Packin' Plastic - Review and Pictures of Glock Holster from Front Line

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    Packin' Plastic - Review and Pictures of Glock Holster from Front Line

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    It has been a few years since I hung up my "tin-star", as it were, and retired from law enforcement work. The funny thing about a man's profession is that it tends to leave a lasting mark on him or her, especially when it comes to packin' a pistol for personal protection. When I was a patrolman my duty rig was a Safariland SLS Holster which housed either a Glock 21 or similar "tactical tupperware" in Glock's stable. Off duty I most often used a Fobus holster which suited my needs just fine. Both were fine holsters in their respective roles to be sure. A few weeks ago I was looking over Midway's inventory and came across a holster that I wanted to share with the forum. Having worked with this holster for a while I walk away with the feeling that it successfully combines the two holster styles I relied upon as a cop. Produced by Front Line, the holster shown in the attached pictures is a marriage of leather bonded to a Kydex frame. Front Line Holsters have been in business since 1961 and produces equipment for the Israeli Police and Defense Forces. Some of you folks on the forum may have heard of this line before, but for those that have not here is a quick rundown of their offering.

    Their product description for this holster is as follows:

    The outer layer is top quality leather permanently bonded to a rigid kydex body which is precision molded to the individual handgun for a perfect fit. The inner layer is a smooth suede that protects the finish of your sidearm and allows for easy reholstering. This provides the holster with all the rigidity of kydex and the class of leather. An added tactical advantage of multi-layer construction is that the leather and suede keep the kydex from breaking if the weapon is twisted.

    The BFL belt loop combines the stability and security of a standard belt slide holster with the easy on/off of a paddle. By releasing the snap at the bottom of the holster, shooters can slip the slide portion over their belt just like a paddle and then by re-snapping the slide in place the holster is as secure as a standard belt slide.

    I have been using the Front Line Holster for a little while, and I must say that I am impressed. Presentation from the holster is smooth, and reholstering is equally as effortless. I matched this holster up with a Galco leather gun belt and the pair reminds me of the feel my duty rig had. A few adjustments of the retention screws and the holster is good to "ride the river with" as Bill Jordan use to say. Admittedly I am a sucker for function over looks when it comes to gear, but I must confess that this is a very attractive holster indeed. The exterior leather has a superbly done finish and the leather is top shelf. All in all, if you are looking for modern holster with the looks of leather this one might be right for you.

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    Thanks for sharing, Ghost. I have used safariland, and have a number of galco & bladetech holsters, but never have really seen the brand you mentioned before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Thanks for sharing, Ghost. I have used safariland, and have a number of galco & bladetech holsters, but never have really seen the brand you mentioned before.
    To be honest I was hesitant at first in regards to ordering it. The original price was $77.95, but Midway priced their last one in stock to move it, and for $39.95 I couldn't pass it up. Glad I didn't, it has turned out to be my favorite carry rig so far.
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    Feels good to buy something that actually works. We have all bought from the web only to get delivered garbage. Nice one ghost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Feels good to buy something that actually works. We have all bought from the web only to get delivered garbage. Nice one ghost
    That's the truth....this one turned out to exceed what expectations I had set, which is surprising from a non-custom holster maker. Sometimes "off-the-shelf" really means "out-of-luck", but it is good to find a company that delivers on what they promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    There's the man himself! I was lookin' at your photo and trying to figure out who made those sights.
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    GhostMaker,

    Is that a one-way snap? I would be concerned with it coming undone while brushing against things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    There's the man himself! I was lookin' at your photo and trying to figure out who made those sights.
    Ghost, they are TFO's. I've come to really like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    GhostMaker,

    Is that a one-way snap? I would be concerned with it coming undone while brushing against things.
    I believe that it is......I say "believe" because that darn thing is hard as heck to get undone. If my eyes are seeing right I also spotted the slots on the inside of the snap that secure it. The way that it is constructed, with the snap being positioned between the two retention screws and lower than the Kydex's pistol form, its nigh on impossible for something to snag in there. At least I haven't ran into that yet. Since I slide it on and off I never really utilize that function. If it ever became an issue I would likely use a "super glue" and secure it permanently. But as of yet I haven't encountered any issues with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Ghost, they are TFO's. I've come to really like them.
    Thank you sir! I really like the looks of those, especially their size. I can see a set of those making their way onto one of my Glocks in the future. My old eyes need all the help and advantage they can get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    I believe that it is......I say "believe" because that darn thing is hard as heck to get undone. If my eyes are seeing right I also spotted the slots on the inside of the snap that secure it. The way that it is constructed, with the snap being positioned between the two retention screws and lower than the Kydex's pistol form, its nigh on impossible for something to snag in there. At least I haven't ran into that yet. Since I slide it on and off I never really utilize that function. If it ever became an issue I would likely use a "super glue" and secure it permanently. But as of yet I haven't encountered any issues with it.
    I like the idea of the "easy-on/easy-off" snap. The problem is that I have tried others that are really only "easy-off" and that is usually at times that I don't WANT it to come off.

    Interesting looking rig though.
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