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Paddle holster ok?

skeith5

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The more I've been on this site the more I have been thinking about open carrying more. I open carry to the range and once to the gas station. I've got a Safariland ALS holster that currently has the paddle attachment on it. Is this an OK setup or do I need to attach the belt loops?

Scott
 

MAC702

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Nothing at all wrong with the paddle. It has advantages in comfort and ease of removal. Wear whatever holster works best for retention and comfort and carry on!
 

robert1970

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I have used both types of holsters paddle and belt loop.After using a paddle type.I wont go back to the belt loop.
 

WalkingWolf

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It boils down to personal preference, I like gun belt worn outside the belt loops myself. Just as easy to take off, and it allows me to wear it outside my coat.
 

4angrybadgers

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I only use the paddle attachment on my Serpa (different holster, but similar concept). It's a bear to get off myself, so I have no worries about someone yanking it out of my pants. I have to un-gear when I get to work every day, so if I were to use the belt attachment, I'd do as WalkingWolf suggests and use an external gun belt.

That said, do what makes you comfortable.
 
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skeith5

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Thanks for the responses! I do prefer the paddle so I will stick with that, just wanted to make sure there were no retention issues.

Scott
 

4angrybadgers

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Thanks for the responses! I do prefer the paddle so I will stick with that, just wanted to make sure there were no retention issues.

Scott

If you're concerned about it, test it. Preferably using a dummy gun or Airsoft pistol (don't need anyone getting shot accidentally!), have someone try to grab your gun and yank it off. If you don't have a dummy, just wear the empty holster and yank around on it in different directions.
 

MSG Laigaie

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If you're concerned about it, test it.........
....don't have a dummy, just wear the empty holster and yank around on it in different directions.

I do this with every holster I wear. Verify that it is empty and have my Sweet Baboo try to remove it makes me feel better about the (rare) gun grab.
 

skeith5

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Good suggestions! I carry an M&P, I believe there is a replica airsoft gun made. If so, maybe I will use that and put gun grabs into my training.

Scott
 

mpguy

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I have a paddle/belt holster buy safari. It's got 3 screws that hold either the belt clip attachment, or a paddle holster attaxhment. Paddle is excellent, and is my prefer method going to and from work. Keep me from undoing the belt when I get there to disarm.

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golddigger14s

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I do this with every holster I wear. Verify that it is empty and have my Sweet Baboo try to remove it makes me feel better about the (rare) gun grab.

What's so rare about a gun grab? According to the mentality of the CC only crowd it happens all the time. I use a Blackhawk CQC, with my 5.10 belt, it is a major struggle with those clips to get the holster off without removing my belt.
 
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