The world of firearms and firearms accessories is a place of constant expansion. Every day there are new businesses entering the fray and many leave the game as quick as they entered. This is more than evident when we look at the holster market. When I first became involved in the world of firearms the only places making holsters, with a few exceptions, were large companies like Galco and Bianchi, Fast forward to today and there are literally hundreds of companies producing holsters. The vast growth in the field can most likely be traced to the adoption of kydex as a preferred material source for the construction of holsters and the relative ease of working with it. This has lead to a number of small businesses to start making and selling holsters to what seems to be an ever-increasing customer base. Today I want to look at one company in particular, Ludus Magnus Holsters.
Ludus Magnus Holsters is owned and operated by Josh Rollins, a US Army OIF veteran, and is based in Charlotte-metro region of North Carolina. While Ludus Magnus was founded in 2011; Josh had been making kydex items for several years before launching his company. The customers of Ludus Magnus range from everyday concerned to citizens to members of the law enforcement and military communities. The items produced by Josh always seem to receive high praise on various online gun forums and various team rooms across the country.
Last year when I was able to get my hands on a HK VP9, I had the unique problem early adopters of new firearms always have. I was unable to find a holster for it. By this time I had known Josh for several years and he had taken a class with us at DCNC. Josh had also began working at the same agency as me, so getting in touch with him was even easier than normal. One day I told him of my issue and asked if he had made a VP9 holster for anyone yet. “No, but I’d be glad to make one for you” was his prompt reply. We quickly hashed out the details (belt loop size, cant, body guard) and away he went with my virgin Volks Pistol. About 2 weeks later he returned my pistol and along with it came a holster and single mag pouch.
The holster and magazine pouch feature smooth lines, angled cuts to aid in concealment, and firm retention. The holster and pouch sit tight against the body and there is no excessive bulk found with them. I’ve used this set up teaching classes and during private range work and I’ve been more than happy with them. With all that being said; I’ve yet to test the holster for durability in handgun retention scenarios, but I don’t see anything that causes me immediate concern about the holster’s ability to work in those situations.
So if you’re in the market for a quality kydex holster I suggest you take a look at Ludus Magnus Holsters. I doubt you will be disappointed with the items and I’m sure you will get years of service out of them.
To contact Josh; go over to his Facebook page and send him a message or email. Also, give his page a “like” and tell him that the guys at Defensive Concepts sent you.