Ok, brain-trust, here's he issue:

Does there exists a method to attach a Tech Lok to a Safariland holster without having to cut or drill? Or is there an adapter? Make sense? The reason being, is I hate the belt shank Safariland uses on their duty holsters. 

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Possibly something else to think about depending on your application - I attended a training several years ago about weapon retention etc and the instructor had tested practical breaking strengths of various holsters and mounts...by buying a bunch and having someone try to break them off his leg. The focus of his study to see which holsters a bad guy could rip off your belt in a fight. The short version is that Safariland was the only one he couldn't get to break off so that's what I switched to for duty carry. I too dislike their belt options but chose to modify rather than replace to maintain that strength. Of course I have no idea how strong a Tech Lok (love those too) is but just a point to ponder if it matters in your application.

To your actual question the Safariland QLS bracket may be able to adapt the hole patterns, IIRC I've attached one to a Tech Lok without drilling but it may have been an ELS bracket.

My 3 gun holster is attached to my competition belt with a Techlock. It goes like this...techlock to a BOSS hanger to a BOSS Safariland adaptor to a QLS plate to a QLS fork to an ALS holster.  It’s a very stable platform for shooting from and gives you the ability to have your holster positioned “just so”. So it’s definitely possible, I believe Frank Proctor also designed a hanger that would work with both a Safariland holster and the Techlock.

For actual use (work & training) I just use the Safariland long drop belt attachment with the QLS stuff and deal with not being able to have the holster positioned how I want it (vertically and without kicking the grip out away from my body). The BOSS system is the best I’ve used for a perfectly positioned shooting platform but I don’t think it’s robust enough for duty use if that’s what your application will be. 

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There is a little known UBL, the 6072.

It is a high ride. I don't know what your exact complaints are but that UBL works much better for me than the mid or low ride UBL.

Also, installing a flat plate inside the UBL changes the lateral angle of the holster and prevents the lower edge hotspot that is common with the mid ride.

http://www.invictuspractical.com/holster-hanger.html

 

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Invictus makes some great parts but their descriptions leave a lot to be desired.  

I've always wanted my pistol's grip to rotate further backwards than my ALS with QLS is able to on a mid-ride UBL.  If I'm interpreting the invictus picture correctly - their holster hanger:

1) attaches at he top to a tech-lok which goes to your belt;

2) attaches at the bottom to the female side of a QLS; and

3)  the holster body is directly mounted to the male side of the QLS.

Will this allow a pistol to cant backwards to any degree?  I hate forward canted pistols.  

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I have the Safariland holster mounted directly to the Invictus holster hanger.  In that configuration, it does not correct the forward cant. It can also be mounted to the QLS mechanism as you describe. 

I am not a fan of forward canted holsters either, so I feel your pain. I purchased the Invictus holster hanger to use for training only, so I also don't have any concerns with how strong it is in regards to gun grabs.

I don't have any experience with the QLS mechanism.

It appears that the female side of the QLS mounts in straight-drop fashion to the Invictus holster hanger. Having said that, it depends how the male side of the QLS mounts to the Safariland holster itself as to whether it fixes the cant issue. 

Might be worth it to reach out to Invictus Practical for an answer to your question. 

 For what it's worth, I dremeled out the holes on my Safariland UBL in a horizontal fashion so  that the holster now mounts in a true straight-drop fashion. Lock-tite and the right amount of torque has kept it secure. Has worked well for me for a few years now. 

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I have the Safariland holster mounted directly to the Invictus holster hanger.  In that configuration, it does not correct the forward cant. It can also be mounted to the QLS mechanism as you describe. 

I am not a fan of forward canted holsters either, so I feel your pain. I purchased the Invictus holster hanger to use for training only, so I also don't have any concerns with how strong it is in regards to gun grabs.

I don't have any experience with the QLS mechanism.

It appears that the female side of the QLS mounts in straight-drop fashion to the Invictus holster hanger. Having said that, it depends how the male side of the QLS mounts to the Safariland holster itself as to whether it fixes the cant issue. 

Might be worth it to reach out to Invictus Practical for an answer to your question. 

 For what it's worth, I dremeled out the holes on my Safariland UBL in a horizontal fashion so  that the holster now mounts in a true straight-drop fashion. Lock-tite and the right amount of torque has kept it secure. Has worked well for me for a few years now. 

Thanks for the explanation.  Seems like a lot to go through just to get a tek-lok on there.  I think the easiest thing to do would be to either buy the foxtrotkilo product linked above or just get a drill and copy it.  As an added bonus, you could cant the holster however you want.

The Invictus Practical made it easy getting the tek-lok on there! The hard part was  getting the holster to hang in a neutral can't! 

In any case, it looks like you've come up with the solution to both the tek-lok and the cant problem all in one. This looks like it's going to be my next project. 

Thanks!!

 

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