Released in mid-February 2022, the Syncron Holster by G-Code blends the company’s legendary quality in kydex holster manufacturing with a new, flexible retention system that provides reduced sidearm profiles.
The Syncron is a two-part, Outside the Waistband (OWB) holster that is RMR-ready. This traditional G-Code kydex retention holster is paired with the company’s new patented bridge-mounting retention system. This retention system itself can also be removed so that the holster itself can be paired with any other G-Code mounting platform.
The bridge-mounting system itself is a polymer front mounting buckle, and a rubberized rear buckle that are designed to accomplish two things: retain the firearm in as low profile against the wearer as possible, and flex with the wearer in dynamic environments.
The Syncron is available in Multicam (featured), Tan, OD Green, and Black.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Average (3/5): With a list price of $59.95, the Syncron comprised a quality OWB holster that G-Code is known for, with its new belt mounting approach that enabled the weapon to retain a close profile against the body. In contrast to similar OWB kydex/thermoformed holsters such as; the OWB holster ($34.99) from Bravo Concealment, the Pro-Fit 579 holster ($57.50) from Safariland, or the Total Eclipse holster ($54.99) from Blade-Tech – all put the Syncron near the upper-end of the market for this OWB design. But the Syncron is also one of the few holsters to incorporate a semi-flexible retention system whereas all others are rigid. This makes the Syncron appropriately (or of average) price amongst its competitors.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): From a comfort aspect, the Syncron excelled at keeping the pistol profile compressed and contoured to the torso. This compressed sensation provided added reassurance during more dynamic movements that the firearm was well retained and ready. As the Syncron is an open-top kydex holster there was no locking mechanism beyond the pressure points of the holster itself, which provided appropriate (or average) secure retention of the firearm during both draw and driving the gun back in. The polished interior of the holster ensured that there was no hang-up or binding on any part of the pistol to the hardware. The only notable point for those familiar with holsters where the grip is at or below the beltline, the Syncron puts the draw above the belt line as a means of minimizing the firearm’s profile—and may take a short time to adapt to. But doing so was not uncomfortable in any way, and did not require any kind of excessive range in motion to draw.
- Durability – Good (4/5):The durability of the Syncron never came into question as it had the typical nylon wrap that G-Code places all of its holders in, and during evaluations at no time did that exterior fray or tear. Minor surface marring was noted on the polished interior of the kydex holster from hard edge contact with the firearm and front sight during draw and re-holstering – but no more than expected. Elsewhere, the rubberized rear buckle was approx. 1/4” thick and kept good range of motion throughout use, and neither became brittle nor cracked during use, whereas the front polymer buckle did retain some superficial marring from use, but none that would be considered detrimental or impair function.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Functionally, the Syncron differs from other common OWB holsters by keeping the profile of the firearm (specifically the grip) as minimal as possible. This is done in large part by the rubberized rear buckle that (in essence) ensured the holster remained tightly contoured against the torso. Many other OWB-style holsters have a basic design whereby the holster sits on a rigid and linear platform/holster, mounted to the belt. As the torso moves, this rigid platform can extend the gun’s profile to where it can become entangled on an object or the shooter’s arm. In comparison, the Syncron’s design contoured to the end-user, and ensured the pistol was retained high and tight so as to minimize the profile and not make the gun a hinderance. Otherwise installing/removing the holster was easily performed, sliding it on/off the belt after any other pouches or hardware between the holster and the end of the belt was removed.
- Weight – Average (3/5): For this purpose of this review, a Syncron for a Glock G19 was used and measured in at 4.4 ounces. This light weight reflects the relative lightweight thermoformed materials and minimal use of hardware that didn’t add excessively to the overall Syncron design. Moreover, the holster itself did not pull nor sag along the beltline provided an appropriate belt for supporting a holster was used. In contrast, OWB holster (3 ounce) from Bravo Concealment, the Pro-Fit 579 holster (5.6 ounces) from Safariland, or the Total Eclipse 2.0 Modular holster (5.9 ounces) from Blade-Tech all illustrate the Syncron is of an appropriate (or average) weight amid the market and competitors.
Overall Rating – Above Average (18/25)
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