Aug 22, 2022Hammock ridge line holster mount

My new ridge line holster mount. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
My new ridge line holster mount. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

When I first saw the Alien Gear ShapeShift holster system, I thought it would be great for backpacking. Unfortunately, Alien Gear does not produce a holster for my Beretta, so I parked that idea.

When I bought my Sig Sauer P938, I checked the Alien Gear website and was very pleased to find they made a holster for it. The complete ShapeShift system included a holster mount that with a slight modification fitted on my backpack’s hip belt, and the same holster mount would transfer to my pants belt when I wasn’t wearing my pack. Additionally, in the package, there was a desk/dashboard mount that I adapted for use on my hammock ridge line, which is what you can see here. I made a small wooden block that screws to the mount and grips the ridge line. It works perfectly.

I also discovered that I could modify an existing holster for my Beretta to take the Alien Gear mount. So now I’m free to carry whichever gun I want without changing the hardware that’s attached to me or my gear. I’ve also realized that with a little bit of engineering I can use the same mount for my camera. Because of the way the mount works, that might work a lot better than my Peak Design Camera clip when I’m carrying bigger lenses. I’m going to have to give it a try.

Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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