This is a discussion on OWB and CCW ? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cytoviper If you regulary use OWB holster for CCW does it have retention? Why did you choose that option? No retention on ...
I carry strictly OWB, whether it's my Model 36, my GP100, my Kimber, or my 686 Plus, no retention strap needed on any of them.
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No thumb snaps for me just a properly fitting holster... one of mine of course
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No retention straps for me. The only time I would feel that it is necessary would be if I opened carried. Than I would feel more comfortable with with some sort of retention system to lesson the chance of a gun grab.
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chevyguy85, Are you a bigger/taller guy by chance? The reason I ask is, I too have a P345 and I really like that gun but I didn't consider it for CCW because of its size as compared to me. Being a person not that tall, a pistol that big would stick out like a red beacon! And a OWB holster wasn't really an option for me, or so I thought!
So I was curious to know if you were a bigger guy that's able to pull off something like that? Where as a shorter dude like me is still better off with an IWB holster and a smaller cal. weapon. Thanks!
I carry OWB most of the time without any retention device and there is no problem. My holster is specifically made for my gun so it has a perfect fit. No retention necessary. (Blade-Tech Kydex holster).
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My opinion is that any pistol needs to be snugly secure but a concealed pistol does not need something like a thumb-break or Serpa release to prevent its being grabbed by a BG who won't know it's there to be snatched. The "FBI" cant makes it hard for someone to yank out the pistol from behind even with no latching mechanisms.Why did you choose that option?
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" Patrick Henry (ironically a slave owner), 1775 Mar 23.
I always carry OWB and have never owner a concealed carry OWB holster that had a retention strap.
Buy a high quality holster and forget the retention strap/thumb break.
It's just not necessary with a holster that has been properly fit to a specific firearm.