This was my first try and playing around with Kydex but I'm pretty pleased with the results. If you look at the trigger guard area you'll see where I cut it out enough to get my hand around the grip and left a piece sticking out at the bottom so that I could rip the holster off the gun once I draw it and throw it to the side. It also acts as a hook so that if I draw back from my pocket it will strip the holster as well. The Kydex is very thin and light. It adds no noticable thickness to the gun and is molded close enough that I can turn it upside down & shake it and the gun won't fall out.