Alien Gear Holsters offers several belt slide attachments for the Rapid Force Duty Holster and the Rapid Force Lvl 2 Slim Holster. This article will cover the differences between the Locking Belt Slide and the Belt Slide Expansions.
The Rapid Force Duty Holster Belt Slide Expansion can be used with either the Rapid Force Duty Holster or the Lvl 2 Slim Holster. The Belt Slide Expansion is designed to be screwed onto the belt and will accommodate up to 2.25 inch belt widths.
This expansion is offered in High, Mid (Standard) or Low Ride Height options. Each Belt Slide will include a Belt Spacer which keeps the holster from shifting upwards on the draw. The High Ride Belt Slide will fit 2 inch or 2.25 inch belt widths, but Mid (Standard) and Low Ride Belt Slides will cover 1.5 inch and 1.75 inch options additionally. The Belt Spacer can be flipped to change the belt width accommodation.
This is the High Ride Belt Slide:
This is the Mid (Standard) Belt Slide:
The Locking Belt Slide is optimized for use with the Rapid Force Lvl 2 Slim Holster or for use with the Swivel Drop Leg. It rides higher on the belt by about a quarter inch than the High Ride Belt Slide Attachment. It will accommodate belt widths from 1.5 inch to 2.25 inches. The Locking Belt Slide has the Quick Detach System integrated, so an additional QDS purchase is not needed.
The Locking Belt Slide opens up to be placed over the belt and then pressed to lock into place. The QDS Attachment on the holster shell will act as a further lock to ensure the holster cannot be removed from the belt. The Locking Belt Slide cannot be removed from the belt until the holster shell is detached.
If the Locking Belt Slide is used with the Rapid Force Duty Holster, a spacer is installed between the holster shell and the QDS Attachment to ensure an unobstructed leaver action release. The spacer is not used on the Lvl 2 Slim Holster. The Spacer Kit is available on the website but is included with the Locking Belt Slide Expansion. The Spacer Kit will only need to be purchased if the Locking Belt Slide was the carry type selected with the Lvl 2 Slim Holster and the user already has the Rapid Force Duty Holster.