This is a nice little holster and the hook and loop exterior is perfect for my application on the side of the console of my truck. BUT, be careful that your front sight does not catch on the bottom of the holster. The fiber optic front sight on my S&W Shield caught on the edge of the "hole" in the bottom of the holster and the weapon would not come out until I played with the withdrawal angle. The solution for me was to add a small strip of hook and loop material across the bottom of the holster to limit how far the barrel can drop into the holster and ensure the sight cannot get caught. It also secured nicely to the inside of I my bailout bag for a trip to the range. Overall a nice product at a nice price. Please note that I have not attempted to use the thumb break, so I cannot comment on that part of the rig.