Snaps are as mentioned, one way pull and need sometime to break in. Adding a drop or 2 of silicon dry lube helps. Some additional loop material at the end (about 1/4 inch) to use as a pull tab would probably help others who are having problems with this setup.
OWB Quick Mount Straps (QMS)
RCS is pleased to offer the original QMS (Quick Mount Straps). These loops are designed to carry our holsters and other carriers in the same position as our standard OWB loops. Rather than a stiff, rigid loop they are flexible and allow on/off use without unthreading your belt.
We are using the same high tech overmolded Kevlar webbing as our IWB soft loops and the same mil-spec Pull-the-Dot snaps and stainless steel hardware. They are adjustable for 1.25", 1.5", and 1.75" belts.
The loops mount to the center or third-down eyelet. Choose the hole in the loop that corresponds to your belt size. Lay the loop against the inside face of the holster with the female snap sockets facing you on the long tail pointing down. Install a post through the hole in the strap and secure it with a screw through the outside face of the holster. Next, mount a male snap on the top top eyelet on the inside face of the holster. The post will insert trough the outside face and mate with the screw through the center of the male snap. Now mount the other male snap on the outside face of the holster in the second eyelet in the same way.
To mount them to your belt, start by releasing the buckle to give yourself some slack. Thread the front/lead QMS up behind the belt. Place the first female cap on the inside male snap and roll it up from the bottom to secure it. Now roll the rest of the QMS over the top corner and secure it to the male snap on the outside face of the holster. Now repeat with the rear/trail QMS, adjust the holster to the final position on the belt and tighten the belt.
With practice, mounting and removing the holster is just a little slower than with traditional Paddle-type holsters, but there is no way the holster can come with the weapon when drawn or come off during a fight. The strap itself has a 500+ ft/lb. failure rating and extensive FoF testing has failed to cause the snaps to fail. Easy on, easy off, and just as secure and concealable as fixed belt loops. The best of both worlds.
Please note that the Pull-the-Dot snaps are "directional" snaps and will only snap or unsnap when pushed/pulled in the correct direction. They can be very tight when you first recieve them. It is a good idea to snap and unsnap them by hand a few times before using them. If you have trouble unsnapping them, use a flat head screwdriver or similar tool. Place the blade between the male and female snaps on the outside of the loop (where the dot is on the cap). Twist and they will come apart easily.
Sold in pairs.
I’ve read all the reviews and thought breaking these in would make them much easier to use. After almost a month I can say these straps are not for me. They are basically impossible to use with my blue alpha gear belt. The Omni-directional snaps make it virtually impossible to use if your belt is thicker than an 1/8 of an inch. With the Velcro double strap you have to remove the belt completely to secure the straps. Nothing easy about them. For $30 I expected a lot more. I would prefer just normal snaps. I love the phantom holster but these snaps leave much to be desired
The snaps are stiff at first, but after they are used a little, they work well. They are the most comfortable attachment for the phantom holster for wearing outside the waistband on the belt.
I have these straps on 2 different Raven holster and they are worth every penny. They keep holster very snug to my side fat.
I do like these! But, the snaps are a PAIN and have to be broken in. Even making sure they were the correct direction (they are directionally based) they just were a nightmare. I wound up putting a light coating of ALG Go-Juice on them and it helped significantly. Installation is easy, in my directions outward = facing away from you as if wearing the holster, inward = facing towards you) 1. Install one button / snap facing outwards in the very top eyelet. 2. Install a second button / snap, in the 2nd eyelet, facing you. 3. Take the strap, with the Female ends of the snaps facing you, And attach it through the third eyelet. There are 3!sizing holes in the strap so screw the anchor through the appropriate sized hole for you belt.
Bought two sets of these to run for two different rigs with the plan to have a kydex holster that went on and off as easily as my leather side snap holsters. They are no where near that convenient. Very difficult to open and close even after a few weeks of daily carry. For $30 a pair, I expected a lot more. Editor's note: Please contact our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can resolve this issue for you. We look forward to hearing back from you!
I bought this product to be able to take my raven phantom holster on and off without opening my belt. The snaps are so difficult to secure that I have to open my belt to use the straps. There are no instructions on how to assemble the straps to the holster so I had to look on you tube. The holster fits secure and conseals well with the straps so it's not a complete bust.
Installation is easy and all required hardware is included. The straps could offer more adjustment holes. My holster sits snug and doesn't move at all, however closing the snaps is not easy. Summary, I like the straps and will equip my other holsters as well.
I prefer an easy on/off system to fixed loops for OWB carry. I have the quick mount straps on two Raven OWBs and prefer them to leather one-snap straps on several other holsters. I replaced the solid loops on one of my holsters with the quick mounts and it was a quick and easy task for the most part. I use a little lubricant on all one-way snaps to make the initial break-in a bit easier.
Kinda tricky to figure out at first. Instructions are on Raven Concealments website. I like them so much I bought a second pair for my mag holder.