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How well does the holster contain the gun?
0 = Open carry using a nylon one-size-fits-all holster with no retention and a cheap metal belt clip.
5 = One retention method and two of the three of: a cover garment, good construction or good mounting.
10 = Strong construction, secure mount to the belt, 1 passive and 2 active retention methods, plus a cover garment.
This rating is a measure of two things:
1. how well the holster prevents your gun from falling out when you’re wrestling with a bad guy (or crashing a motorcycle).
2. how well the holster prevents a bad guy from getting your gun.