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    I dunno why but most of those tiny guns have some of the easiest mags to drop, except when you're shooting. For a normal sized pistol it's not been an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Cid View Post
    Thatís not an apples to apples comparison thought. Your USP has a paddle release that requires pressure in a different direction than a more common button release.
    Pretty relevant. The H&K P30S has the same paddle releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaywalker View Post
    Pretty relevant. The H&K P30S has the same paddle releases.
    Thatís my bad. I missed in your initial post that youíre asking about needing to cover a paddle mag release. But that also changes my answer. I canít imagine any reason to cover a paddle mag catch because I canít envision one being accidentally pressed while holstered. That concern is only something that only applies to push button style in my experience. I used to carry my USP9 and USP45C before getting hired at an agency that mandates Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaywalker View Post
    Who makes a good IWB holster that covers the H&K trigger guard mag release?
    I've carried a VP9 (the real one with the paddles) in a JMCK IWB for 3 1/2 years. I've never had the issue you're concerned about. While the kydex doesn't "cover" the mag release, it's fitted so well around and near to it that accidental activation of the paddle seems all but impossible. With the gun holstered and sitting on my desk, I cannot get a fingernail in there to activate the paddle. Admin mag changes require that I lift the gun about a 1/2 inch in the holster to activate the paddle.

    I don't know if Tony's design is the same for the P30 or if it's changed since I bought my VP9 holster. But if it's all still the same, I think you would be happy with the JMCK. Just my .02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orionz06 View Post
    I dunno why but most of those tiny guns have some of the easiest mags to drop, except when you're shooting. For a normal sized pistol it's not been an issue.
    I think it's because the ratio of mag release size to pistol size gets pretty high as the pistol shrinks. Part of the reason I like a larger pistol is they provide more opportunity for me to NOT put my thumbs & fingers in the wrong place. This just a theory and I did not spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacioli View Post
    While the kydex doesn't "cover" the mag release, it's fitted so well around and near to it that accidental activation of the paddle seems all but impossible. With the gun holstered and sitting on my desk, I cannot get a fingernail in there to activate the paddle.
    Good point. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacioli View Post
    I've carried a VP9 (the real one with the paddles) in a JMCK IWB for 3 1/2 years. I've never had the issue you're concerned about. While the kydex doesn't "cover" the mag release, it's fitted so well around and near to it that accidental activation of the paddle seems all but impossible. With the gun holstered and sitting on my desk, I cannot get a fingernail in there to activate the paddle. Admin mag changes require that I lift the gun about a 1/2 inch in the holster to activate the paddle.

    I don't know if Tony's design is the same for the P30 or if it's changed since I bought my VP9 holster. But if it's all still the same, I think you would be happy with the JMCK. Just my .02.
    The AIWB for my USPc protects the outward-facing paddle, while leaving the belly-facing paddle exposed. The Kydex comes right up to the belly-side paddle, though, so it would have to be on purpose and pretty careful to activate it. I have a properly-fitted HK45c catch with the paddles slimmed-down some. Totally non-standard setup. Had to dress about 0.5mm off the edge of the kydex to be sure it clears the outward-facing paddle with no contact or interference potential. I thought it was perfect. Would be significant clearance to a stock USPc paddle, would not clear an unshaven HK45c paddle. Might add a little more clearance on the belly-facing side, having digested this thread.
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