Modular Holsters? Check Out Vega Holster

    Vega Holster is a family run Italian business that specializes in holsters and accessories. I had the opportunity to chat with Francesco Toschi, the son about their new products.

    Their newest offering is a modularization of their polymer holster series (which reminds me of a hybrid between a Serpa and Safariland holster mounted to Blackhawk STRIKE). They have both an index finger release holster and a retention holster that is the finger release version and an additional thumb release with shroud. It seems like a number of manufacturers are going to the “hooded” holster design lately, and Vega is no exception with their retention holster.

    All of their new series can attach to one of a few different backing plates, from an adjustable belt clip, to a thigh panel, to a PALS compatible plate (again, very much like the Blackhawk STRIKE stuff). They also have a few accessories like a retractable lanyard, magazine pouches and a light holster that works on the same system.

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    Thigh plate with magazine and light holder

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    Retention holster inside

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    Retention holster side view

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    Lanyard on PALS plate

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    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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