Thigh holster questions

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 06ranger, May 5, 2011.

  1. 06ranger

    06ranger New Member

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    OK, I know I want a thigh holster/rig for my taurus millenium pro, but all the ones I look at are the fabric pouch I want a polymer case that will securely hold the pistol in hunting situations, (i.e. Crouched, crawling, and kneeling) with little to no chancw of hanging the thumb catch on a limb or what not. If anyone has any ideas of where to find a good thigh rig for this pistol, please let me know... I do know that my wifes smith and wesson m&p 9 m will fit in my fobus conceal holster that I havw now...
     
  2. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Thigh holster with that firearm screams mall ninja to me, lol. :rolleyes:

    What are your purposes for carrying that while hunting? A large caliber revolver would better suit your needs of defense from bears. All a .45 would do is piss a large grizzly off. There are lots of threads covering this topic if your wondering about what caliber is best.

    Second, a shoulder holster would be best for what you described. Very little chance of snagging anything and I feel it would be more secure than a thigh holster.

    So back to your original question (in case you are hell-bent on carrying your Pro), CopsPlus.com has a lot of polymer thigh holsters and I'm sure one is configured for your firearm.
     

  3. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Safariland thigh's. I used one for some years. They are expensive but they are quality made and will keep the gun secure. Used by many SWAT teams and raid entry teams throughout the country if not the world.
     
  4. WDB

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    I like a thigh holster when hunting, camping or hiking, not a lot of grizzly's here in the PNW and I expect even less in SC so a 45 works for me. It works well if your carrying a rifle or a back pack as the pistol is at a point easy to access. I've done well with the padded nylon holster fitted for the pistol I am carrying
     
  5. 06ranger

    06ranger New Member

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    @Dnthmn2004 sorry I do live in sc, n im not crazy enough to hunt for bears anyway, I do have a shoulder holster already, however I am currently considering getting rid of it because it just iant comfortable to wear nor is it small enough to fit my 5'8" 167 pound frame, I like the practicality of the thigh holster because it places the pistol on an easy to reach location to where if I need to use it on say snakes or such I can easily grab it without having to fumble for my rifle... I appreciate everyones input so far please keep it coming, also I checked safariland holsters and they are very nice but they are also out of my price range...
     
  6. Phelenwolf

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    I have used thigh holster rigs for years here in Az when I hunt. It is more comfortable then wearing a shoulder holster or a belt holster. I have been using a Eagle Industry and a Blackhawk Omega dropleg holster when I am hunting/riding on horse back/4-wheelers. It is much easier to use my handgun if needed.
    If I am going to go in to bear country I carry my Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag or my Ruger Vaquero .45LC in a cowboy style rig.
     
  7. USMC-03

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    I used a thigh holster from Safariland a lot while I want on deployment. To be honest I won't use one again and went to a regular belt holster. I just don't like the way the thigh holsters feel on my leg...especially when running and what not.
     
  8. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I see no use for a thigh holster.
     
  9. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    You're kidding, right? They look soooo cool when standing around a train station or an airport! :D
     
  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    You mean like a drop-leg holster? I used to have one for hog hunting. We spot and stalk and when you only have a muzzleloader as your primary weapon, a sidearm in a drop-leg holster is a valueable asset. When I go to the woods, I use what works and I don't spend any time wondering what I look like wearing it.

    I ended up going with a different holster because I could never keep the strap tight around my thigh. I would cinch it down, but it would work itself loose and go to flapping on the side of my leg, making too much noise for hunting.
     
  11. Wolf1066

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    06ranger, I don't know if you've found something suitable since your last posts.

    If you already use a Fobus holster and are happy with it, Fobus make a drop-leg rig for use with their roto-holster range.

    If you got the roto-holster appropriate for your pistol (if you're not already using a roto-holster) and the drop-leg rig it might suit you.

    I use one and find it suits me. Holds the pistol securely within easy reach on my thigh and it's very stable provided the thigh strap is properly adjusted and the belt loop is properly secured - belt keepers may be required to stop it sliding around the waist.

    If it gets covered in mud it's easily washed off and dried.

    Works for me, may not work for you.
     
  12. Recomm

    Recomm New Member

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    Completely correct. I was on a raid entry team and that's all we used. Solid, durable drop legs.
     
  13. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed and Special Ops teams of all military branches. :cool:
     
  14. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    :D If it's black and made of nylon, it is tactical... No?
     
  15. Recomm

    Recomm New Member

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    Lol correct and narrowed it down to a T. I was with 1st Marine Special Operations Batallion. Safari land is all we have ever used. Held and protected the 1911 flawlessly.
     
  16. Wolf1066

    Wolf1066 New Member

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    What retention system do those Safariland thigh rigs use?
     
  17. Recomm

    Recomm New Member

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    The safariland holsters are thumb break holsters and are activated by pushing a button on the hood that flips the hood forward and allows for immediate access and withdrawal of your weapon. The stage 2 only has the hood as the safety as where the stage 3 holsters have the hood as well as another button that is depressed after the hood is down to withdraw the weapon.
     
  18. Wolf1066

    Wolf1066 New Member

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    Thanks, Recomm.

    I like the simplicity of my Fobus. No thumb or finger actions, just snap the pistol out. I've found it retains the pistol very well even when running over uneven terrain and climbing hills.