Intro to the Alessi Bodyguard
So, my Alessi Bodyguard shoulder rig came in the day before yesterday, and I got her all situated up and ready for action. Got a chance to wear it today while out and about, and I have to admit I'm impressed so far. Carrying a full size 1911 and two spare mags and could barely tell I had anything on. Comfortable across the shoulders and even snugged up next to the armpit it was easy to wear. This was only for about 4 hours, but so far so good.
My first CC shoulder rig. In the Army I had a nylon Uncle Mike's rig that I wore when I was doing AWOL apprehension but was always open. Got used to it flapping around, but never liked it as much as my webgear setup. But, what I've learned is that you have to cinch it up a lot closer to the armpit than what you see in the movies. Made a large difference, as well as the quality of the leather used.
I have to break this in and my new Garrett Silent Thunder Fusion IWB for my G30. I'll be switching out to get a good opinion of both and will report as time goes on.
Also, the wait time for the Bodyguard is something along the lines of 10 to 12 weeks. Well, I called directly and spoke with Tom (very nice and professional guy), and asked if they had the same setup in a different color already made so I didn't have to wait, and luck have it-- they did. Total wait time from order to delivery was 72 hours. So, my advice is to call in to see if they have one ready for you in either color.