5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster

5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster

SKU #: 511-ThumbDrive
MSRP: $64.99
$59.99
5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
Description
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    Joining 5.11’s holster line is the new ThumbDrive™ Level II Holster engineered for speed and safety by Blade-Tech and field tested by Viking Tactics®. With an exclusive thumb-activated release that secures your weapon at all times, the reinforced ThumbDrive Holster provides an extra level of officer security by helping you retain constant firearm control in even the most volatile situations. 5.11’s innovative Chop-Block attachment, helps prevent others from accessing your firearm.

    Similar to a custom holster in appearance, feel and fit, 5.11’s ThumbDrive Holster is built for years of dependable performance and features a special slick-surface polymer that won’t wear the finish of your gun like traditional leather holsters. The proprietary polymer retains its shape in temperatures above 300º Fahrenheit, yet remains stable in low temperatures and offers superior impact strength.

    The ThumbDrive Holster is available in right and left-handed versions for the Glock 17/22, 19/23 and 34/35, with more styles to follow.

    You can also turn this holster into a thigh rig with the 5.11 Tactical Thumbdrive Thigh Rig.

    Features
  • Includes Belt Slide and Paddle
  • Belt Slide adjusts to fit up to 2.25” belts
  • Includes Chop-Block attachment
  • Holster is reinforced for increased weapon retention
  • Field tested by Viking Tactics™
  • Reviews
    5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive Holster
    59.99
    4.5 Stars based on 32 Review(s)
    gfp
    Long Island, NY
    1 Stars

    Will not work for Sig P226
    June 17, 2016
    This was the 2nd 5:11 Thumb drive holster I ordered for my Sig P226. First one I recieved would not retain the pistol. I call 5:11 and discussed this with them. They told me the holster was defective and to order another holster. I spoke to customer service at LA Police Gear about the problem and asked them if they knew of any issues with the holster. They told me they did not. When I recieved the 2nd holster same thing; Pistol would not retrain in the holster. I went to my local gun shop and had the gun smith look at it and try it with 6 other Sig P226's from different years: none of them retained in the holster. It did retain 220, 227, 228, and 229 but none of the various P226's. The gun smith tells me that P226 is bottoming out at the grip by the mag release not allowing the 226 to reach the retaining device. I called 5:11 again to discuss this with them and they tell me they are looking into it.
    Cons:
    Will not work for Sig P226

    Jon
    MD
    1 Stars

    Sig 226 model DOES NOT WORK
    June 11, 2016
    I heard great things about this holster with Glock models so I suggested the Thumb Drive to my Father for his Sig 226. When the first Holster arrived it did not work. The holster would not retain the gun at all. My father Was assured that it was a defect with that particular holster so he returned it and ordered a new one. When the second holster arrived he had the same problem. My father took the gun to his local gun shop and tried it with a variety of 226 models with the same result. After doing some further internet research my father is not the only one who has had this problem. It seems like the problem is that the holster does not fit properly around the trigger guard. Due to the fit the weapon does not seat in the holster so the retention device never engages in the first place. When my father called 511 they said they were "unaware of any problems". I know that the holsters are technically made by Blade Tech, but how about some quality control here. We are not talking about a defect that manifests itself over time. This product simply does not work out of the box. A review from 2011 on Amazon sates the same issue. Two questions. #1) How do they still not know about the defect after that guy who did that review called them got the same response? #2) How has this not been fixed yet? I don't know. Maybe the blank used to create the holster in the first place was based off a much older model Sig. Even so the least 511 could do is state that the holster will only work with older model Sigs.
    Pros:
    0
    Cons:
    Does not work.

    ken
    Wa
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    excellant product, great service
    April 22, 2016
    Good fit. great retention, as a duty holster you'll have no worries.
    Pros:
    Good Fit well made won't scratch gun finish

    Chet
    Dallas, TX.
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    A great holster for rmr's
    April 16, 2016
    I built a Glock 17 with a Trijicon RMR and was having trouble finding a thinner retention holster to carry on duty under a jacket. This one is slim, well built, secures nicely and is easy to draw due to the thumb release. The lower price helped me decide to give it a try. I like the multiple options it has for mounting. Very pleased with the purchase.
    Pros:
    Slim profile Comfortable to wear Easy to operate
    Cons:
    I needed to make a small razorblade cut to accept my RMR near the shroud (see pic). That's due to where I chose to have it mounted, not 5.11's issue. Not really a con, just information.

    Daniel
    Pittsburgh, PA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Wow!
    April 8, 2016
    Best holster I've ever bought. Durable, keeps weapon secure, and easy to convert from belt to drop leg. Can't wait to beat this thing up more :)
    Pros:
    All around great holster
    Cons:
    Find your own, because I can't

    H Duggan
    Baton Rouge Louisiania
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great holster works as it should
    February 25, 2016
    Great holster every thing worked as is should, only wished 5.11 offered it in a level 3.

    Mark
    Lodi, CA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Every thing I expected
    January 20, 2016
    Great brand and a great holster

    Rick
    wichita, ks
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    solid hold
    November 6, 2015
    works fine with my pistol, thumb drive is no problem to present the weapon. good quality

    George P
    Palmdale CA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Excellent holster
    October 18, 2015
    I was skeptical at first but I should have known better 5.11 makes quality gear and this holster has surpassed my expectations. Very happy with this holster, fast and easy draw once you become familiar with it. Fast shipping as well! I definitely recommend this holster. I have the Glock 34
    Pros:
    Rugged, dependable, secure, comfortable to wear and I love the carry options.
    Cons:
    None

    Garrick
    Houston, Texas
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great Holster
    October 15, 2015
    What sold me on this was Kyle Lam's demonstration of the holster. I like the Thumb Drive versus the Safariland Hood, and the cover on the front is a deterrent feature. I own four of these. One on my Battle Belt and the others fro everyday carry. You may want to investigate the "drop option" hanger is you are outside a lot.
    Pros:
    Great Holster and fits Glock Models really well.
    Cons:
    Only comes in Black. They need FDE and Forest Green.

    Kevin
    Los Angeles, CA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Awesome holster with great retention and quick release!
    October 11, 2015
    I ordered the 5.11 thumbdrive holster for my Sig P229R and it fits perfectly. The retention is great and there is almost no learning curve to master a super quick release. I attached the included paddle holster attachment and it fits my belts comfortably. It's only slightly uncomfortable on long drives when wearing in a vehicle, but it can be adjusted to fit comfortably. I also really like that it has a removable shroud to prevent take-away issues. My only minor gripe is that holster does stick out more than most other holsters, but for a duty holster this isn't a problem - even so, it can be concealed, but just requires a baggy shirt. All in all, I highly recommended this holster and wish I had gotten it sooner!
    Pros:
    Secure, quick draw, easy to re-holster
    Cons:
    Difficult to conceal

    B Hatfield
    Nevada
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great Tactical Holster
    July 1, 2015
    This is a solid and well built holster. The draw motion is very easy to train with and use and has a lot of attachment options as the bolt pattern is the same as most of the blade - tech and blackhawk model holsters and mounting platforms. That said, I feel the holster not suitable for uniformed duty. The holster retention is good but not a true level 2. It's a solid open carry holster for plain clothes duty work or a tactical holster on a drop leg platform or tact vest, but the lack of adjustment on the passive retention system means you're relying only on the chop block for protection against someone trying to grab your firearm. Also the lack of protection of the rear sight means it's easy to knock your rear sight out of alignment or off altogether. Overall it's a great holster, just not a uniform duty holster.
    Pros:
    Light weight, easy draw, and very well made
    Cons:
    Lack of a true passive retention system and rear sight guard means it's not the best option for uniform police work.

    Martin C.
    Whitewater, WI
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Lennie T is right.
    June 14, 2015
    I'm a former Rangemaster at Front Sight, NV. I know about presentation from the holster. The thumb drive lever sits just a little too low when your presentation is with thumbs high. I like the holster and I would make a similar modification to what Lennie T has suggested. This is a nice for a level 2 holster.

    Herbert Neeson
    Lynnwood, WA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    The best retention holster ever designed!
    February 12, 2015
    I bought my thumb-drive holster several years ago, from LAPG. This is my first review on this holster because I felt that the product sold itself. This belief was shaken as I read some of the reviews below. First of all, for "me, not you" , you were given a holster made for a different gun, not the one you own. Mixups happen all the time. When you get something from LAPG that does not work, don"t try to "fix it" - SEND IT BACK! LA Police Gear will make it right. As for the guys with concealment problems, get a grip! Youhave the wrong holster as well. I wear my thumb-drive where it belongs -out in the open! In my case, it's mounted to a drop-leg platform, using the mounting adapter for molle mount made by blade-tech. The holster also fits my gun- WITHOUT any amatreur modification! If you need a concealable holster that hugs your body, 511/Blade-tech makes a number of holsters made for that purpose. If you need security in a concealment holster, turn to the Serpa line, made by Blade-Tech. Just remember: the Serpa requires that you use proper placement of your trigger finger. If you have the bad habit of placeing it on the trigger guard, rarther than the frame, well, Serpa will insist that you break that nasty, unsafe habit! HLN
    Pros:
    Easy to re-holster, easy for you draw, while safe from a felon grabbing it in a scufle, with the "chop-block" attached. Best OUTSIDE holster ever devised.

    Chris
    Mass
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Good holster
    January 13, 2015
    I love this holster and how it comes with multiple ways to attach to your pants or belt. It's also great that it can be run on a thigh rig of that's your cup of tea. I do wish that it didn't stick out so far and you could adjust the height at which it rides on your belt and length of the button that unlocks it. But that's just me nitpicking, it's still one of the best holsters I have. The locking mechanism is sturdy, and your gun fits nice and snug.
    Pros:
    Very sturdy and fits pistol perfect,
    Cons:
    No height adjustment or ability to adjust the unlocking button



    Q&A
    Ask a Question
    By Gregory Shin on February 5, 2013
    I have a Beretta 92 SB, it has the old round trigger guard, will this holster work.
    on February 5, 2013

    Answer:
    No, a Beretta 92SB with a round trigger guard will not properly fit in this holster since the trigger guard is not the same shape as the mold.

    By James E Matthews on February 16, 2013
    I have just bought a Taurus PT145 Millinnium 10 round 45 pro what typ of holster will work with this gun it must be right handed and a phase two.
    on February 16, 2013

    Answer:
    We have not been able to find any Level 2 holsters designed for a Taurus PT145. We have looked at the manufacturers websites for multiple holster brands we carry and numerous forums to see if anyone had a Level 2 holster for this gun, and found nothing.

    By Brian on April 30, 2013
    I have a hi point 45 acp is this holster compatible with this firearm
    on April 30, 2013

    Answer:
    5.11 does not make this holster for a Hi Point .45.

    By josh teter on February 6, 2013
    Will this holster work for a S&W SD40 VE? if not what do you recomend?
    on February 6, 2013

    Answer:
    We have not been able to find any information on this 5.11 Holster fitting a S&W SD40VE. We did however find a video where the SD40VE fit in a M&P 9/40 Blackhawk Serpa Holster. If you are interested you can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62qWQt5PYxk and you can find the Blackhawk Serpa Holster here: http://www.lapolicegear.com/blcqcsehomaf.html (Part number: 410525)

    By JP Munoz on March 3, 2013
    I have a S&W 410S .40S&W which I am told is the same frame size as the 411. Will this holster work and if not, do you have another similar model that will work?
    on March 3, 2013

    Answer:
    This 5.11 Holster will not fit a S&W 410S. We do not know of any other holsters similar to this that will fit a S&W 410S. We have only seen leather and nylon holsters that are able to accommodate the 410S.

    By Barry on January 2, 2013
    I have a Springfield XDM 45 ACP, is this holster compatible with this firearm
    on January 2, 2013

    Answer:
    5.11 does not make this holster for and Springfield models.

    By don thompson on July 15, 2013
    will this holster fit a Taurus PT92AFS? And will it swivel on the paddle to set up as a right hand cross draw?
    on July 15, 2013

    Answer:
    A Taurus PT92 AFS will not fit in this 5.11 Thumbdrive Holster designed for the Beretta 92 since the Beretta holster is not designed to hold a firearm with an under barrel rail.

    By Jordan Larson on January 4, 2013
    is there a way to attach this holster to a molle drop rig platform such as the 5.11 Tactical Thigh Rig?
    on January 4, 2013

    Answer:
    There is no way to attach this holster to the MOLLE Tactical Thigh Rig.

    By bailey on February 23, 2013
    does this fit smith n Weston m&p 40 cal
    on February 23, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, this 5.11 Holster will fit a S&W M&P .40. Choose the part number for your handgun in the drop down option box.

    By Michael Jozwiak on March 6, 2013
    I have a Firestar M43 What size would would fit my revolver?
    on March 6, 2013

    Answer:
    This 5.11 Thumbdrive Holster will not fit a Firestar M43.

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