OWB, thigh carry, what are goold retention holsters M40-A1

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by Guest, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm looking for holsters that will fit a M40-A1. This will not be used for conceal carry, but I'm looking for a holster that would be alright for driving an ATV, snowmobile, hikeing, or just working outside.

    I'm not sure where to start looking for a quality holster.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: OWB, thigh carry, what are goold retention holsters M40-

    check this out...

    https://steyrclub.com/modules.php?name=F ... pic&t=1331


  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've been afraid of Fobus ever since I saw that retention video where the holster just snaps apart and the gun inside the holster is taken away by the wearer.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Have you own one? or hold one ? I'm not aware of that video you're talking about. My fobus, you need a screwdriver to take it apart...Have you hold one? check it out, see for yourself....Who sponsored the video? Galco? U/M? , Fobus, DOn Hume?.....just wondering.
  5. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    I would be cautious of Fobus if you were looking for a quality hoslter. I have one and leather and BladeTech Kydex. The difference is night and day.....I feel like one strong pull and my Fobus is history......what would you expect from $20??? I have heard of shooting schools that get students with Fobus and they go and rip the thing off the first day.......whether or not that is ture or not I don't know, but I think you could rip a Fobus pretty easy.......you paid good money for your Steyr, treat it to a good piece of leather :)
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Subj: Comment

    Date: 8/6/02

    I recently purchased a Glock 27 for concealed carry. The gentleman who owns the gun store told me to get a Fobus holster for it. I have a leather Galco that I carry my H&K USP in. So I was a little skeptical of the little plastic $22 holster. However is was very reasonably priced, so I thought what the heck.

    I cannot tell you how much I love this holster. It’s so small, so light, and so comfortable I don’t even know it’s there. It holds my handgun securely without a thumbbreak! How cool is that? I can easily reholster with one hard. And I love the way it “snaps” out when drawing.

    I can’t tell you how many times I buy a high priced product that doesn’t live up to it’s claims. I’m just tickled to purchase a low priced product that is so much better than anything I could have expected – at any price. Keep up the great work and I look forward to replacing my Galco with a Fobus for my H&K USP.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2005 1:40 AM
    Re: Roto-Holster™


    I’d like to thank you for the speedy delivery of my Fobus Roto holster and the accompanying mag pouch for my Glock 19.

    I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now and it gets top marks for weapon retention, ease of draw, comfort, lightweight construction, quality and durability of the materials, its adjustability and versatility… all this in one holster!!

    Know this… there are a lot of Fobus rigs being used by a myriad of agencies and contractors here in Iraq. That kind of endorsement attests to a really great product!!

    Thanks again

    V / R

    Bill Christina CIV 3ID IQATF
    "I just purchased my first Fobus Holster for Glock "standard" frame models. I must say that I'm quite impressed. I'm a Police Firearms Instructor in New York State and I have the opportunity to test and evaluate many holsters. The design and construction of the Fobus Tactical Elite GL2 is simple and durable offering a sufficient degree of retention. Yet, presentation is quick and smooth - the paddle configuration is just great...I'll recommend it to everyone I know who takes firearms seriously!!

    Good Job!"

    City of Ithaca Police Department
    FBI Certified Firearms Instructor
    Saturday, July 9, 2005

    Hi, I’ve used a standard Fobus belt holster for the Beretta M9 9mm here in Iraq for 6 months now and it is first rate. It fits perfect on my belt over my right kdney, and the pistol clears easily even with body armor on. It’s comfortable while driving or gunning, and never changes position.

    Thanks for making a great product!


    CPT Greg Thayer, US Army.

    :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :?:
  7. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

  8. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    this is the video....

    https://www.steyrclub.com/modules.php?na ... opic&t=433

    I definitely believe the paddle attachment point is the weak spot in any paddle holster.

    but they are pretty convienant for range/open wear use.

    would you let someone walk up that close to you to grab it like that? not likely if snowmobiling, etc like the poster was interested in.

    maybe if it was a crowded ares, but then you shouldn't be open wearing a paddle type holster.

    problem w/ fobus is they don't make a steyr holster. the sig 229 holster does also fit a S (it is marked for both) but it is MIGHTY tight in the trigger guard and does not actually release as well as fobus holsters normally do.
  9. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    That's the video. I'm curious if even a lateral pull would dislodge the plastic from the rivets. Since the holster is a two piece sandwich riveted together......I pulled on mine last night and partially separated the pieces., but not hard enough to rip the two apart. I didn't seem like it would take a gorilla pull to accomplish that task. I'm temped to try a lateral pull with the (unloaded) G30 installed.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    it will break right apart. a small person can take away a weapon in one of these holsters.
  11. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    thanks for the info luxan, that was the only holster I have for the 30.......I would have tried it...........

    I did put it on with the G 30 and push sideways a bit and it would definately be easy to tear it laterally also.....
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    for range use I think it would be alright or just around the home, but Im' trying to find one that is tought and rugged because You never know what or who you will meet out on the trails.
  13. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    Yea I agree, reminds me of the time I was in Ft Lauderdale getting gas, when I noticed a tall black man standing by a street sign about 20yards from me.......I took note and turned around to finish pumping and when I turned around he was 6 feet from me asking for money............too close :idea: I had my gun.....but he was bigger, and obviously fast.....wouldn't want to have wrestled with that...........I dont think he liked me reaching for something othe then my wallet..........he left :roll:
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This is just a suggestion, there's a lot of holsters out there. make your choice and go for it...Go to the store and grab the all that you like and compare it side-by-side, check it out thoroughly like I would. then whip your wallet out and pay for it.