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Meet the New Boss: N8 Tactical Xecutive Holster



Executives love to talk about “optics,” don’t they? Here’s how we do it at Popular Outdoorsman…

The engineers at N8 Tactical know that these days, it’s all about optics … and by “optics,” we mean the red-dot sights, co-witness front sights and suppressor-height open sights that make shooting so much more intuitive and accurate. However, those same optics can cause a different optical dilemma: how to conceal a sidearm thus adorned. That’s why N8 Tactical just launched their all-new Xecutive IWB holster. Don’t let the name fool you, though; this holster dominates the backwoods just as much as it does the boardroom.


There are two key elements to the Xecutive inside-the-waistband holster: First, it’s proportioned to your specific gun model with an optic-compatible cut. Second, it’s infinitely customizable for both position and retention. Its design allows you to adjust holster tension as well as cant, height, and raise or lower it for “high-ride” or “deep concealment,” depending on where your adventures will take you today. Although this is a new product, N8 Tactical has already created holsters for a lengthy list of popular carry handguns from such manufacturers as GLOCK, Springfield, Sig Sauer, Taurus, S&W, Walther, Ruger, and “rail-less” 1911s with 4- and 5-inch barrels. (Additional models will follow.)

N8 Tactical hasn’t forgotten the next-most-important aspect of a concealment holster: comfort. The Xecutive features a smooth body side profile to minimize or eliminate uncomfortable pressure and pinch points. Furthermore, the holster accepts an optional Mod Wing to reduce printing and to maintain a close-to-body fit.

Built around a firearm-specific, single-piece Kydex molded pocket, the Xecutive holster features an optic-compatible cut and generously proportioned sight channel along the spine to accommodate most red dot optics and elevated front open sights to ensure smooth drawing and reholstering. The Xecutive can also be used for handguns without optics and those sporting standard-height open sights, making the holster “scalable” for custom firearm configurations.


Continuing the user-customizable theme are tension adjustment and clip style and location options. While the holster pocket is precisely molded for positive firearm retention, dual Chicago screws and rubber pillars allow the user to easily increase or decrease holster tension on the handgun to achieve the optimal balance of security and draw effort.


What’s more, the Xecutive holster is configured for independent adjustment of cant and height. Simply remove the clip attaching hardware and the clip can be pivoted fore, aft, or level to achieve the desired cant, or the clip can be raised or lowered to achieve a “high ride” or a “deep concealment” position inside the waistband. The Xecutive accommodates both appendix and strong-side carry. MSRP $49.95; get yours here!

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