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Glock 23 Holsters??

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by WolfePack01, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. WolfePack01

    WolfePack01

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    I'm looking into getting a holster for my G23. With all the looking I've done I'm thinking I would like a drop-leg holster. Any suggestions? Include pics of you wearing your holstered gun if possible.
     
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    What purpose could you possibly have for a drop leg holster unless you are in some form of L.E.?
     

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    Buying a holster is a lot like buying a gun, figure out the purpose and then find a suitable model.

    I've got several holsters for the same gun that I switch around depending on what I'm doing/where I'm going/what I'm wearing/etc. at the time.

    BTW, I wear a drop leg holster at 3-gun and tactical matches.

    http://glocktalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/125
     
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    Can I wear my pink boxer shorts?
     
  6. WolfePack01

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    uhhh...no
     
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    I meant pics to show how the gun hangs while holstered. The hip holster I have tends to tilt the handle away from my side. I'd rather the gun be held closer to avoid getting snagged.
     
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    Law Enforcement Officer LEO
     
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    Drop leg holsters are usually worn by specialized police units because they need room around their waist for specialized gear. Take a look at the FOBUS paddle holsters they pretty much move the gun away from your body and slightly lower on your hip.
     
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    I stand corrected good sir:notworthy: The first thing i thought when i read about the drop leg was another:mallninja:haha, I was reading into it too far and assumed.
     
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    Make sure you are using a good, sturdy belt too. Holster and belt work together. Don't short change either.
     
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    Those look good. How is the gun held in place? I like to carry mine while hunting and it could get snaged...
     
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    Not a prob! I actually I got it (for my Glock) when I found out I was going over to the "sandbox" so I could start practicing early (USPSA guys had no prob with me using it). I got one for the M9 Beretta but sold it once I was finished overseas (knowing I'd never own a Beretta). Kept the Glock holster and use it at multigun matches.

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    During hunting I carry my weapon in a pancake holster which keeps the gun secure and tight to my body. While nocking around I usually keep my weapon in a Fobus paddle holster or an IWB holster both are practical and quick for draw.
     
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    Here's a IWB (inside the waistband) Raven Concealment Phantom holster for a Glock 19 with TLR-1 light. It's my carry setup 90% of the time.

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    Comfort?? I don't really like having things hanging around my waist.
     
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    They are really not as nice to use as they look. I bought a cheep uncle mikes for some of the same reasons you are listing. Kicking around the farm, ect...

    Here are some things I have experienced with mine.

    1. It places the gun further off my body then any other holster I have used.

    2. Unless the leg straps are tight enough to be cutting off the circulation to your leg, the gun moves around more then any other holster I have tried.

    3. It will allow you to have another holster on your belt. (sometimes I don't want to set up a table when I shoot multiple guns...)

    4. Its easier to get into your jeans pocket.

    5. You don't whack your elbows into your gun.

    6. Your shirt/jacket/vest doesn't impede your draw.


    For just kicking around at the range or hunting its not a big risk to try one. Your experience maybe different then mine. I found out it didn't work as well as I thought it would but I still use it from time to time.


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    Not trying to argue, just one use of them outside of a LE/Military setting...

    I use mine during 4 to 6 day hiking/camping trips to keep my G20 off my belt /out of the way of my 45-60 lb. backpack. My external frame pack has a very good hip support belt that rides right wear my open carry holster sits. This is akward at best and painful at worst but, the drop leg rig solves the problem. Also, I got a blackhawk drop leg holster on clearance, as every other one I have ever handled at gun shows was of very poor construction. Aside from camping I do not use it.
     
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    I just ordered a tornado drop leg. Its cheap, so if i dont like it im not worried about it. I have heard good reviews about it. My reason for getting it is for carrying in the woods. For hunting, hiking, and backpacking. I think i will like it more since it will be out of the way... But i guess well see soon.