Yeah, my current one has a velcro thumbbreak that sucks, so I took it off altogether. I was using a nylon Uncle Mike's with a snap buckle (till the cops impounded it). I just clasp my elbow to the piece when I'm near people. I trust my positioning (being behind a counter or facing people with the gun away from them), reflexes, and situational awareness to keep people away from it. That and I can get at it faster if I need to use it. If someone tries to knock off the shop, I can fire/return fire in about 1 second flat.