Quote[/b] (banddr2 @ Sep. 07 2006,3:57)]This is not for 100%, but I read most P5's procured by the BMI went to the West German Border Patrol. If yours came with the low belt drop style military holster, it is a good bet that is where it served.
The P5 indeed came with a holster that sounds like a low belt drop style holster..
The holster was black leather, thumb snap with a locking device that held the belt slide to the extension which fit snugly into a slit in the back of the holster via two metal "rails".. It's a neat holster, but too large and bulky to be of any use other than as a conversation piece. The extension indeed drops the holster itself several inches and was probably pretty costly to the G. Govt when purchased initally.
I'm very pleased with my P5. In the long run the "holster wear" on the slide will probably have me sending it off for a "hard chrome" refinish, but that's just a thought.
Thank You for your input.