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Paintballer
October 2, 2006, 11:12 AM
I am looking in to a MOLLE drop leg platform and holster.
Just wondering if anyone uses or has had experience with this gear.
I have a Blackhawk SERPA set up, but it is not very flexible, and my weight training is making my legs too big for this rig.

springmom
October 2, 2006, 11:22 AM
Unless you're going to use them (1) in the woods or (2) for paintball, what will this do for you? It certainly isn't concealable. If you're in an open carry state, will this be acceptable?

Springmom

Paintballer
October 2, 2006, 11:25 AM
My arms are long and a hip holster is a pain for me to draw from.
I use it mostly on the range.

springmom
October 2, 2006, 11:35 AM
Ah....that makes sense.....

I had mall ninja visions there for a minute. :D

Springmom

Trip20
October 2, 2006, 11:50 AM
Why not pick up a cheap one with big enough straps for your legs? That is, if your really only using it for the range.

I have one from UTG. It would suck to run with it on (or put it to any real use "in the field"), but for holding your weapon while milling around the range or your uncles 80acres, it's fine for that sorta stuff.

Just a thought...

Paintballer
October 2, 2006, 11:53 AM
will look into UTG.
I may just make an extension for the leg straps.

Trip20
October 2, 2006, 12:01 PM
The UTG is made well enough in that the seems are well stitched...etc. But if you were to run around with it on, even when tightened up, it seems a bit too wobbly - that's why I say it's not for real or "duty" use.

I bought it when trying to think of creative ways to open carry while hunting. But leg holsters (even the more expensive ones I tried) are just way too uncomfortable to me.

This is the exact holster I purchased, but the left hand model (http://cgi.ebay.com/UTG-XD-DROP-LEG-GUN-HOLSTER-FOR-SPRINGFIELD-45-PISTOL_W0QQitemZ290033598891QQihZ019QQcategoryZ73975QQcmdZViewItem).

Paintballer
October 2, 2006, 12:06 PM
Cool. Thanks for the help.

MEDDAC19
October 2, 2006, 12:12 PM
Have you looked at any western style rigs with a lower holster? Some of them have quite an extention from the waist.

Paintballer
October 2, 2006, 12:31 PM
Most of the western style are a little too nice for my budget, but I like the craftmanship.

springmom
October 2, 2006, 04:30 PM
If you're using this just for the range, wouldn't it be better to use the same holster that you would be using if, God forbid, you ever need to draw it and use it? Otherwise, you're practicing something you won't ever use in reality, and that could at least slow you down in a crucial moment.

Just a thought.

Springmom

Paintballer
October 3, 2006, 10:07 AM
Springmom - you are right. I CC a PT111 and have a IWB holster for it that I do practice drawing and firing from.
The leg holster is for my 1911 SA.
I do appreciate all the info I have gotten. I think the be$t option is to just make an extension.

tony pasley
October 3, 2006, 07:30 PM
try G-code at www.gunnersalley.com