I'm looking for opinions on the Makarov and EFA-2 "Through action holster" as an OC combo. Does anyone have experience with this setup, what is the down draw pressure needed for release? Does this holster accidentally release?
*Waits for the you'll shoot your knee cap off comments*
I have no experience with this holster, and honestly I don't think that most people will because most people carry with one in the pipe already. I saw these on another forum a while back and the general consensus was that they can break easily and do not provide secure enough retention, but they are a neat idea for those who don't want to carry with a round chambered.
I've got 4 Makarovs, and 4 other guns in 9x18 (FEG PA63, Radom P64, Wanad P83, CZ-82). The FEG is my normal carry piece. All 8 can fit in a paddle holster that I picked up for the '82. Any time I'm carrying one, it's decocked with one in the chamber.
I have 3 Makarovs and will be getting one of these just because I want one. Just coming up with the $100+ bucks is slowing down that process. From my reading though, there are a few concerns I have with the holster before I have even used one.....
It is recommended to:
— make sure that the pistol is fixed after inserting it into the holster; — use an additional safety strap, fixing the pistol on the belt by the handle;
— avoid mechanical damages inside the holster.
This one bugs me the most. It obviously wears out, because you can purchase a replacement spring for it. I don't know how long it will have good retention, but I read something about 3000+ draws.
If I get one before you I will give a short review, if you get one, let me know how you like it.