Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

On-Duty Holster Help

Collapse

300x250 Mobile

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • On-Duty Holster Help

    I know that Hoyt went under a few years ago, but I am in need of a swivel. I was wondering if anyone knew of a reputable company that makes swivels. Thanks

  • #2
    Alfonsos in burbank is great. he does all the work himself, will fix it if you bend the shank or something. He did a great custom job for my duty holster.
    "For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer." Romans 13:4

    Comment


    • #3
      For what kind of gun?
      Three Stripes beats Four Aces.
      Retirement: You've Won the War when you're Paid to Stay at Home.

      Comment


      • #4
        Ted Blocker. http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/duty-holsters.php

        They are cheaper if you get the from LAPRAAC then if you order straight from Blocker. I got mine from LAPRAAC for $145, Blocker has it listed at $204 plus shipping. They have two types of retention snaps and come in either 4" or 6" drops. I carry the double snap 4", had someone grab and hang from it to test the strength and the belt buckle gave before the holster. Plus with the double snap most people can't get it out until you show them how but very easy to use while wearing it.

        LAPRAAC- 323-221-5222 ext 206 for the gunshop guys who can help you.
        Originally Posted by VegasMetro
        maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

        Comment


        • #5
          +1 ted blocker or tex shoemaker

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks for the Swivel help!

            Originally posted by mtxpro752 View Post
            Ted Blocker. http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/duty-holsters.php

            They are cheaper if you get the from LAPRAAC then if you order straight from Blocker. I got mine from LAPRAAC for $145, Blocker has it listed at $204 plus shipping. They have two types of retention snaps and come in either 4" or 6" drops. I carry the double snap 4", had someone grab and hang from it to test the strength and the belt buckle gave before the holster. Plus with the double snap most people can't get it out until you show them how but very easy to use while wearing it.

            LAPRAAC- 323-221-5222 ext 206 for the gunshop guys who can help you.
            Thanks a lot! I really like that Ted Blocker. One question, however. Is it just like the old Hoyts? What I mean is if you look at the shank of the Hoyt its straight and only has a very slight bend (maybe 10%) inward which allows the weapon to lay flat on your thigh.

            I made the mistake of buying the "A.E. Nelson" swivel and it has a modified "S" type bend in the shank. This makes it stick out from my thigh. I cant stand that! Maybe I'm just partial to Hoyt.

            Comment


            • #7
              Mine is pretty flat against the leg, I have seen some coppers around here with the one that bends out, there is like a 2 inch gap of air between the holster and their leg. Not sure of the brand on those. Most of the guys i know who get a swivel get a blocker, those who get another brand will soon go back to their old holster or order the blocker.
              Originally Posted by VegasMetro
              maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

              Comment


              • #8
                Off Topic.

                I have seen these holsters on TV but in Texas no one wheres these. What do these holsters do and what is the advantage to wearing these?

                Comment


                • #9
                  Several things, It puts your firearm lower, you can keep your hand on it pretty much whenever w/o that aggressive bent elbow look. When sitting in the car you can swing it across your lap, giving an easier drawing platform than a midride holster would give you while seated in a car. While riding a motorcycle it allows the holster to extend past the seat allowing for an easier draw while on the bike w/o creating excess shift in body weight. Most swivels have a locking bolt that prevents them from swinging backwards and allowing 90degrees of forward travel. I was worried about it swinging all over in a foot pursuit when I first started using mine but it works just fine. I have not seen many other depts use them, the first time I had ever seen one was when I moved to LA. I think it's pretty much an LAPD thing for the most part.
                  Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                  maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    A.E. Nelson ( http://nelsonleather.com/catalog/ind...th=27_40_56_61 ) makes some very good holsters, including swivel models. You'll get your order filled in about four weeks.
                    "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mtxpro752 View Post
                      Several things, It puts your firearm lower, you can keep your hand on it pretty much whenever w/o that aggressive bent elbow look. When sitting in the car you can swing it across your lap, giving an easier drawing platform than a midride holster would give you while seated in a car. While riding a motorcycle it allows the holster to extend past the seat allowing for an easier draw while on the bike w/o creating excess shift in body weight. Most swivels have a locking bolt that prevents them from swinging backwards and allowing 90degrees of forward travel. I was worried about it swinging all over in a foot pursuit when I first started using mine but it works just fine. I have not seen many other depts use them, the first time I had ever seen one was when I moved to LA. I think it's pretty much an LAPD thing for the most part.
                      Good info. Thanks

                      Comment

                      MR300x250 Tablet

                      Collapse

                      What's Going On

                      Collapse

                      There are currently 3426 users online. 158 members and 3268 guests.

                      Most users ever online was 26,947 at 07:36 PM on 12-29-2019.

                      Welcome Ad

                      Collapse
                      Working...
                      X