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Retention Holster. What level do you guys use?

color of law

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level 1 when CCing.

Level 1 or Level 2 Opening carrying. All depending, but no more than Level 2.

If I thought I needed more than Level 2 then I am CCing Level 1.
 
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Firearms Iinstuctor

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I prefer some type of positive retention other then just gravity or friction.

Thumb breaks, SERPA type locks ect.

When doing harder physical activities where chances of losing a firearm are higher a lanyard is also useful.
 

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When I CC or OC during humid weather I use a Safariland ALS holster (Synthetic lined with suede with the thumb-release that locks into the ejection port.). I'm either carrying a hard-chromed 1911 commander or a Glock 19, and I find this holster to be comfortable and very secure. For dressing up or 'Sunday BBQ' carry I have a floral-carved El Paso Double Agent (for the commander)holster, leather, suede lined, with a tension screw at the trigger guard. Very comfortable, and it has dual slots so I can carry it strong-side or cross-draw. It's level 1 (friction) retention, so I guess if someone grabbed at it there could be a potential loss of the weapon.
 

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I currently use a SERPA level 2. I don’t like anything less and anything more seems impractical for living a normal lifestyle .
 

Ghost1958

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OC a Serpa , mostly because I have one that fits my gun already. Would prefer a thumb break but one uses what they have.

CC none other than belt tension, in a N82 original model.

Or a clip draw if IWB the DB9 bug.
 

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Little side clips are absolutely great for popping the safe shield in my pocket to hold it at the ready..quiet impressed...
 
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