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I just ordered a Safariland 6360 for my M&P9. I see a lot of talk about the 6280/85 but nothing really about the 6360?



Does anyone have any gripes or complaints?



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The ALS system is brilliant. The biggest problem with the SLS was that you had to do more than just drop your gun in a bucket to secure it. If you had to go hands-on with someone, putting your gun away meant rotating the hood back into position or (too often) letting the gun flop around loose, easy to snatch.



The ALS system legitimately retains the pistol from falling out and to some extent from being snatches, while giving you a release mechanism that is so fast and easy that it will not impede your draw at all.



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I'm currently using a 6360 with my Glock 22. It's a very fast holster to draw from and is very natural to disengage the retention devices.

Once you holster the gun it automatically locks in. Flip the hood and everything is good to go.



Although the weapon is secured in the holster, I'm not sure how much force it would take to "break" it from the holster. The holster is plastic.. I don't have any gripes so far. Our dept. is transitioning to the 6360 with the new cadets that are coming in the academy. I was issued a 070 but I switched to the 6360.



With that said, a broken-in model 070 III can be just as fast to draw from.
 

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I'm looking forward to this holster as they are making it for pistols with lights! I like that it has a self locking feature with the hood...
 

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ALS is a huge improvement over the Raptor (rock back with SLS hood LVII) we used to have with a 4046. Now it is the ALS/SLS for our M&P's great automatic retention without having to put the hood back up if you're in a real hurry. We unscrew those weird looking things from the top of the holster, makes it work a little better and look a heck of a lot better.
 

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Our agency recently transitioned to the ALS along with the M&P's. I still carry my Glock in a 070 holster, but the deputies who went with the M&P like the ALS system better than the 6280. They do make the SLS with pistols with lights, but I don't know if they are making it for the M&P yet.
 

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eigtmillimeter: when you say you take off thatwierd looking thing do you mean that wing/shield thing or the actual hood?

I ordered mine without the shield thing
 

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JoeM&P said:
eigtmillimeter: when you say you take off thatwierd looking thing do you mean that wing/shield thing or the actual hood?

I ordered mine without the shield thing


Yeah thats the thing. For some reason ours came with them on and the first thing we did was use an allen wrench to take them off.
 

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I've been carrying the 6360 for the past 6 months since we put the M&P 40 on our approved weapons list. I really like the added security of the additional locking device. I too had to remove the hood over the SLS because it kept hanging up on the seatbelt from time to time and snagging on my jacket. Not to mention it's not very purty. 8)



If you are comfortable with the 6280, you will like the 6360. It didn't take much time to get to the same speed drawing it as I had with the 6280.
 

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I love the holster and have used it for my G23 and currently my M&P 40.
 

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Although the weapon is secured in the holster, I'm not sure how much force it would take to "break" it from the holster. The holster is plastic.. I don't have any gripes so far. Our dept. is transitioning to the 6360 with the new cadets that are coming in the academy. I was issued a 070 but I switched to the 6360.


If memory serves, Safariland subjects the holsters to over 400 ft-lbs of force during the development of their retention levels. These holster must pass these tests to be rated the way they are. Even with the hood disengaged the holster must stand up to these forces being applied to the weapon without the holster separating from the shank and/or the weapon being removed from the holster.



And calling the SAFARILAMINATE simply a "plastic" doesn't quite due it justice.



See http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/info/retention.aspx for a full discussion on the Safariland Retention Levels.



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They've been available in the MnP w/ light configuration for a while now.



Mine are set up on a UBL with the MLS system





I had to do a little customizing with my Dremel tool and a grinding bit to allow the CTC grip to fit. Easy to do.
 

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I just ordered a Safariland 6360 for my M&P9. I see a lot of talk about the 6280/85 but nothing really about the 6360?



Does anyone have any gripes or complaints?



Thanks



-J


I think it is a great holster for duty. I use the 6367 for hunting and concealed carry for my 45fs, and the 6378 for concealed carry with for 357fs. I can even carry the 357 in the 6367 when I need to.
 

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We've had a lot of success with the ALS system. It's much better than the SLS holsters which had all the retention capability of a bucket.
 
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