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Morning all! Have recently tasked myself with finding a suitable training/duty holster for my P30, which as anyone knows is not easy to find any holster for. I love Raven Concealment's stuff but they sit too high for my goal in this instance. That left me with Blade Tech and Safariland to choose from. I can't tell you what made me bypass Blade Tech's offerings, I guess I just knew more of Safariland. I knew I wanted a 1-2" drop, but not a thigh rig (I'm not THAT tactical :) ). I had also heard good things about their ALS retention system.

So I ordered the 6325 (the holster formerly known as 6395) from HolsterOps.com. Great website, easy to sort by pistol type, and they kept me updated via email of process steps. Start to finish, the process took about 2 weeks, as stated on their website.

After running through about a hour of drills last night, I really like this thing. Some key points:

-Not applicable to everyone, but the 2.25" drop attachment fits my 1.75" Cobra riggers belt with no shifting. I couldn't believe it. I think this is due to the fact that the Cobra belt is so thick.
-The ALS system works all the time, the way it should. It's easily activated when reholstering and manipulating the release lever is easy (but not too easy) while being natural.
-The 1.5" drop feels great. It's much easier for me to get a quick, positive grip that feels the same way each time.
-Suede lining is a nice touch in a world otherwise dominated by un-padded kydex.
-The holster provides many ledges on which to manipulate the slide one-handed.

Missing IFAK/dumper but here's the setup before:


And after. Love how much lower this orients the grip:

ALS lever to left of decocker


Suede lining

Nice fit! This spot also provides a nice ledge for one-handed manipulations.



-The only thing I don't like is that there's, IMO, a little too much material that can interfere with rotating the gun to target right after a draw. I wish they had taken a page from Blade Tech's playbook on this one and eliminated the material from the rear of the chamber to rear sight. OK maybe they can't do it to that extent given the ALS needs to lock in there. I might cut some out myself, I think I can do that without interfering with the ALS controls.



I'll update more after I get some more time with this.
Be safe,
Munch.
 

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interesting, Safariland informed me they could not make the ALS holsters for the HK45, due to the ejection port being bevelled (as pretty much the entire gun is). I thought the P30 was similarly rounded/bevelled, which leads me to wonder how they were able to get the ALS to work with the P30....
 

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Well next step needs to be a 6004 or 6005 Light bearing holster for the HK45. I love safariland stuff, they really get it right. They are more solid and I love the lining they use. Keeps your gun nice as long as possible.

Nice to see that the P30 got an ALS and it works.
 

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I ordered a Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for my P30 a month ago. It is out of stock at optics planet and they told me that they would be getting more in after April 1st. They told me that it is a very popular holster and hard to keep in stock. Has anyone else found this to be true? I am anxiously awaiting but I might as well have ordered from TT or sparks. What do you think?
 

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I ordered a Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for my P30 a month ago. It is out of stock at optics planet and they told me that they would be getting more in after April 1st. They told me that it is a very popular holster and hard to keep in stock. Has anyone else found this to be true? I am anxiously awaiting but I might as well have ordered from TT or sparks. What do you think?
I would contact Holster OPS about it. I was very impressed with them, it wasn't in stock so they updated me in this order. 'order processed>holster being manufactured>manufacture complete>shipped'. It sounds like Optics Planet was just giving you a 'go away' type response. I appreciated the accurate timeline and constant updates from Holster Ops.

interesting, Safariland informed me they could not make the ALS holsters for the HK45, due to the ejection port being bevelled (as pretty much the entire gun is). I thought the P30 was similarly rounded/bevelled, which leads me to wonder how they were able to get the ALS to work with the P30....
The little 'grabber' on mine that is part of the ALS securing system is very pronounced. I'd check back with them, I agree if they can do it for the P30 they should be able to do it for the HK45. I can try to get a better pic of the inner-workings if you want?
 

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Well next step needs to be a 6004 or 6005 Light bearing holster for the HK45. I love safariland stuff, they really get it right. They are more solid and I love the lining they use. Keeps your gun nice as long as possible.

Nice to see that the P30 got an ALS and it works.
you can get one in 6004 configuration. basically the 6280 with the SureFire X3000 & a 6004 leg shroud. you might have to buy the 6280 and leg shroud seperate? Or, get their QLS kits (that's what I did, and really like it), so you can swap one holster back and forth from belt mount to leg shroud.....

sorry, got off topic from the OP.
 

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interesting, Safariland informed me they could not make the ALS holsters for the HK45, due to the ejection port being bevelled (as pretty much the entire gun is). I thought the P30 was similarly rounded/bevelled, which leads me to wonder how they were able to get the ALS to work with the P30....
Here's a closer pic of the locking mechanism.

 

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Can anyone adivse if this holster will work with the P30s (manual ambi safety model)? I'm wondering if the holster body would interfere with the safety and not allow the gun to lock in.
 
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