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Posted: 12/31/2005 4:49:29 PM EDT
Girlfriend says they are ghey I say that they are a tactical necessity and are a must for being uber tactical.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:59:10 PM EDT
They're good for beating the sh*t out of your handgun when getting in and out of vehicles.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:00:16 PM EDT
I think they're incredibly uncomfortable (I'm getting in and out of cars alot.)

If the reason for wearing it is keeping your pistol off your belt cause you're wearing armor, put a holster on your armor.

I was a fan of drop holsters up until I had to wear one for long periods of time. It gets in the way, interferes with movement, gets sweaty in a hot environment, gets hooked on stuff...etc.

My $.02
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:03:31 PM EDT
Try running a mile or three in one...

They're great for that QVC..err...PDF...ahh...you know, that door to door stuff.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:16:24 PM EDT
I like them but it needs to fit right. I have a couple of Blackhack tac holsters and they flop all over the place and beat the crap out of your gun. I went and got a High Speed Gear drop holster which works perfect. No or little movement with great retention.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:35:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 5:36:26 PM EDT by Backstop]
And I have to admit...

I found that wearing them up high - even removing one of the two straps if necessary helped with the flopping while running deal.

The 6004 stays put the best for me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:38:59 PM EDT
I like mine, its a Blackhawk.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:51:25 PM EDT
They're good for sliding around your leg while running around and sliding under your leg while crawling through mud and gunk. I've bought two (blackhawk and HSGI) and will stick with belt holsters from now on. Atleast they stay were you put them.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:09:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 6:10:24 PM EDT by ChrisLe]
Given the option I would suggest a good belt holster instead. Unless, of course, you're wearing heavy body armor (Interceptor w/ SAPI plates). In which case a drop-leg holster is a must as any holster affixed to the interceptor vest rides too high and is extremely difficult to draw from efficiently....That said, if you use a drop-leg, I would suggest one similar to the Blackhawk where one can adjust the drop. The higher up on the thigh you can place it, the less it will flop around......I lived with a Blackhawk on my hip for 18 months in Iraq, and I wouldn't have it any other way given the fact that I was wearing an Interceptor.....
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:11:08 PM EDT
I still have my 2 Bianchi 'whatever' number they are - the newer ones with the trigger guard - for a 1911 and USP45.

I also found how to make them 'custom fit': heat the holster in the oven, remove from oven, stuff the pistol in, and put in the freezer. The pistols fit perfectly - no rattle whatsoever.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:11:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:
The 6004 stays put the best for me.

+1 on the 6004. I recently picked on up for my MC Operator and it's a better holster than the Blackhawk dropleg I have for my USP-45.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:13:28 PM EDT
And I'll tell you, the SOE drop leg is better than the BH. JMO, of course.

Still have one that was modified - I hated that damn buckle, plus it hung too low. I have short legs. So I cut the buckle out, marked it for length, and had a canvas shop sew the two pieces together.

I can never leave things alone...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:18:38 PM EDT
I had a cheap one for awhile, It slid all over my leg no matter how tight I had the straps, the straps wouldnt hold tight either making the pistol flop around when I moved. Due to this Im not exactly willing to buy a more expensive one that might work since I dont need one anyway, Pancake style belt holsters work for me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:24:45 PM EDT
I like the Eagle Drop leg
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:28:46 PM EDT
London Bridge Trading Co.

Most people have never heard of them because they do not want to sell to the masses.

Highest quality gear being sold to our 3 letter .gov outfits ( CIA - FBI- ATF )

I have one of their drop leg holster set ups ( cost me $85 ). Nicest set up I have ever seen. Comfy and effective.

Made in the USA too
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:30:31 PM EDT
I have one of their duty-type belts.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:36:16 PM EDT
I wore a 6004 for the better part of 13 months in Iraq. I think they are the gold standard when it comes to thigh rigs.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:43:35 PM EDT
I find it hard to get up from my computer chair after a 5-6 hour marathon of playing Counter Strike while wearing a tactical thigh rig.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:50:03 PM EDT
I have a SAS MK IV Para from Eagle. It's got a lot of miles on it and I like it a lot. Took some adjusting to get used to originally.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:00:50 PM EDT
I have a drop leg holster I bought a couple years back. Honestly I don't even remember what brand it is, but I like it. Of course, along with the rest of the crowd, I mostly wore it while wearing an Interceptor.

-Ben
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:13 PM EDT
I use a spec ops vapor drop leg holster when ever I can get my hands on an M9, fits the gun perfectly, stays nice n tight on my leg, yea and it doesnt get too sweaty.
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