Thank you for buying the Floodlight2! Please browse through the instructions to get the most out of it.


Watch the Quick Start Guide

How to reholster safely and easily

Practice reholstering with an unloaded gun until you get a feel for the correct alignment and technique. 

Because the Floodlight2 is a “universal” fit holster that accommodates a variety of guns, it requires a specific reholstering technique for best results. DO NOT attempt to reholster by fishing the muzzle of your gun into the top of the holster.

Begin by indexing the light above the light channel. Then, slowly rock the gun into the holster. You can see this technique in the Quick Start video above. Using this technique allows the light, which is usually the widest part, to push the two halves of the holster open for easy insertion.


Next, make sure the gun is not pointed toward your body. If the gun is tilted toward the body even a little bit, it will not go into the holster. If you encounter resistance, STOP, and LOOK to make sure your holster is not obstructed by clothing or foreign items. NEVER try to force the gun into the holster.
After checking for obstructions, restart the holstering process. Make sure the gun is angled away from your body (exaggerate this if necessary). Slowly insert the gun into the holster, light first, and make sure the gun stays straight relative to the holster. Any twisting/rotating of the gun will increase the chances of hanging up, so make sure it’s straight. Slowly and gently insert the gun into the holster, maintaining a full grip and positive control until it is fully seated.

Having trouble? First check to see if your gun has any parts that may protrude further than normal, such as aftermarket frames, slide stops, gas pedals, or aggressive slide serrations. The Floodlight2 fits most duty sized guns, but not all, and it does not accommodate all accessories.

If the above steps don’t resolve your problem, please contact customer support, and we’d be happy to help with troubleshooting or returns.

How to test holster retention

As you’re adjusting your Floodlight2, make sure to test the retention correctly (not by shaking the holster upside down).

Learn more about the correct way to test holster retention in this article.

How to get DCC clips on and off your belt

The DCC clips on the Floodlight2 are extremely tenacious. That’s a good thing, because they keep your holster secure. But they can be tricky to get on and off your belt. Watch the video here for tips.

Do you need extra holster length?*

*If you’re carrying a longer-muzzled gun or a revolver, adding extra holster length may not be necessary for you, but for short semiautomatic guns, it’s often helpful.

Guns with short muzzles can be top-heavy and difficult to conceal comfortably. To solve this, some holsters have extra length added to the muzzle end. Like the keel on a boat, the extra muzzle length helps balance the holster, making it more comfortable and easier to conceal. This is especially true if you have a bit of a belly, which tends to push the grip out more and make the muzzle dig in.

Note that while extra muzzle length reduces grip printing, it can increase muzzle printing, which can be a concern with lower carry positions and tight fitting pants such as leggings or yoga pants. 

Learn more about the Keel Principle here.