I bought the pistol holster quick disconnect kit so I didn’t have to buy another holster. I also purchased the aluminum backer plates for my RIP-M, that I use in a bookbag. To date, I was no happy with the way any other holster paired with the RIP-M. I would have had to drill through the panel or use straps to attach a holster and it didn’t feel sturdy enough. When paired together, the quick disconnect and RIP-M are an amazing setup. I already had a Blackhawk holster for my EDC. Now I am able to switch from the holster to a bag when my pants aren’t ideal for a holster. When the holster is attached to the RIP-M, it’s secure, and it feels pretty sturdy. It doesn’t have too much separation from the panel to make it bulky or anything but allows for my hand to get a good and proper grip on the pistol when drawing. When the holster is attached to the belt attachment it is still sturdy and doesn’t feel any different. I am extremely happy with my purchase.