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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

My buddy was wondering so I told him I'd ask the experts. Being almost two and half pounds, is the M9 a little heavy for a drop-leg holster? He's concerned about it restricting his ability to run.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

That depends  on his ability to run, lol.  The M9 is fine is a strerdy drop leg.  I personnally don't like them and mount my pistols to the front of my vest with a Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E plate.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

He's pretty fast. I'm curious now too. What he means is will the whole holster itself sway on his leg? I'm slightly concerned now as I'm reaching my savings goal for my ATP, though it is much lighter.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Soldiers and marines use drop leg holsters daily with their M9 pistols.  Don't seem to have problems.

The only reason for a drop leg holster is to fit the holster below your body armor, which is rarely worn for airsoft activities.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

From what I've experienced, it it more an issue with the holster than the gun.

If you get a run of the mill drop holster with nylon straps to strap it to your leg, you're more likely to get shifting while running. The weight of the gun/holster will slide the smooth nylon around your leg. Plus as you crouch and stand the previously tight straps will loosen a bit as your leg muscles flex.

Look for:

A drop leg holster with rubberized leg straps. These are typcially rubber strips that run the length of the leg strap and give friction between the straps and cloth of the pant leg. You can still get drop legs for a very reasonable price with this feature.

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A "padded" tactical drop leg holster that is more like a single thick pad that wraps around the leg and buckles. More surface area covering the leg means more friction and it tends to be canvas instead of slick nylon. Very secure, very comfortable. A bit more expensive.

Another thing is a good system that really secures the gun, if you plan on doing a lot of running. A cover flap or at the very least a thumb release strap over the back of the gun handle to secure it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Well his problem, which may have become my problem now, is that our rigs are focused at the belt. Mags, dump pouch, all that is there. The particular belts he and I use only have two rows of molle though. The g-code holsters require 3 rows of molle. Thus, we have a need for a drop leg holster. He already has the holster which he orginally mounted to a different belt with a different adapter but he didn't like it, and neither did I when I tried it with his gun. I guess what it all comes down to is will this slide around on him/me. I saw a video or two and it seemed ok, not really sure.

http://www.tacticalh...ries/GCA75.html

I'm thinking because the actual platform where the gun is mounted is stiff it will stay in place better.

Edited by kwaispro727, 18 November 2012 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

I was about to suggest that G-code drop leg platform option... they are incredible holsters.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Seems I have been in the right spot all along then :)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

You may want to look at one of these too.  http://www.tacticalh...ries/GCA12.html




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