I use a 2.25" duty belt so you have to remove the little adjustable clip that comes with it. When you do so, the holster does not fit tight enough, allowing it (holster) to move very easily left and right on the belt. Also, I have quite big hands so it's kind of difficult to grab the flashlight (2 cell) from the holster. I think it would be a better holster without the batteries compartment since that makes it quite bulky. I will return it back.
Reviewed by DH (Posted on 9/13/14)
I use a 2.25 inch duty belt so you have to remove the little clip completely. When you do so, the holster does not fit tight enough on the belt,so it moves left and right very easily . My hands are quite big so it's kind of hard to retrieve the flashlight ( 2 cell ). Probably it would have been a better holster without the battery compartment since it makes it quite bulky. I still don't understand why the compartment is for three batteries but the holster is designed to hold a two cell flashlight. It's a good concept but in practice it's not that good, at least in my opinion. I will return the holster.
Reviewed by DH (Posted on 9/12/14)
The V85A is a very reliable and duriable holster. It works well with a patrol style duty belt and allows quick access to your light source. In my opinion, a must have.
Reviewed by T. Smith (Posted on 3/12/14)
Good product, does what it's supposed to do, hold small tac lights securely. Just make sure your flashlight is listed because there is no adjustment for larger or smaller diameter lights. I have several different lights and it will only work with listed lights and two cell lights work best. It fits on my duty belt very tightly, no flopping around. A little pricey but worth it.
Reviewed by Wm. Crist (Posted on 10/12/13)
- V85A Holster
The V85A holster is by far the only good way to carry a high intensity light intended for fast deployment. I'd recommend this highly for LE who usually don't have to worry about total concealment or not at all when in uniform, but not an ideal solution for private citizen concealed carry (my situation when I'm in a state for which I have a valid CCL). I carried this around the house and when camping for six months, so I gave it a fair trial, but I intend to use it only when concealment garments permit. I recommend adjusting the screws so the light is tilted upward about 30 degrees, both for securely holding the light, and for ease of deployment.
Reviewed by Allen (Posted on 10/12/13)
The V85A Speed Holster was developed for police officers, and anyone who needs to deploy their flashlight rapidly. Based on the V85 model, the V85A features a unique cut-away design that exposes more of a light's body, making it easier to grab hold of a compact (two-cell) 1.25 inch aluminum-bezel SureFire light like the 6P® LED. It works well with longer three-cell lights but was designed expressly for shorter two-cell SureFire lights.This reliable holsterwhich holds the flashlight, bezel down, at a quick—draw angle—allows an operator to rapidly deploy the light and pair with a pistol, saving valuable time in high-stress situations. The rugged V85A accommodates both right- and left-handed operators and angles to suit an operator's personal preferences or meet department standards. It holds any SureFire flashlight with a 1.25 inch aluminum bezel while an integrated battery compartment stores three spare 123A lithium batteries.
Fits: 6P, 6PD, 6PDL, 6PL, 6PX, 6PXD, 9P, C2, C2L, C3, G2, G2-LED, G2L-FYL, G2X G2Z, G2Z, G2ZL, G2ZX, G3, G3L, G3L-FYL, P2X, P2ZX, Z2, Z2L, Z2X
- Holster can be angled to maximize draw speed
- Rugged polymer construction built for everyday duty
- Ambidextrous design allows for right- and left-handed use
- Integrated battery compartment holds three spare 123A lithium batteries (not included)
- Adjustable to fit duty belts up to 2.25" wide