Well for years I carried my 1911 in Snick inside the belt holster. I have recently changed to an inside the belt Uncle Mike holster made of kydex. It has tension screws and is molded so that gun clicks in. In the old days you had to do a backward roll over before your holster was allowed in practical competition. I still try to use a holster that will retain the gun without the use of a retention strap. For outside the belt I have several holsters the latest being a Blackhawk CQC with the Serpa retention device. Just click the gun into the holster. You press the large button to remove the gun. It is all part of the draw and you use your trigger finger. Very secure,safe and very fast. The new technology is good and we try to improve things as we go. With enough practice you can become good with any type of holster, the key is PRACTICE!!