Holster with sight protection device

  • US 5,161,721 A
  • Filed: 01/09/1991
  • Issued: 11/10/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A holster for a handgun, comprising:

  • a holster body having a handgun receiving cavity for receiving a handgun, the cavity having spaced side walls and spaced ends, at least one end of the cavity comprising a fold;

    a strip of material having a preformed, indented central channel in one of its faces, the channel having a base and spaced side walls and extending along at least part of the length of the strip and side flanges projecting from each side of the channel, the strip being of reduced thickness at the base wall of the channel;

    securing means for securing the strip along the length of the channel to the fold forming an end of the handgun receiving cavity with the channel facing inwardly into the cavity;

    the securing means extending along the channel and being confined within the width of the channel, all remaining areas of the strip on opposite sides of the securing means being free and unsecured to the underlying holster body; and

    the channel comprising means for receiving at least a front sight projecting upwardly from a handgun as the handgun is inserted in a holster.

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