HOLSTERS CARRY POSITIONS


The most common carry positions

The most common positions depend on the different needs:

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1ON THE RIGHT SIDE (LEFT FOR LEFT HAND)CONCEALMENT, DUTY OR MILITARY USES
2CROSS DRAW ON THE LEFT SIDE (RIGHT FOR LEFT HAND)CONCEALMENT USE
3INCLINED ON THE BACKCONCEALMENT USE
4HORIZONTAL ON THE BACKCONCEALMENT USE
5INSIDE THE PANTSCONCEALMENT USE
6HORIZONTAL / VERTICAL/ UPSIDE DOWN SHOULDERCONCEALMENT USE DUTY OR MILITARY
7ANKLECONCEALMENT USE
8THIGHDUTY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY USES
9SIDE WITH A SPECIAL BELT SUPPORT THAT TAKE THE HOLSTER DETACHABLE FROM THE BODY AT THE RIGHT DISTANCE FOR A GOOD ESTRACTIONBODY ARMOUR OR TACTICAL VEST USES. DUTY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY USES.


Carry System Program

Over the years, security operators have been faced with more demanding and more specific needs, particularly when it comes to how and in what position to carry a short weapon.
Vega has responded to those needs by developing a series of loops and platforms that we call V.C.S.P. “VEGA CARRY SYSTEMS PROGRAM”.
The graph below illustrates the relation between the belt line and position of the weapon in the holster.
The IP (Identification of Position) is clearly shown for each loop system that appears in the following pages. Identification of position is subdivided in 5 values:

  • IP+2: the weapon grip is very high in respect to the belt. This is especially useful for concealed carrying.
  • IP+1: the weapon grip is high in respect to the belt. This is useful when use occurs in a vehicle, where the weapon may press on the seat and this create a dangerous situation, or even hinder draw of the weapon.
  • IP0: the weapon grip is on the belt line. This system is used during normal duty in uniform, allowing a good draw and comfort.
  • IP-1: the weapon grip is below the belt line. This is ideal for a quick draw.
  • IP-2: the weapon grip is below the lower belt line. This is ideal for a semi thigh position and a quick and natural draw.
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All Vega Holster loops and platforms can be assembled on all Vega holsters with the TRIPLE SCREW fastening system.
Some loop systems permit various holster cants and heights by means of screws, thus, in this case, the above value may differ.
Some loop systems permit varying the cant by means of a lever (without acting on the three fastening screws), this does not change the above value, but the features change (even if a weapon has a rotation angle of 90°, a holster with a value of IP0 or IP-1 will have the possibility of occupying less space when used in a vehicle).
Some loop systems are at a certain distance from the body due to the use of tactical and/or bulletproof vests, or to make the draw quicker, or even to avoid accidental snagging while drawing the weapon (This is above all the case of uniformed agents). Other loop systems are closer to the body. These are preferable because of better concealment and an overall feeling of being in control of the weapon against the body.
Naturally, the operator may decide to use different loop systems on his holster (in the event that he does not want to use two different holsters), and choose which to use based on daily operational needs. As an example, the operator may be either on uniformed duty, or plain-clothes duty; in the first case, he will need a holster that can be worn with either a tactical or bulletproof vest while, in the second case, he will need a holster with good concealment.
The choice of a carrying system based on ones operational routine and needs is the first step to having the ideal holster.

WARNINGS

Great Care must be taken when handling, storing or moving firearms or when putting a pistol into or taking it out of the holster.
Never put a loaded pistol into the holster without first checking that it fits in properly.
It is the user’s responsability to check personally that the firearm and the holster are compatible.
When placing the pistol into the holster (especially when the holster is new and besides more rigid) support the pistol hammer with your thumb finger and insert it carefully.
When choosing a product, consider first how you dress and how you carry your firearm and then choose the product best suited to your needs, in the appropriate material.
It is of vital importance that the holster and the firearm should be compatible.
Before using your new holster, practise drawing the firearm: the holster will adapt better to the firearm and you will get to know the new product.
The firearm and its accessories should be regularly checked to see that they work correctly. Holsters should never be altered.
Any alteration could cause accidents.

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