I received my Azula (non-paddle) holster tiday and was gravely disappointed with it. The molding of the actual holster was excellent,
but it had a fundamental design flaw. The thumb break was much, much too wide, and it impinged directly on the safety. Any time I fastened the thumb snap, it flicked the safety off. Even if I subsequently reached up and reengaged the safety, I’m sure that simple movement would cause the holster to flick the safety off again.
Compare with a Bianchi Shadow for a 1911:
It’s obvious how much wider the Azula thumb break is. The Bianchi setup carefully avoids the safety on the 1911:
Whereas the Azula not only covers it, but actually operates it:
I was very sorry to see this because I have been very impressed with Azula holsters for other models. Their open-top holsters are perfect, and thumb break holsters for striker fired guns like Glocks are terrific too.
But this one was a swing and a miss. I just ordered a Bianchi Shadow II and will give that a try….