Galco Miami vs El Paso Saddlery shoulder holster

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    Galco Miami vs El Paso Saddlery shoulder holster

    Hello, I am looking for a shoulder holster in the $150 price range for my Colt Defender .45 ACP. Both Galco Miami classic and EL Paso Saddlery fit into that price range. Reading here I know the Galco is a good holster, not the best out there but the best in my price range. From what I understand.

    What I don't know is how do people like the El Paso shoulder holsters? Something like this one #200 Shoulder System - Complete Rig
    Of the two what is the better made and better fitting holster? Thanks for any help! Jared

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    Anyone here ever seen a El Paso Saddlery shoulder holster in person?

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    I do not know the Galco Miami Classic or the El Paso #200 Shoulder System, but I have an El Paso holster and the quality and finish are excellent. IMO Galco holsters cannot be compared to El Paso holsters.
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    I have a black Miami Classic II for a 3" 1911. Love it the leather is very nice and the fit is good. It was a pain to get the adjustments right but I had my shooting buddy help me fit it. No Print! I can wear all day, It is a good holster set up. You get what you pay for. There are some nice custom leather shops out there that make better ones. But I think Galco got it right. $143.00 shipped. There may be some used one out there. Maybe ebay or gun shows.

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    I occasionally wear my Galco Miami for my M&P 9 when dress (jacket) requires it. Being a lefty I found it easy to reverse the rig in just a few minutes time for a left handed draw but as mentioned previously it took quite some time to find that 'sweet spot' for the fit adjustment.
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    I own a MCII and prefer the flap-less, retention magazine carrier over the MC. I own IWB holsters from both companies and find them roughly at the same quality and price point. I have never ordered direct from El Paso Saddlery, but Galco ships very quickly and usually shows up at my door within the week.

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    Kramer Handgun Leather (old time maker--used by many high-profile professional organizations), makes a nice shoulder rig.
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