The N.I.C.K. Holsters OWB Duty is a function first solution that is purpose built for duty, tactical, and competition applications
The OWB Duty Holster is built with with 0.093" and comes standard with a genuine Safariland SLS Hood and Duty Belt attachment, making a true Level 2 Retention holster.
Upgrade to a Level 3 by adding the Safariland Sentry Guard.
Other options include, adding a Hood Guard and adjustable friction retention.
This combination of Self Locking System options results in maximum security for your weapon, with minimal effect on your ability to use it.
The SLS Sentry is an accessory that adds an additional level of security to any SLS duty holster. Since the operator’s thumb falls naturally onto the lever, using the Sentry adds only two-tenths of a second to the draw, on average. Yet it will convert a Safariland Level II Retention holster Level III Retention holster.
The SLS Hood Guard provides added protection to the rotating hood, yet still allows a fast, positive draw and reholster—without adding movements or changing the natural motion of the operator’s hand. The Hood Guard not only makes it difficult for someone trying to grab your weapon, it can prevent objects from hitting the SLS hood, providing extra security when rappelling or crawling, and keeping your vest and outer clothing from interfering with your draw.
Additional belt mounting solution are available by custom request. Please use the "Contact Us" form for more information.
Posted by Robert C on Feb 29th 2020
I’ve been using this product for about two weeks now and I absolutely love it. I have a Sig Sauer P250 Compact chambered in .45 ACP and there is no big company out there that will or would make a duty holster for me. I searched the internet for a little while and found Nick. I looked at all his custom Kydex products and was thoroughly impressed. You could tell by his craftsmanship that he definitely cared about the product he was putting out. He didn’t even have a mold for my pistol. Of course my pistol is extremely uncommon and he didn’t even have measurements or a mold for it. He was willing to do the job completely from scratch. I used a caliper and gave him all the measurements for my pistol. He took these measurements and made a perfect product. He also uses Safariland brand parts for pieces on his duty holsters which is a plus. Needless to say, I love my holster and double pistol mag pouch. I have many buddies who all use Safariland holsters and I can tell a difference in the quality. Nick’s kydex that he uses is extremely scratch resistant whereas opposed, all my buddies have tons of scratches on their kydex. My holster looks extremely identical to any Safariland duty holster if that is what you are aiming for in a holster. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great holster. He runs a private shop, so it takes him a while to create the order, but rest assured you will be very happy when you receive it. I know I was!
Posted by LPDtrey on Nov 15th 2019
This is my second holster Nick custom-made for me. I ordered it back in September of 2018 and now finally received it in November of 2019. Yes, that wait time is completely crazy but I think it's worth it. I recommend ordering the holster and then buying the gun once you have the holster. Nick followed-up with an email I sent him back in April of 2019 with some last-minute changes I wanted done to the holster and he was able to accommodate those changes! I will be ordering more holsters soon! Thank you, Nick!
Posted by a LEO on Dec 17th 2018
I ordered a holster for a CZ P-07 with TLR-2. The guys at NICK were able to get it to me before my deadline for the police academy. The holster held up great and performed without issue.
It not for NICK, I'd be forced to carry a Glock since no once else seems to make a CZ holster that fits my department's requirements.
Posted by LPDtrey on Jun 3rd 2018
Finally a duty holster that fits my Beretta APX with a TLR-1HL.
Nobody makes a better level-three duty holster than Nick!
Reason why? He upgrades the internal components to the NEXT LEVEL. This holster has thicker, stronger Kydex! Definitely won’t rip off your duty belt during a ground fight. I’ve used it A LOT during my first few months on the job. APX comes in and out - guaranteed - on duty and during training. Never failed me. I trust this holster because Nick demonstrates the product in his two videos on his website and explains what goes into making one. He even accommodated all of my special requests! After about an hour on the phone discussing what needs to be done to fit my pistol and light, he knew exactly what to do. The holster came out amazing. Will definitely be purchasing another holster soon. Yes, the wait is long but it’s worth it. Buy the holster first, then the gun is my recommendation. Expected time from order to in your hands is 1.5 to 3 months approximately. Don’t bet your life on some crap you order from eBay that’s made in China with cheap Kydex like material - get an American made NicKydex holster!
Posted by Terry on Feb 14th 2018
Like others who purchased the H&K VP40 found that there is a ridiculas lack of holsters available, especially Level III holsters. I came across Nick's site and I immediately ordered the Holster. I had a special request that the holster be mounted on a thigh platform. Nick worked to make that happen.
I realize that he has a small shop and the orders will take awhile, he even says so when you place the order. Mine took 7 months
I had given up hope of receiving the holster when Nick contacted me.
When the holster arrived it exceeded my expectations. I looks and functions great and expect it to last a long time.
The wait time however was too long. When I showed a coworker the holster he wanted one as well. When I told him it took 7 months he wanted no part of that wait.
It is a shame that he does such good work but can not deliver the product in a reasonable amount of time.
Maybe it is time to expand.
Posted by Mark on Feb 1st 2018
I was a little apprehensive when I first ordered this holster, as I have had difficulties in finding a holster that would fit my FNX tactical 45 with all the attachments I have on it. But I was pleasantly surprised when I received this holster. My weapon fits in it like a glove. This holster is very high quality. I couldn't ask for a better holster. It shipped very fast too, I had it in less than a week after I ordered it. I would highly recommend this company. They are top notch.
Posted by William Bentley on Jul 25th 2017
I'll begin by saying there is a definite wait time. If you're looking for something "off the shelf" well... move along. For those of you tired of holsters that don't fit, don't have good retention, or are crudely assembled then read on.
I purchased the OWB Duty Holster for an HK P30 in 40SW after scouring the web for something other than a universal holster. Not exactly an easy pistol to find holsters for. I happened across some YouTube videos and telephoned Nick. Had to leave a message. He actually called me back. That's rare! Apparently that's normal business for Nick as he spoke to me on 2 other occasions. He talked me through what options there were, and helped me make a decision.
I placed the order with some very specific custom component requests. All of them were met. This holster is worth the wait! The fit and finish is perfect. Not just good, but perfect. This guy knows how to make it work like a holster should and have it look good too.
I know we all have that box of holsters we wish we'd never bought. Now that I've found a good "holstersmith" I can finally stop adding to it. :-)
Posted by John from Illinois on Mar 10th 2017
I needed an oddball duty holster for a CZ SP01 with a streamlight. Naturally I looked at Safariland first because they're the gold standard and my life depends on my gear. Unfortunately Safariland DID NOT have what I needed. I did some searching and found Blade Tech etc etc and they would accommodate my needs, but like I said safariland is the gold standard. I stumbled across Nicks website and found he makes custom Duty Holsters using Safariland parts. I called and BS'd a little and found Nick to be very knowledgeable to what a Law Enforcement Officer needs on the street. So we went over specs and he said he could make exactly what I needed! Upon arrival I found the holster to be extremely well made and rugged. The plus again was the use of Safarilands trusted hood and Sentry system so I knew what Nick made was top notch. His Kydex is reinforced and molded perfectly around my pistol. Just ordered another holster for a Sig 226 Legion SAO with a Streamlight (Safariland missed the boat again). Sorry for the rant, I'm that impressed god bless and stay safe everyone,
Posted by Justin Hoffer on Jul 4th 2016
For months at end, I have been searching for a level 3 retention holster for my H&K VP40. I have checked out Safariland, Blackhawk, Gould & Goodrich, DeSantis, Uncle Mikes, Bladetech, and many other companies including Dara Holsters, majority of them said they won't make a level 3 for the VP40 and that they only will make it for the VP9. Safariland and Blackhawk kept on giving me dates for when it was going to be released and they kept pushing it back on later dates so I got sick and tired of waiting and being told dates that it wasn't going to be released on. I came accross a friend on Facebook that recommended me Nickydex. So I contacted the company, first of all I would like to say is the people who work for the company answers the phone even after hours which is a huge plus. I explained I needed to order a level 3 holster so I go back to work and I explained the run around these holster companies were giving me. I spoke with the owner Nick and ge reassured me that this project can get done. So I processed my order and I was expecting at least 4 to 6 weeks for completion. After the second day I got a phone call and text with the holster being built, this really was awesome after couple more days going by I received a text saying it's going through finalized testing and immediately right after it was shipped. 1 and a half week and I received my holster. The customer service is nothing short of stellar. The quality of the holster is outstanding it's very comfortable wear and looks very sharp. Thank you guys and great job.
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