Shoulder Holster: Under Armor OR Miami Classic 2

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    Shoulder Holster: Under Armor OR Miami Classic 2

    I have decided that I want a shoulder holster. It is starting to get cooler here in PA and I have a minor birth defect with my lower back that is usually manageable, but carrying a gun in or on my waste-band can irritate it after a few hours.

    I have narrowed my options down to the Under Armor rig from High Noon, or the Miami Classic 2 from Galco. I was looking for some opinions on people who own either of these two holsters, especially the Under Armor. I have done many searches on here and found that the Miami Classic is well liked, but I have not heard much about the Under Armor.

    The differences as I see them are that the holster is molded on the Miami Classic 2. I am not sure if that is a major advantage since there is a thumb-break. The spare magazine position is better on the Under Armor, in my opinion. I think vertical is better for concealment and for accessibility.

    I realize there are many other brands and types of shoulder holsters. I am really only interested in information on these two. If you have an insight I would truly appreciate it.

    By the way, I will be concealing a Glock 19 in this rig if that makes any difference.

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    I have the Under Armor, at a 100 bucks less it would be my choice.
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    I like (cool weather) shoulder holster carry with my G19. Prefer horizontal spare mag to vertical. My left wrist "likes" the angle better at reload. No thumb break on my holster. I tend to fumble things during a massive adrenaline dump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I like (cool weather) shoulder holster carry with my G19. Prefer horizontal spare mag to vertical. My left wrist "likes" the angle better at reload. No thumb break on my holster. I tend to fumble things during a massive adrenaline dump.
    What kind of shoulder holster do you have without a thumb break? All of the ones I have seen use one. Do you feel like the gun is still totally secure even if you bend over? This has me interested.
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    I carried a Galco Jackass rig for years with an H&K USP/C and a P2000. My Glock 23 fits the same rig. It is very comfortable and allows my to carry 2 extra mags with ease. It is not a speed rig, I usually also carry a BUG IWB.
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    I've been carrying my G26 in a galco classic light for about 2 weeks now. After the plastic bag break in period, I gotta say. Shoulder rigs are awesome.
    I just put it on over a T-shirt and then put on a dark button up over the top. LOVE IT
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    I looked pretty hard at the classic light, but I decided I wanted something in black. With the Glock being black I thought the whole thing would conceal better. The classic light looks very comfortable though. It is made out of suede, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    I have the Under Armor, at a 100 bucks less it would be my choice.
    How do you feel the under armor conceals? Pretty easily under an open button down shirt or a jacket?
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    It conceals fine, I wear it in winter months when my normal everyday dress is the t-shirt and unbuttoned flannel shirt. No problem with a jacket or sport coat. Make sure you order the tie downs, they are extra and pretty essential to keep things from moving around. It takes a little adjusting but after it breaks in its good to go. I have two holsters for two different firearms, switch out is pretty simple. I did find that the screws tend to back out at the connection between the tie downs and holster, I lost one and High Noon sent me several gratis. Loctite solved the problem.
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    Miami Classic II for me and my G23.
    Bought mine used like new for $75. I ended up getting the tie down set for it new however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerMike View Post
    What kind of shoulder holster do you have without a thumb break? All of the ones I have seen use one. Do you feel like the gun is still totally secure even if you bend over? This has me interested.
    I have a Blackhawk shoulder harness with a Blackhawk Serpa holster platform under my left arm and a two mag horizontal pouch under my right. No thumb break on the holster, just the standard Serpa index finger release. Yeah, it's totally secure.
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    Good to know that the tie downs are essential. I will also remember that tip with loctite on the screws. I appreciate the info. I am definitely leaning toward the Under Armor at this point.

    kapnketel,

    One last question. How is the draw? I would assume it is pretty smooth since the holster is not molded to the pistol. I am looking at this as a plus right now. It looks like the pistol should slide out easily once you hit the thumb break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I have a Blackhawk shoulder harness with a Blackhawk Serpa holster platform under my left arm and a two mag horizontal pouch under my right. No thumb break on the holster, just the standard Serpa index finger release. Yeah, it's totally secure.
    I have seen those. I figured that was the one you had when you said there was no thumb break. I do have a Serpa holster for rare instances of open carry, but I am looking for something in leather.
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    Understand wanting leather completely. But I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to re-holster with a Serpa shoulder rig.
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    I have 2 Under Takers - the full leather version from High Noon. I do not need the tie down straps for mine - G30 & Taurus PT145 Pro. Both conceal very well and are quite comfortable. The lock-tite tip is a must - just don't over do it and make a mess. I partially screwed in the screws and then put the lock-tite in from the back side and finished screwing in the screws - worked fine.
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