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Posted: 9/18/2004 3:51:36 PM EST
I'm looking at getting a drop leg holster for my USP fullsize. What are some good brands, how is Blackhawk?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:54:05 PM EST
I have been using a Eagle Industries DLH, it has given good service.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:56:51 PM EST
Safariland 6004.

or

High Speed Gear.



End of story.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:57:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By AILapua:
I have been using a Eagle Industries DLH, it has given good service.



Eagle works great for me as well.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:52:00 PM EST
Thanks guys I'll check those out know any good dealers online?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:16:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
Safariland 6004.

or

High Speed Gear.



End of story.



Another vote for the Safariland 6004
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:25:36 PM EST
I have my eye on a HSG from SKD tactical. I think they are a board sponsor.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:20:57 PM EST
Tagged as I am interested in one also!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:25:14 PM EST
Tagged.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:28:18 PM EST
Eagle...........no other brand can even come close
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:31:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:35:47 PM EST
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:36:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 6:37:14 PM EST by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?



+1
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:38:49 PM EST
+1 for Safariland...

Great construction - great weapons retention...great value...you don't need all that other shit on your leg
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:44:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?



No flame intended but, if you really need more than 13 to 15 rounds (USP45), you have far more problems than worrying about your magazine location.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:47:49 PM EST
Forever ago, I messed with Bianchi's UM84(?) setup, but there was no rigidity to it, so gave it up. Haven't been in the market for one since, curious to read the recommendations.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:52:11 PM EST
Why isn't there drop leg mag holders for pistols shooters. I've seen drop leg mag pouches for rifle magazines but not pistol mags. Is the belt pouch setup better for tactical shooting? I don't know Jack about it and would like to know the best info from people who walk the walk. It seems like drop leg would be a longer reach than belt and that could be the drawback.

Sorry if I detour your thread NightWatchman but you just might want to know this too.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:57:22 PM EST
Safariland 6004.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:59:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Why isn't there drop leg mag holders for pistols shooters. I've seen drop leg mag pouches for rifle magazines but not pistol mags. Is the belt pouch setup better for tactical shooting? I don't know Jack about it and would like to know the best info from people who walk the walk. It seems like drop leg would be a longer reach than belt and that could be the drawback.

Sorry if I detour your thread NightWatchman but you just might want to know this too.



It is what becomes instinct to the user. I find that a weak side leg magazine pouch(es) work fine for their intended application.
YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:00:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
Thanks guys I'll check those out know any good dealers online?



www.stubbygear.com
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:01:16 PM EST
6004

would like to try the new SOC righ though...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:07:17 PM EST
Eagle for me. I think mine is a "SAS V".



www.eagleindustries.com/mainprod.asp?scv=0

The Pig
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:07:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 8:11:46 PM EST by Backstop]

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Why isn't there drop leg mag holders for pistols shooters. I've seen drop leg mag pouches for rifle magazines but not pistol mags. Is the belt pouch setup better for tactical shooting? I don't know Jack about it and would like to know the best info from people who walk the walk. It seems like drop leg would be a longer reach than belt and that could be the drawback.

Sorry if I detour your thread NightWatchman but you just might want to know this too.



Have SOE make one for you - I did. Putting the mags on my belt is a pain because I like to wear my chest rig low, so I had to do something. Sorry, I don't have a dig camera, so no pics.

Edit to add:
Here is what they sell.


I didn't know they made one - I just knew they made the best stuff. So I called and said, "Make this for me" and they did. I had them make mine with Fastex, not Velcro.

Sorry for the hijack.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:07:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 8:10:11 PM EST by sniper1az]
Do the Eagle. I've had one that's been thru alot in 10years. Then my Son's friend bought the Eagle. It served him as "the best damn thing I brought to Iraq". He's a Marine on his 3rd tour of duty there. It survived 4 HUMVVES being blown out from under him! It fits better than any other brand and nothing failed in 18 months in the sand box.

But he as I do, love the Eagle drop holster of your choice. We have the para model with the extra strap & 2 leg straps. Me thinks it's the SAS Mk.V.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:15:37 PM EST
Right now, I prefer the SOE drop leg holster.

Thinking about trying the Safari soon, though.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:18:21 PM EST
I carry my USP Tactical in an SOE Drop Leg.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:18:21 PM EST
Alright.

I've researched this question long and hard.
The answer:


An HSGI drop-leg holster, WITH a G-Code SOC Rig insert.

That's it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:23:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?



No flame intended but, if you really need more than 13 to 15 rounds (USP45), you have far more problems than worrying about your magazine location.



Granted, but I'm NOT going into a gun fight with just the mag in my pistol and I'd want to be able to retrieve a fresh one with my non shooting hand.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:24:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Why isn't there drop leg mag holders for pistols shooters. I've seen drop leg mag pouches for rifle magazines but not pistol mags. Is the belt pouch setup better for tactical shooting? I don't know Jack about it and would like to know the best info from people who walk the walk. It seems like drop leg would be a longer reach than belt and that could be the drawback.

Sorry if I detour your thread NightWatchman but you just might want to know this too.



There are definitely drop leg pistol mag carriers. Blackhack has one. Safariland makes a shroud and various pouches where you can set up as you like. Bianchi has one similar.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:25:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?



I dont know anyone who actually uses it for mags. But on mine, its a "holster" for my M16SF "big dog" Tanto folder.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:26:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeeper21:

Originally Posted By Vinnie:
Safariland 6004. Anything else will just end up in your 'Parts Drawer.'

I never understood holsters with mag holders on them. Are you suposed to use your shooting hand to grab a mag or contort your self with your weak hand and reach the oposite side of your body?



I dont know anyone who actually uses it for mags. But on mine, its a "holster" for my M16SF "big dog" Tanto folder.



Now THAT is a good answer.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:26:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 1:29:57 PM EST by AR15fan]

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
Safariland 6004.




Yep. I have one for my Glock 17 and 1911. Its what we issue to our K9 officers too.

The soft Cordura holsters like Eagle, SOE, and Blackhawk make are much slower to reholster and snap down.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:28:17 PM EST
6004: great for offensive ops, SWAT, etc.
Not the best all around field holster.
That would be the HSGI.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:28:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By StriplingWarrior:
High Speed Gear HOLSTERS

www.highspeedgearinc.com/images/holster/dropholst.gif







I love mine, works great, is plenty comfortable.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:31:05 PM EST
Something that only has a thumb break and no other goofy straps and retention devices.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:34:34 PM EST
And +1 for the Eagle SAS MKV.

Simple thumbsnap. No worries about a malfunctioning locking mechanism preventing you access to your sidearm....not that there are any cases of such an occurence, it just terrifies me that it could happen.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:40:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Alright.

I've researched this question long and hard.
The answer:


An HSGI drop-leg holster, WITH a G-Code SOC Rig insert.

That's it.




Sample of what the Major is talking about:


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:46:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Alright.

I've researched this question long and hard.
The answer:


An HSGI drop-leg holster, WITH a G-Code SOC Rig insert.

That's it.




Sample of what the Major is talking about:
img58.photobucket.com/albums/v178/tire_iron/G-Code%20SOC%20holster/SOC_holster_1_small.jpg
img58.photobucket.com/albums/v178/tire_iron/G-Code%20SOC%20holster/SOC_holster_4_small.jpg
img58.photobucket.com/albums/v178/tire_iron/G-Code%20SOC%20holster/SOC_holster_5_small.jpg


That's it.
Nothing better, IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:48:00 PM EST
The HSGI Saddle Holster is a practically unbeatable field holster. I've tried just about everything out there and while all the name brand holster do a good job of securing the firearm, they all "flop" like crazy no matter how tightly I've cinched them down...all except my HSGI, that is.

www.highspeedgearinc.com

Recently, someone married the G-Code SOC with the frame of an HSGI Saddle Holster.

That would likely be the hands down, beat all best field/urban drop leg holster on the planet. All the speed of the Safariland 6004-type holsters coupled with the "no flop factor" of the HSGGI Saddle?

Hell yeah, pilgrim.

The G-Code hybrid is a spendy beast, though. You're essentially paying for two holster: the G-Code and the HSGI Saddle.

The HSGI Saddle by itself runs $85 direct from Gene at HSGI.

I'm unsure of the exact price on the G-Code/HSGI Hybrid, but it ain't cheap.

If you're looking or a simple field holster (I.E. emphasis on weapon retention/security as opposed to CQB-style speed) then go for the HSGI Saddle.

If you have a need for speed, look into the G-Code/HSGI Hybrid.

Can't beat it with a stick.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:49:18 PM EST
$200
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:38:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 3:39:03 PM EST by Backstop]
How much elevation adjustment is there? Can you adjust the holster so the top of the weapon sits 4" or so below the bottom edge of your belt?

Edit for grammar my good not is
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:42:47 PM EST
+1 for Safariland 6004
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:53:39 PM EST
Yeah is the HSGI height adjustable?, the Eagle SAS V is, but I don't like the 2 lower straps.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:16:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Alright.

I've researched this question long and hard.
The answer:


An HSGI drop-leg holster, WITH a G-Code SOC Rig insert.

That's it.



+1
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 9:54:49 PM EST
6004....I like the fact that I can bang the damn thing into rocks climbing through god knows what, and my firearm doesnt get a scratch. I also like the SLS system.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:44:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By AUT_BELLUM:
Yeah is the HSGI height adjustable?


Yes, it is.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 9:50:10 AM EST
Thanks for the advice.
BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:07:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 3:08:02 PM EST by De_Professor]
Safariland 6004:



More info from Safariland
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:08:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Real:

Originally Posted By AILapua:
I have been using a Eagle Industries DLH, it has given good service.



Eagle works great for me as well.



+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:14:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By De_Professor:
Safariland 6004:

www.safariland.com/images/6004slsm.gif

More info from Safariland[/quot3]
+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:59:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 7:02:10 PM EST by CNS_Hit]
Its great for a good folding knife

Edit: the "extra mag pouch"
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