Ultrafire Model 314 Holster
* Holster provided for review courtesy of LightsCastle.com
Weight: 55 g
Material: Parachute lanyard
Price: $4.14 USD
It’s unusual these days to find a nice hard holster for a good price. When I saw this at LightsCastle I expressed interest to my contact there and she was gracious enough to include it and another along with other items for me to review. An odd size, I found myself scratching my head to find a light that it fit well. A rather wide opening and short depth, it fit many lights lengthwise but they were rather loose in width. Any lights that filled the width were rather long. I finally realized that I did have a light that fit this very well and it proved correct – my Solarforce L2M.
The holster has a hard, shaped body and is a pleasure to use compared to the usual soft holsters that do not hold their shape when empty. it’s easy to put in and remove the light from these Ultrafire hard holsters.
The stitching is very good and all edges are wrapped. The snap closure is very sturdy and well fastened to the covering flap. Internally it is lined with a smooth, thick nylon. There is an extra layer of thick nylon to cover the backside of the snap closure to keep your light from getting scratched.
The belt loop is constructed so that you can attach one of three ways. First is the usual method, pass your belt through the sewn loop when you put your belt on and remove the holster by removing your belt. The second is to use the second loop that is attached by a strong snap the same as used on the front of the holster. This method is technically not as secure as the first but it allows you to attach/remove the holster without undoing your belt. The third method is by clipping the holster to your pack or beltloop using the sewn in D-ring at the top rear of the holster.
The L2m fits the model 314 holster very well. The standard p60 head width fills the inside diameter of the holster perfectly and it’s length allow you to close the flap perfectly.
A nice, tidy fit.
I can highly recommend this holster if you have the right light to fill it. The price is great as is it’s quality. Nice hard shell holsters are uncommon, especially at this great price point.