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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:06   #16
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Bear in mind if you are running a tight kydex/molded holster, it is easier to get the necessary torque for a smooth draw if you are wearing a drop leg. Also, as an addendum to Brian's post, if your drop leg ha a top and bottom strap, rise it up to the point where the top strap is just about useless and needs to be removed.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:34   #17
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I've had terrible luck with drop leg rigs until I came across the Vapour holster. Low profile and secure, it' doesn't flap about or shift (at least for me) and it doesn't hang on shit in the woods or door frames in CQB. It made even having a drop really work for me. YMMV

Most of the rigs I run have to much crap on the rig to get a pistol clear, if I was going to run one it would be on the rig and not on the belt. It sacrifices load space but what can you do.

In airsoft I don't run a pistol.

Gotta play with it and see what rings your bell man......
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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:50   #18
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With my monkey long arms a belt holster is not an ideal position for me (I am 6'2"). So a dropleg is my choice.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 13:08   #19
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With my monkey long arms a belt holster is not an ideal position for me (I am 6'2"). So a dropleg is my choice.

I presume you are still retaining human preportions.. so relative .. your belt line is in the same place as mine..

I have long arms as well I'm 6 foot and have a 6'2 reach...and I have no issues with a belt rig.. it's just a matter of what you are used to and have trained.

In CQB I find that the need for a pistol is very immediate as in NOW

In the field.. I have not had to draw my pistol in an emergency.. its usually more of a Choice and I can take the time to get it.

I see lots of Drop leg rigs in the field but as I said.. most have had a bad event with them that ends up moving their pistol higher on their load
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Old September 9th, 2009, 13:20   #20
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Well I don't know if I am standard or not lol, but I didn't find it comfortable to have the belt holster, my arm had to bend to much to get it out quickly.

And I do not play CQB much, so I don't have the same need you have.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 13:25   #21
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I use a dropleg holster but I also just play indoor (atm) and there are not alot of times when I crawl but when I am crouching and kneeling I find the dropleg out of the way. I may start to play outdoor next summer but I am still sticking with the dropleg
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Old September 9th, 2009, 13:41   #22
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Well.. I was going to suggest putting it on your chest... but then when I typed "Serpa chest" into google...

A picture of me with a serpa on my chest came up.. so now I'm a little weirded out..

http://images.google.ca/images?q=ser...N&hl=en&tab=wi

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Old September 9th, 2009, 14:32   #23
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The one thing I didn't like about putting the pistol/mags in the front (i.e. on bib, in a front pouch, forward mounted molle on rig) was laying in the muck with it. More than once we were laying in swampy depressions and I was thinking..."this can't be good for my gas pistol".
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Small of back using molle adapter and RH serpa holster for left hand draw. This is how I ran my backup pistol...It stayed locked in position (serpa) and never got dirty when I hit the dirt. I pulled it once under fire and 3 times to hand to a teammate. A rear mount gave me the option to draw with my left even though the holster is a right hand model. Very secure.

Here is a shot from the last game...I am in MC on the right.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 14:42   #24
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I recommend you get a Safariland or other type of drop-leg holster!
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Old September 9th, 2009, 14:49   #25
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I recommend AGAINST using cordura universal drop leg holsters unless you are using some new fangled silencer/laser/frame modded monstrosity.

I have a 1911 and the Safariland 6004 dropleg is amazing. Indoor or outdoor, it holds up. It's not the fastest, but it's secure as all hell. Also, if you like a belt mount, you can rig the 6004 in a way to be a high ride, but I find it uncomfortable when kneeling/prone... or not standing straight up in general.

I have also recently grabbed an uncle mike's level 1 belt holster for days in CQB I don't want much of a rig at all... I love it. Quick, secure, and light. I would never wear it outside, as it's only a friction retention, but indoors it does the job wonderfully.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 14:52   #26
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The problem with a lot of these holsters is that they don't fit the gun that I'll be using (TM Hi-capa 4.3). It seems like a setup on the belt or chest rig are ideal for me especially since the pistol is the only weapon I plan on using for a bit so it won't be a big deal if the holster strapped to my rig takes up some space.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 15:13   #27
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If all you use is a pistol why do you have a rig?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 15:30   #28
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Because I'll probably get another weapon (that isn't a pistol) sometime in the future. For now all I will have on my vest are pistol mag pouches and possibly a holster.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 15:41   #29
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Oh, I thought you didn't want to spend extra money on unneeded gear...
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Old September 9th, 2009, 15:47   #30
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The main purpose of a drop leg holster is to keep it accessible while wearing bulky chest rigs or body armor, where it would get in the way of the waist level holster. If you're strictly a pistol user, chances are, you won't have a bulky chest rig, and wouldn't have an issue with a waist holster.

For myself, if I'm wearing a rig and I really don't want to wear a drop leg holster with that setup, I would usually just insert the holster in my right-most mag pouch of my chest rig.

With that said, it's faster to draw from a waist holster, and it doesn't flop around when running, whereas drop legs do flop around a bit more when running.

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