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Old 01-13-2013, 22:58   #26
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Talking about holsters lawman...


Once upon a time there was an Austrian guy who...

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Old 01-13-2013, 23:03   #27
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I was gonna preach about Fobus but then I read the rest of the thread...I love Fobus because it's very concealable. I don't look for crazy retention when off duty since it's always concealed.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:43   #28
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Interesting that this topic comes up when I'm supposed to have a meeting with the new Sheriff, CID commander and Patrol commander tomorrow afternoon to learn if I'm going to become an Investigator. When I'm off duty, I carry in an IWB holster or a plain leather pancake holster.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:14   #29
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The stuff is in a box but not fitting well... but at least I have it all in there... but the holster is non-retention besides the friction fit.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:23   #30
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very good, next step: postal office

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Old 01-14-2013, 19:53   #31
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I used a Bianchi carry-loc (Avenger) in a plainclothes/surveillance assignment. I loved it.

Got into one real knock-down drag-out fight involving two cops, one skell and a Good Samaritan, and the retention worked like a charm. Qualified with it from concealment and had zero troubles. And the body fluids washed off well. The downside was the snaps on the belt loops: if ever unsnapped, they require tools to snap. Treat them as permanent belt loops and you'll be fine.

It's a great holster.
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I used a Bianchi carry-loc (Avenger) in a plainclothes/surveillance assignment. I loved it.

Got into one real knock-down drag-out fight involving two cops, one skell and a Good Samaritan, and the retention worked like a charm. Qualified with it from concealment and had zero troubles. And the body fluids washed off well. The downside was the snaps on the belt loops: if ever unsnapped, they require tools to snap. Treat them as permanent belt loops and you'll be fine.

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I was looking at the model 84 Snap Lok with the snap belt loops, not the 82 pancake style. So you're saying the Snap Lok is not good to go as it was intended and should be treated as any other pancake?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:31   #33
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Yes. I just threaded the holster onto and off of my belt every day.
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Got it... bummer... oh well... at least the regular pancake is a lot cheaper than the snap lok so that will save some money there. I think the difference is about thirty bucks!
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