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oklahoma caveman
March 31, 2009, 05:37 PM
has anybody used this peice of equipment? it seems like a good idea. is it comfortable? does it hold securely?

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unloved
March 31, 2009, 08:19 PM
Yes, yes, and yes.:)

glistam
March 31, 2009, 08:28 PM
I have two. One I made myself using prusik and fisherman knots, the other is manufactured.

They take some adjusting to get just right, but they are the most subtle rigs I've encountered for lighter-weight items.

One has a SOG Pentagon, the other a Pentagon Elite II folder in a custom-made kydex rig. They hold very well, though I admit they dig into the armpit a little. Another problem is because they are not anchored to a belt, they can swing forward when you lean over. I'll take it over a neck-rig any day though. The knife is where you need it, when you need it.

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq157/glistam/IMG_1526.jpg

hso
March 31, 2009, 08:55 PM
glistam,

Welcome to THR. Nice photo.

Mercop is a member here so if you have any questions about the mercharness just ask George.

Dirty Bob
March 31, 2009, 09:13 PM
Mercop is a great guy, and it's a great system. Best for a fairly lightweight knife. I find it very comfortable. I think a "double" rig would actually hang better, with a knife on one side, and a spare pistol mag or two on the other side.

Highly recommended as a major improvement over the neck knife.

Regards,
Dirty Bob

Dirty Bob
March 31, 2009, 10:51 PM
Double-post, so I thought I'd add something: the Mercharness really conceals very well, but the trick is taking the time to get it adjusted just right.

It's also totally reversible, so once you have it set up and adjusted, it can be worn under either arm, with the knife facing back or forwards, in each case, so there are four ways to wear it.

Regards,
Dirty Bob

JTW Jr.
March 31, 2009, 11:06 PM
I have one of the early ones Mercop did , I use it allot to carry a spare mag for my 1911 . George is always thinkin !!

8830
April 1, 2009, 08:13 PM
I've got a pair of them and I use them to carry Cold Steel Kobun's on. They are very comfortable and stay hidden where a neck knife doesn't.

mercop
April 12, 2009, 10:49 AM
Not to mention the inventor is a handsome devil:) The biggest problem I see is with people using the two top holes on the sheath to mount the harness too. Use the top one that faces forward one of the back ones on the side. This way the knife will not pendulum and stays in place. If you spend lots of time behind the wheel I suggest the knife be situated between the armpit and the nipple.- George

unloved
April 12, 2009, 09:01 PM
Any chance you could post some photos George?

mercop
April 12, 2009, 09:28 PM
I am away for the holiday but will get some up next week.

loandr.
April 15, 2009, 06:56 PM
Here are a few straight from MCS, till GM gets back in town :).....
While the MCS site recommends several knives that excel w/ this system my personal Fav's are the Strider WP line.

LD/BBG

mercop
April 15, 2009, 07:01 PM
Russ, you are making me blush.- George

unloved
April 15, 2009, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the pics loandr. but what I"m looking for are views to illustrate George's comments on how a mercharness should be rigged.

John C
April 23, 2009, 01:03 AM
In the third photo above, the one with the pistol, who makes the holster?

Thanks,

-John

glistam
April 23, 2009, 02:50 PM
Looks like a custom job to me. Just folded-over Kydex with grommets.

unloved
April 23, 2009, 04:28 PM
It's from Raven Concealment Systems. Here's a link to their online store. www.themalabarfront.com

mercop
April 23, 2009, 11:49 PM
Actually the one pictured is from Grandfather Oak, but I endorse Raven Concealment's version- George

unloved
April 26, 2009, 01:03 PM
I stand corrected.

John C,
You might also want to check out The Centerline Holster from Comp-Tac. Looks like it'd work quite well with a mercharness. www.comp-tac.com

John C
May 3, 2009, 03:00 PM
Thank you. I'll check them out. Does anyone have any recomendations about which one to get for a Kel-tec P3AT second gen? I see in Mercop's photo of the grandfather oak, the Kel-tec is secured by the clip. Will the grandfather oak hold a pistol securely on it's own?

Thanks,

-John

unloved
May 3, 2009, 05:00 PM
I can't say for sure since I don't own one but the Grandfather Oak looks like it would be fine. Any properly molded kydex holster will require a deliberate pull to draw the pistol.

I'm going to buy the RCS soon but I think either of the others would work fine.

If I were you, I'd PM mercop and ask for a recommendation. He's a great guy and he really knows his stuff.

mercop
May 3, 2009, 06:56 PM
Stop you guys, you are making me blush. Especially you Matt. BTW you took a hell of a beating this weekend during force on force but hung in there and learned a lot and keep getting better and better. Nice job bringing the knife to a gun fight:)

unloved
May 4, 2009, 10:59 AM
Now I'm blushing.:o:D

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