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Old 11-15-2012, 22:13   #10
collim1
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Thigh rigs suck for normal patrol work. They offer more difficult weapon retention, slower draw, and less comfort when seated in the car.

Thigh holsters are a compromise for soldiers/tac team officers wearing large external body armor that interferes with their belt line. These officers also carry a long gun as a primary, so the pistol is not as important, and is backup to the long gun.

Somewhere along the line people thought thigh holsters looked cool, so people started wearing them. Their is a female officer in my jurisdiction that carries one on normal patrol and it looks stupid IMO.
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