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It is my 24 March 2010 review, above. I must add an addendum making this a five-star review. It has to do with carrying the Px4 DA (double action) cocked in this holster. After a year of training people and novice users on the Px4, after carrying and using the Px4 for over two years, my knowledge and confidence has risen considerably. Carrying the Px4 cocked (but not ‘cocked & locked’ as with a .45 1911) may work with this gun and this holster.
My concern about a year ago carrying it cocked was accidental discharge (AD). However, with the Px4’s very robust firing-pin block, the leather strap snapping between the slide and the open hammer, it is more than secure. The firing-pin block physically blocks the firing pin from moving unless the trigger is pressed AND the trigger is completely covered by this holster. I read that about the firing-pin block as a feature, but was not confident in it as a benefit until I watched a novice shooter drop a fully loaded, cocked Px4 onto the cement. That slow-motion, ‘Oh, my God, please don’t let anyone get killed’ 10 minutes it took for the Px4 to fall, its slide slamming against concrete, hammer still unmoved and the gun did not discharge, was wonderful. My appreciation for this engineered safety device with the Px4 firing-pin block went from appreciation to a must-have item. Especially after a recent local man was critically injured by another pistol which fell and the impact did cause an AD.
So, confidence in 1) the Px4 pistol 2) the holster, and 3) in handling your weapon (indexing or hooding the trigger until you decide to fire) makes this holster a very nice addition as an outside-the-pants, close-to-the-body holster.
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