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Race Master Holster

About a month ago, I published an initial review of the DoubleAlpha Academy's new Race Master holster. I promised an updated review once I'd spent some more time with the holster, so... here we go!

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Race Master Holster

In my 16-some-odd year shooting career, I've had a number of different holsters on my belt. Inevitably, choosing a holster seems to come down to choosing the one who's downsides you most wanted to put up with. I've used Safariland 009 and 012s, the original Limcat, the pinless Ghost, the Guga Ribas, and now the CR Speed holster, and have found all of them lacking in one way or another. Recently, a new holster hit the market that promised to have all the good and none of the bad - the Race Master, made by Double Alpha Academy. I decided to give one a test, and see how it stacks up against the other holsters I've used.

I should note that this is an initial review, based on spending a week with the holster. I will be writing an update after I've spent more time with it and had a chance to see how it performs in several matches and practices.

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I recently had a friend ask me how to set up the CR Speed holster he'd bought for his Sig X-Five. We were going to try to go over it while I was last in California, but we ran out of time. So... out came the video camera, and away I went. To save on bandwidth, I popped them onto YouTube and left them unprotected, so that everyone can see them - and they seem to be useful for folks.

So, here's the vids... Yeah, plural. The whole thing was about 17 minutes long! However, this pretty much covers the bases on the Hows and Whys on setting up a holster - CR Speed in particular, but the reasons for the adjustments apply to every holster out there. Some will be more or less adjustable than others, but the principles are the same.

Enjoy!

I've shot the Double Tap Championship 4 times now, and the match has never failed to be a fun and challenging experience. It didn't hurt that I had one of the best performances of my career, too. The theme this year was "Indiana Jones", and was a 13 stage, 348 round contest that was mostly more straight up than most matches. Sure, there were the usual Robert Porter embellishments, based on the match theme - but the majority of the stages had very little in the way of "carnival factor" to them this year.

The biggest individual challenge this year? The weather! More on that in a bit... First, here's the match video...

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