Thumb break?

This is a discussion on Thumb break? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I said no thumb break but my OWB holsters are still carried concealed. If it were OC, then I might opt for the thumb break ...

View Poll Results: OWB Hoster for XDm with thumb break or not?

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    I said no thumb break but my OWB holsters are still carried concealed. If it were OC, then I might opt for the thumb break for weapon retention purposes should someone try to grab it.
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    No thumb break for any of my holsters.
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    No thumb break for cc.

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    When I OC yes, when I CC no.

    Since you can not OC in TX, I voted No.

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    OC: yes
    CC: no
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    Without IMO while thumb break is nice for a LE officer and retention ...I think most of the QUALITY holsters for CC have pretty good retention built in for CC purposes. As someone said if your in a Open Carry state and you open carry YES get it if you only CC no just get a good quality holster and it will have enough retention for CC purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    Thumb breaks don't slow you down if you train with them.
    I prefer thumb breaks, and Knightrider is correct, it only slows you down if you don't train propperly with it.

    I have used lots of different types of holsters, and I prefer thumb break holsters.
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    I carry OWB in a BLACKHAWK! Serpa. So rather than a thumb break, there's a button that you press with your trigger finger as you draw which releases the gun. Then as you draw, your trigger finger comes out naturally alongside the trigger, where it should be until you're on target.

    I also have a leather holster with a thumb break.

    Neither slows me down at all.

    I know full well that a properly fitted holster will retain the gun it was made for. But no matter how many times I tell myself that, I have this nagging little feeling in the back of my mind that it's going to work itself loose. Consequently, if I wear a holster without a thumb break or other method of retention, I keep checking the gun — a real giveaway!

    So for me — personally — I always use a thumb break.
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    i voted no thumb break, every split second counts in a life and death situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmPro View Post
    i voted no thumb break, every split second counts in a life and death situation.
    a thumb break doesn't slow down anything, unless you are unaware of how to use one.

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    No thumbreak for me for CCW, maybe so if carrying open, but to each their own.

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    If concealed, add one more vote for no thumb break.

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    I voted "without," but I assumed concealed carry. For open carry, my vote would have been "with."

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    Sorry, I missed the OWB part. For OWB I like... Model 6377 ALS? Belt Holster | Safariland for a retention holster.

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