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zulu01
01-16-2013, 12:32
I am using this holster for my G27 and G23, and I am not happy with the high retention level. It's difficult to remove the gun without using a quick jerking motion. If you try and slowly remove the gun, my belt and holster rise up quite a bit before the gun breaks free.

Is there a break in period or some way to adjust the retention?:dunno:

Z71bill
01-16-2013, 13:16
You could try to sand the little retention tabs down just a hair.

Or

Wipe the inside with some silicone spray.

I have a Glock Sport combat Holster for a G21 it works great for my G19 (same size as a G23) but still has good retention.

You could try some of these ideas from a Fobus holster thread. Not the same thing - but similar.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1463125

tuica
01-16-2013, 13:26
I have filed down the retention tabs, and finally tried silicone. That works great. Just shoot enough on the inside to hit all of the areas that grip the pistol - especially that large slide area. Then wipe clean and dry. Stays slick for many weeks. Cheers.

zulu01
01-16-2013, 15:17
Thanks for the suggestions.

Bill Lumberg
01-17-2013, 09:18
No filing or cutting necessary. The holster is good out of the box, as long as it's worn on a gunbelt. A brisk drawstroke is proper, and the holster functions fine with a decent drawstroke. If, for some reason, you desire a slicker holster, as noted, spray armor all or silicon spray lightly on a cloth (not on the holster). Wipe out with dry cloth. You're done.

SCmasterblaster
01-17-2013, 10:49
You could try to sand the little retention tabs down just a hair.

Or

Wipe the inside with some silicone spray.

I have a Glock Sport combat Holster for a G21 it works great for my G19 (same size as a G23) but still has good retention.

You could try some of these ideas from a Fobus holster thread. Not the same thing - but similar.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1463125

Silicone spray sounds like a good idea.

HoBoJoe
01-17-2013, 18:11
Wipe the pistol and inside of the holster down with a silicone rag.

ken grant
01-17-2013, 18:23
I just spray mine inside with Silicone and let dry.

works great

garebel
01-20-2013, 09:21
No filing or cutting necessary. The holster is good out of the box, as long as it's worn on a gunbelt. A brisk drawstroke is proper, and the holster functions fine with a decent drawstroke. If, for some reason, you desire a slicker holster, as noted, spray armor all or silicon spray lightly on a cloth (not on the holster). Wipe out with dry cloth. You're done.

This.

G36shooter
01-20-2013, 09:52
I just spray mine inside with Silicone and let dry.

works great
That is what I do.

zulu01
01-20-2013, 13:27
I just tried silicone and the retention level is much better. Seems just about right now. It was really difficult to draw before. Required way more effort than what I would consider a brisk draw stroke. Thanks for the input.

tuica
01-20-2013, 15:06
Yes...sometimes you want to ease out that Glock without much notice. Cheers.

davsco
01-20-2013, 17:09
sounds like it's working for some, but not sure i'd want to spray a slippery substance anywhere near my grip.

if there are rivets holding the sides of the holster together, maybe drill them out and replace with nuts and bolts with a washer or two used as a spacer.

garebel
01-20-2013, 20:07
If you are looking for a holster that will alllow a more discreet draw, I would advise using one that has a retention strap, or SERPA retention.
There are many options, but this one works great, as designed, for what it is intended to do.

Actually, now would be a good time for SCMasterBlaster to post his Bianchi link :)

SCC
01-20-2013, 20:53
Get the one for the 21 next time


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Bill Lumberg
01-21-2013, 06:25
Get one for the gun you have. Not for one you don't have. The draw characteristics of the proper model are already very good. Railed and non railed (factory) fit the same. Gen 3 or Gen 4 work fine.

SCmasterblaster
01-21-2013, 08:10
Try Bianchi -

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/

kirgi08
01-21-2013, 08:37
My holster doesn't like railed glocks,non railed is fine.'08.

SCmasterblaster
01-21-2013, 09:58
My holster doesn't like railed glocks,non railed is fine.'08.

So you are limited to Gen 1 and Gen 2 Glocks . . . . .

kirgi08
01-21-2013, 10:18
Gen II for that holster,I own no Gen I pistols.I prefer Galco for my pistols.'08.

Bill Lumberg
01-21-2013, 11:24
They work as well with railed glocks as with non railed glocks.

kirgi08
01-21-2013, 11:45
No they don't,I reckon it varies dop.'08.

tuica
01-22-2013, 12:33
The silicone dries, (and is not near the grip), will not affect the grip. No rivets. Sport/Combat holster all one piece of well-designed polymer. Good Luck.sounds like it's working for some, but not sure i'd want to spray a slippery substance anywhere near my grip.

if there are rivets holding the sides of the holster together, maybe drill them out and replace with nuts and bolts with a washer or two used as a spacer.

Ryobi
01-23-2013, 04:23
Yes, they work equally well with standard railed glocks. If you have a problem with a glock sport and your stock railed glock, you're doing it wrong.

kirgi08
01-23-2013, 08:46
Mine was bought in the early 90s and it will not/without effort allow a draw.Whereas my non railed ones work fine.'08.

Bill Lumberg
01-23-2013, 08:50
I have two so old I can't remember when I got them and a few new. All work fine with railed guns. But I don't have any of the elusive picatinny railed guns. Can't say whether those would be different. Switched from using the glock mag holder off duty to the blackhawk clip. The glock holder is flatter, but I like the ease of removal of the blackhawk.