Leg holster

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Leg holster

Postby Kardar2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:20 pm

What is you take on leg holster for open carry For coats and jackets in the winter? Thanks
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Re: Leg holster

Postby Brian D. » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm

They certainly keep a handgun visible, provided you don't favor Old West duster length coats. But can be tougher to protect against a gun grab attempt, depending on where you are, whether you're standing or seated, etc. I wouldn't use one that didn't feature a positive retention device.
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Re: Leg holster

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:38 am

Like Brian said.

I don't recall seeing any one regularly carrying that way, not saying no one does.

I don't use . or even have one and have never even tried one, so my opinion isn't really worth much if I were to offer one.

I just use a good strong paddle holster with a forward can't.....somewhat.
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Re: Leg holster

Postby johnwilliamson062 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:24 pm

Generally, drop leg or thigh holsters are not designed to be worn as low as commonly shown on TV or seen by tactical ninjas at the local range. They are designed to be a couple inches below a traditional holster. More or less where your hand comfortably hangs at your side. With traditional strongside holsters one must have their hand several inches higher than it would normally hang. If you have to bend to grip the firearm it is too low.
The holster is great if you are running. The two point attachment stops it from bouncing much better than any single belt attachment I have worn. There is one with a compression band that is much wider and really holds the gun tight.
It is also great if you have bulk around the waist, whether that be body armor or love handles.
Positive retention is a must for any open carry IMO, but I don't see why it would be any worse with a thigh rig than if exposed on the hip. I have more mobility of the gun if on my thigh to try and keep it away from anyone close. You can't bend at the waist and lock it in the holster with your side/rib or however you want to describe that method. That is pretty much for if you are on the ground taking a beating though.
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Re: Leg holster

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:40 pm

Better run an ALS or SLS setup.
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Re: Leg holster

Postby WhyNot » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:08 am

Better run an ALS or SLS setup

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. And, thinking back to work days :P , SafariLand SLS/ALS HOODED to boot.

My personal holster, I ordered & installed the next lower backplate, extension(?) or whatever the base thingie is called (holster body bolts to it, it has the belt loops).

HEY.... OC is already declaring '' this is a pistol'' , why not carry it in the absolute BEST holster, retention, jerk retention etc
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