OPTIONS FOR CARRYING THE XD-E
Springfield Armory has done an excellent job in disseminating dimensions for the XD-E to holster manufacturers. According to Springfield Armory’s website, at least 15 companies manufacture holsters for the XD-E. For IWB carry, I used a Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe in premium cowhide and a DeSantis Cozy Partner. Both worked well, but I have a slight preference for the all-leather Cozy Partner. I used a DeSantis Mini Slide OWB holster for carry at the range and around the house. When concealment wasn’t a priority, the OWB Mini Slide was the most comfortable of the three holsters. It also provided the quickest access to the XD-E. Holsters are a personal preference as long as they safely secure the pistol and cover the trigger and trigger guard. It is difficult and expensive to try various holsters until you find one that you like. Fortunately, there are many designs to choose from for the XD-E.
Sidebar Top: The Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe is one option for an IWB holster for the XD-E. Sidebar Bottom: The Cozy Partner by DeSantis is another excellent choice for an IWB holster.