Safariland 1090 Gun quick


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rockstar.esq
January 27, 2006, 11:20 PM
So despite having absolutely NO anecdotal evidence about this holster I decided to buy one and report back to you folks.
here's the link
http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1730.php

So after carrying my SIG Sauer P220 .45ACP in it for the last week I can say the following.

Pro's
The lack of a traditional thumbsnap makes this holster even more appealing to me after using it.

It's not as fast as a strong side hip carry but it's not loud, slow, or particularly difficult.

It's exceptionally lightweight and doesn't have a "harness print" going on.

It's fast to put on and take off.

The same model holster can be adjusted to carry over 70 different models by over a dozen different manufacturers.

Con's

Since it's not a dual shoulder loop design, the elastic strap that goes behind your shoulderblades, over your strong side shoulder and down to your strong side waistband. I have found this elastic band to be annoying my neck as it won't stay on my Tee shirt (with covering flannel overshirt).

The balance point for the actual holstered pistol is forward of center causing the entire rig to roll forward canting the butt down.

The holster is glass filled polymer and is not lined. That being said, stick on felt cured all ills with respect to rub marks on my gun.

In the final analysis, I have come to the conclusion that all holsters are something of a compromise. The truly comfortable ones are either not concealable or they are intended for FAR smaller guns than I'd daily carry.
So far the most comfortable arrangement seems to be wearing the holster over a fairly heavy collared shirt to pad the area around my neck from the strap. Also the tension on the straps works best when it's lighter than heavier. To the holster's credit, nobody noticed I was carrying and other than irritated skin, I'm not particularly tired from carrying all day. All in all I'd say that this holster is at least as good as the leather rigs I've tried and it's faster still. It cost me $75.00 online.

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eagle
August 20, 2009, 07:40 AM
Hi,
Thanks a lot for a good review on Safariland 1090. My question is, will the spring system and the holster material damage the gun surface as compared to leather stuff. How gun friendly is the material. Thanks.

The Lone Haranguer
August 23, 2009, 02:36 AM
I've known of this holster for some time, but this is the first time I've seen someone actually use and write about it.

dacavasi
August 23, 2009, 03:05 AM
"but it's not loud, slow, or particularly difficult."

dacavasi
August 23, 2009, 03:06 AM
Might I ask what is meant by that?

The Lone Haranguer
August 23, 2009, 08:18 AM
not loud, slow, or particularly difficult.
Might I ask what is meant by that?

I would guess:

1 - No sound of a thumb break being unsnapped, little or no sound of the gun rubbing the sides of the holster as it is being withdrawn. Only a short plastic nose cap actually contacts the gun.

2 - Eliminating the need to unsnap the thumb break should add a little speed to the draw.

3 - The spring retention makes reholstering a one-handed operation. It can also be fast. I've seen video of its inventor, John Bianchi, demonstrating it.

This holster should not be used with a 1911 or other gun that has a grip safety, as the spring would have to wrap around the grip safety and deactivate it . It should be OK with a "cocked and locked" single action with no grip safety (e.g., CZ75s, BHPs) as long as the spring wraps around the grip and not the back of the hammer.

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