Reommendations on a Shoulder Holster....

Reommendations on a Shoulder Holster....

This is a discussion on Reommendations on a Shoulder Holster.... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Need some survey help here... I am looking for a good, inexpensive shoulder holster for conceal carry...(I know...stop me if you've heard this before).... I ...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Reommendations on a Shoulder Holster....

  1. #1
    Member Array MadDawg34's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Plano, TX

    Reommendations on a Shoulder Holster....

    Need some survey help here...

    I am looking for a good, inexpensive shoulder holster for conceal carry...(I know...stop me if you've heard this before).... I currently carry either a M&P 9m or a Sig P239 and commonly use a King Tuk which I do like a lot. However, I am 6' 210lbs and depending on what I am wearing, sometimes the king tuk (ok, my love handles) don't conceal too well. So I have been looking at getting a Shoulder rig to wear under my golf shirts or bowling style summer shirts.

    The problem is I don't have any friends that have a rig I can borrow to try out and I don't have the money to spend $300 on 3 or 4 options to find the best fit for me....

    Any recommendations or experiences would be appreciated.


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array kazzaerexys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Andrews Monarch---a spectacular shoulder rig.
    “What is a moderate interpretation of [the Constitution]? Halfway between what it says and [...] what you want it to say?” —Justice Antonin Scalia

    SIG: P220R SS Elite SAO, P220R SAO, P220R Carry, P226R Navy, P226, P239/.40S&W, P2022/.40S&W; GSR 5", P6.

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array Agave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Nederland & W. Tennessee
    Galco Jackass
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

    NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, World Drifter

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Member Array MikeFontenot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Boulder, Colorado
    Some years ago, I spent a lot of trial and error time making my own homemade under-the-shirt vertical shoulder holster for my titanium/scandium .357 snubby. The final design worked well, and I carried that way full-time for years ... perfectly concealed and very comfortable.

    Then (last September), I bought a 10mm full-size, all-steel 1911 ... weighs 3-1/2 times as much as my snubby! I wasn't sure I could figure out how to carry it reasonably ... didn't like several shoulder, IWB and OWB holsters I bought very much ... not good enough concealment (compared to what I was used to), and not comfortable and convenient enough to suit me. So I built an under-the-shirt shoulder holster for it, similar to the one for my snubby, but with wider (2", knit) elastic straps. It works very well ... I've been carrying in it full time for more than a month now, and I think it's going to be a permanent solution. Concealment is nearly perfect, and it supports the heavy weight of my 1911 very well ... much better than my belt holsters do. My 1911 is definitely much more bulky than my snubby, and I am often aware of feeling the edge of the grip with my underarm (especially when my left arm is angling across my body) ... I always know it's there (in contrast to my snubby), but I think it's going to be a viable full-time solution.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Array RonM0710's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Spring City, TN
    Shoulder holsters are not designed to be worn under a golf shirt or t-shirt. They are designed to be worn under a jacket or an unbuttoned shirt.
    "Lets Be Careful Out There!"


  7. #6
    Distinguished Member Array kapnketel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Northern Kentucky
    I agree you are trying to do something with a shoulder rig that it is not suited for. Too bulky under the arm. Not being rude, but this subject has been debated ad nauseum, try the search feature as to opinions on different makers.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

    There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.

    Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

  8. #7
    Senior Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Central Florida
    Save your $$$...get a good IWB/OWB holster and call it done!
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array Smitty901's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Simple, low cost,light weight. comfortable for many. Gets the job done and easy to get use to.
    Kangaroo Carry

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Parts Unknown
    i have used a shoulder holster for over 30 years on the job. you have to learn how to dress with one. in the winter it is easy to dress around one. in summer i use an open outer shirt over a t-shirt type shirt. i have all my suites cut for a shoulder holster so they do not print. do not go cheap. a cheap shoulder holster does not wear good and will not hold the gun/mags right. i like the galco miami classic and/or the old jackass rig.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  11. #10
    New Member Array keroseneburner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Louisiana, USA
    Give a try. They're about the same price as the kangaroo carry. The harness uses a lot less elastic. After wearing a kangaroo holster for 8-10 hours, I found that the pistol had sagged to my waist. The deepconceal holsters stretch enough to fit right but don't sag later in the day. I wear them over a tee shirt and under a dress shirt. Just watch out for the "huggy" ladies. By the way, i use it with an M&P 9c.

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array matthew03's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Shoulder rig under a jacket = OK. Shoulder rig under a polo or other lightweight shirt is a no go. Not enough fabric and not thick enough to conceal the harness material, not even considering the actual holster portion which needs a very loose fitting cover garment with drape.

    What type of belt are you currently using with your King Tuck? If it isn't a sturdy gun belt made to support the weight of a weapon there is your problem. The belt is allowing the holster to lean away from your body. You may also need to lower the clips to allow the gun to ride lower in your waistband.

    Also a good concealment position is AIWB with a polo/T-shirt/button down. I've been carrying a G23 in a Dale Fricke Arch Angel or Sig P229 in a Garrett Industries Slim AIWB for ~ six months. I feel I have a much cleaner profile with no give away bulges in very light clothing.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array Crowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    West Allis WI
    "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
    --Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney

    Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."

  14. #13
    Member Array rmxer85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Pennsylvania's Backwoods
    I own a Galco Miami classic. It was given to me by somone, who had bought it thinking that a shoulder holster was the way to go.
    They quickly learned its not.
    I will not say they are useless. I have used it on various occasions and it works well in it's niche areas.
    Long car trips...
    Under heavy coats in cold weather...
    On the couch watching Miami Vice re-runs.....

    But, for everyday carry they just dont work real well for most people.
    Then again you might not be most people, and come to use it everday.

    I give the Galco Miami Classic an A+ rating as far as shoulder holsters go. So that gets my vote if you really gotta have one.
    I thoroughly disapprove of duels.
    If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand
    and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
    -Mark Twain

  15. #14
    Senior Member Array SCfromNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    South Carolina
    I think shoulder holsters have a place. For me a long car ride, comfortable winter carry. I have a Miami Classic which I only use occasionally for my Sig P226 but works well. A Friend has an Andrews which seems of a better quality and fit but considerably more expensive for a holster I would rarely use. I would go to ebay and buy a real CHEAP nylon holster to judge how you like it being aware that the fit and hold will be better with the leather.
    Registration: A prelude to Confiscation and Anarchy.

  16. #15
    Senior Member Array swinokur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Montgomery County, MD
    Miami Classic II or Highnoon Undertaker.

    Not cheap, but not outrageous either IMO.

    As stated, great for long driving trips.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search tags for this page

best shoulder holster
best underarm holster

cheap shoulder holster

cheap shoulder holsters
good cheap shoulder holster
shoulder holster for sig p226
shoulder holster for sig p239
sig p226 shoulder holster
underarm concealed carry
underarm concealed carry holsters

underarm holster

underarm holsters
Click on a term to search for related topics.