Originally posted by RMTactical
What do you use (just out of curiosity)?
Last 3-gun match he had an IWB holster IIRC. Looked to be Kydex, Comp-tac maybe.
I will second Steve's comment to avoid the thigh holster. They look cool but 5 minutes into the match I wanted to throw mine. My thigh holster has a strap on it and slows drawing the gun. I now use a paddle holster from Comp-tac. Bladetech makes nice holsters too but the wait is too long.
Talking to some of the guys that act as safety officers they've said they don't care for the thigh rigs because there's a tendency for the shooter to rotate the muzzle of the gun back back towards observers when holstering.
New shooters will kind of flop the muzzle out until the middle of the slide hits the front edge of the holster then once they feel contact they'll rotate the gun into the holster. As opposed to keeping the gun pointed down as it slides into the holster.
If you use a thigh holster it's a very good idea to turn parallel to the 180-line so that if your muzzle faces back you aren't DQ'd and most importantly not pointing a gun at friends.