SureFire has come up with an ingenious solution: the Masterfire® Rapid Deploy Holster (RDH), one holster that can be used for multiple handguns equipped with a SureFire weaponlight, red dot sights, and suppressors.
Unlike all other holsters, which secure the handgun by fitting it to the holster, the RDH secures the handgun by interfacing with H-Series WeaponLights instead of the holster.
By having an open top, the RDH is compatible with red dot sights, and by being open on the bottom, it can accommodate a suppressor.
The RDH is equipped with a primary lock in the form of a thumb break that provides Level I security. The thumb break retracts a pin that secures the light. The holster comes with two extensions for the thumb break, for those who may have trouble reaching it. An extension simply snaps down on the primary thumb break and is secured firmly in place with a screw from the rear of the holster.
With practice, both retention devices can be released in one smooth motion, but a caveat is in order here.
It seems natural to rotate the cam lock with the index (trigger) finger, but there was a natural tendency for the finger to curl while drawing and it sometimes ended up in the trigger guard. I found that using the middle knuckle on the middle finger to release the cam lock permitted the trigger finger to remain straight.
If I were to wear this holster, I would likely leave the automatic switch in the “OFF” position so as not to “paint” my position when presenting the pistol.
To verify the RDH can be used with different handguns, I tried using it with a X300UH-B WeaponLight and four different handguns: a Glock 19, Kimber Warrior 1911, SIG Sauer P229 Legion, and Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0. The RDH worked with equal aplomb with all four.
Currently only available in a right-hand version, the suggested retail price is $169.00. At first blush this may seem high-priced for a plastic holster, but consider that other holsters that can hold a handgun with a weaponlight but cannot support a red dot sight, let alone a suppressor, can run around $130.
By facilitating the use of many different models of handguns with lights, red dot sights, and suppressors, the RDH can be a bargain for those who need such a holster.