Thumb Break vs. No Thumb Break IWB/OWB?
Hey all, this is my first post here on the forums. I recieved my LTCF and bought my first handgun (XD9 Service) back in march. So I've been carrying for a while, and OC is good to go in PA. I usually OC everywhere but lately I've been going to alot of social gatherings/work related meetings that requires a dedicated concealed holster. Right now I use the Serpa so when I try to CC with it, it doesnt go over too well unless I keep my coat on the whole time, and that sucks..
I'm looking for an IWB or an OWB, but I dont know how much I can trust the retention of a holster that doesnt have a locking mechanism or a thumb break. So in your experience guys, have you ever had your gun fall out of a holster without a thumb break?
At first I wanted to pick up an OWB but I've done some research and for me the IWB holster will give me a real advantage when it comes to CCing. I suppose if it's a dedicated CC holster I don't have to worry so much about gun grabbers. Still though, it makes me a little uncomfortable knowing it can just be yanked out if someone knows its there.
Anyways I have come to the decision to purchase the Comptac MTAC as my first IWB/real CC holster. I read some reviews and it seems some people have been having retention issues. Running causes the gun to shake loose from the holster if not fall out completely etc. In the line of work I do and the funny things I often find myself doing, I need the retention to be top notch.
Thanks for your insight everyone and if you can recommend a few nice holsters for me I would really appreciate it. Even if its a very concealable OWB. However if its OWB I think I might like a thumb break!