[HOLSTER REVIEW] Squared Away Customs Oscar OWB Holster (And Awesome New Dump Trays)
In the world of holsters, there’s never a shortage of options. Much of it comes down to word-of-mouth and seeing what others are successfully using.
Also, in the world of holsters, there are so many great companies out there that you may not have heard about. I’m not saying that Squared Away Customs is one of those that you’re unaware of, but in case you do fall into that category, they’re worth the look.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at one of their Outside-The-Waistband (OWB) holsters, and it’s name is Oscar.
Oscar is a kydex holster made with precision and comes in at .080 in thickness, and can be made for any handgun. It’s also available in a ton of awesome colors. Ours happens to be ‘Black Leather’ kydex texture.
The retention of this holster seems to be the perfect amount for the majority of users. While it’s not adjustable, it’s just fine in my book. It’s got more retention than a typical inside the waistband holster but given that it’s an OWB, that’s a plus in my book.
In the photo above, you can see 4 holes on either side of the holster which allow for adjusting the ride height and cant of your firearm. I don’t need to explain how useful that is, so we’ll simply move on!
This particular holster is for my FN FNS9c and as you can see, the kydex extends upwards to cover the slide. It gives support and also makes sure that the slide isn’t directly against your clothing. It also makes for easy reholstering.
For the molding process, these holsters are vacuum formed instead of the typical foam pressing.
If you notice the edges, they’re polished smooth. I was pleasantly surprised to see this, as some manufacturers simply don’t take the time to remove the rough edges. If you’ve been around kydex holsters and have ever encountered one that hasn’t been polished, you’re aware of the big difference. And, if you’re not, you should be!
The two belt loops are injection molded and are pretty thick compared to others on the market. These are far more durable due to the injection molding process and are also easier for tethering the belt through. They seem incredibly secure, and I have no doubt that they’ll last the lifetime of the holster itself. They offer belt loop sizes in 1.5″, 1.75″ and 2″ to accommodate different belt widths. Oscar can be secured with either belt loops or Molle attachments.
Another great thing about Squared Away Customs and this holster –and any of their kydex holsters– is that they’ll allow you to upload an image directly on their website to be printed on the kydex. That’s something that you won’t get with most holster companies, and makes for a truly unique and custom holster.
If you’re interested in an Oscar for yourself, check them out on their website here. For a limited time and only for Concealed Nation readers, you can use Coupon Code ‘NationMe’ to save some dough. This offer expires on 8/1/2017.
You’ll also be pleased to know that Squared Away Customs offers a Lifetime Warranty and 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee on all of their gear.
When they shipped out this holster for review, they also sent one of their custom Dump Trays that so many people are using these days. Seriously, check Instagram. They’re everywhere and extremely popular.
From their site:
How about the perfect spot to empty your pockets at the end of the day??? Get your EDC Dump Tray in any Kydex color or try out a custom print of your choice (SEE FAQ).
The trays are a standard size of 6″ x 9.75″ using .080 Kydex. They ship with self-adhesive rubber feet to prevent skidding on smooth surfaces.
So, in an awesome fashion, we received a Concealed Nation Dump Tray to show off the goods on Instagram, so be sure to look out for that here.