^ So then the question follows - with your needs and preferences that "the juice is not worth the squeeze," where it comes to the compromise between having a pistol-mounted WML and the relative "open-ness" of the mouth of the holster around the trigger-guard area....
...but at what point does that equation flip the other way?
For many LE agencies, their UoF continuum treats a gun-grab as a potential lethal-force response - in this context, is the fact that a suspect is able to, through vigorous physical force literally force his/her way into the holster and cause an unintentional (to the officer) discharge an actual problem with the holster (which may continue to otherwise retain the weapon and prevent a successful gun-grab), or does this failure signal deeper considerations? Further, does this concern effectively negate the ability for officers to be able to employ WML-enabled handguns?
And lets also look again at the civilian side of the question, too. Currently, the de-facto Gold Standard for multi-gun/multi-light (the Modlite PL350 model will be released simultaneously with the light) capability IWB/OWB passive-retention-only WML-enabled is the PHLster Floodlight:
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^Picture take from OPTactical.
Geared towards conceal-carry, it's gained a large following even among the "gear snob" crowd on the likes of P&S and similar. Yet, there's still an undeniable gap in that area....
I'm not suggesting that you're wrong, @BobM - just continuing the discussion, that's all.
No offense taken or thought of.
Me, wrong? Never! Hah! Am only human most days, prone to much of what other people are.
On holsters? There's generally a lot of thought that goes into a good well thought and built out holster. Good coverage and firearm protection are just a few. Things like how rigid, so they don't snag or flex too much, how smooth so they aren't an irritation in more ways than one and good retention are some more. To me, good retention isn't just holding gun in place, it's also how it's done safely and securely....as in good trigger coverage from all sides. Function? Covers many requirements as in what type of usage? In the fields and forests of a city or out in the ones out in the country? Then, there's competition usage, where speed is paramount and safety is on an even keel with it, where secondary safety needs from outside influences is a rarity.
Me? Snob? Am thinking far from it, just strongly believe in common sense safety. It's possible to have fun and function safely when using enough common sense and foresight. Yup, there can be trade off's on safety to a point, some people do get a bit anal where function is almost defeated? Newer fuel cans actually being usable for a good common example? Good safety may go back to a good well rounded education used as prevention and safety in society?