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why is it that K-9 officers have thier guns holstered on thier legs most of the time, and not like a regular duty belt?
 

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landonjensen said:
why is it that K-9 officers have thier guns holstered on thier legs most of the time, and not like a regular duty belt?
'cus it looks cool. Same reason POP officers will sometimes do it.

Unless you're wearing tactical armor (such as SWAT) or your primary firearm is a subgun/long gun, there's no ACTUAL need for a "tactical" or "drop" holster, IMO.
 

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At the department I worked with, one person would do it and the rest seemed to follow suit to "keep up with the Jones's". This was also after a major hurricane and tradisional uniforms were traided in for BRU pants and polo shirts. Interesting but comfortable combination.
 

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I have seen sometimes, that with skinny officers, the require just that extra bit of space on the belt for their transmitter to open the back door for the dog.
 

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I have a thigh holster that a friend gave me. His brother gave it to him and he couldn't figure out what to do with it either. Looks like the only time it would be necessary if you were using a repelling harness (SWAT) or something else that takes up the belt space. Otherwise, it looks like a good way to beat up your pistol on stuff.
 

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Some of the Navy K-9 guys (master-at-arms) were I worked carry a pouch with a ball in it. This is to reward the dog when s/he finds something.
The pouch is located in the area a regular gun holster would be on the right /left side (which ever hand the handler would normally carry a gun).
 
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