I've been seeing a lot of LH and RH separated equipment and i've been thinking... What was the major improvement thats been made on most firearms lately? suiting them for ambidexterity.
Making equipment ambidextrous not only means that its funtional for everyone, it also means that you can carry more of that item because you wont be wasting space with another configuration of the same item.
Using a holster as an example... Instead of having the holster with sewn on Elastic + buckle belts for around the leg... make that elastic reverable... How? quite easily actually, Simply make the belt pass through loops on the front, and side(one of which is braced against your leg) and back of the holster. Make loops like this on the lower and upper holster to accomdate the double belts that make the holster from spec ops so comfortable, and the belt loop a buckle aswell.... now, just as an idea, one of those loops on the side thats not touching your leg, the outside upper loop, make that a buckle. Heres why - If that upper loop is a buckle on either side, then you can use the buckle on the side that's touching your leg, from the upper part of the holster, to attach to the belt loop - because you wouldn't need to use the loop on the side that is touching your leg.
By doing this, you have effectively eliminated seperate Left, and Right hand holsters while maintaing functionality and comfort, and increasing effeciency and resale value.
This system of leg belt configuration, as well as the ability to switch sides of the holster will mean that from now on, there is only one format of holster, and its amidextrous.
It sounds complicated, but I assure you it really isn't. Switching the holster from LH to RH would take less than a minute if you needed to switch, or say if you are a righty and you sell it to a lefty, or maybe loan it to a buddy whos a lefty.
SO.... Good idea?
This post has been edited by ANSWERS: 11 July 2009 - 07:02 PM