Hey everyone! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m back with another review, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the DC-4 Series Holster from Deadly Customs

First, let’s chat about what Kydex actually is! Kydex is a line of thermoplastic material manufactured by a company called Kydex LLC in Pennsylvania, U.S. The Kydex sheet was originally produced in 1965 by Rohm and Haas, to be used on the interiors of planes but the line was purchased in 1987 by Kydex and the rest is history! Over the last few years, the popularity of Kydex holsters in airsoft has sky-rocketed, with their main attraction being that they are virtually maintenance-free unlike a lot of the traditional fabric and leather holsters. Due to the nature of the material, any dirt or dust can be wiped off and they retain their shape throughout their lifetime. Kydex holsters are ready to use straight out of the box and they don't need to be broken in as some holsters finished in leather and such. Some of the advantages of Kydex holsters are as follows: they are waterproof, scratch-resistant, holds shape and the friction between the firearm and the holster is low. 

The DC-4 Series Olight Holster is made from genuine 2mm thick Kydex and works with both Olight torches and Olight clones and has 3 adjustable retention points to tailor the fit to your liking. It is RMR cut, meaning you can run an RMR sight on the holstered pistol and it also accepts suppressor height sights and threaded barrels. The DC-4 uses your attached torch for retention so if you run the same torch on different pistols as I do, this holster is something to bear in mind. The staff at DC have tested the DC-4 with over 150 different pistols and to date only 3 do not fit - the full-sized Desert Eagle, the ASG USW and the Hudson. It will fit the bigger frame handguns such as the FNX pistols and weapons with wide trigger guards, like the AAP and pistols with taller slides like the 1911. The DC-4 does come in other torch variants if you don’t have an Olight such as Surefire X300 (and its clones) and the TLR (and its clones), as I have the Olight Valkyrie PL-2 I opted for the Olight version in grey because that’s my jam. 

I have mine mounted on a Safariland QLS (Quick Locking System) on a low rider so it’s lower down on my hip, I also have a leg strap so it doesn’t go flapping about. DC do other options such as malice clips and combat loops but I think the QLS system works best for me, personally. 

The construction of the holster is sound and the finish on all the edges is smooth. It is easily adjustable thanks to the 3 adjustable retention points - I just inserted my pistol then adjusted the screws with a screwdriver. On inserting the pistol there is a really positive ‘click’ which is what I look for in a good Kydex holster. It has so far been through 6 months worth of training and skirmishes (now we can play again!) and it’s held up really well - there are a few surface scratches but that’s from me being clumsy and knocking it against walls whilst playing CQB *facepalm* but this doesn’t affect the use of the holster. It hasn’t scratched my pistols when removing and reholstering. 

Although there’s not THAT much to say about Kydex holsters, the main selling point of the DC-4 is its versatility. Buying a bunch of holsters for all your different pistols gets expensive, I like that I can just swap my Olight to a different pistol and just use it straight away. I’ve used this holster with my TM HK45, the RWA X Agency Arms EXA, TM G17 with an aftermarket Agency Arms slide, my custom Nighthawk 1911 and also my M&P Shield. Having just one holster means my kit is also more streamlined. 

The holsters start at £49.99 for the DC-4 for just the holster but for the full package like my set-up, it would set you back £90.96 (there is free shipping over £50 and you get a free patch and sticker). You can use my code ‘femmefatale’ for 10% off your entire order. Whilst the full package is an investment, it can be used for loads of different pistols so you won’t have to replace it when you get a new sidearm. 

It is worth noting that because of how a light-bearing holster works, you can’t use the holster without the torch as it won’t retain. Deadly Customs makes other holsters for this option, such as the DC-1, DC-2 and the DC-3. The DC-4 Series holsters are all able to attach onto mounting platforms that use a 3-screw system including Safariland (which is what I am using), Blackhawk, FMA, G-Code and G-Code RTI and Blade-Tech.

Post sponsored by Deadly Customs.

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