known for their CLAM SHELL holsters.
clamshell design is no longer seen or used; this style holster was
actually developed in the 1920's and saw resurgence in the 1970's
(Thanks, ADAM-12 Pete Malloy & partner). For a time this was THE after market department authorized holster for the LAPD and other California Police agencies. It has become a collectible holster, and is a unique part of the history of holster-making.
This holster probably dates back to the early 1970s period or earlier, based on the design.The
clamshell design uses a hard framework with a mechanical release in the
trigger guard, which when pushed, springs the holster open mechanically
and the gun is right there in your hand ready to come on target. Super
fast for its time and even now, as there is no wasted movement in the
draw and target acquisition is rapid. Function and looks as NEW.
Guns are held ROCK SOLID in this holsters with no wiggle or shake
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