Mall Ninja Mod no.42 - Cargo Pants Drop Down
Hate carrying IWB looking like the hunch-hip of Notre Dame? I like pocket carry, but been frustrated trying to figure a way to lug my 3" 1911 around that way. Everyone wear cargo pants with their big roomy pockets, but who likes several pounds of gun/ammo flopping around like 90-yr old 40DD's?
Answer? My semi-completed drop-down thigh holster for pocket carry! Douglas Adams fans will understand the mod no. referenced above!
First, get a cool 3" 45, or any decent caliber weapon too big for normal pocket carry. Then get a DeSantis Nemesis (or Super Fly shown here).
Then go to Blackhawk and order some holster straps. These are really cool with sewn in velcro and rubberized stripes to hold it in place. Only like $10 and I was going to rig something myself! These are PERFECT.
Try on the straps and adjust to length. Cut off just enough webbing to sew onto the back of your holster. Remember to singe the ends of the nylon! Don't try to sew through the side of the Nemesis. That stuff is tough whatever it is! I sewed to the nylon edging sewn to the holster. Much easier when doing this by hand. You might try some good glue as well if you want. Wasn't sure it would stick. Another option instead of sewing would be to try and glue or sew velcro to match the strap's velcro. Wasn't sure this would hold as securely (and was worrying about the glue sticking. May try shoe goo next time.
Thread the strap onto the holster and admire your work! Now I have to mod the cargo pants pocket. Plan is to cut two vertical slits wide enough for the webbing. These would need to be trimmed with something or use fabric "sizing" to keep the threads from unraveling. Then simply thread the webbing through the pant slits, through the holster, and secure to your leg on the inside!