New Hogue Automatic Retention Holster

imageHogue, Inc. is introducing a new feature on their line of holsters.  It is called the Automatic Retention System.  The retention is released by the thumb during the drawing of the handgun.  When reinserted, the gun is passively locked in at the trigger guard.

This type of holster provides a positive hold on the firearm, but avoids a competitor’s perceived problem by having the release at the thumb and not a finger.  Not that I have a problem with the trigger finger release on the issued holster I have carried in plainclothes for eight years.  My patrol holster has a thumb release.

Read Hogue’s ARS press release here:

Henderson, NV – Hogue, Inc., America’s premier manufacturer of firearm grips, stocks, AR components, knives, holsters, gear and accessories is proud to announce their line of automatic retention carry holsters for a wide variety of handguns. “We’re designing and building first rate carry holsters from the ground up,” explained Hogue President Aaron Hogue. “We see a great opportunity to offer a superior product at an affordable price point to practically everyone who owns a handgun.”

To that end, Hogue’s holster line includes right and left-handed designs for all kinds of handguns from most popular gun makers including Glock, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Walther, Smith & Wesson, CZ and Springfield. All models feature the company’s patented Automatic Retention System™ – an ingenious trigger guard-lock design that’s surprisingly hard to defeat when the handgun is holstered. A discretely-located thumb release on the inside of the holster makes for an intuitive, fast draw while re-holstering is quick and consistent thanks to a spacious pistol channel. “We sweated a lot of details,” said Hogue. “Each holster is uniquely designed for a specific model handgun so the fit and finish rivals a lot of custom designs out there.”

A closer look at a Hogue holster reveals a host of exclusive features built in: a flexible, comfortable paddle that conforms beautifully to the hip, an included belt plate option, and a built-in cant that eliminates the need for easy-to-lose spacers and washers. Most models can be configured for straight, FBI angle or cross draw positioning and all feature a contoured, low print profile. The entire line is intelligently-designed with an eye toward ergonomics, function and durability. “We’ve designed our carry holsters for an intuitive, standard grip fast draw that’s consistent over the life of the holster,” explained Hogue.

Hogue products are manufactured in family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit to find a Hogue dealer near you.

image image image imageThese Hogue Automatic Retention System Holsters come in matte black and carbon-fiber weave pattern for a variety of different handguns.  MSRP is $49.95.  A drop rig for the ARS carry holsters is also available.


photos:  Hogue

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