Black Arch (formerly SHTF Gear), just took the wraps off their newest holster – the Protos-M. This is an all-new modular holster design but as you might guess from the name, it shares some lineage with the Black Arch Protos holster in that is also features their patent pended 3/4 Hybrid system. This means that the kydex fully encloses the trigger guard on both sides to give the positive click-in and click-out retention you like about kydex with the comfort of a leather backed hybrid.
From Black Arch:
Logan, UT – June 28, 2016 – Black Arch, a manufacturer of hybrid holsters, announced today the release of its latest product, the Protos-M. Designed to be completely modular, this holster is intended to meet the needs of those who carry daily, train hard, and compete to win.
The Protos-M is able to adapt to any mode of carry (IWB, OWB, and AIWB) by using one of three interchangeable backers. This means that you can carry your gun in different positions and levels of concealment with a single holster. The Protos-M uses their patent-pending ¾ Hybrid system, which means that you will experience the exact same draw no matter which backer you use (note: each backer is custom designed and only compatible with a single model of gun).
More than just a modular holster, the Protos-M is engineered for all-day carry and built to last. Precision-molded kydex, hand-finished leather, and stainless steel components all come together in this new design to create the highest quality holster possible. Completely redesigned backers provide a smaller footprint and make these holsters incredibly concealable and comfortable.
The Protos-M will retail for $94.95 with one backer included and is currently available for pre-order online at blackarchholsters.com. Individual backers will be available for $34.95. The complete Protos-M system box set will retail for $209.95, including one shell, three backers, extra hardware, and accessories. Pre-orders will begin shipping Friday July 8th. All Black Arch holsters include free shipping and a lead time of only 2-4 business days.