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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
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Got myself a Safariland ALS holster for my XDm 9mm Compact. It is sweet. The release button is driven by your thumb in the natural motion of taking a grip before drawing. When released, the gun seems to jump into your hand because the button release happens while you're closing your hand around the grip. Completing the grip actually withdraws the gun slightly. When released there is no drag or friction of any kind.
I am still up around 2.3 to 2.5 seconds OWB open carry, but I now have level 2 retention, so I feel a bit more secure. A loose polo shirt does cover the OWB holster. An IDPA vest does also and really just looks like a hunting vest, so it doesn't scream concealed carry.
I have ditched the small DeSantis tuckable. I have an Old Fashioned IWB tuckable similar to the Supertuck. That's what I practice IWB untucked draws with. It will take me a while to become comfortable with that style. So meanwhile I still open carry or cover the OWB with a polo shirt.