Shoulder holster for xd 45 for a person with bad lower back

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    Shoulder holster for xd 45 for a person with bad lower back

    I am looking into getting a decent priced rig but can't decide on what what looking for feedback on this please.
    (i have a serpa level 2 holster for it and thought about the BlackHawk Shoulder Harness with Serpa Holster Platform)

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    Sorry about your back,I had Skip Richie of Richie Leather build me a shoulder rig for my XD 45 it's got two tiedowns seems to help with both back and shoulder fatigue. All the best..John

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    You should not assume that loading up your upper back with extra weight will be better than a weight around your waist. Also, there are some safety drawbacks to shoulder rigs and they may not be easy to conceal in a warm environment. Consider ankle carry and belly band. If none of those work for you, look into the T-shirt type of upper body carry. I find mine to be quite comfortable - tho you still have the problem of muzzling your left arm and at least 180 degrees of the environment when you draw....
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    i usealy wear a old BDU top with the sleaves cut off i wear it almost all the time (like the pockets and it also dont inprint the pistol) i am planing to use the belt
    ties to help with that to keep it snug

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    I use parry suspenders under my shirt,they havs plastic clips that fasten under the belt so they can't unclip and it supports the weight on your shoulders,the "Outback" suspenders have 2 clips at 3 and 9 o'clock similar to how a shoulder holster system would fit
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    Getting a shoulder holster just might be the beginning of your holster box.
    I've tried all kinds of holsters and the least used of ALL of them is my shoulder holster.
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    thanks guys i am just trying to save my back, I cant get a new carry ATM so got to stick with the xd

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    My shoulder rigs were unbearable to wear after I developed back problems, so I sold them. Your results may differ, but a shoulder rig probably isn't going to be a great solution.
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    Well, if you want to try a shoulder holster then check out the Alessi Guardian. It's got some nice wide, soft, and comfortable harness straps.
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    I have lower back issues also. As someone mentioned try Perry Suspenders. They have the regular style and the outback style. As mentioned the outback has only to belt clips. I have both and use either or depending on the situation. The style of belt clips allows one to take off/down pants without removing outer garments.
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    I go through bad times with my back every few months and a few things that has worked was perry suspenders, you don't have to tighten your belt so tight. an ankle holster for my G27 or j-frame [galco ankle glove]. I also have a Galco miami classic holster fastened to Bianchi X-15 harness to carry my glock 23 or 27 that works great, very concealable and comfortable. I also have a shoulder holster for my j-frame. I have been useing these rigs for years and they work great. ideally I like to carry IWB appendix or strong side at 4:00.

    I just checked out the perry suspenders outback style and they look great. I'll be getting some of those although they may be an issue with strongside carry.

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    I will be following this thread as my recent back surgery has me looking for options. While I have very nice TT holsters, I am not sure if they will aggravate or extend the recovery process. I typ. carry at 5:00-5:30 but may need to go more towards 3:00-3:30 so my hips carry more of the load.

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    try a belly band and take the weight off you shoulders all together

    edit: with the belly band you can sew in a pocket in the back for an ice/heating pad...it was just a though

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    Skip Richie Mfg the same exact shoulder rig ( The Bodyguard) That the Late Lou Alessi made for his company Alessi leather it's a fantastic holster. As I suffer from lower back & neck Disc problems also & this holster is great,& I carry a full size 1911 in it with no discomfort what so ever.

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