Hunting frame and side arms

InDeep

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2013
Messages
421
Location
OREGON
I'm looking for ideas in holsters and pocket configurations everyone is running. On there kifaru packs .Thanks all
 

XMP

Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2015
Messages
82
Location
Minnesota & Idaho
What about a chest rig -- either a Guides's Choice or a Hill People Gear kitbag? I use a Guides choice under the pack straps regularly.
 

Jordan Budd

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
2,383
Location
NW Nebraska
Thanks maninthemaze. I really like my setup. I can give you more info if you like the looks of it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

HuntHarder

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2014
Messages
1,150
Location
Phoenix, Az
I wear a blackhawk Serpa with the strike plate molle attachment. Holds the handgun on the belt and is very secure with no bouncing.
 

go4thegusto

Senior Member
Joined
May 16, 2012
Messages
1,488
Location
Fargo ND
The issue I always struggle with especially in Alaska is dropping your pack for a final approach or stalk and you may leave your side arm behind. I have tried the HPGF chest pack. They work great but impede my style especially with binos.

My latest approach is a Gunfighters Inc Kydex holster with a drop panel. Puts the pistol below your pack waist belt level; and attaches to your pants belt. Pistol is always with you whenever you walk away from your pack and generally out of the way of optics etc.
 

MattB

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2012
Messages
2,549
I found a piece online made by Blackhawk that is ~$14 that can easily be modified to adapt any belt holder to the webbing on Kifaru belts - works slick. There is a thread I started on it on the DIY forum.

Not so sound snarky, but when making a final stalk you are going to have a weapon so don't overthink trying to figure out how to have 2.
 

go4thegusto

Senior Member
Joined
May 16, 2012
Messages
1,488
Location
Fargo ND
I found a piece online made by Blackhawk that is ~$14 that can easily be modified to adapt any belt holder to the webbing on Kifaru belts - works slick. There is a thread I started on it on the DIY forum.

Not so sound snarky, but when making a final stalk you are going to have a weapon so don't overthink trying to figure out how to have 2.

I hunt with a stickbow exclusively. I never feel under-gunned except around big bears that are mad:)
 

Shadow Hunter

Junior Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
14
Location
NM
I use a Kydex holster with MOLLE-link PALS. A lot like Jordan's. Fits great on my duplex belt right next to my nalgene holder. I think it was made by KCT kydex. Ive had a few gnarly encounters with bears, with this system i don't really worry to much about it. i do like the pouch system that kifaru makes, i might try that out too.
 

Jordan Budd

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
2,383
Location
NW Nebraska
I use a Kydex holster with MOLLE-link PALS. A lot like Jordan's. Fits great on my duplex belt right next to my nalgene holder. I think it was made by KCT kydex. Ive had a few gnarly encounters with bears, with this system i don't really worry to much about it. i do like the pouch system that kifaru makes, i might try that out too.

True that. And for the guys wanting to take theirs off for the final approach and such, the malice clips pop off really fast and go on your pants belt. I've done it a lot. I tried a leg holster and one that rides below the hip belt but didn't like them much, this seems to be the best for me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Pierrebuiltknives

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2017
Messages
108
Location
Wisconsin
I got a F&N p45 with a custom kydex made by my buddy. I had him put Molle locks. Super easy on and off. I have been putting it on my pack belt since I got it. Super easy to remove and put on my belt.
I plan on making a chest rig to snap on the straps as well to hold the pistol, mag, and flashlight.
Out of all the teklok, attachment methods I like molle locks the best.
 

Lawnboi

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
3,998
Location
North Central Wi
I just picked up the Kifaru tombstone, giving it a test this week. Not the fastest to draw but covers the gun and with malice clips can be taken off and put on to a belt quickly. Fits a glock 29 well and is nice and stream line
 

Flashmo

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Messages
48
Location
Midway, UT
Tech-lok mounted upside down (hinge down) mounts to one row of PALS very secure. Enough that I forget I have a S&W 629 hanging there. Less than 30 seconds to go from pack belt to pants belt, a little longer to go from pants to pack due to slipping through the PALS.
 

Nuke Man

Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2014
Messages
526
Location
Midwest
Paddle holster. Any make/model. Snap it on the pack belt, pull it off snap it on your pants belt. It just can't get any easier.
 

Beendare

Senior Member
Joined
May 6, 2014
Messages
5,337
Location
In Traffic
I modded a cordura Safariland holster to fit my SW 629 classic and fit tight on my pack belt. It would be easy to add threaded rivets to make it compatible with a std pants belt...giving you that option.

I didn't like the loose fit of many holster mounts which inhibits a quick draw....
 

RoJo

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2016
Messages
392
Location
South Central Arizona
Probably not enough gun for most of you Rambos :) ...but considering I don't hunt in grizzly country, I love the light weight and compactness of the LCR. I have Ready Holsters clipped to the webbing of both the Duplex frame and Scout, and it rides very securely and very out of the way, yet easily at hand.

 

mrbillbrown

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2013
Messages
2,877
Location
Edmond, OK
Used the Serpa and strike plate on my belt last season. Planning to run a Kenai chest holster under my AGC binos harness this year.
 

muddydogs

Senior Member
Joined
May 3, 2017
Messages
1,081
Location
Utah
I've been using this for the last 5 years, Lunar Concealed Carry Pouch. I like how it completely covers the pistol and protects it so I don't have to worry about the pistol getting to wet or dirty when I take my pack off and set it in the dirt.
 
Top