View Full Version : Reversing MOLLE pouches?

09-08-2009, 08:52 PM
Hey all. You may have seen my previous thread in regards to my being in the market for a new CQB tactical rig with use of a SMG in mind. Well, i took the plung and ordered the vest I mentioned in the other thread, a Glock holster, two three cell MP5 mag pouches, and a dump pouch. The goods arrived today and I'm pretty pleased with it.

But there is one small issue.

With the placement of the mag pouches and the dump pouch on the "belly" of the vest I'm pretty much out of "real estate" to place the holster. At first glance this is not an issue as I had kicked around the idea of placing the pistol holster horizontaly on the chest plate anyway...did I mention I've come to hate drop leg holsters? I've seen a couple of you guys go with this placement, and I like the look of it. (a good example is this pic of a rig Bstan used to wear: http://www.lonestarairsoft.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/915100_0322.JPG) But there is a problem. The attachement straps on my holster and the loops on the actual vest are both vertical. Thus I can't attach the holster in the manner I would like. In a moment of maddness I tried to put the holster on the chest plate of the vest in a vertical position and it looks...err... odd. It also sits a couple of inches below my chin and probably won't work that way.

So what are your thoughts on getting this set up right? Is there a way (aside from re-sewing the holster) to reverse the direction of the attachment points? Am I missing somthing obvious here?

MOLLE newbie...

09-08-2009, 10:10 PM
That example, of BStann's, is an HSGI horizontal pistol mount. The PALS straps on the holster run horizontal to the pistol's slide when it is in the holster. I don't believe HSGI makes that piece any longer. You might consider Tactical Tailor's 90 Degree Panel (http://www.tacticaltailor.com/90degreepanel.aspx)or their 45 Degree Panel (http://www.tacticaltailor.com/45degreepanel.aspx). Either will, obviously, make things a bit bulkier. Something to consider, though, is the load this would put on your bib. It's not an ideal mounting, speaking from experience.

09-11-2009, 11:32 PM
+1 on the adapters as posted above.
You might think about wearing the pistol on your belt.
IMHO, droplegs suck. They flop around unless they are up near your crotch.

09-13-2009, 11:32 AM
^Not unless you have a quality drop leg with quality straps.