Starting May 2013, the DAA Race Master Holsters will ship with a new and improved hanger! (Gradual transition to this design can be expected over the next month or two)
Building on our combined experience from the Racer and Race Master lines, as well as range testing and customer feedback, we are pleased to now offer this modified and improved hanger.
The new 2013 Race Master Hanger combines the best features from the original Race Master hanger and the newer Racer Hanger. It retains the wide aluminum belt bracket, and features a modified attachment point which allows a wider range of tilt. An enbedded serated washer between belt-hanger and vertical rod ensure secure lock up. The round 10mm vertical rod allows the holster a wider range of rotation as well as about 16mm (2/3”) of additional downward range. The round ball-joint housing design eliminates fitting issues, and provides a secure lockup for the ball-joint, while at the same time providing a larger tilt range.
The Ball Joint pin now locks into the holster body by means of a larger M8 screw, which eliminates the need for the small wedge used there before.
And added to the hanger design, is the self adjusting thigh pad, designed to mould itself to your leg, providing all-day comfort.
The best just got better!
We are extremely proud to present the new DAA Race Master Competition Holster to the shooting world. Designed by Saul Kirsch, and with valuable input from Angus Hobdell, more than 30 years of top-level competition experience contributed to its design. After nearly two years in development, we can say with confidence that this is indeed the next stage in competition holster evolution. Try one, and we are sure you will agree!
We set out to develop a new holster with the following goals in mind:
• To offer the best and most advanced release system on the market
• To offer a wide range of position adjustments – and to hold those settings rock solid
• To offer both a fully locked safety feature and tension adjustment capabilities
• To allow the user to change from one gun type to another without having to buy a
complete new holster
• To look sharper and cooler than any other race holster out there
• Right hand model available in black, silver, blue and red colors / Left hand model is available in black color only
We are pleased to say that the final product offers all these features and much more!
Looking the Part!
The Race Master Holster is as attractive as it is functional. No expense was spared in the design and construction of this state-of-the-art product. The entire holster is CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel and then hard anodized to offer a long-lasting surface finish in a selection of Black, Blue, Red, or Titanium Grey colors.
Patent-Pending Locking Mechanism
At the very heart of the new Race Master Holster is a brand-new innovative Patent-pending locking system that offers a smooth clean release of the pistol and a solid grip on the gun when holstered.
Unlike other models, which rely on a muzzle support to hold the gun steady, or short holsters, which allow the gun to rock when holstered, the new Race Master holds the gun so steady, you cannot tell the pistol from the holster! And yet it draws upwards as smoothly as can be with almost no resistance at all.
The phenomenal locking is achieved by means of a unique sliding block, formed precisely around the front end of the trigger guard. This fitting is the reason for the gun’s incredible stability in the holster. As the gun is drawn, the block, which resides in an angled track, slides out to the side, smoothly releasing the trigger guard and allowing the gun to be drawn with only 6-8 mm (1/4”) of upward motion required to clear the holster.
One of the most important features of a competition holster is adjustability. Being able to position the gun just right can make the difference between a lightning-fast consistent draw or that of a poorly failed attempt.
The Race Master Holster offers almost unlimited adjustability. And, thanks to its rugged aluminum construction and large-thread screws, when you lock the holster in your chosen position on your belt, it stays put!
Unlike other holsters, the Race Master is designed to give you access to almost all the adjustment screws while you are wearing it on your belt. Without removing your belt, you can adjust the height of the gun and the distance from your body, and even unlock the ball-socket hinge and adjust any angle of the holster. This is a huge advantage in setting up your holster just right.
Thanks to the Patent-pending locking mechanism, the Race Master Holster offers you a secure lock/unlock safety lever as well as a tension adjustment turn-knob.
The spring-loaded lock/unlock safety lever is conveniently positioned just below the trigger guard, enabling you to release the lock with an upward flick of your finger as you close your hand around the gun. The spring-loaded lever immediately snaps into place, either locked or unlocked, ensuring secure positioning.
The large stainless steel knob rotates several turns, increasing or decreasing the weight of the draw. This gives you a wide range of possibilities; from totally resistant-free for those fast “draw-facing targets” stages to almost completely locked when you want more resistance on the draw.
Advanced Belt Attachment
The Race Master belt-hanger is sleek and modern, showing off the pattern and color of your shooting belt. But it is designed for more than looks alone.
The hanger is attached to the belt by means of two spring-steel flat clasps that are screw-tightened on the inside of the shooting belt. This design prevents any separation between the inner and outer belts, ensuring that the Velcro layers firmly hold together at this crucial point. The range of tightening provided by the four screws guarantees that you can tighten and lock the holster rock steady on any 1.5” shooting belt. This design allows you to assemble your holster on your belt at the designated position without struggling to slide a tight-fitting belt-hanger the length of your belt.
The lack of any bulk on the inner side makes this hanger more comfortable for extended wear, than any other comparable product.
While the Race Master Holster is gun-specific, it is designed to enable you to switch from one gun to another without having to buy a completely new holster. All you have to do is change the relatively inexpensive locking-block assembly, available separately. Now you can use the same holster for different guns!
Currently the Race Master holster is available for the following in RH (all colors) & LH (black color only) models:
STI or SV Plastic
SV Steel or Aluminum Frame
Tanfoglio (square trigger guard)
1911 Steel Frame / Para
BUL M-5 (round trigger guard)
Caspian (square trigger guard)
S&W 625 (add $12.00)
S&W 686 (add $12.00)
SPS / BUL SAS
*** NOTE: Left Hand model is available in black color only!
The following video links provide additional information in customization of your holster, adjustments that may be needed to it, and block insert replacement.
Glock Customization for fit: http://www.racemaster.info/category/support/custom-fitting-glock/
Some shooters have experience a problem with their Race Master fit to their Glock pistols. The following should help you resolve this:
The Glock is the most problematic for the RM holster – as there is such a huge variance in the dimensions of the trigger guards between Glock models – and even within the same model – various generations of moulds used. For this reason, for the Glock customers we add a little notice on the holsters (not sure you got it) that some custom fitting may be required to get the holster working as it should.
there is simply no way the holster will fail to release the gun if the fit to the gun is correct. So lets check that.
First – check to see that the fit to the locking block is good. Remove the slide lock from within the block – and assemble the block into the holster without a slide lock. You will need to remove that long M3 screw from the back, and the slide lock will slide out upwards. Holster your gun and see that is slides in and out loosely. If not – you need you widen the groove of the trigger guard itself in the locking block. To do this, you can use a flat file, as shown in the attached picture, remove from the thinner side – not the side with the safety. you will not have to remove much, probably only a couple of tenths of a mm. Test to see that you have removed enough. when checking, place the locking block into the holster body, as that tends to close it up a little.
once a good fit is achieved to the locking block – it is time to consider the slide lock tooth itself.
this has to fit well to the trigger guard of the pistol. if it is too tight – the gun my not fit in at all – or if it does – it may be too tight for a good release. you will need a light hand, and a dremmel tool – or a small file. Look at this clip on youtube for some guidance on how best to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0t-2bVu8w
If you are using a file, I would suggest removing from the lower edge of the groove, not the top which has a more difficult contour. again – you will not have to remove much, probably just a couple of tenths of a mm. the slide lock should slide on and off from the trigger guard without resistance, but should fit snugly, so that the gun cannot wobble in that notch.
Once you have done the above fitting, I am very sure your problem will be resolved.