The most common type of no-claw holster is one that has a single pin through the trigger guard and then slides off easily. Some models have no pins and attach to the belt with either hooks or loops attached to the back of the holster like what you see with the military-style holsters like Uncle Mike’s and Blackhawk. The most important thing about this type of holster is that it needs to be a custom fit. Manufacturers have measurements listed on the product, but those don’t always hold from one person to another or from one manufacturer to another so the consumer needs to do the research and go over all of their options before choosing a holster.
Another type of no-claw holster is a paddle holster. Paddle holsters attach to the waistband using a rubberized paddle that sticks inside of your pants and makes it almost impossible for the gun to get free from the holster by accident. This is achieved by creating friction between the holster and the wearer’s belt. The major drawback of this type of no-claw holster is that it is not as easy to put on and take off as the single-pin models. The bottom line about these types of no-claw holsters, there should be some method for attaching it to your body because you want something that stays in place when you need it and comes out quickly so you can defend yourself.
The third type of no-claw holster is the one that uses friction to keep your gun in place, like the single-pin models. This style of no-claw holster does not include any devices for holding onto it so it has been a custom fit for you. It has to be molded around your gun and contour to your body or else it could come out with the gun when you draw your weapon. It keeps the gun close to your body and keeps it out of sight for a more discreet carry option.
A fourth style is not technically considered a no-claw holster but it does work just as effectively at releasing the gun and that is the paddle holster with molded retention. This version has the same function as the paddles on the single-pin models but it is molded around your gun for that perfect fit.
So when you are looking for a holster, many choose one that has no clip or retention device to keep their gun in place because they want something low profile and easy to take off quickly when they need it most. When you go to buy one for yourself, you want to choose a holster that fits your body and your gun so it stays in place when you need it and comes out quickly when it is time to pull the trigger.
The No Claw holster is designed to work with all semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, and auto pistols. It will work with a long list of handguns that includes: Smith & Wesson Sigma Series, Beretta 92 Series, Ruger SR9 Series, Springfield XD9 Series, Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 9mm Pistol, H&K USP Compact .45 ACP Pistol, etc. to purchase an added part to make it functional.