Hogue’s New Holsters

Hogue Stage 1 Holsters

Hogue Inc. announced an expansion of its Stage 1 Carry Holsters line. The expansion includes fits for some of the popular new guns and a few that have been around for a while. Now these polymer holsters will be available for these guns:

  • CZ P-10
  • Glock 43
  • HK P10
  • HK P30
  • HK P2000
  • HK VP9
  • HK VP40
  • HK VP9SK
  • Ruger American
  • SIG SAUER P320

Hogue states the new rigs will be available in both right and left handed models. Additionally, both black and carbon fiber style finishes will be available. All models share a suggested retail price of $49.95. Both a paddle and a belt loop plate are included for your preferred carry method. Also, a MOLLE mount adapter is available from the company.

The Stage 1 Carry Holsters use an active retention system that the company calls the “Automatic Retention System” or ARS. When the gun is inserted into the holster, the ARS automatically locks onto the gun to prevent its removal without the movement of a thumb lever.

I’ve had a chance to spend a little time with one of these at a nearby gun shop. The draw is pretty easy to master, and the ARS does seem to work. However, I have not had an opportunity to test the rig for durability or to see what, if any, affect introducing dirt or other debris into the system might have. If you’ve had some experience with one of these rigs, please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • PersonCommenting

    Dont Cz p 10 holsters also fit glock 19s?

  • Finally! I’ve wanted one of these for my VP9 for some time.

  • Holdfast_II

    That’s a lot of holster for a little Glock 43!

  • retfed

    I don’t get these Kydex holsters with the screw-attached paddles (or belt slots). I’ve tried them, and they add way too much width to the whole assembly and make you look like you’re carrying your lunch on your hip. I prefer a leather 3-slot pancake style, like I’ve carried for over 40 years. (Yeah, I’m old, but I did at least try the newfangled Kydex.) The leather holsters are flatter and much less obvious.
    Am I doing it wrong?