Friday 26 August, 2016
Holster is comfortable and ergonomically efficient. I got called out at a recent match. Unless I keep my suspenders snugged up real tight, I am in violation of the 50mm rule. No way to get it closer except to lift it closer to my spare tire belly flab. This holster needs more adjustment for closer to the body. Offset is only useful if it can be made legal.
Thursday 25 February, 2016
I am new to IPSC shooting. I wasn't happy with the positioning of my standard issue holster for my Sig Sauer P320 on my belt. It felt too high and not at the right angle for my hand from the surrender start position.
Problem solved with this holster. All angles are adjustable as well as fitment for preferred belt height to the handle. Really has "upped" my game. Thanks...great design.
Sunday 21 February, 2016
Sehr gute Qualität und absolut passgenau für meine Smith Wesson M&P 22
Friday 09 October, 2015
This holster needs modify for quick draw. I remade and now it works for me.
Sunday 20 September, 2015
The pdr-pro holster is Excellent!
Very s djustable and easy to use
Saturday 08 August, 2015
This is just a great holster for an really affordable price, the only minor point on it is that the balljoint is really soft so when tightening it you damage the ball. This makes it difficult to readjust as you probable are going to return to the former setting by the dents in the ball. Rounding off the clamp a bit leaves still enough strenght to hold on tight.
But hey, another holster cost twice the money.
The slick inside makes it a fast drawing holster so it still is a very good holster if you keep in mind to try it a couple of times whitout tightening it to hard before setting it fixed in its final position that you desire.
Wednesday 08 July, 2015
I purchased this for a CZ, and could not get it legal for USPSA production division. I could get it close, but the pistol was at such an odd angle it would not result in a good draw.
Saturday 06 June, 2015
just got a pdr-pro holster, i find it a good practical kit for ipsc
Tuesday 19 May, 2015
Bought new PDR Pro love the adjustment and CZ draws nicely very prompt and efficient service
Wednesday 15 April, 2015
excellent holster, il permet un dégainer académique. J'aurais aimé qu'il puisse se verrouiller et je le trouve moins adapté pour les pistolets bronzés (frottements)
Wednesday 01 April, 2015
I bought this holster for the dropped and offset feature and simplicity of the product. I have a CZ-SP01 and was going to use this in USPSA here in USA. I had the toughest time making sure that the gun positioning was compliant with USPSA rules while also taking advantage of the dropped and offset features. At first I had to have the gun at such an angle that the nose of the gun was pointed away from my body making the gun lean towards me to have it work. Contacted DA and was explained the positioning I desired would require some heat treatment. Spent a whole lot of time having to modify with heat and shave some material and adding a washer to make sure the pistol positioning was adequate for comfort and compliance to the rules. It was more work than I cared for. Since its now in a decent position, I appreciate it's use. It will be a difficult holster if you like to have your pistol ride low. But it will do the job well in the upper positionings. May look to the race master since my division will allow for that type of holster. The biggest turn off was the amount of time and energy spent on modifying the holster.
Saturday 28 March, 2015
I am new to the sport of competition shooting and since I started, I have tried numerous holsters ans always ends up not being satisfied. I chanced upon the PDR PRO and decided to give it a try. When it came in the mail my first impression was, wow it is meticulously made, quality. Fiddling with t and trying the different settings, I knew that I finally found what I want. Yue ball joint design was phenomenal. The ease of draw and reholstering was smooth and helped me help improve my draw. The kydex used is hgj quality, ride height adjustment perfect and fits really snug on my equally good DAA belt. The extended may release and front sight of my Glock 34 didn\'t pose any problem, none at all. This will be my last holster as long as play the sport and if1I get a different pistol, I will definitely get the same one. As they say \"buy once, cry once\"!
Friday 27 March, 2015
Great holster I have one on my belt I use for 3 gun.
Friday 27 March, 2015
I love this holster. It is one of the best and simplest designs I’ve found. I would suggest two small changes.
1- On my unit I found that the screws were a bit short and tended to come loose. I requested longer from DA and got a ton of them from CS. Problem fixed. Thank you.
2. On my cz I have a front sight that’s a bit high and with practicing the draw I found that the front sight was eating away at the holster. I received a new holster from DA and man you guys are great, thank you. If the holsters had a bit more height for taller front sights it would be awesome. Also Im a bit afraid to use the new holster cause I don’t what the same thing to happen.
The ball that rotates to adjust to another angle is made from weak materials. If you apply to much pressure you will mark it. When you try to adjust it to another angle the ball sort of self corrects to the any marks you made. Make that a bit tougher to mark and you will have a stellar holster.
Sunday 15 February, 2015
Best holster I've ever owned in the past 30 years!
Tuesday 23 December, 2014
Nice, useful, confortable for all kinds of activities on the shooting range
Monday 07 July, 2014
I am a IPSC's shooter from 35 years and I find this really functional and brilliant holster.
Saturday 31 May, 2014
I have been shooting IPSC for 23 years. In that time I have used numerous holsters for single stack or classic class. Some of brands were Hellweg, Ghost, and CR speed. The PDR Pro is the smoothest and safest holster I have used, and possibly one of the fastest. The sight channel is generous, so no little slithers of Kydex on your front sight. The Ball joint makes adjustment to suit our particular needs so easy, however you need to be mindful of keeping your pistol within 2 inches of the inner belt.
I can speak for myself in saying I will probably never need to purchase another holster for my 1911 for use in competition ever again, this one has it all.
Monday 05 May, 2014
DOUBLE ALPHA ACADEMY PDR-pro holster review
It seems that I am a kydex aficionado!
For years I have been shooting using all different kind of kydex holsters.
In IPSC competition I settled on the Blade-tech DOH holster. I have been pleased with this holster for many years. The only drawback for me on this holster was the position of the holster in relation to the hanger. That was just not a perfect angle for me. Unfortunately on this holster it was not possible to adjust the angle to a different position.
After giving it much thought I decided then to try the DAA Racer holster. This holster is fully adjustable and very useful for IPSC competition. I ordered this holster and after receiving it the next day I found it to be a very good holster that indeed gave me the opportunity to adjust it for a perfect draw position. I also quickly discovered that such a race holster was not for me. Due to many years of using a closed body type holster it was hard for me to remember to put the lock on after putting it back in the holster. This resulted in dropping the gun, first time ever, in my first match with it when picking up brass. Of course this is solely my fault but it resulted in feeling not comfortable using/wearing this otherwise very good holster.
So after giving it a try for about 6 months I returned back to my Blade-tech and the never ending search for better and improved equipment ☺
Then I saw the announcement of DAA that they would be coming out with a kind of DOH kydex holster which the possibility of adjusting the holster body. This definitely sounded like the much-wanted improvement on the holster I was using.
As usual when I want something really bad it is either hard to get or not available yet. So I pre-ordered the PDR pro. After a little wait Saul shipped a sample out to me.
After receiving and unpacking the holster I noticed that no adjustment tools were included. Fortunately the tools that came with the Racer also fit the PDR pro holster. This was maybe because my holster was one of the early deliveries and maybe in the current packages the tools are included!
First impression of the holster was very positive. It looked good and solid and I personally like that DAA got away from her colored logo on the holster body. I really don’t like the look of that. There is a very discreet logo in the same color on the hanger, which is absolutely fine. The kydex body is nice and thick and looks very professional.
The belt hanger has the same attachment as other DAA holster with the thin profile steel plates. This works great and provides a very secure attachment without any shifting of the holster on the belt. New on this hanger was also the possibility to put the holster on different size belts. I think this is a great feature, which gives you the opportunity to also use belts like Uncle Mike duty belt and such. As side note, it would also be nice as DAA would offer the same abilities on there magazine pouches! Now I can put the holster on 2” wide belt but not the magazine pouches!
The fit on the DAA 1.5” competition belt is of course outstanding. The holster can be positioned slightly up and down in height by using the belt spacers either in an up or down position. Further adjustment of the height is possible by the rail attachment position (fitted on the holster body) to the hanger. This givens you a wide range of up and down placement of the holster.
What I was most interested in was the possibility of adjusting the holster forward, backwards and sideways. Because lack of this was the main issue I had with the Blade-tech DOH as mentioned before.
Well the DAA PDR pro did not disappoint in this regard. The aluminum ball joint and steel lock-up plates are a joy. It is very simple to adjust the holster in any position you like while wearing the holster and secure it by yourself. No third hand is needed.
The lock up is also really solid. On the Racer I had to retighten the lock up a few times. On the PDR pro after the initial adjustment and locking I had zero issues in it getting lose again! A real one time deal.
The combination of the kydex full body holster, belt hanger AND infinite adjustment possibilities of the, very secure, ball joint should make this holster a dream for the IPSC/USPSA production, standard or classic shooter.
Currently I am shooting IPSC in the production division with my Glock 17. However the holster body is designed to accept both the 17 as 34 models. If I want to shoot a match in the standard division with my Glock 34 I don’t have to switch gear. I use the same belt and holster for both. This makes life more convenient and saves the money in buying two set-ups.
So far I used the PDR pro holster in some training sessions and 2 matches with great pleasure. I am really happy with the performance of the holster. Finally I have found a kydex holster that is perfectly adjusted to my grip angle. No issues anymore with locks and safeties, just drop the gun in the holster and it stays there very secure. After the beep the gun is right were I want it and comes out of the holster very smoothly. I have no experience with the suede lining that is part of the PDR low-ride holster but the bare kydex on the PDR pro works like a charm.
This holster is going to be the holster that is accompanying me to the 2014 IPSC Worldshoot in Frostproof, Florida, USA.
Mischa van de Water
Dutch production division national shooting team member (NPSA)
Mischa van de Water
Monday 24 February, 2014
I purchased this holster as an addition to my rig to compete in the famous Production Division with my trusty Para-LDA.
Quit impressive what is possible regarding the fitting-to-my-needs of this nice product.
With the ball joint, it can easily be moved in all directions. The thumbscrew helps you to increase/decrease the friction. The gun is held safe; the resistance during the draw is really nice and smooth.
I really like that holster.