I have CC for 11+ years and by far the best holster I have used is the Bianchi Carry Loc series. I am totally against thumb straps and most retention devices. However the way they have designed this holster the release level is hit during a normal draw and doesn't slow the draw at all. I have done a lot of practice with this holster and love it. I like hearing the "click" when the gun is holstered. Try it you'll like it.