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Fobus Evolution Holster Review

The Fobus Evolution Holster fits a plethora of handgun models and makes, plus it is comfortable, lightweight and durable.

Fobus Evolution Holster Review
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The high-density polymer Fobus Evolution holster is available to fit a plethora of handgun makes and models (semiauto pistols and revolvers), and the one I’ve been using fits full-size and compact Smith & Wesson M&P pistols in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. According to the Fobus website, my holster will also fit CZ P-06, Diamondback DB FS Nine, and Smith & Wesson SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols. It’s offered in right-hand and left-hand versions, and it can be had with a variety of attachment styles, including paddle, belt, roto-belt 2.25, roto-paddle, and ankle.

The Evolution holster is molded carefully to fit the handgun and utilizes passive retention. It has one retention-adjustment screw, and the retention-adjustment screw is not preset, allowing the user to adjust the retention pressure to his or her personal preference.

The holster also features a steel-reinforced rivet and a protective sight channel. On most models, the paddle has a rubberized insert for additional stability.

The Evolution holster has a one-piece body and a low profile for concealability. It is comfortable, lightweight, and durable, and it retains my pistol well, without needing an external strap. At a retail price of $38.99, it’s a good value.


Fobus has been producing holsters since 1978, and it is proud to be Israel’s leading holstermaker. It was the first company to introduce injection-molded polymer holsters and was developed for the Israeli Military and Special Services. All Fobus holsters and mag pouches carry a lifetime warranty.


MSRP: $38.99; fobusholster.com.

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