“Armed Athlete Kydex Holster System”
Since I made my first Kydex chest holster years back after a trip to Alaska it has gone thru numerous modifications and updates. A couple years back I was approached by a serious competitive runner, Kristen Briglia, who also carries a handgun. She needed a better way to carry while training in rural areas where running into sketchy individuals or aggressive dogs was a real possibility. Initially we sized down the Kydex Whitetail Chest Holster to fit her preferred weapon and her body size. As she used it others saw it and I made more and in their hands and those of my original customer, we got more feedback on the design and improved the functionality and versatility. I believe now is the time to add this item to our regular lineup. Please read Kristen`s testimonial below.
Instead of it only being a runner-specific holster, though, it is a full range holster platform for running, biking, or what have you. The holster, as mentioned previously, is a scaled down version of the Kydex Whitetail Chest Holster which is mainly used to carry a larger frame handgun while hunting, fishing or even operating equipment. The Armed Athlete holster is primarily designed around subcompact and “pocket” pistols. Where it departs from the original design is in the platform itself. Instead of a dedicated holster to a specific handgun, the Armed Athlete platform alone is a universal chest platform which utilizes the G-CODE RTI attachment system. In this way the RTI “wheel” keeps the platform ultra thin and close to the chest. You can then attach an RTI hanger to an Armed Athlete holster and keep the same relative profile. Additionally, it does not require you to have multiple holsters for multiple uses.
The same holster that works on your Armed Athlete chest rig for running can also be removed and put on another platform that is bicycle specific. Or attach another bike platform to your kids stroller. If you are a rucker, we can adapt the platform to work with your ruck pack.
The Armed Athlete Kydex Holster System is built on a 70% smaller base platform with the RTI wheel attached allowing adjustment for carry angle and right or left hand draw. Where the Whitetail Chest Holster uses a three point over the shoulder 1 1/2” harness, the Armed Athlete Kydex Holster System uses a four point attachment system with a strap around the sternum and two over the shoulder straps with two specific components on the back to minimize the sternum strap from moving while running and keeps the shoulder straps from slipping down during physical activity. It is adjustable for summer thru winter and works outside your shirt or jacket, “open carry-style”, or under an outer garment during cold weather.
The Armed Athlete Kydex Holster System is being priced as a single piece component with either the chest platform and one holster, or the bicycle handlebar mount and one holster. For a limited time we will offer the complete system comprising of both the Runners platform and Biking platform at a discount when ordered at the same time. Pricing on the individual platforms is $150.00. If you order both the Runners platform and the Biking platform at the same time, with the Kydex holster built for your specific handgun, we will take $50 dollars off the total. The total for the entire system when purchased together will be $250.00 plus tax. And all of the components have the same lifetime warranty covering our other line of products.
Our normal turnaround time of 14 to 21 days remains consistent due to high demand. And, as always, all of our products are custom made one at a time in Southwest Missouri. If you still have more questions, send an email to CreeksideMercantile@hotmail.com or call 417-569-5352. I`ll get back to you as quick as I can.