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Clever and convenient
on April 17, 2013
New Blackhawk quick disconnects came in today. The design is clever, allowing the user to quickly change holsters/platforms with minimal effort. I can now switch a holster from my drop leg rig, to a belt clip, to a paddle, to a car mount in about 5 seconds. Maybe not quite as elegant as G-Code's RTI system, but very impressive, and especially handy if you're a SERPA fan like I am.
The system does add a good 1-2" in thickness to any rig, so it's not optimal for concealing.
Note: One improvement would be rotating the release clamps on the female side from the 12/6 positions to the 3/9 positions. The 12 position doesn't present a problem, but the 6 is sometimes covered by the holster itself and someone with fatter fingers than I could have even more trouble tripping the release.
Update: Ok, may have found a solution to the 12/6 trip issue. You can trip the 6 o'clock release, put pressure on the holster to rotate, and then trip the 12 o'clock release (with a little more effort). This allows the holster to pop right out. This may have been a design choice since the counter-clockwise rotation to release is natural and allows constant pressure. Regardless, it makes operation much easier and fixes the only real complaint I had.