Then I stand corrected. I was mistaken.
Thanks for the info MG34.
Thanks for the info MG34.
Yes there is a proper holster for the BH Pistol. Infact there are at least three in service (that I know of).
One has a I-82 pattern pull tab on it, and has a space for a CLP bottle and extra mag on the outside of it. This is the one I like the best. It is also the oldest, and most people do not like it much because they like shinny things better. I wear mine on an old I-62 pistol belt, and it seems to work just fine. I never put mine on the old I-82 webbing as I take my webbing off quite often to putter about (like in a CP, or treating patients) and did not fancy leaving my pistol with the webbing. Wone loose the I-62 pistol belt, under the I-82 webbing allows the holster to hand in the correct position. I still left that side (as space where the pistol holster should go) of my webbing empty to allow me to access it quickly, if God forbbid I woule need to. The RQMS wanted them back sometime ago to issue the UM84 style holster and I had to fight to keep it.
Another is an American one. It is a Bianchi UM84 Pistol Holster. It comes with a "hip extender" and a place to hold 2 mags. It also has this leg strap that goes around your thigh. Last deployment I was issued one of these, and I was glad that I brought my old I-82 model with me. If found this leg strap rubs and it never seems to hang quite right when I am moving in and out of vehicles all the time.
The third type is an underarm holster. It has room for 2 mags on the opposite underarm position. Never tried it, but I do not fancy carrying my pistol under my arm. I also do not suspect that it would be usable with the Tactical Vest.
Hope that helps.
Brangwyn Jones said:Correct me if I am wrong, but is that the butt from an MP5 that I see the Colonel of the NCE holding? I mean aside from the cigarette.. Is that a regular issue item? Or was it perhaps given due to his status? I am just wondering if anyone has any info on this picture??
armyguy916 said:It's probably more than likely a picture of someone that is in JTF. They are the only ones that use MP5's. Other than the naval boarding parties, but as you can see, he isn't on a boat. I was demo for a course a while ago where we had some JTF as candidates, and they used MP5's instead of the C7, because they have choices as to what they want to use for weapons. As for that smoke, I didn't know the forces took pics of troops smoking and put them for public display, seems kinda strange to me