Gear: Forbus Lightweight Pistol Holder


Forbus Lightweight Pistol Holder

Fobus USA Available Here
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Holsters
Average Rating:
(124 Votes)

Developed in Israel for the world's military & security services, these lightweight combat proven holsters allow easy deployment of the sidearm, yet hold it securely and quietly in place on the belt by a unique 'paddle with a clever belt hook retention sCarrier is contoured for extra hip comfort and easy placement when you're in a hurry. And, best of all- the price is incredibly affordable. Paddle accommodates belts 1-1/4'' to 1-3/4'' wide.

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    Johnppd24, Mon, 23 Apr 2007 04:53:34 UTC.
    1st review

    Great holster, Great Price. Very handy and secure when in plain clothes.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 27 May 2007 17:54:24 UTC.

    After having 3 of these shatter like cheap plastic I don't think it's safe for any officer to carry these. During weapons retention training for off duty officers I saw 3 of these shatter like cheap toys with a red gun inside them. The rivets are too strong for the kydex shells and thats a major weak point.

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    Tjb307, Sun, 27 May 2007 18:01:07 UTC.

    I have this holster and it is horrible. It started coming apart withing a month of getting it. It also has very little to no retention. I will never get a Fobus again because of this holster. I think they are poorly made. You get what you pay for.

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    DCTracker, Sun, 12 Aug 2007 18:49:33 UTC.

    I have used the same Fobus holster since 2000 with no problems.

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    jbmdivsvs, Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:07:23 UTC.

    I like my Fobus gear. As said before, you get what you pay for. It's lightweight and easy on and almost easy off. I have never had trouble with retention. My Rugers fit and stay just fine. The shattering holsters were probably kept in a car. I have found that the Fobus does not like the heat. They warp, melt and weaken molecularly. I have had a few destroyed by leaving them in my car, live and learn, I don't leave them in my car as a rule now and when I do, they are empty. The companion mag holder I had had to be replaced because I left It loaded in the car and from the heat, It warped and would no longer retain my magazines. I would not recommend it as duty gear, although, I sometimes do use as duty gear depending on the duty, but as an off duty carry, or in my case more than not, working on the car at 2 in the morning in a bad neighborhood carry, It's perfect for me. You just have to know it's limits, and take care not to expose it to extreme heat. I have noticed that after a while the paddle will weaken, however, with the belt clips, I haven't had any trouble with that, but if it gets to weak, toss it, get another. They are well priced and cheap enough to dispose of if bad. However, Fobus did replace my mag holder, so the company does stand behind their goods. Stay Safe

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    Anonymous, Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:37:59 UTC.

    Love this holster it's fully ajustable light and nice for concealed carry my fav!

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    TheCopDoc, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 18:27:42 UTC.

    This is a great holster. I used when I worked in plainclothes. I did not have any issues with it shattering or breaking.

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    Perry404, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:35:15 UTC.

    I have the Fobus holster for a Glock 36. I own both the right handed paddle style and the ankle holster style. I was pleased with each holster after my initial purchase, but I need to point out a serious safety flaw that I discovered after extended use of the ankle holster.

    I should say that my use of the Fobus paddle is not frequent. I've owned it for approx. two years and only used it sparingly for the first year (typically, I carry concealed and use either a shoulder rig or a clothing-based carry system made by UnderCoverComfort and/or the new one by 5.11 Tactical). The paddle holster still grips my Glock 36 securely, though I have not subjected it to any rigorous weapon retention drills.

    HOWEVER, I used my Fobus ankle holster extensively for approx. one year. Over roughly one year, the holster was worn 8 to 12 hours per day, 6 to 7 days per week. During that time, I had foot chases, jumping fences, etc., without incident. The holster was not submitted to extreme weather (climate here can be around 95 degrees in summer, 0 degrees in winter... but no freezing the thing solid or storing it in my truck in the sunlight of summer, etc.). One day, during a regular duty shift, on a 70 - 75 degree day, I was VERY slowly pushing a disabled vehicle from a roadway into an apt. complex parking lot... and my Glock simply jumped out of the holster and slid out across the pavement, in front of a line of traffic I'd stopped in order to move the vehicle. I didn't even feel it become dislodged. I quickly scooped it up and securely (I thought) returned it to the Fobus. I then finished pushing the car into the parking lot (extremely mindful of my ankle gun at this point). On my last step with the car, my Glock again came free from the Fobus, falling out on the ground.

    I returned to my cruiser, removed my Fobus, and examined it, to find the rivets were still in place, and there were no cracks in the plastic, but the holster overall had simply lost its "grip" on my Glock. That "snap feeling" into the holster was virtually gone. It had been there when I suited up at the beginning of my day... but now it was gone.

    Immediately after this experience, I purchased a Galco Ankle Glove with a Calf Strap. It secures the Glock with a nice thumb break retention strap, and I have had no issues with it, aside from what I would consider to be expected slight loosening of the elastic band around the ankle.

    Based on the above experience, I personally do not intend to invest in another Fobus. I use the paddle holster only on the rarest occassion, but usually avoid it. The ankle holster was immediately trashed. The risk of a similar incident in the future is one I'm not willing to take.

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    Firefighter154D, Thu, 23 Aug 2007 20:56:22 UTC.

    This is the best holster for off duty or undercover because it is a good fit and ur sidearm is secure tight enbought that you need to pull hard and if a perp should try to grab your sidearm you are going to kno it so agian very very good holster

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    CrazyHamo, Sat, 25 Aug 2007 20:36:23 UTC.

    I think the only thing this product got going for it is the looks.

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    Peytonsdad05, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 14:27:45 UTC.

    I have heard of this holster breaking....but in 8 years have never seen it. I have had mine for 7 1/2 and have abused it quite a bit, even rolling around on the ground with it. ( Defensive Handgun 2, Thunder Ranch) It is durable and has held its retention capabilities well!!!! A Good Product!

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    Tx_LawMan, Wed, 05 Sep 2007 07:49:30 UTC.

    This product is cheap and does not hold up not to mention the damage of your weapon would not wish the product on anyone.

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    Rajun76, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 01:08:59 UTC.

    I have used this product for a while now, and am very happy. It is easy to slip on and get moving. It's great for an on the go type person.

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    DetSgtDarryl, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 02:02:47 UTC.

    I have one and never use it. It was a gift. I dont think they are durable.

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    kenn_drake, Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:19:20 UTC.

    Just be very careful when using this holster and you have added the extended magazine release button on your GLOCK handgun. It’s nothing like having to put your handgun in battery and the magazine falls out on the ground in front of you and the perpetrator. With the holster I own, it appears that the handgun’s snug fit in the holster, may inadvertently release the magazine from the handgun if sitting in my car or at my desk without my knowledge.

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    LAR, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 04:04:48 UTC.

    It works great for me as an off duty carry holster.

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    iceman4563, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:19:01 UTC.

    Great economical, semi secure holsters.

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    jabro77, Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:04:58 UTC.

    Bought as an off duty holster because of the price, and trust me you get what you pay for with this one cheap cheap cheap!!!

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    RBALLARD, Fri, 05 Oct 2007 05:42:21 UTC.

    good houlster but to flimsey for any off duty work

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    bluestar0283, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:16:58 UTC.

    Fobus is OUTSTANDING~!! That is why so many others have tried to copy them. Think about it, if fobus was not so damn good why would they want to be like them??

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    kevw25, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:42:00 UTC.

    I have this and it works well for now, but It has lost enough of it's retention to not recommend it for anything other than recreational use.

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    DAWGS, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:31:13 UTC.

    can any one give me a comparrison on this holster compared to uncle mike's style paddle holster.. I looked at one yesterday ,which I am thinking of buying, It looks identical to this one..
    It would be strictly for personal use

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    Rabbit122, Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:32:14 UTC.

    Great holster. Easy to use.

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    bad_LT, Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:35:37 UTC.

    Not bad if you do not mind tightening the screws every three hours to keep the weapon in place. Theres a reason they cost less than 20 dollars. You get what you pay for with this.

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    MrSmokey, Tue, 30 Oct 2007 23:21:42 UTC.

    I was wearing one of these when I went down on my motorcycle it protected my gun plus my right side,its scratched up but still works perfect try that with a leather or canvas holster!!!!!

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    jojo_g, Wed, 31 Oct 2007 01:55:37 UTC.


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    usnrma, Thu, 01 Nov 2007 13:21:48 UTC.

    It is a perfectly adequate holster for ease of donning and for light training environments. Although a good pancake style leather holster is much better for concealment and security of the weapon.

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    payner6165, Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:32:10 UTC.

    Great price, and it holds my H&K USP 45. in tight. This little sucker does not come out of your pants w/o a fight either.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 10:10:07 UTC.

    I have one for my 92FS and it wears great and hold my weapon well. I use this for light duty, but I would not trust it with a heavy work load.

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    micheleaponte, Tue, 18 Dec 2007 02:13:10 UTC.

    Very handy and secure when in plain clothes. Great Price Good Holster

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    ccso8462, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 22:55:04 UTC.

    I have used this holster for my Glock 27 for 6 years now. It is not my only off-duty holster, but it has had its share of use. I have never had a problem with it and like it very much. However, I do not care for the lack of a tension adjustment like my Uncle Mike's paddle holster has. Also, it has never been subjected to extreme heat or cold, so I couldn't vouch for it's ability to stand up to those.

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    Coptional, Thu, 27 Dec 2007 16:24:06 UTC.

    Wouldn't recommend this holster for duty wear, but it's handy enough for around the house or at the range. Decent retention and easy draw, and the paddle works with or without a belt. I've got a couple of them.

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    deClaire635, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 07:30:26 UTC.

    Good off-duty hoslter. I recommend it if you don't want ot spend a ton of money. I wouldn't wear it exposed though. A little too easy to steal if your a perp.

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    rcozzen, Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:06:02 UTC.

    I agree about the low cost. Not the most comfortable to wear but efficient and does the job.

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    BlueDawg, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:07:31 UTC.

    JUNK. I had one for a while and it is light weight, etc... but do some research on it or test it yourself. Anyone carrying this for duty work or even off duty SERIOUSLY needs to reconsider. This holster will come apart at the first sign of trouble. There's video floating around where a department did a stress test on it and it doesn't take more than a few pounds of pressure (such as being grabbed in a fight) for the holster to break off the paddle. These things are dangerous to wear on duty. Also, if under stress you twist the gun a little on the draw, it won't come out and you have to redraw. If you want a light, fast, very secure holster that rides close to the body try the Blackhawk Serpa. Can't be beat for a plain clothes holster.

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    wwwwww, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:29:52 UTC.

    very comfortable..been using one for several years now..only down side is a wear on finish of weapon after a lot of use..but they all do that to some extent i guess

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    Guardian_of_Light, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:36:03 UTC.

    I have this holster for my Glock 17. While the lightweight of this holster is a plus it shatters easily. I went through two of these before just settling for a Bianchi thumb-break paddle holster

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    jonusn, Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:09:50 UTC.

    overall not a bad product. i personally havent had a problem with the shattering holster but then again i only use mine at the range. holds my pistol securely and confortably while moving around.

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    jsm164, Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:19:20 UTC.

    Not safe, perp can come up behind you and push down on the gun, breaking the holster, and getting your gun. There is a video out on this.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:48:28 UTC.

    Great holster, I use it off-duty all the time.

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    mburgess, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:11:56 UTC.

    This product is OK. However, I would suggest looking into other holsters. I personally own so many different holsters, that sometimes it is hard to keep track. I don't use my Fobus anymore though.

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    Rockobob, Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:13:18 UTC.

    It breaks like cheap plastic.

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    artu675, Tue, 29 Jan 2008 01:37:52 UTC.

    I have two of them and I can't complaint at all. I've carrying one for more than 4 years, ran, jumped, fought, and I never had a problem. They are reliable, affordable and you can't even feel it on plain clothes. I love it!!!

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    jakesdad, Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:09:44 UTC.

    I've seen two break at my PD. Pieces of crap in my opinion.

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    gvbpilot, Sat, 09 Feb 2008 02:37:22 UTC.

    I've had one for a while for both my Glock 22 and Glock 27. No problems with retention and easy off and on.

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    Saint_Michael, Sat, 09 Feb 2008 03:04:38 UTC.

    Great holster for off duty.

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    badkarma, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:28:18 UTC.

    Good holster. Comfortable, but very little retention. If you wear this holster, be prepared to fight for your gun if necessary.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:33:51 UTC.

    Comfortable holster. I've used mine for years (concealed carry) I only use it now during training. I have seen too many stories of the holster being broken by a bad guy. Lotsa videos out there to confirm this.

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    danR8, Sat, 16 Feb 2008 17:56:38 UTC.

    I finally broke down and bought one of these. I have always heard they were really good and well made. I have not been disapointed. Very positive pinch retention system that is safe, easy to use, and works as advertised. I like the fact that I can safely keep my sidearm locked and loaded and inside this holster without any issues. I can grab and go and it conceals easily. I have a very similar one that Glock makes and it just doesn't have the quality or retention that this does. Our Jewish brothers know the craft and it shows in this product.

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    lpd306, Sun, 24 Feb 2008 01:33:27 UTC.

    excellant product, can take awhile get used to conformity on paddleback on hip, but great product pack 22 off-duty in it and enjoy using it.

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    tlwinkles379, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:04:21 UTC.

    Cheap and dependable but with a lot of us it will eventually begin to rub the finish from your gun.

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    detective117, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 04:46:57 UTC.

    Great holster for plain clothes work. Inexpensive. Holds weapon very secure, yet easy to draw from.

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    abc12345, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 08:13:14 UTC.

    This holster is ok for a concealed holster, but it tends to have problems. When drawing your weapon, if the draw is not a sharp tug. The holster either comes out of your belt line or the weapon fails to draw. The Blackhawk holster is a much better system.

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    12345678900123, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:49:06 UTC.

    Great Holster... I have used one for several years now...

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    jacksond, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:57:56 UTC.

    good product for the price and weight I use it off duty

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    Palmes, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:35:46 UTC.

    great carry on

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    Wolvarine, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 02:00:57 UTC.

    I bought one for my Glock 22 about a year ago and I never had a problem with retention the only problem it developed was the rivets started separating so about a month ago I purchased a Bianchi Carrylock Holster from and it's worth the $64.99 I paid. This Bianchi Holster is the best I've owned so far for concealed carry.....

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    nickmyers, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:04:51 UTC.

    An excellent plains clothed holster, but like all gear (plastic, nylon or leather) it has to be replaced from time to time due to wear.

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    david_j9, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:52:59 UTC.

    I have had no problems with this product.

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    ccsd781, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:14:24 UTC.

    Great lightweight holster. I use off duty along with the cuff and spare magazine Fobus. Recently bought the evolution series Fobus and love it even more!

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    Flipper_831, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 00:46:21 UTC.

    I love the idea behind the paddle holsters. Always easy to find the holster when placing weapon back inside. The only downside I have found is that it holds the weapon a little too tight. That's good at times but I have had the entire holster come out of my pants when drawing the weapon.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:36:23 UTC.

    rides nice.

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    nadnock, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 07:21:46 UTC.

    I think everyone in law enforcement has owned a fobus holster at one point or another. My first off duty holster was a fobus for a glock .40 caliber. Its a nice holster for the price. Very practical, and comfortable. Just don't expect a lot of security / retention. But thats not the purpose of this holster anyway. Good product.

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    bamafever86, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:48:33 UTC.

    Good Holster! Works great!!

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    Taffy, Sat, 03 May 2008 08:22:06 UTC.

    Okay for off duty concealed carry. Nothing else.

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    ddowdey, Mon, 05 May 2008 02:24:05 UTC.

    I have used several Fobus holsters and never had any problems with them.

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    goodlight, Mon, 05 May 2008 16:02:08 UTC.

    A top notch holster!

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    wmhutchison, Sun, 18 May 2008 23:51:46 UTC.

    Never thought I'd own one, but I like it surprisingly secure.

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    aaa111, Mon, 19 May 2008 01:01:29 UTC.

    i hate these so called holsters. wouldn't carry one if it was given to me!

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    DFrost, Mon, 19 May 2008 01:04:34 UTC.

    I like my Fobus. Not the best retention in the world, but it's a good solid, comfortable holster.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 31 May 2008 01:24:50 UTC.

    I enjoy wering this holster with my uniform but it is not comfprtable with my civilain clothes.

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    hpd350, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:34:47 UTC.

    Ok for off-duty with external garmet. No security.

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    Jerome06, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 05:11:01 UTC.

    Ive seen a couple of them break. No security.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 23:45:14 UTC.

    I like my Fobus holster. I've heard of the plastic cracking and breaking, but I have had no problems. Great little paddle holster.

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    cj_bentley2008, Sat, 19 Jul 2008 01:46:48 UTC.

    I carry my Tauras PT 24/7 in this holster off-duty. Perfect fit/\.

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    milcop2401, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:48:30 UTC.

    i use this for my glock 23 off duty carry comfortable, conceals easy and is verry secure

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    djcrash215, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 04:08:28 UTC.

    I like mine. I like being able to put it on and take it off quickly.

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    tbailes182, Sat, 30 Aug 2008 00:29:35 UTC.

    Great product so far. Very reasonably priced!

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    abradford2, Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:17:46 UTC.

    This is a great holster. It is reasonably priced, holds the gun securely and is very comfortable.

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    chief2302, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:14:33 UTC.

    Very Light, Comfortable to wear

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    jcsd2407, Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:15:37 UTC.

    I think just about everyone has one, and they can be extremely handy for plain-clothes, off-duty carry.

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    redmon87, Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:36:34 UTC.

    I have both the paddle holster and ankle holster, both have served me well on and off duty. I have not had any problems with either holster failing to secure my weapons. Like any product nothing is 100% reliable, but at his time I would recommend the Fobus paddle and ankle holster to anyone.

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    buddy37, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:05:49 UTC.

    I have one of these holsters that fits both my Taurus 24/7 PRO & my Taurus PT111 Millinium. It works very well for concealed carry as well as on duty. The thing that I really like about it is that I don't have to chang holsters to change weapons. I have never had a problem with retention. If anything it holds to tight.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:08:03 UTC.

    I own two holsters, one with a manual locking release and one without. Both hold my Glock #23 firmly in place. The price is reasonable, the quality outstanding. I trust the retention so well that I wear the holster while riding my motorcycle. I highly recommend this product.

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    OPD429, Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:26:04 UTC.

    I have two of these holsters. I have never had a problem with either one. I wear the holster everyday both on duty in investigations as well as off duty.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 17 Oct 2008 05:24:14 UTC.

    A great product.

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    cgbigdaddy, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:34:21 UTC.

    Decent holster at a fair price.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:49:36 UTC.

    a fine holster

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    gaship, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:19:36 UTC.

    Very comfortable holster that fits snug and close to the hip. I personally have the holster for the Glock 22. The price of this holster varies a bit from dealer to dealer, so one could pick one up at a good price if he/she shops around.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:31:53 UTC.

    Don't trust this holster! I had mine (for Glock 23) snag on my car door while I was getting in, and it ripped clear away from the paddle. I've also seen several demonstrations in which a simple twist and downward jerk snapped the backing right off. There is NO weapon retention with these holsters. If you want something similar for concealed carry, go with Galco's M7X Matrix. It rides closer to the body, directly attaches to the belt, and draws the same at the Fobus but is much MUCH stronger.

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    LtRusty, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 06:44:38 UTC.

    Cheap and Dangerous is the best desription. the weak point is the attachment to paddle. Bad guys are training for this and other plastic holsters. the move; grab butt of weaponwith one hand, grab mozzel end with other , sharply twist. You get the paddle bad guy has your weapon and rig. you are now SOL. This manuver works equally well on the duty versions as well.
    Its the old weak link in the chain again! I would give it a zero rate!

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    stlcmotorcop, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 01:17:07 UTC.

    Good solid retention, good for off duty as well. almost as good as the blackhawk.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 10 Dec 2008 01:52:20 UTC.

    It has gottin a little loose over approx. 3yrs but still has a good hold.

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    lawdog07, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:02:29 UTC.

    good holsters love it

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    mkcop, Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:01:12 UTC.

    I have been using a Fobus for a few years now and I like it. I am concerned about it holding up against an assailant trying to rip my gun from my person. As far as ease of use, it doesn't get much easier than the Fobus, so my rating is based on my present experience. It is very light and comfortable and holds my Glock well at an easy to draw angle.

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    amooseisamongu, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:23:43 UTC.

    Paddle sucks, snaps off at the attaching rivets. When your in dire need its a cheap effective holster, otherwise save your money purchase kydex/leather etc.

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    SgtDaddyMo, Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:52:42 UTC.

    I really like this holster. I use it for my mod. 21 Glock its light and easy to carry.

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    branchsw, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:00:29 UTC.

    I use one for my model 17 to and from work.

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    wpoliceguy, Mon, 23 Feb 2009 03:05:13 UTC.

    Great off-duty holster to carry.

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    Deltaboy1984, Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:58:16 UTC.

    Butt ugly But It just works.

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    LRWard921, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:44:39 UTC.

    This is what I carry when I'm Off Duty

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    Anonymous, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 02:10:02 UTC.

    I got one of these for a Glock 17 when I was still using shooting a Glock. It's ok for keeping your pistol on your waist around the house, but I wouldn't trust this as a CC holster. Cheap rivets, cheap kydex, poor paddle to holster mounting. Stay away from Fobus.

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    BobbyP83, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 00:43:02 UTC.

    Best holster I have owned. Has a tight enough hold on the firearm to where your the only one that can draw and comfortable to wear.

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    South, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 06:21:34 UTC.

    The FOBUS pistol holster is great for off duty carry. I have a partner that uses for on duty plain clothes. Very reliable, holds the pistol well, and costs next to nothing.

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    carrw, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:09:35 UTC.

    Good, simple, easy to use for off duty/plain clothes and inexpensive.

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    zjmazey, Fri, 06 Mar 2009 18:54:00 UTC.

    This is a comfortable, durable and inexpensive holster. Its only drawback is that it is not very good for concealability. Everyone I have used or seen prints like nobody's business.

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    okrangler9, Mon, 09 Mar 2009 18:00:48 UTC.

    Bought this one for my Glock 21---in spite of the "suggestions on how to use it" my weapon will not clear and come entirely out of my pants when I pull it...there is not adjustment screws to fix this either

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    dep64, Sun, 22 Mar 2009 19:06:46 UTC.

    very comfortable to wear when concealing larger firearms.

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    Bulldog136, Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:53:13 UTC.

    Good comfortable holster, had to put lock tight on the screw to keep the holster from rotating.

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    Code4Adam, Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:54:21 UTC.

    As a largely detective carry agency, the majority of employees wanted a paddle holster. We field tested everything we could find at the time. Many of the Kydex holsters provided little retention from any angle of attack even with the officer making an effort to hold the gun in the holster. Many of the "name brand" leather paddles the entire holster and gun came out. With the original Fobus paddle, it grabs the belt and will significantly aid in passive gun retention. It is not a Level II or Level III holster (duh) but it is awesome for under a suit jacket and faster than most to draw from. We did manage to break one off the paddle in our "wrestling match take away" trials but as for the guy who claims he saw 3 break?? Now we live in a warm climate, but he either got a bad batch (and Fobus will replace them) or he lives where it gets darn cold because their plasic twists and tears before it "snaps" in our field testing.

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    bcollins33, Sat, 11 Apr 2009 18:24:58 UTC.


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    Mel427, Sat, 11 Apr 2009 19:02:57 UTC.

    Good product at a reasonable price

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    MrsBristol, Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:19:18 UTC.


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    aallen, Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:08:15 UTC.

    not a fan of any Forbus holster.

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    Reserve14, Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:23:36 UTC.

    I wore this holster for two years carrying either my Glock 17 or Taurus 85CH without any incident. Both holsters held up well and never had any issues at all. I only traded it for a SERPA from Blackhawk.

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    HB613, Thu, 13 Aug 2009 02:48:14 UTC.

    I don't like the idea of someone being able to come and just pull on the weapon for it to come out, threw it in the trash.

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    ASUMDAPOS, Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:03:33 UTC.

    This product is a great way to holster a weapon, but if in a fight and pressure is applied the gun can easily be broken from rivets.

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    ExplorerFL835, Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:46:09 UTC.

    Great Holster !!!!

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    alanarc308, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 21:59:16 UTC.

    This was the first holster I purchased after being sworn in and only used it for off duty use. When I went to investigations I never thought anything about using it got into a tussle with a guy one evening finally get him cuffed and I realize my Glock isn't in the holster apparently when I came down on him the end of the barrel that extends out of the holster struck his shoulder and my pistol was ejected thankfully it landed behind us. Then during weapons retention training a week later another officer relieved me of my entire rig holster and pistol with relative ease I bought a Blackhawk the next day and refuse to wear a paddle style on duty. Now I still use the holster for off duty because its quick to take on and off and it has held up over the years just fine.

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    vian309, Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:08:23 UTC.

    Use this for off duty, not expensive and works great.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 04 Jan 2010 02:01:43 UTC.

    I've had 2 of them and I think they are awesome. Never had a problem with it but I wouldnt use it for duty. Theres not much retention at all but for concealed carry its great.

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    bpeals, Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:17:41 UTC.


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    ESkinner, Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:51:06 UTC.

    I've got a Fobus paddle holster for my pistol and for magazines and both treat me very well. I enjoy the adjustable retention on the pistol holster. I personally, have had no problems.

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    disposable_her0, Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:44:03 UTC.

    nice close body carry and low price

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