Thread: Holster for Light AND Optic?
I see plenty of holster options for guns with optics, and I see plenty of options for guns with rail-mounted lights. Is there such a holster that can accommodate both? Maybe even (dare I suggest) some form of retention besides friction? The ultimate bonus would be if I could holster and unholster with a can on the end.
But I suppose if I needed a gun to do that much, I should just bring a rifle, huh.
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The closest thing I can think of would be one of the Viridian laser/light combo deals. They have a few holster options (like their TacLoc) and will accommodate the rail-mounted laser/light. By optics though, I assume you mean something more like a holo sight, so not sure on that one.
Is there a reason you're looking to have every gadget available attached all at once?
How much experience do you have with firearms?
I ask because between the optic, light, and suppressor your gonna spend around around $1600.
Drawing with a suppressor is slow, difficult, awkward, and a really good way to tourque something.
Optics require batteries, maintenance, zeroing , etc.
I am a fan of lights, though.
If you must have all those things on there then you'll need to go custom.
Something like raven or one of those guys. You're looking at over $100 and a minimum 6 week wait time.
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Tacti-cool BBQ gun? I can dig it.
I've been through enough holsters to start wishing there was one that can accommodate anything I can think to attach at once. Maybe I'm weird, but I'm prepared to fork some money over anyhow.
Okay, so I found it from Safariland after a lot of searching. Despite the pictures, it's black if you look for this exact model. The camouflage isn't my thing for daily open carry. I'll be ordering this within a month.
Accommodates threaded barrel
Protects red dot
1 level of retention beyond friction (with or without optic; and with or without light attached)
Works with TLR-1(HL) models (and I would guess a few smaller sized ones too)
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I'm afraid I don't know many people who wouldn't prefer options.
Last edited by Atomterrible; 11-02-2015 at 01:30 PM.