A personal respiratory protection device 10 that comprises a mask body 12 that has a structure 35 located on it for receiving a clean air supply source such as a filter cartridge 14. The clean air receiving structure 35 has a first threaded portion 34. The clean air supply source has a second threaded portion 58 that has a thread 60 that mates with a thread 36 of the first threaded portion 34. The first and second threaded portions 34 and 58 engage each other at a high thread pitch and include an integral détente. A stop prevents over-rotation of the clean air supply source 14 relative to the mask body 12 during the securement operation. The inventive device allows the clean air supply source 14 to be attached to the mask body 12 with minimal rotation and is sufficiently intuitive that users may only need one hand to attach and replace the clean air source component 14 without having to remove the respirator 10 from their face.