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So for those of you that have seen my 2 other posts, thank you for your help in settling on a rifle (TAC41 it is btw). My new question is about the MK23. I have a TM MK23 with some internal upgrades. But I'm curious how those of you that field it position it on your body for ease of access. With the silencer on its relatively long so I thought across the chest might be a) awkward b) difficult to draw when prone. But on the hip seems like it might get caught on stuff when sneaking through bushes and such. So just curious mostly where yall carry it, and what holsters you use for it. Thanks for all the help everyone, you've been great!
 

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I ran into this same issue as drop leg is bad, hip is bad, plate carrier is bad, and chest doesn't work with my setup.

In the end, I use each of my guns one at a time.
Mags are too heavy too, can't beat an M4.
Yeah I'm kinda curious how Kicking manages to do it with both his primary and the mk23 but I haven't seen any good pics of his setup. Maybe some weird lower back holster lol?
 

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Whilst can't help on position to keep it as I'm not a fan of the mk23.

I can suggest that when in a good position take the pistol out of the holster so it's ready to use.

Started doing this with my combat master and find it reduces movement so less likely to be spotted and means quicker access to use it.
Yeah thats kinda what I figured would be a good gameplan.
 

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The silencer is much too long, so I cut it down to 100mm length and filled it with Scotchbrite and closed cell foam washers. Comparing these two length you don't hear any difference, so 100mm is more than enough. Maybe it doesn't have the same look, but it's much easier to handle and to carry in a high mounted drop-leg.
Oh thats a good idea. I'll have to look into that at some point probably. Or maybe just buying a shorter silencer... for those times I want the longer one for whatever reason lol.
 

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A bit late to the party but..

I tried every possible placement of the behemoth the mk23 is over the years, and the "best" (read least shit) one I was comfortable with is under my left armpit, in a cross draw position.
I have a short torso (and legs, and arms, and dick, apparently...) and drawing from the hip is a no go, the suppressor is buried into the ground every time I take a knee (holster mounted on a shooter's belt, so no drop leg), drop legs are just wrong and should have never been born. I even tried mounting it upside down on my butt, very uncomfortable draw and almost impossible to holster.
Armpit carry (or simply strapped to my backpack's shoulder strap) lets me draw and holster from prone without having to reach around, thus reducing movement thus chances of being spotted.

The SSX suppressor is larger than the TM one and it doesn't work nearly as well as the latter, especially when you shorten it. Of course one could redo the internals but so far I haven't been able to find anything that matches the TM suppressor's performance outside of a 3D printed suppressor from Peter, I have the older version and it works VERY well, but for ease of mind (I don't put too much trust in printed parts, no matter how good they are) I went back to the stock TM can.

Regarding holsters, I have both fabric and quick release holsters (DTD Mk23 holster, injection molded) and out of the two, I prefer the fabric one. Doesn't create a lot of unnecessary noise when it bangs against stuff like buckles and holstering/drawing is more comfortable, at least for me!
Awesome I think I'll look into this. I'm tall and lanky so I might have more options but this one sounds pretty good. Just gotta find the right holster now.
 
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