Drop-leg holster / thigh rig?

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  1. Skaufma0

    Skaufma0 Active Member

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    I've been looking into picking one up and just can't decide which way to go, pros and cons, etc. Anyone have experience and advice?


    It'd be for a CZ P-07.
     
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    Are you wanting to get it lower and out because of wearing some kit or something? I’ve tried them before and the only time I personally see their place is if you’re fully kitted out and can’t get a good draw stroke. I do like the drop offset hangers that have a crotch strap. They get the gun in a more comfortable place for my draw but not so low that it takes forever to draw like the thigh holsters.


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    Yeah I'd like to get it off my belt when wearing the rest of my gear. Between the vest and the rest of my gear on my belt, it would be nice to have some room on the side and the weight off my hip. I had one issued when I was on and it was great, but for the life of me I can't remember who made it or what it was. I didn't really pay much attention to it though, I just strapped it on and went to work.
     
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    What holster system are you using now? Are you invested in gcode or safariland or something else? They all make them and you could most likely use your current holster with the drop leg panel


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    I'm in the process of building up my set up, so for the moment I just have a cheapo crappy OWB holster. So as far as that part is concerned I'm pretty much starting with a blank slate.
     
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    What gun will you be using?


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    In my experience, get one with a hard platform.
    The ones that are simply a few pieces of nylon and MOLLE flop around too much.
    Safariland makes a few decent ones.

    try to get one that has the same retention system as the holster on your belt, so you don’t have to retrain.

    be extra careful when walking/working around cars and nice cabinets- I would forget I had it on and SMACK- bash it against the side of something
     
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    I would go with the g code or safariland and I would get it in the optimal drop. These make it low enough to clear gear but not so low it messes up the draw stroke. Here’s the gcode https://www.tacticalholsters.com/product/gca200-rti-optimal-drop-pistol-platform/

    Safariland makes one too. You can move the holster from the platform to the belt saving $ because it’s only one holster to buy.


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    CZ P-07 with Suppressor height sights and threaded barrel.
     
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    I'll check out Safariland thanks!

    Yeah I used to wear one every day, but it's been a while. I smacked it on everything when I first started wearing it.
     
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    Gcode and Safariland have gotten a few mentions, I'll check those out and see where it gets me. Thanks!
     
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    If you worried about jackets, vests, pouches or W/TF getting in way, don’t disregard the extended drop down and spacer attachments for more common holsters.

    my Blackhawk set up on range belt...keeps very comfortable distance in both X and Z axis

    Some pics
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    video in use w/ pistol transition training..no vid wearing jacket or vest, but I assure you it clears well...
     
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    Here’s a good video on the varying types of drop





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    I want a left hand drop leg holster to fit a 5.5 inch ruger Blackhawk for use when I am weed eating in the pasture anyone have a link to one
     
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    That looks pretty nice! I think I want it lower on my thigh though, and I'd like the extra security with it attached to the belt AND my leg.
     
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    I will recommend the Safariland holsters as well. They make excellent holsters and with a drop, they will sit low enough to clear your plate carrier You can use a leg strap to make it even more secure if you want. I have one on mine, but most of the time I just keep it wrapped around the holster and only strap it around my leg if I’m gonna be running around.

    I would avoid a drop leg style holster, unless you’re time traveling back to the 90’s and want to be period correct. Those things are terrible for doing anything other than sitting comfortably in a vehicle

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    I didn't realize Safariland's were so pricey, yikes, $200+?
     
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    Nothing in this game that’s worth having is “cheap” lol


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    I liked thigh rigs until I had to wear one. @Derek8404 has it right, a belt holster with a 'drop' is much better. I wound up mounting my M9 to the front of my PC. I hated the thigh holster.
     
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    Do some shopping around, I don’t pay those kinds of prices. Which model are you looking for? Safariland can be a huge pain in the ass to find what you need sometimes.
     
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    Oh yeah I don't go cheap unless it's just a filler while I figure out what I want. But $200+ is a bit much I think. Even Aliengear is about $70, and they're not known for being the cheaper option.
     
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    That’s why I suggested getting one holster and multiple platforms. I would get the drop offset safariland like Derek suggested and put it on the movable plate like in the video above.


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    Depending on how you’re running your gun (light/optic) the holsters can be had pretty cheap. I just ordered a 6390rds off of Optics Planet for $111 shipped.
     
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    I do not want anything attached to my leg if I can help it. I would rather have my hips bear the weight than to have on my leg a weight that I have to start and start each step.
     
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    I tell you what I did... and it worked out pretty well. I did this for full kit (plate carrier, battle belt combo).

    I bought the Blackhawk drop leg rig.
    Bought a roll of the camo "grip tape", the non-adhesive wrap.
    Bought 2 2x3" Heavy Duty Velcro strips.
    Bought a "Thigh Pad" exactly like the ones we used in Football
    Wrapped the Thigh Pad with the Camo Wrap Tightly
    Placed the velcro on the wrapped Thigh Pad to fit inside the and attach to the Blackhawk drop rig.
    I have all Blackhawk retention holsters for my pistols.
    Slap on which one I want for that day, and I am good to go.

    The Thigh Pad gives you about 1" extra distance from your leg and makes it easy to find without looking. Straight pull as your kit can get in the way.

    Easier to get in a car too.. or sit.

    That's just a H.O. contraption (Hillbilly Operator)
     
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    Gonna need to see pics of whatever it is you are trying to describe...
     
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