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    Shoulder Holster vs Drop Leg Holster for open carry

    Which one do you think would be better for open carry?

    A shoulder holster like this
    http://images2.opticsplanet.com/365-...en-usg-tan.jpg

    Or a drop leg holster like this
    http://images2.opticsplanet.com/365-...2-131-main.jpg

    Let me know what you think and why. I mean from the standpoint of onlookers sorry for not being clear. So basically which one would likely cause more of a stir at the local grocery store?

    Thanks!
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    Reasons I open carry
    1. To raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan.
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns.
    3. As a deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted.
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations.
    5. Because I can and want to.
    6. Because it's perfectly legal.
    7. Self defense
    8. I carry a gun as a status symbol, it says my status is I am nobody's victim
    9. Because it pisses off liberal anti-gun types.

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    A drop leg holster would annoy the crap out of me. I don't want a gun strapped to my leg, I want it strapped to my torso. So given the choices I'd pick the shoulder rig. It will be more comfortable walking as well as sitting down. But my choice would be a good paddle holster on my belt. Comfortable, secure, easy to get on and off, and if you put a paddle double mag carrier on the other side, they balance out nicely. JAT
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    Neither. JR Roscoe
    J.R. Roscoe Handmade Leather Shoulder Holsters

    Not only is this FAR MORE comfortable to wear......for long periods......
    but you can carry large guns if you wish that feel like small guns.

    I have used several for many years. I even carry a 5.5" bbl Ruger Blackhawk with ease and comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbeardslee View Post
    A drop leg holster would annoy the crap out of me. I don't want a gun strapped to my leg, I want it strapped to my torso. So given the choices I'd pick the shoulder rig. It will be more comfortable walking as well as sitting down. But my choice would be a good paddle holster on my belt. Comfortable, secure, easy to get on and off, and if you putt a paddle double mag carrier on the other side, they balance out nicely. JAT
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    Neither. JR Roscoe
    J.R. Roscoe Handmade Leather Shoulder Holsters

    Not only is this FAR MORE comfortable to wear......for long periods......
    but you can carry large guns if you wish that feel like small guns.

    I have used several for many years. I even carry a 5.5" bbl Ruger Blackhawk with ease and comfort.
    Sorry I wasn't clear, I clarified the post.I mean from the standpoint of onlookers sorry for not being clear. So basically which one would likely cause more of a stir at the local grocery store?
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    Reasons I open carry
    1. To raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan.
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns.
    3. As a deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted.
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations.
    5. Because I can and want to.
    6. Because it's perfectly legal.
    7. Self defense
    8. I carry a gun as a status symbol, it says my status is I am nobody's victim
    9. Because it pisses off liberal anti-gun types.

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    If I had to pick one that i feel would cause more of a stir, I would say the drop leg rig...why? I just think people would feel more intimidated as the uninitiated will think gunslinger..........just an opinion.... I own both types.

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    IMHO neither a shoulder or a drop leg holster would the best pick for open carry. Both would be more noticeable than standard OWB holster. I open carry almost every day on my belt at the 3 o'clock position and most people don't notice. I don't want to scare anyone but it's legal here and it is so much easier and safer than digging into your pocket or having to pull up your shirt to draw your weapon.
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    In that case, I would wear a western rig.

    But for me it's still a Roscoe, plus it is so much easier getting in/out of vehicles,
    fooling with seat belts, pulling my britches down, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trooperc7 View Post
    If I had to pick one that i feel would cause more of a stir, I would say the drop leg rig...why? I just think people would feel more intimidated as the uninitiated will think gunslinger..........just an opinion.... I own both types.
    I know the OP and I'm pretty sure that's not what his intentions are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91 whiskey View Post
    I know the OP and I'm pretty sure that's not what his intentions are.
    QFT, I know people notice the shoulder holster, OCd a shoulder holster all summer and most of the fall last year. I now own a brand new drop leg holster that has level 3 retention. Retention and OC is very good.
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    Reasons I open carry
    1. To raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan.
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns.
    3. As a deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted.
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations.
    5. Because I can and want to.
    6. Because it's perfectly legal.
    7. Self defense
    8. I carry a gun as a status symbol, it says my status is I am nobody's victim
    9. Because it pisses off liberal anti-gun types.

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    Put me down in the 'neither' category.

    I figure a good OWB holster up on the hip is the the way to go. I carry at that level every day so the draw's more instinctive for me and with it higher on the torso, I have better control and feel for where it is at all times. Shoulder rigs are too fiddly for my taste and a leg holster or buscadero rig not only tend to move around too much for me but the gun's never where I think it is or want it to be. I don't use drop loop holsters with tiedowns for CAS for this reason. All my CAS rigs have always put my holsters at or around my hipbone.
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