Featured RECOIL Exclusive. New retention holster from Safariland Iain Harrison October 4, 2013 Join the Conversation The middle finger presses upward on the black tab below the trigger guard as the pistol is gripped, unlocking the retention device Safariland today unveiled their new retention holster, due to be rolled out to stores in January. Aimed at the civilian user, it features a well-designed locking mechanism that is cleared when the user takes a firing grip on the weapon, without having to press buttons, twist the gun or undo a thumb break. We got to try it out with both a blue gun and a G17 and it's about as intuitive as it gets, holding onto the gun securely, yet releasing it as soon as we grabbed the weapon to draw. We tried it both strong hand and weak hand only – both worked. We've always stayed clear of retention holsters, unless there was a pressing need for them, as they usually require learning a new draw technique which might be confusing when everything goes pear-shaped. With this design, there's no additional steps and the actual locking mechanism has been proven for many years on Safariland's duty holsters. At an MSRP of less than 50 bucks, it begs the question of why wouldn't you use a retention device for a CCW piece? Explore RECOILweb:Middle-Aged Power StruggleLearning radio comms and why you shouldGrey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol on RECOILtv's Gun RoomRECOILtv Carnivore: Hawaii Forge to Table NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.