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Old 06-14-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Beretta PX4 Storm Sub Compact 9mm for my wife. She turned her nose up at it, too black or who knows why women make the choices they do?

So, no big deal, one more gun for me.

I decided to incorporate this gun into my daily life by modifying a BlackHawk Serpa II with several feet of two inch Velcro.

I am a below knee amputee and with minimal changes to the Serpa holster, I have 18 rounds of Hydra Shok 9mm right below my knee.

I prefer the weight higher, to minimize the swinging effect of a pretty heavy sub compact pistol.

Love the locked in feature of the Serpa II holsters. Stays put no matter what, unless you need it, then it slides out easy.

This is not as fast an acquisition as a IWB holster, but because of my available resources, why not take advantage of the available location?

Sitting in a office chair, or my truck, this location is easier to get to. Does not pull down on my pants, and is ready in public restrooms without fussing with it.

If I need to remove it, the Velcro straps are easy off and back on again.

May lower it slightly and further inset it into the leg over the next few days to remove some printing.



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Old 06-14-2013, 04:59 AM   #2
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That sir, is thinking outside of the box. I like it!

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I think that works beautifully for you...Good thinking idea!

Historically speaking "ankle holsters" are more intended for a BUG when behind cover. Instead of a ready draw CCW

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Just in case anyone thinks I may be pulling your leg, I pulled mine. Lol

Another reason to keep the gun high over low, is shooting at the range. I can pull up my pants leg and tuck it in under the holster. My long ape arms can reach my knee pretty easy.

Tomorrow I will see how close my Glock 20 fits in this location, and compare the fully loaded weights of both firearms.



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That sir, is genius. How do you like the px4? Does it shoot well, etc?

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Neat idea, seems the standard mag might work a little better than the extended one. Or you could trade the Px4 in on a LC9, Nano or Shield.

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Lowered the unit a tad, and set it into the foam. Whole rig now sits much closer to the 1 1/4" center. No more printing.

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That sir, is genius. How do you like the px4? Does it shoot well, etc?
I have toated around a full size Glock 10mm for twenty years. This seems like a toy in comparison size wise.

Function of all Beretta arms is pretty top notch. Great gun maker.
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The only thing I conceal below my knee is...(easy now..).....My ankle ..And not even that is all that often. I open carry them a lot this time of year

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I have toated around a full size Glock 10mm for twenty years. This seems like a toy in comparison size wise.

Function of all Beretta arms is pretty top notch. Great gun maker.
I am intrigued by the 10 mm, if i could own any mp5 model it would be the 10mm.
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