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Old 08-28-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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I am looking for suggestions for a good hiking holster. I will be doing a 14 mile hike and it will be in black bear country. I will either bring a 1911 in .45 or a FNP in .45. So what are some good choices?

I thought drop leg for the FNP or maybe get one of the leather tanker style issue 1911 holsters. I need to be able to have a light pack and my camel back on also.

I would love to have one of the guides choice holsters http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/Chest_Holsters.php but the wait time is too long.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:17 AM   #2
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This sounds like a perfect excuse to buy a new .44 Mag and one of those handy chest holsters. 👍


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That would be nice, but I do not have the funds as of now so I must make due. Years past on hikes I have used a maxpedition monsoon gearslinger with the holster that is built into it. But the pack is a little heavy for how long the hike is and because it slings it will not be comfortable with my camelback.
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Here's a couple options:

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/CCW-Compatible-c75.htm

http://www.thewilderness.com/safepacker-concealment-holster/
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The safe packer looks interesting. I want to go as light as possible or I would take my maxpedition.
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I do not like the tactical holsters that drop down on my thigh. To get the holster tight enough not to bother me it would be like a tourniquet.
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The most comfortable is going to be across the shoulder rig like the guide holsters you mentioned.
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I commonly hike that far and always just use a standard hip holster. Though I often carry a lighter pistol.
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When I am using my back pack I use a X-draw holster as the grips on the gun does not hit my back pack which makes it easer to access/draw than my normal 'strong side' hip holster which results in the grips making contact with the lower part of my pack frame.
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I use one of these sometimes. Could probably find a used one and it fits my 1911 or Beretta, or Glock. The flap gives some protection from elements. I converted mine to a thumb break instead of flap though.

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