Barrels: Chrome Lined or Salt Bath Nitride?

Posted by Faxon Firearms on 3/22/2018

Often we are asked: “Which is better? Chrome-lined or Nitride-treated?”

It’s a great question and astute customers notice that Faxon sells predominantly Nitride-treated barrels through our website. However, Faxon sells 1,000’s of barrels going through chrome to our OEM customers. We use both options, depending on the barrel and its intended usage.

For the general consumer, pro-shooter, and even many military applications, Nitride is a fantastic option. To us, it’s the ideal blend of performance, accuracy, and practicality for shooters.

What is the Difference Between the Two Processes?

Adjust Kydex Holster Retention

Posted by Doug on 5/16/2016
So you got your brand new concealment holster and you lovingly slide your favorite gun into the holster and strap it on your belt. You grab your gun and SNATCH it out (we don’t pull or slide our guns out, we snatch them out like we mean it) but your pants geld pulled up to your nipples and the gun stays in place. What do you do? Do you immediately box it back up and return it with a nasty note? Well, you can handle the situation however you see fit, but I am going to offer another option.

Kydex Thickness Explained

Posted by Doug on 10/12/2015
We have heard all kinds of talk regarding Kydex thickness in the holster industry. Holster makers bragging about the thickness they use, holster users demanding a certain thickness, what does it all mean? Well, I am going to attempt to shed some light on the topic.
There are 4 basic thicknesses of Kydex that are utilized in the Holster industry: .06”, .08”, .093”, and .125”. Each thickness has its place among the different styles of holsters and each thickness has its benefits and drawbacks.

Why Kydex holsters over leather holsters?

Posted by Doug on 8/15/2014

Leather holsters have been shooting devotees’ first decision for a long time. Leather is physically and attractively engaging; it even smells great. Leather holster date back to the beginnings of handguns. The main advantage of leather holsters is how quietly the weapon can be drawn and re-holstered.

The main drawback to leather holsters is that they are touchy to temperature, dampness and stickiness. Leather doesn’t dry effectively; in the event that you leave a weapon in a wet leather holster for an extended period of time, it can result in the holster forming itself too tightly to the weapon. Re-holstering might be troublesome. They wear out and can be become unsafe.

So we can see that leather may not necessarily be the best choice for holster material. So, what’s next? That is where Kydex holsters come into play.

Concealment Holster Overview

Posted by Doug on 7/28/2014

People that carry a concealed handgun on a daily basis regularly joke among themselves about the “drawer full” of holsters that they’ve collected through the years but don’t use. There are more than a few reasons that it takes a while to discover the right holster for you; you most likely need a couple of various types of holsters for a couple of diverse weapons; a few holsters are well made, while others aren’t. Taking into consideration all these aspects and increased by the many holster producers, custom holster makers, and semi-custom holster makers you wind up with a ton of holsters that you don’t use, and a couple of that you always do.

You can spare yourself this inconvenience by understanding the variable aspects of holsters in the first place. Here’s a general guide.