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    Blade-Tech carbon "color"

    I'm about to order a Blade-Tech OWB paddle, as well as double mag holder, for my PPQ. I'm a little tempted by the carbon "color" (example here), but there's a tiny tacticool-warning siren sounding in the back of my mind. Is that coloration just dorky? Should I just be my normal, conservative, straight-forward self and get the products in respectable black?

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    Blade-Tech carbon "color"

    i have the carbon look holster, its not blingy nor flashy. it is just a coating and prolly will wear off after a while so i wouldnt spend the extra $ on it.
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    I made the mistake of buying a Serpa with the "carbon fiber" overlay/inserts - it was not at all durable and scuffed easily leaving the white backing showing.

    I eventually solved the problem by removing it and having a nice grained leather cut and trimmed to fit. Now I have an exceptionally nice looking custom sepra and mag cases
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    Much obliged for the advice. I just ordered the OWB with paddle and classic double mag carrier with paddle. After using this DeSantis belt holster for a little while, I'm ready for something that's more stable and easier to put on and take off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I made the mistake of buying a Serpa with the "carbon fiber" overlay/inserts - it was not at all durable and scuffed easily leaving the white backing showing.

    I eventually solved the problem by removing it and having a nice grained leather cut and trimmed to fit. Now I have an exceptionally nice looking custom sepra and mag cases
    Sounds nice! Any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsontech View Post
    Sounds nice! Any pics?
    I do have, but for some reason I can't seem to get them to download
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    Blade-Tech carbon "color"

    i have 2 bladetech double mag pouches classic style black for my fns-9 with paddle. they are great and ride well!

    being each mag is 17rd i can carry 85 total, just in case
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    I have one. It's clearly not carbon fiber, just a grey grid pattern. Pretty low-key. It hasn't worn off, but it doesn't get much use, seeing as the gun weighs 51 oz unloaded. Internally, it wears on the gun finish something awful.

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