An Excellent Holster - Break It In!
I got interested in this set up since our agency went to weapon lights and the amended holsters on our duty belt. I would absolutely buy this holster again. It is very professional looking, having no problem riding in a suite or shirt and tie, really remarkable. And the Halo is much smaller than I anticipated, providing realistic concealment of a weapon-light-equipped pistol. The halo rides surprisingly high and close to the body. And it is surprisingly compact. Nevertheless, it would be nice for Galco to offer a lined Kydex or similar functioning material such as we have on our agency duty belts.
This gets it's own paragraph: I can't over stress the extent to which the quality and detail of the Halo Belt Holster is immediately evident. It could of looked cheaper like some other brands, or overly busy with all the contours, but no, Galco got this thing right. No problem wearing in court with a suit or shirt and tie. You could tell someone you paid $219 for it and they would believe you. Of course the price is much less.
There is so much fitting between the weapon and the mounted light, you may understandably have considerably break-in to accomplish, it's not like buying a Combat Master - but it is simple, use ziplock one at a time for four hours each until you get the exact fit you want. Much if all of the once-in-a-while whining by law enforcement sales regarding the holster being too tight I assume to some extent are simply the user's failure to know to break the holster in.
For break-in, use name brand zip lock freezer bags for a consistent thicker plastic. My Halo was delivered with a typically significantly tight fit and was to fit around a Gen. 5 Glock Model 17 with a holster approved Streamlight TLR-1 HL 800 Lumen Weapon Light. Starting with one bag, I set the light and weapon in the holster having to press down with some force to get the retention strap snapped. In four hours it was already less tight, but still needed relief. So I went to the second bag and let it sit four hours, then the third, then the fourth, each time with four to six hours set time. Each bag caused noticeably less resistance. The next day I used the holster and weapon rig at four bags. The weapon went in and out of the holster acceptably well, but I still went to a fifth bag where I could of stopped and been perfectly happy. But since it has a retention strap, I actually used a sixth bag to really slick up the easy removal and reholstering. About 3 minutes work every four hours. Some holsters out of the box will take less break-in. What I didn't use was any of the Galco product that slicks things up in the interior leather, so it may of been a much easier process, I don't know.