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Here are just some of the questions to ask yourself when considering any holster.



Accessibility vs. conceal-ability? Are you going to be open carrying or concealing the weapon? (The nature of your work, or your operational environment.)

Passive retention, basic retention, full retention? What is the likelihood that you will be engaged in a physical altercation where an attempt to remove your firearm will be made by another person? (The nature of your work, or your operational environment.)

What is your level of training in weapons retention techniques? (Have you received any formal training in close contact combative techniques, specific to retaining a weapon on your body and defending yourself from attempts by others trying to remove it?)

Weighing the pros and cons of the holster. (In no particular order although we put safety first.)
Safety = (Is this product on the market because it is unsafe? Are people using it in an unsafe manner? Is additional training in the proper use of the product recommended, or required to operate it safely?)
Cost / Value = (Expense vs. longevity of use, and number of uses.)
Versatility (Can this one item be used for multiple situations (different operational environments, activities, or on other individuals besides myself?)
Functionality = (Will this product be able to perform the tasks that I need it to?
Reliability = (Is this product going to function when I need it to?)
Durability = (Is this product going to last me for as long as I want it to?)
Availability = (Do they make the product for my equipment, and is it readily available?)


APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED HOLSTERS

 

Outside the waistband OWB

 

BLACKHAWK SERPA Level 2 BLACKHAWK SERPA Level 3 Safariland ALS 5.11 Thumbdrive

 

To read the ADAPT Blackhawk Serpa holster review by: Eric Loden click here.

 

Inside the waistband IWB

 

Old Faithful IWB Crossbreed IWB

 

 

APPROVED and ALLOWED HOLSTERS

 

Non Retention Kydex OWB Comp Tac OWB

 

 

NOT RECOMMENDED but ALLOWED HOLSTERS

 

Fobus OWB ITAC OWB Bianchi Accumold Nylon OWB Leather OWB Drop Leg Rig

 

 

PROHIBITED HOLSTERS

 

Belt Mounted Cross Draw Holster Shoulder Holster Custom 380 Box on Belt Cowboy Action w/Exposed Trigger

Ankle Holster Competition Style
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