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Cochese
08-13-2011, 17:08
I have a 6280 in STXTAC for my duty 1911/Xseries.

1. I think it sits too far away from my body with the regular UBL that it came with.

2. I don't like all the forward cant it has. I would prefer straight vertical draw or even a degree or two of negative cant.

There is an attachment that all our swat guys are using with their 6320 holsters to switch from belt to thigh carry. It appears this attachment allows the holster to ride a little closer to the body and is adjustable for cant. Is this true?

Or is there a way for me to take the old leather shank from an old thumbbreak safariland and swap it on to my 6280 so its closer to the body?

Cochese
08-13-2011, 17:18
Is this an option?

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/duty/els.aspx#tactical

Or this?

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/duty/qls.aspx

Not sure which one would be more applicable.

It's going on a Bianchi Accumold 2.25 inch (I think) belt. I'm a lefty.

lawman800
08-13-2011, 22:41
From what I can see on my old 6285 with the two set screws on top to the new ubl 6285, the body attachment points don't look compatible. I'll do another check tonight when I get home.

rookie1
08-14-2011, 02:37
DBBR gets off around 3am. I think he knows a little about these holsters.

PAPACHUCK
08-14-2011, 03:01
The old style UBL had an offset bolt pattern that isn't compatible with the newer 3-bolt pattern. All current duty holsters (6280,6360, etc) share mounting pattern and are interchangable only with each other.

Bodyarmorguy
08-14-2011, 06:59
I have a 6280 in STXTAC for my duty 1911/Xseries.

I don't like all the forward cant it has. I would prefer straight vertical draw or even a degree or two of negative cant.

Kinda like this?? An older Safariland out of my collection.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0700-1.jpg

Cochese
08-14-2011, 07:52
From what I can see on my old 6285 with the two set screws on top to the new ubl 6285, the body attachment points don't look compatible. I'll do another check tonight when I get home.

The old style UBL had an offset bolt pattern that isn't compatible with the newer 3-bolt pattern. All current duty holsters (6280,6360, etc) share mounting pattern and are interchangable only with each other.

Thanks guys.

DBBR gets off around 3am. I think he knows a little about these holsters.

I was waiting for him to chime in. :supergrin:

Kinda like this?? An older Safariland out of my collection.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0700-1.jpg

Yeah. Not quite so much negative cant but you sure get the idea.

lawman800
08-14-2011, 11:07
I know the new plastic cheapie UBL is meant to be the base that you can put on all the other holster bodies, including the 6004/6005 tac series. In theory, it's like the Blackhawk system where you can have tons of mounting options on your SERPA, including shoulder and vest.

But I don't know if Safariland actually sells the bodies and mounts separately the way Blackhawk does.

The old style solid belt mount with the impossible to thread tunnel and 2 allen head screws on top mounts to the holster body in a way that was not meant for them to be separated... easily... and I would say from taking another look that it's probably going to be a no go.

DaBigBR
08-15-2011, 08:28
I run the QLS on my range belt with a 6004 thigh shroud (single strap) and DFA. It's a good setup for the range.

The QLS IS cant adjustable to a limited degree, HOWEVER it puts the gun considerably farther away from the body, in my opinion. Such is my experience when using it on a thigh rig. I think that on a UBL it would ride even farther away, and to the best of my knowledge the only way to attach the QLS to a standard belt is by attaching it to an existing UBL.

I think that the holster riding farther away from the body is more of a function of the molding of the holster than of the design of the UBL. Obviously the UBL "bumps out" a little bit where the screws attach, but my money says it would actually be less comfortable if it didn't. If a person wanted to adjust for cant, they could (possibly) very carefully drill additional, perhaps conjoining holes on the UBL that would allow the cant to adjust (kind of like the Serpa belt loop has).

Otherwise, you might try ordering the old style shank, but I've never found them that comfortable. CopQuest sells them:

http://www.copquest.com/23-2400.htm (item 5)

lawman800
08-15-2011, 09:49
The -5 UBL with the 1.5" drop does kick the holster out quite a bit. It puts the butt of my pistol at 15 degrees out and at least a good inch out or more away from my body. The -5 series of duty holsters are specifically designed to do that in addition to the extra drop, according to safariland, for females who need the clearance for their hips and for discerning men like me who don't like bending my arms up and tight to draw.

Kahr_Glockman
08-15-2011, 12:10
females who need the clearance for their hips and for discerning men like me who don't like bending my arms up and tight to draw.

Bull****, your a girl.....:whistling:

lawman800
08-15-2011, 18:56
Don't forget I have nice legs too!

EA Sports
08-16-2011, 21:07
What about this?

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=567BL

I've got a 6280 on one and wear it on a normal belt when I'm in my outer carrier and don't want to wear a full duty belt. It definitely brings it closer in and you can adjust the cant.

madecov
08-16-2011, 21:51
I run the QLS on my range belt with a 6004 thigh shroud (single strap) and DFA. It's a good setup for the range.

The QLS IS cant adjustable to a limited degree, HOWEVER it puts the gun considerably farther away from the body, in my opinion. Such is my experience when using it on a thigh rig. I think that on a UBL it would ride even farther away, and to the best of my knowledge the only way to attach the QLS to a standard belt is by attaching it to an existing UBL.

I think that the holster riding farther away from the body is more of a function of the molding of the holster than of the design of the UBL. Obviously the UBL "bumps out" a little bit where the screws attach, but my money says it would actually be less comfortable if it didn't. If a person wanted to adjust for cant, they could (possibly) very carefully drill additional, perhaps conjoining holes on the UBL that would allow the cant to adjust (kind of like the Serpa belt loop has).

Otherwise, you might try ordering the old style shank, but I've never found them that comfortable. CopQuest sells them:

http://www.copquest.com/23-2400.htm (item 5)

I'm running the QLS also. It does cause the weapon to ride further out from the body and as such it doesn't feel as stable. There is a very slight amount of play in the system.

Cochese
08-17-2011, 01:20
What about this?

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=567BL

I've got a 6280 on one and wear it on a normal belt when I'm in my outer carrier and don't want to wear a full duty belt. It definitely brings it closer in and you can adjust the cant.

I ordered two.

One high ride and one with the one inch drop.

The QLS ain't gonna cut it.

Thanks guys! I'll resurrect this thread when its here and on.

:patriot:

Kahr_Glockman
08-17-2011, 08:24
How stable is the QLS on a Molle attachment?

Cochese
08-18-2011, 02:15
I guess it would depend on the stability of the molle host.

I would pass.

Cochese
08-23-2011, 03:30
What about this?

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=567BL

I've got a 6280 on one and wear it on a normal belt when I'm in my outer carrier and don't want to wear a full duty belt. It definitely brings it closer in and you can adjust the cant.

Ok, I got them in today. The 1 inch drop is perfect. It sits quite a bit higher than the UBL but not as high as the 567 without the -1. Much closer to the body and I have the cant fixed. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Those who like a high rise holster close to the body ala the 070, but with a 6280 or 6360....

Check this out as an option. $10 shipped.

Cochese
09-03-2011, 18:32
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

KiloBravo
09-03-2011, 19:30
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

Somebody put your gun on the wrong side of your duty belt! :supergrin:

lawman800
09-03-2011, 20:00
You wear STX with plain leather gear?

Holy mismatched textures, Batman!

EA Sports
09-04-2011, 09:11
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg


You can try the safariland t-spacer kit to kick it out just a bit if it's riding too tight.

http://www.copquest.com/23-2450.htm

lawman800
09-04-2011, 11:45
If you don't like the t-spacer, you can send it to me.

Cochese
09-04-2011, 12:06
Somebody put your gun on the wrong side of your duty belt! :supergrin:

Don't worry, I shoot 100% left and right handed. ;)

You wear STX with plain leather gear?

Holy mismatched textures, Batman!

It's only taken you four years to notice. My G34 holster is STX Tac as well. Should I have them make me an STX tac belt to keep your sensabilites intact? :rofl:

At least mine looks good. Everyone here is going to the STX plain 6320 with plain leather. STX plain looks like ass when it gets scuffed up. Tac looks fine.

You can try the safariland t-spacer kit to kick it out just a bit if it's riding too tight.

http://www.copquest.com/23-2450.htm

If I don't slim down soon, I may.

lawman800
09-04-2011, 15:39
I have STX on nylon, not much better as far as texture matching. STX holds up way better than anything else to the abuse but it will get shiny, which is worse. The SLS strap gets smooth and glossy, truly gross.

The absolute worst is the nylon holster like a Bianchi or Uncle Mike with holes and rips in the nylon. STX never had that problem.

I also noticed you wear your keepers upside down. That, along with your left handedness, indicates you are pure evil. So... When is the road trip?:supergrin:

Cochese
09-04-2011, 16:01
I have STX on nylon, not much better as far as texture matching. STX holds up way better than anything else to the abuse but it will get shiny, which is worse. The SLS strap gets smooth and glossy, truly gross.

The absolute worst is the nylon holster like a Bianchi or Uncle Mike with holes and rips in the nylon. STX never had that problem.

I also noticed you wear your keepers upside down. That, along with your left handedness, indicates you are pure evil. So... When is the road trip?:supergrin:

We are forbidden from nylon by his majesty. He doesn't like they way it looks when worn out and some salt dog wore his nylon gear until it looked like he was dragged behind traffic in it and refused to replace it. Poof. No longer allowed.

I didn't know my keepers were upside down. If I wear them the other way, they come unsnapped all the time because of my girth. My left handedness makes for quick rifle transitions. :supergrin:

Whenever you want. My staywag sits at about 400 horses as is. That should be good for some intergovernmental oppression. Now, we just need a cause! :rofl:

lawman800
09-04-2011, 17:19
Your girth? You didn't look that big in the pics or is navy that slimming?

I'm still wearing the same belt I wore in 1999. But I'm trying to slim down more so I can wear the same belt that I wore in the academy. Slimmer pants also make me look taller.

Interstate Government Oppression Task Force FTW!!!

Cochese
09-04-2011, 19:48
I'm about 250 right now. In uniform, I am right around 280. If only it was muscle. :rofl:

lawman800
09-04-2011, 20:14
That's not bad for your height. Now if you were my height, you would be in trouble.

Patchman
09-04-2011, 20:49
I also noticed you wear your keepers upside down.

Until today, I never thought about beltkeepers having a right-side-up or a upside-down to them. Kudos to the Left Coast LEOs for keeping us from making fashion faux paux. :supergrin:

lawman800
09-04-2011, 20:56
Haha, good point, sarge.

We left coasters have to look fashionable at all times, even in uniform. You never know when you are going to run into a director and get discovered.

DaBigBR
09-05-2011, 08:32
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

Random OT question: how is the sensitivity on your tape switch? Mine is way too sensitive, to the point that I just don't use it. Never had that problem with my Glock one. The 1911 DG that I have activates with basically any amount of contact.

CJStudent
09-05-2011, 08:35
I have STX on nylon, not much better as far as texture matching. STX holds up way better than anything else to the abuse but it will get shiny, which is worse. The SLS strap gets smooth and glossy, truly gross.

The absolute worst is the nylon holster like a Bianchi or Uncle Mike with holes and rips in the nylon. STX never had that problem.

I also noticed you wear your keepers upside down. That, along with your left handedness, indicates you are pure evil. So... When is the road trip?:supergrin:

Hey now, that's the CORRECT way to wear keepers, or so I was taught at FLETC. Keeps the snaps from popping undone when you sit down.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 09:23
Random OT question: how is the sensitivity on your tape switch? Mine is way too sensitive, to the point that I just don't use it. Never had that problem with my Glock one. The 1911 DG that I have activates with basically any amount of contact.

Mine works great.

I've been running it for quite a while now. No issues to report.

DaBigBR
09-05-2011, 11:58
Mine works great.

I've been running it for quite a while now. No issues to report.

Guess I need to get with Surefire...I have a Glock DG switch that requires a good squeeze to activate...works perfectly. The 1911 one activates with significantly less pressure and the "white light ND" is almost unavoidable.

CW Mock
09-05-2011, 14:15
Guess I need to get with Surefire...I have a Glock DG switch that requires a good squeeze to activate...works perfectly. The 1911 one activates with significantly less pressure and the "white light ND" is almost unavoidable.

The DG on my M&P is the same way. It activates with almost no pressure at all. Wish there was a way to adjust it.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 14:52
My two are the only two I have experience with. I wish Streamlight would crank out some non Glock models of theirs I can try.

S.O.Interceptor
09-05-2011, 17:49
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

I like the way it rides and the adjustable cant, but I got a little confused as to which one you got exactly. Can you tell me which model? Was it the 567BL--1-2-225 ? And could you take a picture of the other side of the holster? I'm considering buying one.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 18:03
I like the way it rides and the adjustable cant, but I got a little confused as to which one you got exactly. Can you tell me which model? Was it the 567BL--1-2-225 ? And could you take a picture of the other side of the holster? I'm considering buying one.

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=567BL

567BL--2-225

2.25 inch slots with a one inch drop. I have one without the drop as well but I'm 6'3" and therefore need the drop.

PM me your info if you think the non drop unit will work and I will send it to ya.

I will grab a pic tonight after 2100. Its in my locker.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 23:18
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4kvpbbP-4ps/TmWshrvprCI/AAAAAAAADkk/_rbr3JACiMU/s576/IMAG0871.jpg

lawman800
09-06-2011, 01:26
Hey now, that's the CORRECT way to wear keepers, or so I was taught at FLETC. Keeps the snaps from popping undone when you sit down.

Hmmm... must be a federal snap issue. My local issue snaps have never ever come undone in the 17 years that I have worn a Sam Browne in various styles from old leather to new nylon. Then again, at my heaviest, I was still able to wear a size M nylon Sam Browne.:whistling:

Guess I need to get with Surefire...I have a Glock DG switch that requires a good squeeze to activate...works perfectly. The 1911 one activates with significantly less pressure and the "white light ND" is almost unavoidable.

Premature Illumination? Sorry... couldn't help myself. I'm here all week, folks! Try the steak, tip your waitress!:supergrin:

CJStudent
09-06-2011, 05:45
Hmmm... must be a federal snap issue. My local issue snaps have never ever come undone in the 17 years that I have worn a Sam Browne in various styles from old leather to new nylon. Then again, at my heaviest, I was still able to wear a size M nylon Sam Browne.:whistling:



Premature Illumination? Sorry... couldn't help myself. I'm here all week, folks! Try the steak, tip your waitress!:supergrin:

I've had them come undone on me before, mostly in the back, and it's annoying as crap when they do. And yeah, it probably has to do with you being a skinny bastiche, too.

CJStudent
09-06-2011, 05:45
http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=567BL

567BL--2-225

2.25 inch slots with a one inch drop. I have one without the drop as well but I'm 6'3" and therefore need the drop.

PM me your info if you think the non drop unit will work and I will send it to ya.

I will grab a pic tonight after 2100. Its in my locker.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4kvpbbP-4ps/TmWshrvprCI/AAAAAAAADkk/_rbr3JACiMU/s576/IMAG0871.jpg

I like that! I may have to try to find that for a Beretta for work now...

spyd3r05
09-06-2011, 06:27
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

You know, seeing your duty weapons makes me sad. Our higher-ups don't like nice things.... :outtahere: Even back when we could carry private owned ones, no single actions :( (even stranger they allow SAO for backups just not primary.)

S.O.Interceptor
09-06-2011, 06:33
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4kvpbbP-4ps/TmWshrvprCI/AAAAAAAADkk/_rbr3JACiMU/s576/IMAG0871.jpg

Thanks.

Cochese
09-06-2011, 07:39
You know, seeing your duty weapons makes me sad. Our higher-ups don't like nice things.... :outtahere: Even back when we could carry private owned ones, no single actions :( (even stranger they allow SAO for backups just not primary.)

Your higher ups would crap themselves around here.

I carry $7,000 worth of guns on patrol. :rofl:

Pro, EMP, 238, and a DDM4. Wait till my $1,000 SBS gets here. :wow:

I could probably get by with a $398 Glock and my rapist wit but its more fun this way.

tusk212
09-06-2011, 08:16
I could probably get by with a $398 Glock and my rapist wit but its more fun this way.

Pfff, even when you carried a Glock, it was a 34. :cool:

Agent6-3/8
09-06-2011, 09:43
I didn't know my keepers were upside down. If I wear them the other way, they come unsnapped all the time because of my girth. My left handedness makes for quick rifle transitions. :supergrin:


Don't let 'em mess with you! Lawman can't think straight due to overexposure to the polluted air in CA. I wear my keepers the same way. Keeps them from unsnapping when sitting down in the car. :thumbsup:


Oh, to carry a 1911 on duty...You're a lucky man! :cool:

lawman800
09-06-2011, 11:40
I carry $7,000 worth of guns on patrol. :rofl:

Pro, EMP, 238, and a DDM4. Wait till my $1,000 SBS gets here. :wow:

I could probably get by with a $398 Glock and my rapist wit but its more fun this way.

I go cheap with my G34\M6 and 2nd hand M442 backup.:crying:

I think the most expensive thing I wear to work is my Omega Constellation watch.:whistling:

Rapist wit indeed... :rofl:

Cochese
09-06-2011, 16:28
Pfff, even when you carried a Glock, it was a 34.

You got me there. :supergrin:

Oh, to carry a 1911 on duty...You're a lucky man! :cool:

I would put it in the safe for a govt. issued Sig 229 or G22. :whistling:

Rapist wit indeed... :rofl:

:whistling::embarassed:

CW Mock
09-06-2011, 20:58
Premature Illumination? Sorry... couldn't help myself. I'm here all week, folks! Try the steak, tip your waitress!:supergrin:

I swear that's never happened before ...? :rofl:

lawman800
09-06-2011, 22:11
It's okay honey, we can try again later after you rested your light.

nitesite10mm
10-20-2011, 16:13
The -5 UBL with the 1.5" drop does kick the holster out quite a bit. It puts the butt of my pistol at 15 degrees out and at least a good inch out or more away from my body. The -5 series of duty holsters are specifically designed to do that in addition to the extra drop, according to safariland, for females who need the clearance for their hips and for discerning men like me who don't like bending my arms up and tight to draw.

I have two -5 Safariland ALS holsters, one for my G34 and one for my 1911 Gov't. Yes, it cants outward the butt somewhere like 1" ~ 1.5" but if you are out of the car, or are wearing external body armor it is an effen' godsend compared to a mid- or hi-ride close fitting duty holster..

I never ever thought about how females with curvy hips are benefitted but I guess it makes sense.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/nitesite9/1911-a1_3.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/nitesite9/1911-a1_2.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/nitesite9/1911-a1_1.jpg

lawman800
10-20-2011, 17:08
Is that a paddle?

nitesite10mm
10-20-2011, 17:24
No, it's on a 2.25" duty belt. When I photographed it I chose to show it against light Khaki trousers to help illustrate the details. It's what I wear with my midnight navy 5.11 PDU blues when I am not wearing my G34.

DaBigBR
10-20-2011, 18:47
Dave - what do you think about that ridiculous shroud around the ALS lever on the 1911 6360? I found that it killed the draw and also made it more difficult to immediately disengage the safety. Took the Dremel to it and now the thumb from the ALS lands right on the safety.

lawman800
10-20-2011, 18:54
Sorry, that big brown flap on the pants looked like a paddle setup.

nitesite10mm
10-20-2011, 20:26
Dave - what do you think about that ridiculous shroud around the ALS lever on the 1911 6360? I found that it killed the draw and also made it more difficult to immediately disengage the safety. Took the Dremel to it and now the thumb from the ALS lands right on the safety.

Brad,

I agree with what you said (and I put in) BOLD.

The shroud isn't the problem. I can push-and-rotate the hood as well as any other Safariland I own, but the transition to thumbing back the ALS release for my 1911 is always a bit more clumsy than with my G34/G22 holster of the same model or any of my several 6378 paddle ALS holsters. Some weird geometry going on with the angle of protecting the 1911 thumb safety....

Any suggestions for making the 6365 for a 1911 a bit quicker?

Took the Dremel to it and now the thumb from the ALS lands right on the safety

So you're saying that modding the holster now puts your thumb on the 1911 thumb safety and the ALS thumb release at the same time which might disengage the thumb safety while it's in the holster?

nitesite10mm
10-20-2011, 20:30
Sorry, that big brown flap on the pants looked like a paddle setup.

I thought that nothin' got past you, Mr. Observant....... :wavey:

nitesite10mm
10-20-2011, 20:37
And before any of you SOB's point out that I'm not carrying magazines with bumper pads.... the one in the gun doesn't "just be'cuz" but all my reload magazines have extended bases.

:) :) :)

DaBigBR
10-20-2011, 21:28
So you're saying that modding the holster now puts your thumb on the 1911 thumb safety and the ALS thumb release at the same time which might disengage the thumb safety while it's in the holster?

Not quite.

It makes access to the ALS more like on the Glock (or pretty much ever other) version of the holster. The safety is actually partially obstructed by the ALS and is actually harder to disengage while in the holster than with the 6280, for what that's worth. I find that the draw places my thumb on the thumb safety as the gun begins to come up and out of the holster, which is exactly what I want (as I am generally in the out of holster/off safe camp).

Here are some photos:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l99/DaBigBR/1911ALSMod/100_3391.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l99/DaBigBR/1911ALSMod/100_3394.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l99/DaBigBR/1911ALSMod/100_3390.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l99/DaBigBR/1911ALSMod/100_3388.jpg

I took the photos a couple years back when I first modified the holster and posted details. In that time, I have never found the safety disengaged when it should not be and I have never failed to disengage the safety (or had difficulty disengaging it when drawing the gun).

I have modified my two 1911 6360s (fine tac and basketweave) and at least four others on my department have either done the same or had me do it for them.

nitesite10mm
10-22-2011, 07:22
So Brad, you basically cut those two lines and did away with that annoying protective hump over the thumb safety??

All this time I thought I should not modify the design in case of some unintended consequence and my holster was brought into the examination.

But I can totally see that mod working. I think that effin' guard over the thumb safety slows me down (by maybe a quarter second) and wish I were as fast as I am with my 6365 for my G34.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/nitesite9/6365-mod-1.jpg

Any reply is appreciated, DBBR. :wavey:

lawman800
10-22-2011, 10:00
I thought that nothin' got past you, Mr. Observant....... :wavey:

Dude, I am only observant when it comes to girls and GQ clothing... Selective obs skills.:cool::whistling:

Cut me some slack, I'm browsing the web on my smart phone after my laptop took a dump.:crying::embarassed:

DaBigBR
10-22-2011, 21:08
So Brad, you basically cut those two lines and did away with that annoying protective hump over the thumb safety??

All this time I thought I should not modify the design in case of some unintended consequence and my holster was brought into the examination.

But I can totally see that mod working. I think that effin' guard over the thumb safety slows me down (by maybe a quarter second) and wish I were as fast as I am with my 6365 for my G34.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/nitesite9/6365-mod-1.jpg

Any reply is appreciated, DBBR. :wavey:

That's pretty much exactly what I did. I took the time to level off the front edge (left side of your photo) so that it was level across the top and did a little contouring to make it all blend. On the right side (rearmost part of the guard) I also spent a little time blending and contouring to make it look better. I used a carbon disc to cut and a sanding drum to contour. Then a polishing drum to clean it up a little (probably not a "necessary" step).

The end result is a holster that works exactly like the Glock/Sig/M&P/etc versions of the ALS. FWIW the 1911 632 (discontinued, I think) did NOT have the dumb guard.

Just remember: you can always take more off, you can't but material back on.

S.O.Interceptor
10-27-2011, 19:23
Here is a pic.

This is much more comfortable and a better draw (for me)...

I've noticed my FUP tends to drop the hood when I am getting in and out of the car, but I'm in the process of getting rid of the FUP. :rofl:

Pic.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cBZhCRKnKyM/TlNxs6H5NcI/AAAAAAAADYM/o74gtJZ23NQ/s720/IMAG0793.jpg

I got mine today (ya, I was a little slow ordering it). I'll wear it the first time tomorrow. Tell me this thing is stronger and more durable than it feels, because it feels like my holster is gonna rip off the belt the first time it's under strain. It just feels soft and too flexible.

I tried it in all 3 positions and I think I'm going to stick to the middle one. I've got pretty wide hips and ass so I've gotta wear it around the 3:15-3:30 position, so the backward cant is out for me.

AngryBassets
10-28-2011, 05:08
Ordered mine last week; waiting for it to get here.