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    So I pulled my rollerblades out of storage today since the weather's getting nice. I decided to roll across town to drop some videos off and pick up a new one. It was a spur of the moment thing, and since I had my SW99 in my safariland holster already on my belt, I just headed out the door with my wheels on.

    Well about halfway through my journey the inevitable happened, and I fell. A rock jammed between my wheels and I went down on my right side, my holstered gun between me and the pavement. I got up, gathered myself, and checked my gun. I had slid from pavement to grass, and had to pull a clump of dirt and grass out of the bottom of the holster. I was sure something was jacked up.

    When I got home I checked my gear. I could see the scuff mark where the holster drug across the asphalt. I rubbed it with my finger, and it disappeared! NOT A SCRATCH! My gun is fine, too. I can't believe it lol. This is a hell of a holster.

    Anyway I should have known not to rollerblade with the gun on my hip but I'm really not sure where else I should carry it. Maybe this would be a good time for a shoulder rig. You guys have any suggestions?

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    Just because it is you, I recommend the Blackhawk SERPA CQC Level II holster and shoulder platform.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    deepdiver wrote:
    Just because it is you, I recommend the Blackhawk SERPA CQC Level II holster and shoulder platform.
    lol smart alec! Actually safariland makes a shoulder version of the ALS holster I already use, so that option is there. When I do get a shoulder holster, though,it will either be leather or some sort of nylon stuff. Every hard plastic type shoulder holster I've looked at was much thicker than a leather holster.

    I don't know that I would want to wear a shoulder holster while rollerblading, but I really can't think of another way to do it. Any belt holster, IWB or OWB, is something to fall on. Anything on my legs would be the same way, and would be swinging all over the place. My carry bag is either attached to my belt, or swinging everywhere. I'd hate to have to not carry at all! :shock:

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    DreQo wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    Just because it is you, I recommend the Blackhawk SERPA CQC Level II holster and shoulder platform.
    lol smart alec! Actually safariland makes a shoulder version of the ALS holster I already use, so that option is there. When I do get a shoulder holster, though,it will either be leather or some sort of nylon stuff. Every hard plastic type shoulder holster I've looked at was much thicker than a leather holster.

    I don't know that I would want to wear a shoulder holster while rollerblading, but I really can't think of another way to do it. Any belt holster, IWB or OWB, is something to fall on. Anything on my legs would be the same way, and would be swinging all over the place. My carry bag is either attached to my belt, or swinging everywhere. I'd hate to have to not carry at all! :shock:
    I do not yet have a shoulder holster but have been looking for about a year and talking to people about them. Probably the #2 complaint I have heard about them is that they swing around too much if you are not wearing something over them, eg a sports coat. A lot of those "swingers" were older designs though without the straps down to your belt to stabilize the rig. But even with those, there is still movement in the rig. Dichotomous to the inherenet movement in a shoulder rig, if you get a horizontal carry rig, instead of vertical carry, and wipe out, and if the holster doesn't fully protect the muzzle end of your pistol, it could a good wack right on the end if you went down backwards. Happy shopping!
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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