A hybrid design that combines the best elements of leather and synthetic, the Switchback is fully ambidextrous and can be carried in the strongside or crossdraw positions (as shown). The main body of the holster is constructed of layered synthetics, beginning with an outer layer of durable black ballistic nylon. Beneath that is closed cell foam that imparts stiffness and sturdiness to the holster body. Finally, a layer of 420 denier gunmetal-colored packcloth lines the holster. An ambidextrous exoskeleton made of top grain steerhide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strongside or crossdraw positions, for right or left hand draw. The safety strap has a hammer slot and is reversible for ambidextrous use.