Do you use a holster with retention snap?

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    thumb breaks... yes....

    2 reasons... makes it harder for someone else to try to grab my gun out of the holster. And, it's harder to accidentally fall out... which happened once... thank God in a good location for it to happen and no one around.

    Plus, once you are used to it.... pulling the gun out is all in one motion, no extra motions required at all and just as fast as if it weren't there.
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    I can't stand thumb breaks for retention. I use a Comp-Tac Infidel which has adjustable retention (friction I guess you could call it?) and I have a Blackhawk Serpa.
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    Yes I do have a thumb break on my holster. I like it their. No safety on the Glock though. I like that too.

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    IWB-has thumb break..(haven't really used it much)
    OWB-no thumb break.tension type retension...(so the stiffer the belt,the tighter it'll hold the gun)
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    IBW - No
    Ankle holster - Yes (too much bouncing around there).

    When in a shock/suprise/pannic situation I think the strap could be an extra obstacle, even with lots of training. Same idea with carrying without a round in the chamber.
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    All of my OWB holsters have some type of mechanical retention. One of my IWB does, one doesn't.
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    IWB MTAC, no retention other than moulded plastic and leather pressure.
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    Never... As a permit holder and not a LEO no need for them IMHO with a properly formed holster.
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    Well, this was interesting to read all the repllies. I have a thumb break on my holster (De Santis scabbard) for my Kimber 1911 Pro CDP , and the darned strap has a tendency to FLIP THE SAFETY OFF. Clearly bad news. Hello scissors.

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    Joining late. +1 to everyone else's reply. No retention strap on CC.
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    NO straps here closest thing i have is a Fobus Evo-2 paddle holster for my G19 that i use @ the range while practicing tactical drills
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    No straps.

    im using a Pro Undercover IWB for my 1911
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    Bianchi Carry Loc, full retention/no strap = awesome holster!!!

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    I do - for the time being...

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    Everything gets loose from me and crashes to the ground. Cell phones, pagers, PDAs, guns.... they ALL seem to get loose eventually. I even had a thick belt bought in a police supply store suddenly break in two without warning as I walked down the isle of a Wal-Mart. (Luckily, the gun stayed out of sight under my jacket - I was lucky that time.)

    Every holster I have has a thumb break. That does help. However, less than 2 weeks ago I had a Ruger 345 come loose and crash to the floor in a Wal-Mart. (I must spend too much time in Wal-Mart.) Yes, it had retention but the IWB holster just had a clip - it did not completely surround my belt. The entire holster came out before I knew it and crashed to the ground.

    Like I said, if it can get off me, it will. Other than that IWB holster (which I need to rethink) ALL my holsters have strong belt loops or otherwise are well attached. ALL have thumb breaks.

    I know most people prefer well-made holsters that don't need additional retention but they don't work for me. I don't know why. I'd prefer no retention but I can't get away with it. -FWIW

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