Leg holster

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by Guest, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Does anyone here have any experience with leg holsters? the ones that attach to your belt but also wraps around your thigh.
     
  2. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

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    i have one

    I have one...I like it....

    I don't carry my gun daily...but i bought it should i ever want to carry while out plinking or something.

    I prefer the low slung carry, and the thigh rig works great....can kinda block access to your pocket though....

    Got it off of ebay last fall.
     

  3. yayarx7

    yayarx7 New Member

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    I have worn both a Safariland 6004 for my M9 and a Blackhawk Omega something or the other. I liked the 6004 OK, but the Blackhawk rode way too high up and was uncomfortable. The problem with tactical leg holster is that they look ridiculous if you are not crawling through the mesquite wearing body armor and a vest or chest rig, and they are not very comfortable when you are crawling around in the mesquite.

    I am switching to a regular M12 holster on my pistol belt and/or some sort of holster on my chest rig/vest for the tactical thing.

    For me the answer when not doing the tactical thing is a simple belt holster. A Fobus Paddle or Uncle Mikes nylon makes a dandy range holster.

    (I am looking at an old school tanker shoulder chest rig thingy that seems top be the rage in the sandbox for the cool factor. And maybe try the leg extension to make the m12 drop leg tacticool)

    I am the only one who knows that I look like an idiot in front of the mirror wearing some of that crap.
     
  4. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    Perhaps looking at your self in the mirror while decked out is the give away. All that equipment should not be for show. It's all for "Go Time".


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  5. RangerM9

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    there is a comfort issue as well

    For those of us in less than perfect shape...a thigh rig is nice because you don't have a gun stabbing you in the gut, or spare tire, which tends to hang out over the beltline a bit....

    admittedly...my gut and spare tire are shrinking....none too fast however...the thigh rig is just fine for me for now....
     
  6. yayarx7

    yayarx7 New Member

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    If you don't look at yourself in the mirror, how are you going to know if you look cool at "go time"? And dont tell me it doesnt matter if you look cool or not, it may not matter much, it may hardley matter, but it still matters a teeny tiny eensy weensy bit.

    Just my $.02
     
  7. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    I would rather be alive and dorky looking than dead and cool after any incident. That is just my .02

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  8. ministerofdeath

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    Unfortunately, the M is not a full size pistol (hence the M for medium) and most thigh rigs or drop leg holsters are designed for full size pistols. That said, if you want a molded thigh or drop leg holster you'll have to have one specially made for an M-series...because they just aren't out there.

    Luckily though you can find some tactical nylon thigh or drop leg holsters that will work and retain the firearm well enough. I would recommend a "TACTICAL HOLSTER" from Tactical Tailor (http://www.tacticaltailor.com). The one designed for the Sig 228 works well because the Sig is only .05" longer than the Steyr M and only 1/2" more in height. Its adjustable so it doesn't ride up on your boys and holds its form really well when you remove the pistol from it making it easy to reholster double quick.

    But don't take my advice alone...check out some websites find what right for you...maybe lay out the coin for something custom made.

    Safe Shooting