Archangel KYDEX Holster by Dale Fricke – A Holster Review

Considering the lethal ramifications of carrying concealed with an appendix holster, it was quite awhile before I could come to terms with the elevated risk; particularly if you train on a frequent basis.  I bought an Archangel, designed by Dale Fricke, based on a bother-in-arm’s recommendation citing how comfortable and fast it was to draw from.

Size medium shirt.

My holster  was molded for the GLOCK 19.  It’s constructed out of KYDEX and I was provided with two additional sets of snap loops.  Wearing jeans, shorts and slacks, the Archangel is a comfortable pistol carrier and I prefer it to my strong side holsters at this time.  If I must tuck my shirt in, I still resort to a suit jacket/blazer covering an OWB or IWB holster on my strong side.  Nonetheless, the Archangel is comfortable standing, sitting and moving about.

Vintage Silk shirt.  Post-wash.  Size medium.

Vintage Silk, size medium shirt.

The holster sits high enough above the belt to grip the pistol without difficulty and not dig in to your leg or crotch.

If I ride the holster high, it tends to print more.  For me, I let it ride just below my navel and appears to work wonderfully.

Liger Gun Belt.

If you understand the risks associated with AIWB carry, I highly recommend this particular holster.  The danger of a ready pistol pointing at your femoral artery/genitals cannot be overstated. To be frank, I still have a tingly feeling in my pants, though not the kind that’s desired – or is it?

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