I’m not sure if this is a pouch or a holster to be honest. When I first started talking with the customer about this piece, we were talking in terms of a pouch, but frankly, it looks far more like a holster. Its purpose is to allow carry of an AR7. Now for those who don’t know what an AR7 is; it is a lightweight .22 caliber rifle that can break down into sub assemblies that can be stowed in its own stock, making it ideal for back packers.
The pouch had to be able to carry the AR in its disassembled state, either in a MOLLE compatible configuration to be attached to a pack or as a stand alone drop leg rig. Because we are housing what is essentially a rifle stock, the shape of the pouch is contoured to fit, giving it that holster look.
Here you can see the MOLLE webbing, along with the webbing that forms the drop leg part of the design. The drop leg part can be removed when using the MOLLE part. Closure is formed by two buckles and I did it this way instead of my usual single buckle for two reasons – first is the shape. The stock is very curved and a single buckle would not secure this properly. The second reason is the size – this is pretty big and a single buckle would have left the corners of the flap, well, flapping in the wind. With the two buckles, the whole thing can be cinched down nice and tight.
If you have a custom piece that you want built, drop me a line and I would be happy to discuss it with you.