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Safariland holster gurus.....

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Cochese, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    I have a 6280 in STXTAC for my duty 1911/Xseries.

    1. I think it sits too far away from my body with the regular UBL that it came with.

    2. I don't like all the forward cant it has. I would prefer straight vertical draw or even a degree or two of negative cant.

    There is an attachment that all our swat guys are using with their 6320 holsters to switch from belt to thigh carry. It appears this attachment allows the holster to ride a little closer to the body and is adjustable for cant. Is this true?

    Or is there a way for me to take the old leather shank from an old thumbbreak safariland and swap it on to my 6280 so its closer to the body?
     
  2. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    From what I can see on my old 6285 with the two set screws on top to the new ubl 6285, the body attachment points don't look compatible. I'll do another check tonight when I get home.
     
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    DBBR gets off around 3am. I think he knows a little about these holsters.
     
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    The old style UBL had an offset bolt pattern that isn't compatible with the newer 3-bolt pattern. All current duty holsters (6280,6360, etc) share mounting pattern and are interchangable only with each other.
     
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    Kinda like this?? An older Safariland out of my collection.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Thanks guys.

    I was waiting for him to chime in. :supergrin:

    Yeah. Not quite so much negative cant but you sure get the idea.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I know the new plastic cheapie UBL is meant to be the base that you can put on all the other holster bodies, including the 6004/6005 tac series. In theory, it's like the Blackhawk system where you can have tons of mounting options on your SERPA, including shoulder and vest.

    But I don't know if Safariland actually sells the bodies and mounts separately the way Blackhawk does.

    The old style solid belt mount with the impossible to thread tunnel and 2 allen head screws on top mounts to the holster body in a way that was not meant for them to be separated... easily... and I would say from taking another look that it's probably going to be a no go.
     
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    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    I run the QLS on my range belt with a 6004 thigh shroud (single strap) and DFA. It's a good setup for the range.

    The QLS IS cant adjustable to a limited degree, HOWEVER it puts the gun considerably farther away from the body, in my opinion. Such is my experience when using it on a thigh rig. I think that on a UBL it would ride even farther away, and to the best of my knowledge the only way to attach the QLS to a standard belt is by attaching it to an existing UBL.

    I think that the holster riding farther away from the body is more of a function of the molding of the holster than of the design of the UBL. Obviously the UBL "bumps out" a little bit where the screws attach, but my money says it would actually be less comfortable if it didn't. If a person wanted to adjust for cant, they could (possibly) very carefully drill additional, perhaps conjoining holes on the UBL that would allow the cant to adjust (kind of like the Serpa belt loop has).

    Otherwise, you might try ordering the old style shank, but I've never found them that comfortable. CopQuest sells them:

    http://www.copquest.com/23-2400.htm (item 5)
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    The -5 UBL with the 1.5" drop does kick the holster out quite a bit. It puts the butt of my pistol at 15 degrees out and at least a good inch out or more away from my body. The -5 series of duty holsters are specifically designed to do that in addition to the extra drop, according to safariland, for females who need the clearance for their hips and for discerning men like me who don't like bending my arms up and tight to draw.
     
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    Bull****, your a girl.....:whistling:
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    Don't forget I have nice legs too!
     
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    I'm running the QLS also. It does cause the weapon to ride further out from the body and as such it doesn't feel as stable. There is a very slight amount of play in the system.
     
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    I ordered two.

    One high ride and one with the one inch drop.

    The QLS ain't gonna cut it.

    Thanks guys! I'll resurrect this thread when its here and on.

    :patriot:
     
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    How stable is the QLS on a Molle attachment?
     
  17. Cochese

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    I guess it would depend on the stability of the molle host.

    I would pass.
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Ok, I got them in today. The 1 inch drop is perfect. It sits quite a bit higher than the UBL but not as high as the 567 without the -1. Much closer to the body and I have the cant fixed. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Those who like a high rise holster close to the body ala the 070, but with a 6280 or 6360....

    Check this out as an option. $10 shipped.
     
  19. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Here is a pic.

    This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

    I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

    Pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Somebody put your gun on the wrong side of your duty belt! :supergrin: