The Modular Holster Adapter Leg Strap Kit includes everything necessary to outfit your MHA with a thigh strap. Leg straps first saw widespread use with early American open-top, Western-style holsters during the late 1800s and continued to gain popularity during the 20th century. These early straps usually took the form of a simple leather or cord tie-down and eventually evolved into the wider webbing type straps popularized by the British SAS holsters developed during the 1970s.
The remaining two decades of the twentieth century witnessed marginal improvements and design variations of tactical holsters, as militaries reluctantly abandoned antiqued leather designs. Leg strap conversions for the US military-issued UM-84/M12 holsters appeared sometime during the late 1980s/early 1990s, and the commercial market began to introduce nylon drop leg holsters utilizing two-leg straps. During the early years of the GWOT, nearly every drop leg holster on the battlefield featured two leg straps, with many shooters choosing to remove the top strap completely do to chaffing and comfort issues.
Today, the majority of America’s top shooters choose to run a mid-ride level of drop for their holster, just slightly below the belt line. This has been found to be the ideal location for the pistol to clear body armor and vest-mounted pouches. Although some shooters have turned away from leg straps completely, there are still many who prefer the added stability and reduced movement of their holster by utilizing a leg strap.
The Modular Holster Adapter Leg Strap Kit attaches directly onto the True North Concepts MHA, and for the first time in the history of holsters allows the shooter to choose a custom height where the leg strap sits. By attaching the special polymer leg strap bracket onto the MHA, the leg strap will sit below the bottom edge of the MHA, flush with the bottom of the MHA, or lightly above.
Additionally, the shooter can choose the best position for their individual body size and comfort, custom tailoring their setup to their own specific needs. Each Leg Strap Kit includes the specialty bracket designed specifically for the MHA, all necessary attachment hardware, and 1″ wide mil-spec nylon/elastic leg strap featuring a quick-detach Fastex buckle.
The minimalistic leg strap provides a generous amount of flexibility and it is recommended that the user try out several height adjustments to see which is most ideal before securing the hardware with a thread locker. The Leg Strap Kit’s specialty bracket is designed to fit a wide array of leg straps and is cross-compatible with wider, thicker straps such as those from Safariland, Blackhawk, Ronin Tactics, etc.
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