Because of the tight fit, Fobus holsters can be hard on a pistol's finish, if that matters. The FAQ Joe Garibaldi cites mentions using light gun oil, silicone spray, or Armor All, and I've read a number of posts indicating good results with Armor All. I've never bothered with it, though. As Glocks are practically impervious to finish wear in any functional sense, I just kept working it out repeatedly until it became easy (easier). It didn't take me long to realize that, for a setup requiring fast and reliable access, the basic model Fobus holster I got was not going to cut it. I'm not really sure what it's good for. There are YouTube videos purporting to reveal retention flaws with the Fobus. Yet, the very tightness that appears to be a retention plus is also a weakness from a fast draw aspect. Supposedly, with enough practice one can draw it fast using the right technique, but I find that the pistol does not come out of the holster before the belt is drawn up. In other words, in reality it does take two hands to release the pistol, or else it takes what amounts to a self-inflicted side wedgie. If someone knows any other way I'm all ears, er, eyes, but so far I don't see how enough force can be applied to release the pistol without placing an equal upward force on the belt first. And even for, say, hiking, the Fobus would be fine except the barrel is exposed to dirt. Maybe I ought to try the Armor All after all, but instead I'm reading threads like this one to eventually decide on a replacement. Getting the right holster is not often very easy, it turns out.
Last edited by freesw; 05-10-2009 at 09:38.