Have you ever come across a gun and light combination that you can’t just live without? The new SIG Foxtrot365XR is a great light. It has 550 lumens but 17,000 candela! This makes it among the strongest, most capable mini weapon lights on the market. It’s got great levels of brightness and great range. However, this meant I needed a new holster, and thankfully, I found one. I’ve been carrying my SIG P365, which is equipped with the Foxtrot in the Werkz Origin OWB holster.
I love the gun and the light combination, but do I love the gun, light, and holster combination? That’s the real question.
The Werkz Origin OWB
The Werkz Origin OWB holster is a molded polymer holster that’s 100% modern. My main focus when purchasing a holster is this mental checklist. I need it to be safe, I need good retention, and I need to be able to draw with speed and efficiency. For concealed carry, I need it to be concealable as well. The Werkz Origin uses passive retention to retain the weapon, and the expert molding ensures the trigger remains protected and is impossible to fire when holstered.
What about concealment? It’s as concealable as an OWB design gets. It’s a pancake-type holster that molds around the body and hangs tight on the body. Werkz trimmed the holster down to reduce bulk and to make drawing easy, even if the holster is held tight to the body. I’m a pretty big guy, so it’s a bit easier for me to conceal OWB, and the Origin hides itself well under an XLT T-shirt.
The pistol has a slight inward twist, which helps it hang tight to the body and reduces that telltale shelf printing. There is a slight forward cant to the design for concealment and an easy draw. We also get a nice high ride for easy concealment under a shirt and nothing more.
It’s nearly winter, so OWB is easy, but when summer comes along, how do I plan to carry the Origin? Werkz made the Origin to be convertible. I remove the belt loops and install a set of clips to use the holster as an IWB design. It’s easy and simple to ensure concealment year-round.
Comfort is my last concern, but it’s still a concern. The Werkz Origin holster is plenty comfy. Nothing pokes or prods, and the holster doesn’t rub ya wrong. It also keeps the gun just far enough from your body to prevent grip texture from digging into your body and causing discomfort.
I’ve recently obtained a sub-second draw with an appendix carry holster and have been chasing that high for some time now. The Werkz Origin and I haven’t met the sub-second mark just yet, but I can feel it coming, and I’ll keep practicing. From the get-go go, I’ve been able to draw in about 1.10 seconds with an accurate shot on an FBI Q target. I’m only a little practice away from achieving that sub-second draw.
The cut of the holster ensures I can grab the gun without my hands raking against the holster. I have big hands, and that issue has come up before. The Origin doesn’t freely give up the SIG, and that little passive retention is felt with every draw, but it is ultimately a comforting feeling.
Packing On The Mohaska
The combination of holster, light, and gun works out rather well. I get to use my ultra-bright weapon light with a comfortable, safe, and concealable holster design. The Werkz Origin is a mighty nice holster, and it’s made for a whole lot more than the SIG P365 and Foxtrot light. Werkz makes holsters for a wide variety of gun and light types, and even oddballs like the Polymer 80 80 percent lower handguns, Olights, and more. Check ’em out here if you need or want a modern, modular holster with all the fixings.