Interesting for those who use paddle holsters.

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    Interesting for those who use paddle holsters.

    Why you don't use a kydex paddle holster - YouTube Just run across this n thought it was interesting.....maybe something to it, i do not use a paddle holster, but thought it might help those that do....
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    I know i will get the situational awareness replys, ect ..... not wanting to start a reasons why it cant n wont happen to you, just thought it was something i had never thought of, and might be of interest to someone.....
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    Might just as well have titled it, "Why you don't open carry."

    The aggressor could just as well drawn the weapon instead of ripping the holster apart.

    That's a good reason to relegate Fobus holsters to concealed carry only, in my opinion.

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    Yep.. saw that a few weeks ago on a different forum. Kind of scary..
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    First it isn't Kydex, it's a Fobus which is made of a very thin thermoplastic.


    This is why one should shy away from cheap holsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    First it isn't Kydex, it's a Fobus which is made of a very thin thermoplastic.


    This is why one should shy away from cheap holsters.
    exactly
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    I have that very same Forbus holster. It isn't necessarily a favorite of mine but I don't think this video is truthful. I can not break mine apart on my workbench with a vise and pliers by pulling, twisting, and any combination. It appears that the material did not break, tear, etc., but the rivets gave way because it is shown in the two component pieces. I'm guessing the rivets were weakened, possibly replaced with a breakable material, to produce a dramatic effect. Can't imagine the purpose unless it is to sell leather holsters.

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    Fobus reinforced the inside rivets with a steel plate after this problem was revealed. The draw stroke needs to be straight up, and this may present a problem in awkward positions. Concealed carry is recommended, especially with all open top holsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Fobus reinforced the inside rivets with a steel plate after this problem was revealed. The draw stroke needs to be straight up, and this may present a problem in awkward positions. Concealed carry is recommended, especially with all open top holsters.
    You beat me to it Gunthorp. Fobus corrected this problem. I own a few Fobus holsters and I do carry in them from time to time but only concealed. The Fobus isn't a holster suited to open carry.

    Interesting how a thread on the possible weakness of a pretty inexpensive holster only went three replies before GentelmanJim tried to turn it into a "Why you shouldn't open carry" BS thread. Nice attempt and hijacking the thread. It didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Fobus reinforced the inside rivets with a steel plate after this problem was revealed. The draw stroke needs to be straight up, and this may present a problem in awkward positions. Concealed carry is recommended, especially with all open top holsters.
    Did not know, been a loooooong time since I looked at fobus. Thanks for the info.
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    Old news, "2007" video, but still worth refreshing everyone's memory on these type holsters.
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    I agree, while paddles are convenient, especially if you're running errands and have to go into a courthouse/bank/etc, but in this instance they aren’t worth the risk. Thanks for sharing a visual.
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