Elite Survival Systems Tactical MOLLE Holster for Handguns with Lights
Posted by AJ Koenes on Mar 16th 2023
Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster Review – The Perfect Complement to Your Plate Carrier Setup
The Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster is a superb way to attach your backup weapon to your plate carrier. The quality of the holster is superb and the design is well thought out.
Where To Buy the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights
You can buy the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster website here.
Looking For a Holster that Can Do It All?
This holster was straightforward and came in a visually appealing, durable bag. It wasn't until I opened the package that I truly appreciated its superior quality. The holster has been carefully crafted with 1000 denier nylon and high-quality hook and loop straps to provide a secure fit. It is well-sized for various types of handguns, while its retention strategy ensures that the weapon remains held in place at all times. This nylon holster is built to last, its sturdy construction ensures that it won't fall apart no matter how hard you use it.
Specs of the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights
|Color||Black ; Coyote Tan|
|Part #/Sizes||#7690 ; #7691|
|Part #7690||Fits: Glock 17/22/31/37/20/21; Ruger P89/P90/P91/P93/P94/P95/345/SR9; Sig Sauer P220/P226/P250/P320; Springfield Armory XD 4"; Taurus 24/7; FN P-9; S&W 99, Sigma, Tactical Series; Beretta PX4 Storm; Most 4-4.5" large frame autos|
|Part #7691||Fits:Fits:Beretta 92/96, M9; H&K USP;FN 5.7; Taurus 92/99/100; Springfield Armory XD 5"; Most 5" large frame autos|
Field Test of the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights
The M.O.L.L.E Tactical Holster, like any other piece of M.O.L.L.E gear, can be a bit tricky to set up on your vest due to the webbing involved in its installation process. However, I found that taking out my plate, allowed me more flexibility and made it much simpler for me to attach the holster onto my vest securely, and in an ideal spot that was easy for me to reach whenever needed.
To guarantee secure storage of your pistol, several security measures are employed. A single snap with a nylon strap is the first line of defense, which then has an additional layer of protection from a hook and loop strap that covers it to block any accidental openings. So when you're reaching for your gun, ensure to rip away the hook and loop fastener from the snap, before slipping your thumb between them both so you can remove it. With a single slide of your thumb, the snap unclasps and releases your weapon. Simple and straightforward, this holster works like a charm. Furthermore, it is compatible with many standard firearms: Glocks, Sigs, Springfield Armory XDEs to Beretta Px4 Storms - plus larger models too. In addition to these features, lasers and lights can also be incorporated into this holster design for optimal performance.
Not only is this holster compatible with optics-ready handguns, but it also features a magazine pouch along the top for added convenience. The neutral tone makes it ideal for pairing with tan vests or any other color without looking out of place. Additionally, there are straps at both the bottom and side to adjust your fit accordingly depending on what pistol you're carrying, adding yet another layer of modularity and compatibility. As you can see, I'm using an AREX Delta M handgun. This pistol is on the smaller side and thus, all of its sizing straps need to be tightly secured for a perfect fit inside this holster. Plus, there's plenty of extra room to add a surefire light if ever desired.
Pros of the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights
Everyone on the market manufactures M.O.L.L.E equipment and you can purchase gun cases with nylon material quite easily, yet rarely will you find a quality 1000 denier nylon such as Elite Survival System offers. The superiority in construction and materials become evident when it's picked up. This holster has a remarkable degree of shape retention comparable to leather. No small detail was neglected either - every stitch, buckle, clasp, and velcro is carefully crafted for maximum performance results.
What I appreciate about this holster is that Elite Survival Systems included a plastic shim to help fit your pistol. It can be quite challenging to attach the retention strap since it slips between the holster and gun, making it difficult to make any adjustments without pulling at both sides simultaneously. The plastic shim allows you to adjust more precisely so you can ensure that the hook and loop are snugly secured around your weapon for maximum safety.
To truly appreciate the convenience of plastic shim, one must experience it for themselves. By inserting this device between the hook and loop components, you can tension your holster according to individual preference -while also ensuring that once you pull out said shim, your pistol will be securely held in place by an immediate connection of these two elements.
Cons of the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights,
To be honest, there's nothing negative I can speak of about this holster. The only thing that could use improvement is the straps connecting to my M.O.L.L.E vest which are rigidly placed in one direction. Although they work, it would have been nice if they were more flexible so that I could have them tighter against the vest for better security and comfortability on me at all times. Until then though, it fulfills its purpose excellently.
Final Thoughts on the Elite Survival Systems Tactical M.O.L.L.E Holster for Handguns with Lights
The Elite Survival Systems M.O.L.L.E Tactical Holster is the perfect complement to my plate carrier setup. It’s something I had been desperately seeking to attach a backup firearm without having excessively bulky or large holsters that would take up half of the vest space! This holster fits snugly and only occupies one-quarter of the vest, while still allowing enough room nearby for magazine pouches and Cobra handcuffs. Furthermore, I mount my plate carrier at the back of my passenger seat for quick and easy pistol access when driving in my Chevy Avalanche. This is an additional advantage to using Elite Survival Systems M.O.L.L.E Tactical Holster as it enables me to quickly draw from this holster while seated behind the wheel.