2,544 Brands 453 Categories All Departments
511 Tactical Thumb Drive Level-II Pistol Holster for Smith-Wesson M&P
$59.99
Purchase
Browse by Rating
(7 reviews)
Share your Thoughts! Write a Review
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Holster for the Money
I purchased this holster for use in competition that involves running, moving, rolling, jumping, etc. I wanted the level II retention to secure the p...
Read More...
Sort by
Page
Back
Next

Great Holster for the Money

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 26, 2013
I purchased this holster for use in competition that involves running, moving, rolling, jumping, etc. I wanted the level II retention to secure the pistol through all foreseeable movements that could/would be encountered in competition.

I bought this holster to use with a M&P Pro 5" C.O.R.E. model that I am running with a Trijicon RMR. This was one of the few holsters with the level of retention I wanted that I could find pictured with an optic mounted.

To my disappointment, however, it required significant modification to get my pistol to fit. Upon further inspection and reflection, I realized that the pictured pistol was not a M&P, but a Glock with the RMR mounted at the rear of the slide. Had my pistol been modified in such a manner, I'm sure it would have fit fine. But being the C.O.R.E. model with the RMR mounted in front of the rear iron sight, the forward optic prevented the pistol from fully seating in the holster without pushing the slide back.

This is a good holster for the price. I guess I just wish there were more options out there for pistols with optics. It seems like the optic trend on pistols is only recently picking up momentum, and hopefully we'll see more holsters that are designed to accommodate the optics.

Aside from the experience with my specific pistol, the Thumb Drive mechanism works great and is very ergonomic. The holster feels great when worn, and is well-adjustable to fit the desired orientation. The adjustable bar on the belt cl...
Read More...
Would recommend: Yes
3 of 3 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

Just what I wanted

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on July 30, 2013
As a new M&P 9 (4.25") owner, I wanted something to make outdoors carrying easier. This holster fits the bill perfectly. Well-made, rugged, lightweight, and doesn't have unnecessary features some other holsters have that just weigh you down or get snagged. And the thumb drive is, quite simply, perfectly positioned and with just the right amount of tension. Highly recommended!!
Pros: Ergonomics, very tactile, lightweight.
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
1 of 1 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

A very good holster.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on June 14, 2013
I purchased this holster in anticipation of Open Carry passing in my state. I also am a CHL/NRA instructor and wanted an example of a retention holster for demonstration purposes.

Setup is easy you can switch from the belt module to the paddle module by removing three screws. No special tools are needed just a common Phillips screwdriver.

This holster is too thick foe concealed carry unless you are wearing a heavy winter coat that would mask the bulge under you clothes.

The thumb latch is very secure and quite natural to use. Of the retention holsters I have used I like this model the best because it has the ease of a thumb break holster with the security of a level 2 holster. On a scale of 1-5 I will give it a 4.5.
Pros: easy setup, easy draw
Cons: too bulky for Concealment...
Would recommend: Yes
1 of 1 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

Perfect for OWB Non-Concealed Carry at Range or Work

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, PA Written on April 4, 2013
Love this holster, but don't count on using it for concealed carry...it sits away from the body too far for that. I use it for competition and love it in that capacity
Pros: Excellent fit and operation
Cons: Hard to conceal...
Would recommend: Yes
1 of 1 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

Perfect

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on March 23, 2013
Great holster...
Would recommend: Yes
0 of 0 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

Great Holster!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 18, 2012
Have been using this holster for daily open and concealed carry. I can easily hide it under a winter coat. Not ideal for warmer weather concealment though. Quick to draw and quick to holster. Got in a scuffle with a buddy ( just to try it ) to see if he could get the gun ( dummy gun at the time ) out of the holster... It was so difficult that had it been a real situation I could've easily drawn the weapon and shot him. Will be getting the thigh rig next!
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: Have yet to find one......
Would recommend: Yes
3 of 3 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No

VERY SECURE HOLSTER

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, TN Written on November 9, 2012
was more than expected. quick to DRAW PISTOL. HARD TO PULL PISTOL OUT OF HOLSTER WITHOUT PUSHING ON THE THUMB RELEASE. VERY SECURE PISTOL HOLD .
Pros: PISTOL WILL NOT FALL OUT OR BE PULLED OUT INVOLUNTARILY
Cons: NONE SO FAR...
Would recommend: Yes
1 of 1 found the following review helpful.
Was it helpful to you? Yes / No
Page
Back
Next

Comments on 7 User Reviews of 511 Tactical Thumb Drive Level-II Pistol Holster for Smith-Wesson M&P