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Lightsped
07-06-2011, 07:38
I'd like to buy a simple, affordable retention holster that would fit Glocks. Something plastic is fine. Price should be reasonable and holster should work well. What manufacturer builds such a unit?

X-Concealment
07-06-2011, 07:59
What type of retention you are thinking about? a security holster, thumb strap, or just enough retention to keep the gun in the holster?

Lightsped
07-06-2011, 08:42
Either a button of some sort or the type of holster where you pull (or twist) downward on the gun as you draw it. I'm not sure what the technical term is.....

Lior
07-06-2011, 08:51
Safariland 6378.

dosei
07-06-2011, 09:40
I'd like to buy a simple, affordable retention holster that would fit Glocks. Something plastic is fine. Price should be reasonable and holster should work well. What manufacturer builds such a unit?

What price range falls under your definition of "reasonable".

Safariland is the among the best. And, IMHO, they are "reasonably" priced.

X-Concealment
07-06-2011, 09:48
Either a button of some sort or the type of holster where you pull (or twist) downward on the gun as you draw it. I'm not sure what the technical term is.....


It seems you want a security holster with level II or level III retention.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-06-2011, 10:01
Desantis Facilitator. Level 2 retention, and more concealable than others I've tried if you choose to carry with it. I bought it for my job, but will carry it everyday because of how well it conceals and the ease of operation.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h420/SBR2340/004.jpg

Here is the backside showing the thumb release.
http://images2.opticsplanet.com/640-640/opplanet-desantis-right-hand-black-facilitator-042kab6z0-eaccbb.jpg

PPinesRon
07-06-2011, 10:15
My kid, a LEO who carries a Glock, uses a Blackhawk Serpa.

http://www.blackhawk.com/catalog/SERPA-Duty,1412.htm

FatPants
07-06-2011, 10:29
Safariland 6377, can be had for less than $30.

Lightsped
07-06-2011, 10:57
Between the Safariland 6377 and the Desantis Facilitator which would be the better pick?

I would be carrying a G26 and perhaps a G17. Something small and slim would be ideal. This would be more of a casual CCW when I have a jacket or slightly large tshirt untucked. I already have a Galco Royal Guard IWB that I use for more serious concealment.

Oh, do either of these have a paddle option?

Kenpo
07-06-2011, 11:03
I like the Bianchi Evader Carry-Loc holster.

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=4584

BailRecoveryAgent
07-06-2011, 11:47
Between the Safariland 6377 and the Desantis Facilitator which would be the better pick?

I would be carrying a G26 and perhaps a G17. Something small and slim would be ideal. This would be more of a casual CCW when I have a jacket or slightly large tshirt untucked. I already have a Galco Royal Guard IWB that I use for more serious concealment.

Oh, do either of these have a paddle option?

I borrowed a 6377 from a friend and tried it out, then I bought the Facilitator out of the classifieds here, and I found the Safariland was a little bulkier, not much, but a little bulkier none the less. I decided to stick with the Facilitator, and have decided to make it my edc holster instead of just my work holster. No knock on the 6377 though, it was a fine holster and I wouldn't have a problem carrying with one.

No paddle option that I know of for either, most level 2 and up retention type holsters only come in belt attachment due to them being used in a duty type atmosphere.

toddmog
07-06-2011, 22:09
My 6378 came with paddle and belt attachments.

reniram
07-07-2011, 08:01
Not much love for the Serpa here?

cowboy1964
07-07-2011, 08:24
Facilitator is ok but I would not consider it very concealable. Same for any Safariland.

I like the Safariland 6377 but I don't even try to conceal it. It's for range work only. I have two, one that works with a light, and one that doesn't. Get the "tactical" texture rather than the plain, it hides scratches and wear better.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-07-2011, 09:17
[QUOTE=cowboy1964;17596384]Facilitator is ok but I would not consider it very concealable. Same for any Safariland.QUOTE]

I have to disagree, but body type is a huge factor as well. I can pull off OWB carry and conceal it with just a tshirt, but not everyone can.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-07-2011, 09:22
Not much love for the Serpa here?

I think they're alright, I just think they are over hyped and just wasn't what I was looking for.

cloudbuster
07-09-2011, 10:47
I like the Bianchi Evader Carry-Loc holster.

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=4584

Evader is nylon, a little gauche if you ask me. I have the leather carrylok for my G26 and love it.

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=82

Fobus also makes a retention holster:

http://www.fobusholster.com/catalog/Thumb_Lever_Holsters-31-1.html

But note that they only produce right-handed versions. As a lefty I kind of take offense. :dunno:

Sam Spade
07-09-2011, 12:35
I have used all of these, have drawn for real from all of these and have been in fights, either in the world or in the mat room.

Bianchi Evader: Top marks. Natural release on gripping, doesn't require you to do something stupid with your trigger finger. Protects well against front grabs, less against rear. Nylon resists both scuffs and body fluids. Holds tight with a good belt, but the snap loops aren't easy on-off and should be treated as belt loops. The same holster fits G17/19/26, but drawing the 26 is very difficult because of the fame length; difficulty disappears if you use a grip extender. It replaced my....

SafariLand 0701. Excellent retention, natural release on grip. With practice, 1.0 second draws are possible, no matter what anyone says. Absolutely requires a rigid belt or you won't release the retention. A lot of the gun's weight is above the loops and that makes it roll out a bit more than the Bianchi. Tough material, holds and cleans well.

SafariLand 6378. Paddles suck in general and in this specific design. The paddle can be replaced with loops. Lightning fast once the retention screw is adjusted. Again, natural release not relying in the index finger. It's just big and blocky, more suited for open carry than concealed. Surprisingly, it guards against rear grabs better than the Bianchi, I would have thought they'd be similar.