LEO needs a new holster

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    Hi everyone,

    My brother just graduated from the EKU police academy, so we bought him a graduation gift. We all pooled are money together and bought him a set of crimson trace laser grips for his duty weapon, a Glock 23. He loves the grips as he is cross-eye dominant and it helps his shooting. However he trained with a Safari-land holster, its the kind where you have to rock the weapon forward to draw. I'm unsure of the exact technical name of that retention system but I know you have to rock the weapon forward to draw it. Regardless, when he installed the laser grips on his Glock it will still seat in the holster fine, however his draw is impeded. He would not be able to use this holster and keep the laser.
    This is my question, does Safari-Land make a holster with the same type of retention device but with the crimson trace laser grip in mind? He doesn't want to change holster types as he would then have to relearn and reteach himself how to draw out of a different holster. I hope you guys can help, he was so disappointed when he found it wouldn't work. Thanks DC!

    EDIT: I found the holster he has it is a 295 Mid-Ride Level II Duty Holster, here is a link of said holster http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1061.php
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    In all honesty, he doesn't have "years" with this holster. He's barely started. He doesn't really have that much "learning" to unlearn. I see now that you've found it, so I guess what I'm saying is moot.
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    I didn't find the solution, I found his current holster.
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    You're in Lexington... get yourself over to Galls. Safariland has a ton of holsters, most of which will work.
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    Safariland has a universe full of duty style holsters...and Galls is like the WW of the Public Safety supply world.
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    I think all of the LEO's around this area use Blackhawk's level 3 retention system.

    Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster - BLACKHAWK!

    I believe that's the one. Seems pretty effective and even protects the rear sights so that if he gets in a scuffle or is climbing over things they won't get damaged.
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    oops sorry just reread the last part and you aren't looking for a different holster. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    I didn't find the solution, I found his current holster.

    In that case, I stick to what I've said. You might contact SafariLand about the issue. They may be able to help.

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    rocks forward to disengage or rock it down?
    my level 4 Safariland Raptor requires me to rock the grip down while pressing the button in on the side to clear the draw, I didn't know they made one that rocks forward. The whole idea of rocking down is that a scumbag is trying to get your weapon, the more they tug up on it the more its actually secure due to the required rocking down motion.

    anyway, here is a good place to start:
    http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/i...pistols_dg.pdf

    if need be call or email the Safariland people, they are good to get back to you and helpful:
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    Just out of curiosity, how does the addition of the CT grips hamper his draw stroke?
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