Holster retention system

  • US 7,841,497 B1
  • Filed: 01/06/2005
  • Issued: 11/30/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/06/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A holster for a handgun, comprising:

  • a cavity having an open top end, a bottom end, a frame/slide portion, and a trigger guard portion, wherein the frame/slide portion of the cavity has greater depth than the trigger guard portion of the cavity;

    an axis defined along a side wall of the holster, wherein the axis extends from the open top end to the bottom end;

    a lever having a finger button portion and an engagement portion, wherein the lever includes a first side facing generally away from the holster cavity and a second side facing generally toward the holster cavity, and wherein the engagement portion of the lever includes a locking portion protruding from the second side of the engagement portion;

    wherein the lever is positioned atop the side wall of the holster, and wherein the lever is pivotally attached atop the side wall of the holster, along the axis, approximately between the finger button portion and the engagement portion, such that the finger button portion extends from the axis and is situated above the frame/slide portion of the cavity and the engagement portion extends from the axis and is situated above the trigger guard portion of the cavity;

    a ridge extending from the side wall around at least a portion of the lever so as to define a recess, wherein the lever is positioned within the recess; and

    an aperture formed in a portion of the side wall beneath at least a portion of the finger button portion of the lever, wherein the aperture is formed within the recess.

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