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What is YOUR preference for "Retention Level" of your EDC holster(s)

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...

View Poll Results: What is your preference for retention level of YOUR EDC holster(s)?

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  • Passive/Friction retention

    106 84.13%
  • Thumb break/snap/strap plus friction

    13 10.32%
  • Mechanical lock/constraint plus friction

    6 4.76%
  • Other

    1 0.79%
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by lokin4deer View Post
    Would someone explain to me what the difference is between Mechanical lock/constraint plus friction
    and Passive/Friction retention
    is maybe even with the type of holsters that each represents. Thanks
    Picture a holster, with your weapon in it, held upside down...The weapon remains in the holster (passive retention) and when you go to remove the weapon their is some resistance before you can remove it (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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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Picture a holster, with your weapon in it, held upside down...The weapon remains in the holster (passive retention) and when you go to remove the weapon their is some resistance before you can remove it (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...
    Got it and I understand now! Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by txron View Post
    For IWB, it is friction with my crossbreed, but my range holster is a blackhawk serpa, so that is a level 2.
    Almost. Yes on the Crossbreed. Fobus for the range. My weapon isn't out there for someone to grab. And unless I'm really zoned out and tagged teamed, my self-retention skills are pretty good.
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    A quality holster with friction retention for me. Thumb break for my Galco shoulder rig tho.

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    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......
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    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.

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    Passive retention only. Anything else is too much to think about in a pressure situation.
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