tough to break in, but be patient. follow the instructions for break-in and you'll be in good shape. once broke in, the holster retention is great whilst allowing for a very rapid draw. I have 2, one for a 1911 and the other for a BHP, which required less break-in effort than the 1911. worth the money, my first range holster was a galco and I still wear it to this day as an RO. these are holsters you'll no doubt be passing down to another generation. well made.