Thumb break or not?
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September 9th, 2008 01:33 AM
I agree with Ram rod do not like thumb brakes on holsters there good for leo other than that they slow down your draw
September 9th, 2008 01:42 AM
Depends on how active you are.
I ride 4 wheelers, climp up and down tree stands,walk up and down mountain ridges and all sorts of stuff. For that stuff, I like a strap.
For my concealed carry stuff, none of my holsters have straps and I have never had an issue.
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September 9th, 2008 03:22 AM
I personally do not see the need for them on a CC holster. I feel as though the gun should be held properly by the holster and if not then the holster goes to the box-o-holsters we all have.
This is why i don't worry about the thumb break
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September 9th, 2008 05:51 AM
September 9th, 2008 09:35 AM
I like a thumbreak while canoing or kayaking as there is a chance of accidentally going for a swim.
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September 9th, 2008 09:47 AM
""CC IWB I don't have a strap (as I think it would slow me down). OWB (open carry) I do. ""
September 9th, 2008 07:30 PM
I have to have active retention on my off-duty holsters per my dept. guidelines, so I don't have a choice. If I had choice, then I wouldn't have any retention on CC holsters, but I would on OC holsters.
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September 9th, 2008 07:41 PM
Add one more voice to the chorus, CC no strap or thumbbreak, OC strap or flap (cocked and locked 1911's make a lot of people nervous, covering it up or seeing the strap between hammer and slide seem to calm them down.
Never found a thumbreak I could live with.
September 9th, 2008 11:01 PM
Thumb breaks are needless for non-LEO CCW unless you have a truly crappy holster. I detest them.
September 9th, 2008 11:41 PM
I don't use them for concealed carry. I do use them for field carry.
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September 10th, 2008 06:02 PM
Originally Posted by me
What holster is that? Please.
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September 10th, 2008 11:17 PM
I'll swim against the current here.
I prefer them.
It's what I trained with as a very junior lawman.
It's what I wore and trained with for barely shy of two decades behind the badge.
It's what I am well used to and most comfortable with.
I like 'em.
I'm keeping mine.
Like the wise man said, "You pays-a you money and makes-a you choice."
Vive le freedom of choice!
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September 12th, 2008 04:14 PM
FWIW a well constructed open carry holster is just the ticket for concealed carry and a retention strap is redundant. However, when carrying in the woods I always use a retention strap holster to protect some tree branch from drawing my holster.
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September 12th, 2008 06:16 PM
I too use open top holsters.
In backpacking there's a phrase often repeated... take care of the "ounces" and the "pounds" will take care of themselves.
I think we could adopt that philosophy too. A 1/2 second here and a half second there could easily add up to "too late". I know I need every advantage I can get!
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September 12th, 2008 06:48 PM
I only carry concealed - either totally concealed as with a waist-band or under a sport jacket and the like. IMO - a well designed non-strapped holster is all that is needed and, indeed, all that is wise.
If I carried open on the streets - or if I carried in the woods or on a motorcycle and the like - I would use a retention device of some kind.
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