Making a Lanyard hole on XD's

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    Tercel89

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    I have an XD-9 and an XD-9SC and I am thinking of making a hole in the lower rear grip for a lanyard to attach to it . I ride an ATV through the woods and it gets really rough sometime and I like the extra insurance of a lanyard to keep my pistol with me in case it comes out of the holster . My holster is awesome , its a Don Hume 721 but with me brushing up against trees and limbs at 20 MPH it gets rough and any extra insurance is better than none .
    Have any of you guys drilled a hole for a lanyard in your XD's ? My Glocks have one except for my G-26 , which I am getting ready to drill on it tonight .
     
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    What holster are you using?
     
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    Don Hume 721 .
     
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    From what I can see that is an open top holster, correct?

    Are you carrying IWB and worried about it coming out?

    I say rather than drilling a hole in a gun, get the correct holster. Probably something with a thumb break over the top. That's what I use when I ride.
     
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    It is an open top but I still want the extra insurance of having a lanyard . I even use the Lanyard on my Glocks and with them I have a Galco holster with a snap . But as you know , when going through rought terrin , tree limbs will pop open any thumb snap holster . I am so tired of worrying when riding about my gun . I am always reaching around to see if it is still there . And that brings alot of attention to everyone else too .
     
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    Serpa.. the end
     
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    I had one and sold it , but even with it I would still like a back up "insurance" piece.
    It was good but it just let the gun stick out too far for concealment . It was a good holster for court and duty , but not concealment for me .
     
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    well are you wearing OWB when riding? I would recommend getting a holster with better retention before drilling into the gun. Can possible hurt resale value a lot. You can snatch a serpa online for $23 shipped. Buy one for when u ride..
     
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    I am not selling my XD's :p They work too nice! :) So I dont need to worry about resale value .
     
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    I would think it would be very easy to drill a lanyard hole in an XD. Just use a glock as a model. The hole would be harder to get a lanyard through because the empty channel in an XD is a lot smaller than the glock.

    One thing to think about is this. Suppose the gun does manage to make it's way out of the holster. It would then be flailing about on the lanyard as you rode. I see the possibility of a ND happening in this scenario. So if you do decide to use a lanyard then I wouldn't carry one in the chamber.
     

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