Thumb Break or not?

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    Only on my shoulder holster...all others, no thumb breaks.... If I was open carrying, I would use a thumb break most likely...
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    Can not vote, I use both for different reasons.
    Should have a other with reason option.
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    I used to use thumb brake holsters when I was really active. Now I have less need for them.

    I now use no retention, well made leather holsters that are specifically made for my guns
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    I carry different holsters depending on my activity. As mentioned before it's practice. I don't carry ITW simply because I couldn't find a holster to my liking because of my slim body. I carry OTW with a cover shirt or jacket in the winter or cool months. Most of the time I do carry the "thumb break" design. Many years of practice I can remove as quick with the thumb break vs. Open Top. Goes back to using a TOP of the line Holster. Getting it out smooth and ready quick and being able to get it back without using both hands or looking like a novice.
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    IWB - no

    OWB -Yes
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    Some of us need additional choices . . .

    I almost always carry my 1911 OWB with a thumb break, but I also have holsters without the TB. I am so conditioned to releasing the TB on drawing that it makes no discernable difference in draw speed. In general, I like the extra security because I do sometimes OC, and if it saves me from just one dislodged gun incident in my life the TB is worth the "trouble."

    I do agree with those who state that a well-fitting holster doesn't need a TB.

    Bottom line, you have to choose what is right for you.

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    I have a thumb break on my Galco OWB for my S&W 649 Bodyguard. I was walking my dogs in a crowded park last weekend with my untucked heavy flannel shirt covering my belt rig. Long story short, my dogs got spooked, I got caught up in a leash and ended up flat on my back in a puddle after rolling once. I was grateful for the thumb break.

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    Not for me... Clearing the cover shirt is enough to worry about for me.
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    No thumb break...dont like the idea of a floppy piece of material that could engage the trigger on reholstering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harley2007 View Post
    No thumb break...dont like the idea of a floppy piece of material that could engage the trigger on reholstering.
    If that happened, it would be because you weren't paying attention to what you were doing while re-holstering - which is what causes 100 percent of the re-holstering negligent discharges.
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    I think it adds too much to the process, especially in a stressful situation. I know even training with a Blackhawk Serpa holster at times can catch me off guard trying to find the finger release to unholster the weapon.

    All of my leather rigs don't have thumb breaks.

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    I got a new Galco Silhouette in today for my Model 58 .41 magnum. It has the thumb break on it. I wanted it since this is a revolver.

    My Bianchi Carry Lok 82 has the rention lock on it. I really like it. I use to OC my Bersa 9UC and my Springfield XD45. My IWB holsters have no type of retention.
    I must have more 1911's. Someone donate me a Springfield EMP.

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    No thumb break.
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    I find it odd that some holsters I looked at for my 642 had a thumb break, and just didn’t seem to look very custom with the silly strap over a gun with no hammer.
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    It's all in what you like, and know how to use. A thumb break, if done properly will not slow you down nor get in your way, but if you don't know how.... it can be an issue. It will help retain the gun in the holster and/or someone pulling it out on you..... vs other options.

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