Originally Posted by TacoMal
Tac holsters are just that... For Tac operators. They are designed to be able to wear a heavy vest and not have it interfere with your draw. That's really the only plus for a Tac holster. They are not comfortable to run in and move all over while running, make it harder to draw from a seated position, the constant rubbing and moving destroys uniform pants and without getting into too much detail... Retention. Lots of k-9 officers wear tac holsters because wearing a leash around the waist can interfere with a draw from the hip. But that can be solved with a hood system similar to ones safariland makes. They also potentially will have to put on a heavy vest if they work with swat. I would stick with your current set up.
Oh and as far as the "neutral position" of your hands for a draw with the thigh holster... Your hands shouldn't be down at your side when you are dealing with anyone in the first place. If you think about it, your hands are actually much closer to your hips when you are interacting with people... At least thats where they should be ;-)
This makes total sense, I just personally found it more comfortable... even to run in... maybe I'm doing something wrong
I do not operate in "tactical" environments by any means, and I realize that they're not named tactical holsters for nothing.
Another guy just showed me his pants yesterday, he wears his Taser on a tac holster and that is super light compared to a firearm and the inside of his pants were destroyed. And that was a nice pair of 5.11 tac pants too, so I know they really take a toll on your uniform.
As far as drawing from a seated position... I can't currently draw from inside my vehicle as it is. Only when I gear down and wear my level 1 blackhawk paddle holster (which is adjusted to angle the gun forward) can I even attempt to draw from inside the car. Especially with the seat belt on! Maybe its because I used my truck to patrol, not a CV. Not sure how big of a difference it makes. To me, I think a thigh rig makes it way easier to draw from a seated position. Maybe its just me
I agree and am not arguing your points you made, just trying to bounce ideas around and see if I'm missing something. I know there are many cons to a tac holster for regular patrol duty, but are there any pros? I thought the drawing while seated was a + but I guess its different for you.