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Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster - STX Plain Black, Right Hand 6378-84-411
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Sgt B.

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 2, 2009
I've been using this holster for off-duty concealed carry for about a month now. Downsides: seems a bit bulky and low riding & therefore (with a basketweave or carbon finish) may be better suited as a duty holster. More importantly: the security mechanism relies on the user to FIRST activate the thumb switch, THEN pull up on the grip to clear it from the holster. Sounds obvious, right? However, IF in a critical situation an inexperienced user tries to first PULL UP on the weapon BEFORE he hits the thumb release, not only will the weapon not come out of the holster (normal) but the release button will not be able to be activated. The only remedy is to push the weapon back into place (as there is a very small amount of 'give' when it's locked in), push the thumb release again, and then draw the weapon as you would normally. Again, for the experienced user, this will NOT be an issue. In my humble opinion, like any other life-or-death piece of equipment utilized by everyday Law-Enforcement/Military personnel, without the proper amount of training and hands-on practice, this could potentially be a fatal condition. But with time, muscle-memory will take over and make this a non-issue. Another CON, which is also a PRO (if that's possible) is that this holster, when used with the paddleback option, is harder than most other brand paddleback holsters to put on... and remove - a 'double-edged sword'. As far as retention (and therefore safety) is concerned, this is an asset. Fro...
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