do my best to describe how it works for me, and if those are the things you are looking for, then it should work for you too.
I’ll try to break this down into three parts.
- Long term use
I usually carry at about the 4:00 to 4:30 position. This holster, at least with my Glock 43 and Glock 19 seems to fit right up against my body perfectly. Its my sweet spot with this holster. I have used it for appendix carry as well, and it worked, however due to my tactical love handles it is a little more uncomfortable for me.
Of course if you are just standing still, almost any holster would feel comfortable. When you start to move you notice which ones work best of you. So far this has been the most comfortable IWB holster I have used while sitting. Sometimes I forget I’m wearing it.
While doing minor activities such as walking, carrying groceries, or playing with the kids…the holster does great.
The one area that I sometimes struggle with is squatting. I really notice the holster when I have to reach down on a bottom shelf, or pick something up off the ground. This is usually the case with most kydex holsters, but I wanted to be fair and say this one is not different…squatting can be an issue sometimes. But that usually goes away when returning to a standing position. If not, then a minor adjustment might need to be made.
Long Term Use
Like I said earlier, while I am sitting, sometimes I forget I’m wearing it. That also applies to all day use. This says a lot about a budget holster.
I don’t remember a time that I was going to bed and thought to myself, “I can’t wait to get this holster off”. With some other holsters I have had, that is exactly what I have thought. With the CYA holster, it becomes just another thing being removed. Just like my wallet, my pocket knife, or some spare change.
About CYA Supply Co.
According to their About Page, here is a little more about CYA Supply Co. and what they believe in:
- American made craftsmanship at a fair price
- Promoting our right as citizens to bear arms
- Giving back to our service men and women
They also state: “CYA is proud to be owned by a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. We are also proud to employ a United States Navy veteran and a member of the Army National Guard.”
So when buying their products you can be sure that you are not only exercising your 2nd amendment right, but supporting a good cause as well. I know that was the reason that I first decided to try out a holster from them. However, when I decided to purchase again, it was not the only reason. That reason was the quality and affordability of the holsters themselves. Top of the line among budget holsters!
CYA holsters are high quality holsters with a budget friendly price. While they may not be as high quality as Tulster holsters or Tier 1 holsters, they are perfect for someone with a budget of under $40.
The main difference between the CYA holster and Tulster is the feel and cut of the kydex. I own both of these holsters and while I like both, I tend to like the Tulster just a bit better. If you are interested in a Tulster holster, be sure to use our code listed below to save 15%!