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WhereItsAt 01-17-2008 04:55 PM

holster for middle back?
 
Lots of people shove their gun between their belt and back, are there any holsters that clip onto your pants/belt there and keep the gun from falling down your pants?

jeepejeep 01-17-2008 08:23 PM

Yes there are but this is not a great way to carry. If you are pushed or fall on the gun, you stand a good chance of seriously hurting your back. This has happened. I prefer a good inside waistband or paddle holster carried just behind the hip on the strong side. Mine is a Fobus but there are TONS out there.

supergus 01-18-2008 01:53 AM

Agreed. If you fall backwards on the gun, you could do serious, permanent damage to your spinal column.

Boris 01-18-2008 11:34 AM

I love my Fobus but they are not very secure.....Look at Horseshoe Leather in the UK superb designs run by Andy Arratooian (sorry Andy I haven't spelt it right).......A one man band and holsters hand made for professionals

jeepejeep 01-18-2008 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boris (Post 14483)
I love my Fobus but they are not very secure.....Look at Horseshoe Leather in the UK superb designs run by Andy Arratooian (sorry Andy I haven't spelt it right).......A one man band and holsters hand made for professionals

Hmmmmmmm. My Glock snaps into my Fobus securely and I can't see how, outside of a pretty good yank on the gun, it could come out. Both my holsters are like that.

Boris 01-18-2008 07:12 PM

I have one for my CZ75B (which I use a lot) and for a Glock 17, they are great when on training days with the dogs but on the odd jobs when out doing operational work, I wouldn't use one. I have had them a while and they tend to loosen up with regular use... Just an observation as I said I like them. but if you do any energetic stuff you might just lose the gun.

jeepejeep 01-19-2008 03:31 AM

I've had mine about 4 years or so but I don't wear them every day (can't get a CCW here in Liberal NY) so maybe that's why mine are still tight. Thanks for the info.

Fozzy_Bear 01-21-2008 05:16 AM

I just use a Left-Handed, inside-the-pants holster. When you put a left handed holster in the middle of your back, it is spun around to where it's positioned for your right hand.

I have a small carry, and a big fat butt... and I've never had any problems with pressure on my spine.

jeepejeep 01-21-2008 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Fozzy_Bear (Post 14642)
I just use a Left-Handed, inside-the-pants holster. When you put a left handed holster in the middle of your back, it is spun around to where it's positioned for your right hand.

I have a small carry, and a big fat butt... and I've never had any problems with pressure on my spine.

And you won't as long as you don't fall or get pushed onto your back. This is more of a problem for police who may carry a back up gun or are working undercover becuase their chance of getting into a scuffle are greater than your regular citizen, but if you get mugged or into a fight and land on your back, damage is likely to occur.

Fozzy_Bear 01-21-2008 04:48 PM

I guess I'm not getting what you said.

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I mean, Sure. I can see that if you take an impact to a piece of metal touching your spine, then that energy is transfered. But I can't seem to imagin a situation (falling, pushing or the like) where an impact that would not OTHERWISE casue dammage would be any worse with a holster between you and the source of dammage.
If the spine were truely flat, then yeah. But if it's in the "small of the back" then you would have to be free-falling in a fetal position and hit exactly on the weapon... I'm not seein' it happen in real life...

You mentioned that you know of this happening... Could you give a few more details?

--- I'm new around THIS site, so you might not know me yet ( I have been on a few Jeep-focused sites for years though)... But just so you know... I'm not trying to pick a fight or just be generally Ornery... I'm seriously trying to understand your point. ---

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