This is the same holster shell that is on the EV but instead of the laminated offset chassis, the Standard rides on a tank tough one piece compact chassis. Although this chassis is compact, it provides a full 5 inches of continuos belt contact. Not 2 slits that are 5 inches apart, but a full continuos 5 inches of contoured belt capture. For the aggressive shooter this holster is rock solid even under the stress of athletic strength and speed. The standard gives up nothing in stability or performance to the Evolution Competition, it is simpler, more compact with less adjustability but for many male shooters, further adjustment will be outside the limit of rules. If you want or need a holster that carries the handgun closer to the waist and vertical, this is the rig. There is no flex in this chassis and no slop in the belt attachment unlike injection molded manufactured rigs. The Standard is custom looped for your particular belt rig and like the EV it is Wicked Fast.