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Old August 30, 2011, 12:34 AM   #1
Redrocket9.0
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Recycled Kydex Thigh rig for Taurus PT845

Well, my search for a good tactical holster for my part time security job has ended. You see, as I was cleaning my garage yesterday, I came across an old thigh rig from my time in the marines. I decided to see if my PT845 would fit at all, and to no surprise, the holster made for a Beretta M9 with a tac-lite did not even come close to being suitable. Not only did it not cradle and hug the lite-less PT, it shunned it. I think I even saw it judo chop my poor PT once. Oh well, I guess Uncle Mike will have to do.

BUT WAIT!!! I banged my head against the wall while walking, and that must have jarred a thought loose. It dawned on me to utilize google to see if it was possible to re-shape the thin lower half of the holster to fit the smaller, lite-less gun. (the holster is a Range5 "SOC RIG" model 5107 if you want to see what it looks like originally) As I shortly discovered, thanks to youtube, not only can you re-shape the thin Kydex, it's not even that hard!

SO, I wont get into all the details, because it was FAR from and organized procedure, but with the use of nothing but a screwdriver, hex key, drill, my electric stove top, and some JB weld (optional), I now have a tactical thigh rig that fits my PT845 like a glove. Granted, aesthetically, it leaves some to be desired, but functionally, it's all I could ask for. And for what I paid, it dont get any better. (issued holster, so...$0.00)

I'll try to get some pics up soon for you to feast your eyes upon..

Any questions, feel free to ask.

Remember, keep the skinny end pointed at the bad guys.
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Old February 5, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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After half a year, I finally got a picture uploaded to my computer. Here is the rig as it is now, but due to the fact that I dont really need a thigh rig for... well, anything other that looking like a D-bag, Im thinking about trying to mount it to the belt thing my current M&P duty holster is mounted on. I believe the bolt pattern is the same for both holsters. If it works, I'll try to post a pic of that, too. (sometime before 2013 this time)

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