If you’re reading a post here about a new value-priced holster, you’re probably a regular reader. Or maybe you were just misdirected to TTAG while browsing insurance options at healthcare.gov by their laughably kludgy code – who the hell knows? However you got here, you can probably see the utility, at least for some people, in a retention holster. Preventing someone else from grabbing your heater away from you is what Martha Stewart calls a good thing. Of course, attention must be paid to design and ergonomics, Tex. From their press release (after the jump), Fobus seems to have taken digit placement to heart, going out of their way to point out that their new wonder rig keeps your trigger finger safely along the frame when you draw. We’ve requested one to test for ourselves, so when we know, you will too . . .
BENSALEM, PA (October 2013) – Fobus Holster proudly presents their newest lightweight polymer holster; the CH Rapid Release System Holster, now available for many popular GLOCK (GLCH) and H&K (HKCH) handguns.
The CH holster provides Level 2 Retention while allowing virtually unhampered presentation of the pistol. This is accomplished by incorporating a releasing paddle that is activated by the index finger of the user without need to alter the draw stroke.
Simply slide the index finger upward across the paddle while executing your natural draw and the retention mechanism within the trigger guard is instantly released. Additionally, the releasing paddle has been located on the holster so that continuation of the draw naturally positions the index finger alongside the slide/frame, well above the trigger.
As with any new equipment, practicing to attain the proficiency that is possible with the CH holster is a reality that cannot be overlooked. This is especially critical if this, or any product, is to be employed in a tactical or self-defense situation.
CH series holsters for the S&W M&P (SWCH), Springfield XD (XDCH), Berretta PX4 Storm (BRCH), and Taurus PT 24/7 G1 (TACH) will be released in 2014.
The MSRP for the new Fobus CH Rapid Release Holster System for GLOCK and H&K handguns is $39.99.