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    Drop leg holster for 1911 and light?

    Now that I have decided on my sidearm I am looking for a drop leg holster for a full size 1911 with tac light attached.

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    May I ask why a drop leg?

    Unless you are putting on and taking off armor all the time, they are pretty worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    May I ask why a drop leg?

    Unless you are putting on and taking off armor all the time, they are pretty worthless.
    Because I will be wearing armor and other equipment and it is not feasible to have a belt holster with all my mag pouches and other pouches.

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    Not to be a jerk, but do a search- this topic has been covered a bunch.

    General consensus is Safariland is a good way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason F View Post
    Not to be a jerk, but do a search- this topic has been covered a bunch.

    General consensus is Safariland is a good way to go.
    I did do a search as I always do and there were 10 pages of crap to sort through and very few actually talked about a 1911 with light attached. Lots talking about other weapons and lots of sale threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef8489 View Post
    I did do a search as I always do and there were 10 pages of crap to sort through and very few actually talked about a 1911 with light attached. Lots talking about other weapons and lots of sale threads.
    Chef8489- Sorry mate, I shouldn't have assumed you didn't.

    Try over at lightfighter too, you should find some good threads there. I don't have any good experience with mine (haven't used it enough to give a thorough review), but so far with my limited use I'm happy with my Safariland 6004 system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason F View Post
    Chef8489- Sorry mate, I shouldn't have assumed you didn't.

    Try over at lightfighter too, you should find some good threads there. I don't have any good experience with mine (haven't used it enough to give a thorough review), but so far with my limited use I'm happy with my Safariland 6004 system.
    No prob. I saw the safariland and bladetec but was really hoping to get a nylon one like a blackhawk.

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    http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads...0096#Post10096

    Tim and Hilton at 10-8 have compiled the following guide for selecting a Safariland SLS/ALS holster for 1911s and most common WMLs. It's a good resource that you may not have been aware of.

    Safariland is hands-down the most popular drop-leg holster among trainers, LEOs and .mil personnel I have talked to.
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    Safariland should have you covered, if you use their website its quite user friendly.

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    I have three Safarilands for this exact application, and I couldn't be happier. The biggest limitation with the new ones is the actual belt, everything else on the current models is very well sorted out.

    Bladetech, RCS, GCode, and a few other kydex makers come to mind if you're looking at running a thight platform to mount them on.

    Another option to consider if you have relatively low profile armor is the UBL attachment for the Safariland models - it covers the middle ground between the hip and thigh attachments, and adding something like the QLS or MLS QD system will space it away from your leg a bit more too, while adding the ability to swap the holster around.
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    Where are you going in that rig?

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    Just tossing this in the mix, hope this helps. It's a Safariland, fits mine with a Surefire X300, snug and secure. It rides up higher and only has one strap around your leg. The leg shroud is 6004-10-55, the holster is 6280-5340-551 for 5" 1911 with Surefire X200/300, and the piece that comes up from the leg shroud that attaches to your belt is 6004DFA-55.



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    What is that black knob on side of the holster? I am talking about on the same side of the magwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawdog-1 View Post
    What is that black knob on side of the holster? I am talking about on the same side of the magwell.
    It's a screw to adjust tension.

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    Thanks, for the reply back and info.

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    It's hard to beat Safariland holsters for duty use.

    What ever drop holster you get I would recommend getting rid of the top strap that goes around you thigh, leaving just the lower strap, and hike the holster up as high as you can.

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