DeSantis Triple Play Holster


DeSantis Gunhide has been making concealed carry and duty holsters for decades. One of their newer rigs is called the Triple Play.

The Triple Play is a holster designed for uniform carry by law enforcement or security. However, with an optional paddle, it can be converted to a concealment holster that rides outside of the waistband. DeSantis uses Kydex and other polymers in the construction of this rig.

The company states the rig can be fitted with one or two “Redi-Loks” for increased security against weapon grabs. DeSantis does not list these as add-ons on the holster’s order page, nor does the company further describe them. However, looking at other holsters the company offers with the Redi-Lok device, it would appear that this is an active retention system that is released by pushing a lever with the thumb on the inside of the holster. Presumably, another Redi-Lok device is a paddle-like contraption on the outside of the holster shown in the photo above.

Currently, DeSantis Gunhide is making the Triple Play holster for the typical Glock models: 17, 19, 22, 23, 31 and 32. The design of the rig allows it to be used with a red dot (reflex) optic installed on the handgun. The company set the suggested retail price at $69.99.

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  • Budogunner

    That “Redi-lok” is too low and close to the axis of the trigger for my liking. I prefer any retention lever to be in line with the slide to reduce risk of ADs.

  • mlk18

    That might be the single worst photo-shopped product image ever put out by a holster maker. And what cop carries a G19 with no magazine in it?

    • Bill

      And I’m sorry, but the Fashion Police have ruled that wearing a plastic holster on basketweave leather is a felony.

    • Sianmink

      Also what cop has a 28″ waist?

      • Tritro29

        I’m dying!

      • M.M.D.C.

        This one:

  • Bill

    The SERPA is strong with this one.

    • Nicks87

      Oh here we go, the “Serpas are evil and dangerous” comments are starting to flare up. Anti 2nd amendment people like to blame the equipment and not the operator as well. Do you blame guns for gun violence? If not, then stop saying that a piece of plastic and some screws are dangerous because in reality it’s the mouth breathing moron that shoots himself while playing quick draw that is “unsafe” not the holster.

      • Bill

        Decaf, bro, give it a try. You’re right, there are no defective products, just ask the Consumer Products Safety Council, or collect Corvairs and Pintos.

        SERPAs aren’t evil, just poorly designed without taking human factors into consideration.

        Bill: Proud former owner of a 65 Corvair Monza.

      • M.M.D.C.

        Well, I think we all need to train and approach dangerous things with care BUT… why use something that has such an obvious design flaw when perfectly good alternatives are available?

        • MadMonkey

          You can design a holster that requires a half-pull of the trigger to release the retention mechanism and still blame any NDs on a lack of training. Doesn’t make it any less of a stupid design.

  • Joel

    OK, so the last time I saw a string of references here to how dangerous the Blackhawk Serpa holster is I went and got mine out, put my S&W Shield 9 in it and proceeded to practice drawing and re-holstering. My conclusion then was the same as when I bought it, anyone who draws from this holster with his/her finger inside the trigger guard, risking an AD, shouldn’t be allowed around firearms, or any potentially dangerous objects, or maybe even Legos.