Old former Deputy Sheriff making transition from leather W / thumb breaks. Love my 1911's in traditional Pancakes with thumb break retention. Yes, I believe in retention. As a Deputy Sheriff I was far more likely to get into a scuffle than a gunfight. Thus my belief in retention. Now living in Florida where humidity and rust are a serious problem what better than a Poly frame weapon secured in a plastic holster. Most important to me is that I have complete control of the weapon. Due to BlackHawk's active retention I feel 100% confident. Carbon Fiber does not draw rust and BlackHawk's retention is far superior to old school thumb breaks and just as fast. Have tried several other "Kydex" type holsters and none compare. Now a civilian I still demand the same complete control. CQC provides this at half the cost of quality leather W/O the moisture or retention issues.
Pros: Complete "Kit" Paddle or belt. All necessary supplied.
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