Blackhawk Serpa is an example of a locking holster.
This is a discussion on What is YOUR preference for "Retention Level" of your EDC holster(s) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JamesCanby IWB = friction, OWB = thumb break I second this. Blackhawk Serpa is an example of a locking holster. http://www.blackhawk.com/product/SER...,1144,1410.htm...
Thumb break/snap/strap plus friction
Mechanical lock/constraint plus friction
Now, picture a holster with a strap or mechanical lock for your weapon, and the weapon is in the holster and you hold the holster upside down. IF your weapon remains in the holster AFTER releasing the strap or mechanical lock (mechanical lock constraint), then you go to remove the weapon and feel some resistance (passive friction), then you have the definition of....Mechanical lock or strap PLUS passive friction.
That's the best I can do...anyone else, feel free to chime in on an explanation...
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A quality holster with friction retention for me. Thumb break for my Galco shoulder rig tho.
Inside the waistband holster - nothing but form fitting. Sholder Rig - Thumb Break. I voted form fitting/nothing, because that is my preferred carry, except when wearing a tie and jacket, because those situations don't allow the Hawaian shirt or bowling shirt......
I have taken many firearm classes and during one of those field days we walked into the class at 0800 an the instructor asked us what hand we used? Then the instructor taped that hand around our back for the entire day to simulate an injured hand, and for us to draw and fire from our concealed carry literally all day long. Needless to say the larger people who where on the bigger side had a hard time drawing from a strong side, much less adding a retention to the added problem. Just sometime to think about.
Passive retention only. Anything else is too much to think about in a pressure situation.
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