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Safariland Holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by MoreIsLess, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. MoreIsLess

    MoreIsLess Member

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    I recently bought a Safariland 6378 Paddle Holster for my Walther PPQ (its actually for a P99 but it fits perfectly). There weren't much in the way of instructions so I was wondering what the screw in the back of the paddle is for and what is the proper way to attach the holster.
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  2. rcmodel

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    It appears to me to be the attachment point for the ALS automatic locking system.
    (anti-gun-grab feature)

    Which may or may not work properly with your P99 holster and PPQ pistol.

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    The screw, circled in your photo, holds the plastic hook, which would hook onto your pants belt for a fairly firm hold on the holster. This will definitely keep the holster in place while drawing the gun.

    With that said, you may find the holster is stable enough when drawing your gun without that screwed on hook. Not-having-the-hook does make putting on & removing the holster easier.
     
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    The screw is to attach the plastic hook to the body of the holster.

    When the paddle is inserted into your pants, the hook is designed to slip under the edge of your belt. The hole in the paddle is to allow the hook to slip pass it's surface and keep the hook from slipping off the belt. It also works with the upper ledge of the paddle, bearing against to top edge of the belt, to keep the holster from canting when worn.

    All you have to do is slip the paddle over your belt, with the paddle inside the waist of your pants, and press it down until the hook snaps under the belt.
     
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