Here's an odd request for y'all. I need a holster for hunting season, but not the usual kind.
A few of the stands I hunt from (there are 7 on the property) during rifle season are a bit...um...cramped. I always carry a pistol with me, and a couple of times last season I could have made an easy shot (less than 20 yards) that I could not have maneuvered a rifle into position for.
I want to strap my pistol to the inside of my calf while **in the stand only.** This would make access quick and easy, while also keeping it away from scraping on anything and spooking the critters.
How would I go about adapting an existing holster? Would a drop-leg holster work? Could it be altered so that something like an old-time sock garter setup could attach the top of it to my calf below the knee, and a strap of some sort at the muzzle end of the holster tie around my ankle?
Or is there something out there that I haven't seen that's already made for this?
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October 5, 2012, 07:20 AM
Should be able to adapt a drop leg with the aid of velcro straps. Sew some velcro to the leg of your hunting clothing. Check out the military drop holsters for ideas.
October 5, 2012, 07:27 AM
My wife as sewn black webbing onto my hunting clothes so various tools may be attached. Typically I use buckles on the webbing and that allows me to attach anything that would normally mount on a belt. Many back packs have a set of buckles for a bedroll on the bottom, it's the same thing my wife sews on.
Sent by someone using something.
October 5, 2012, 09:58 AM
if you have a ccw permit,you should carry it in a shoulder holster,especially if dense brush area.you could also arange the shoulder holster setup to hang over your head to do what you want.
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=412489 check bottom picture for chest rig.no chance of catching on stand leaving you hanging.
October 5, 2012, 01:56 PM
do as you wish, but some of my gear gets hung from the stand/tree sometimes. I could see myself hanging a gunbelt from the tree or somewhere on the stand while sitting for a long period, but I don't see hanging a hunting size handgun from my ankle.
October 5, 2012, 05:30 PM
If you wear boots, it would be pretty easy to make something that would clip onto your boot.
October 5, 2012, 07:47 PM
Thanks for all the replies! That's why I come here - ideas that I didn't think of. I like the chest rig idea, but the shoulder holster isn't quite what I'm looking for - unless it doesn't get in the way of properly seating a rifle for a shot.
October 5, 2012, 08:00 PM
Inside the waist band would probably work depending on gun and boots. I did that today with a .380 while sitting in a tree stand. this is what I bought for hunting/hiking this year used a couple times works great easy on and off, and not really at all what you are looking for but just an idea.
I'll agree with others - I think a chest rig is going to be the most easily accessed in the confines of a stand, while not impeding other hunting actions. Actions like wearing a pack, climbing, shouldering a rifle, getting in & out of vehicles. I think it is a great carry system for hunters.
I think a full size handgun in an ankle type rig just won't work. YMMV
October 8, 2012, 11:41 PM
The chest holster is the best way that I have found to carry in the field...my 7X leather holster has my 4" 500 in it.