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/.