The Racer-X hanger assembly represents a massive improvement on the older Racer hanger design. The new hanger, mimics the extremely successful Alpha-X holster design, improving the ball-joint lock up and adjustability, the vertical adjustment as well as allowing for the holster to detach.
While a thigh pad is not included as standard, the Racer-X holster is designed to work with the same optional thigh Pad offered with the Alpha-X.
Upgrading an older Racer Holster using this hanger:
If you own an older Racer Holster, it is possible to purchase just the Racer-X hanger and upgrade your old holster with it. You will need to drill 7 small holes into the side of the holster body, to attach the new side plate.
Included with the hanger assembly are a suitable drill bit and screw bit along with the required 7 small screws
The ball joint of the Racer-X offers a wide range of motion, allowing you to position your holster at just the right angle. This holster uses a much larger ball joint and a pressure lug lock-up, which locks the ball firmly without marking or damaging it. With this system even the smallest adjustments are always possible.
The ball joint is now located higher up, closer to the center of the holster. This reduces the torque and forces applied, contributing to the solid rigid feel of the holster.
A large easy-to-reach one-screw locking system allows you to adjust the holster position even when wearing it.
The Racer-X achieves its height adjustment by means of a rail attached directly to the side of the holster body itself. This offers an extended range of adjustment and again reduces torque and forces applied. Here too the lock up is achieved by an expanding dovetail mechanism that does not gouge or damage the rail.
The Racer-X has a two-piece belt hanger which can be dismantled by opening a single screw, allowing all position settings to be maintained while removing the holster body from the belt for easier space-saving transport.
The Racer-X belt bracket is available to fit only on a 1.5” wide competition style belt. And, like all Race holsters, it should only be used on a firm, rigid, thick belt.