It’s out of the way..a hip holster gets in the way and pushes against the seat when you are turned and looking at your implement. Depends on the work, of course, but mostly when grading or mowing.
To each their own I guess though. I have been looking for a low-ride holster that is offset from the belt-line but kept in against my body with a single, loose strap around the leg. I haven't found anything good yet though.
OP, Safariland makes good stuff, you might be able to find a good VP9sk holster from them that you can attach to one of their leg drop platforms.
Well, this has deviated a bit from the OP's initial post. That said, I'll throw this is; I have worn a drop holster at different times in my career, for uniform patrol work. Personally, I find them (at least some) more comfortable than a more traditional belt mounted holster. I wear mine up as high as I can, with the straps tight, but not to the point they're uncomfortable. I find I like the draw stroke better as well. Now, I work with some guys who despise them. Currently I don't work in a uniform assignment, so it is a concealed carry belt holster for me these days.
Anyway, for me it was a comfort and draw stroke issue, not a tacticool factor. getting weight off my waist was a plus after almost 25 years in the biz....
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