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Opinions on Thigh / Drop-leg Holsters

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Something Ive noticed since I bought my gun is that there appears to be a resentment towards thigh holsters.

I bought my pistol primarily as a hunting sidearm. My experience with revolvers in belt holsters was that the holster always in the way and i would strike the weapon with my elbow when walking. It was unconfortable and, personally, I couldnt reach the gun easily.

I bought a UTG thigh holster; adjustable with quick connect. After some minor adjustments, it holds the gun firmly and securely and well out of elbow range. Also, the holster does not ride or shift positions when walking and is fairly comfortable to wear. And with a little practice, I have been able to quickly draw the gun and put it on target.

Is it just my imagination or is there some resistance to using drop-leg holsters. Personally, I prefer them to belt-rigs.

Thoughts or comments?
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I have the safariland type rig. It works fine for me.

When fitting your thigh rig, adjust it as high as possible on your belt so that its not a thigh rig but more of a "lower hip" rig. and strap it down fairly snug. It rides better this way for me when moving but still allows the pistol to align with the leg when squatting or sitting.

+1 on the paddle holsters too. quick on and off for when can't or don't want to carry in certain places.
nonnieselman said:
I been lookin at the safariland rig for my xd.
this is the one I use. The als locking system very fast. These have a suede liner that protects the gun finish too. very nice.

amiles87 said:
price is high
You can get the identical holster with a belt loop or a paddle for about 45.00 which I don't think is too bad. The leg straps and plastic attachment makes up the additional 90.00 - which I agree is overpriced, but other than jerry rig something, what else can be done?
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