I have several product lines that I have brought in for myself just because I knew I would probable end up buying several items from it for my own personal use. One of those product lines is the Fobus one and I can’t say it was because I was a huge fan of the entire product line, it’s just that they make an extremely practical holster for a very low price. I’ve been testing out a Safariland 6378 paddle holster and after a long break in, i do like it but there were some issues originally. I have to say that as far as securing to my belt, I don’t find the Safariland holster to be more secure even though it’s a little more difficult for me to get off. It may sound like a contradiction, but I had some issues with the gun pulling the holster off my belt when i was 90% sure the gun was secure. It hasn’t happened since the holster was broken in, but when the gun was tight, it did happen.
The things people have told me they don’t like about the Fobus paddle holsters is they aren’t that strong, well, for most holsters, if you pull on certain parts of them, yeah, they can break and Fobus holsters aren’t exactly built like a tank. I do think that they Fobus holsters that are the paddle design are very good for IDPA, winter carry, or even for your first 2 day training course. Paddle holsters always seem to be more comfortable than IWB , but they aren’t always as secure. Some of these holsters can be had with a belt loop design, but I’m not a huge fan of those. If you know people are complaining about the lack of retention or adjustable tension, check out the Fobus E2 holsters, the bad thing about those is they aren’t making them for too many guns.