Active or Passive Retention Holster

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Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby JGon » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:50 pm

Just wondering what yall use for your daily iwb/owb carry and retention level active or passive?
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby oljames3 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:36 pm

JGon wrote:Just wondering what yall use for your daily iwb/owb carry and retention level active or passive?

Active.
I carry my S&W M&P Mod 2.0 9mm 5inch FDE openly, outside the waistband, in a Safariland 7TS ALS holster. I use the Safariland Quick Lock System so that I can easily take the holstered pistol off of my Kore Essentials gun belt.
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby C-dub » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:38 pm

I also use the 7TS ALS holster for my Glock 21SF with a TLR-1 light attached. I use the belt slide because I prefer a more straight up draw than the paddle offers.
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:03 pm

oljames3 wrote:
JGon wrote:Just wondering what yall use for your daily iwb/owb carry and retention level active or passive?

Active.
I carry my S&W M&P Mod 2.0 9mm 5inch FDE openly, outside the waistband, in a Safariland 7TS ALS holster. I use the Safariland Quick Lock System so that I can easily take the holstered pistol off of my Kore Essentials gun belt.
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Can that quick lock system be used with the GLS line,
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby Beiruty » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:27 pm

For self-defense CC, just straight up Kydex custom. For OC a good retention with active trigger guard lock
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby SRO1911 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:46 pm

IWB is hybrid open top, for own I am a happy dinosaur. Galco leather with a thumb strap.
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby oljames3 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:51 pm

TexasJohnBoy, the Safariland QLS works with any Safariland holster using the 3-Hole pattern for mounting.
http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/holster-systems/mounting-systems/quick-attachment-systems/qls---quick-locking-system/#sm.00004zb7pgsnhddk10q93j2a1jt7s

There are two different types of receiver plates. Using the QLS 22, I can remove the holster with one hand. The QLS 22L is a little more secure. It has pegs positioned so that you must press in and left up on the locking fork to remove the holster. I have to use both hands to remove the holster when using the QLS 22L receiver plate.
http://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/holster-systems/mounting-systems/quick-attachment-systems/quick-locking-system-kit-32185.html&start=1#sm.00004zb7pgsnhddk10q93j2a1jt7s

Video of QLS (starts about 3:40)
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby Abraham » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:06 am

OWB, no retention.

On occasion I OC, like when loading groceries into the bed of my truck, after I come out of Walmart or from wherever I need to remove my vest and load up. Or when, filling up with gas.

These occasions are rare enough that I'm not going to buy another holster. I use is a non-retention boltaron holster. (similar, but I think superior to kydex as there's no scraping when holstering or un...)

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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby Jago668 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:18 am

NSR tactical IWB. Passive retention as you can adjust the clamping screw to make the kydex clamp down on the gun. I don't ever OWB or OC so no reason to wear anything else. I do have the Sarfariland that was linked earlier for duty carry or classes that don't allow IWB during class.
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby swilkes » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:02 pm

I don't open carry so for me it is an IWB leather holster with no retention


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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby montgomery » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:47 pm

Been carrying firearms for 30 years. I don't use retention devices because they are another unavoidable, inevitable mechanical failure point.

Then again, I do not put myself in situation where someone can take my firearm from me without permission. I also stay away from situations where I am upside down while carrying a firearm, even though mine has a drop safety.

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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby CoffeeNut » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Passive for 98% of my carry needs. With a good belt and a good holster it isn't coming out unless I want it out. If I open carry, which is rare, I use active retention which is usually just a thumb snap.
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Re: Active or Passive Retention Holster

Postby lonestar144 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:17 pm

I have three holsters:
1) Plain OWB nylon with strap, stays on my web belt that I use to go hunting
2) Blackhawk passive OWB paddle, which use to be my EDC
3) Blackhawk CQC Serpa, which I just received today, will be my new EDC.

Right now, have the paddle attachment on the serpa, will try belt attachment and see how well it wears, but the paddle is very comfortable.


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