Time Costs Associated with Changing From Lower to Higher Retention Level Holsters
Although law enforcement officers may change holsters several times during their careers, the
effects of holster changes on performance are not known. The current research investigated the
reaction time costs associated with changing from lower to higher retention level holsters. The
results indicated that Level III holsters are slower than Level II holsters during the initial change.
However, if the holster’s mechanical retention device manipulations can be combined, the
reaction time differences are negligible.