This is a discussion on Shoulder holsters within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When I first started looking at carrying everyday I ran across some article or blog post that recommended wearing suspenders/braces to help with the overall ...
When I first started looking at carrying everyday I ran across some article or blog post that recommended wearing suspenders/braces to help with the overall weight. If I am wearing jeans and can have a 'normal' thick belt that can take the weight I don't wear them. But at times with certain belts I wear them to help the overall weight. I also have one of the cheap nylon shoulder rigs that have tie downs. I will only 'tie down' the side opposite the gun. This makes it more comfortable and balanced but does feel as restrictive as when I tie them both down. I wear a cover vest often and like to wear the shoulder rig enough that I am looking at getting a nicer leather rig.
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I'm curious to know when it is practical to wear a shoulder rig?
I always carry with a Galco IWB on strong side, and can't seem to figure when it would be practical to wear a shoulder rig.
I use a Galco IWB holster for my Kimber 1911 most of the time, but in spring, winter, and fall, depending upon how I am dressed and where I am going, I frequently carry my 1911 in a Galco Miami Classic II. And I find it very comfortable and practical. Just my .02.
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Have always wanted one, but wear a suit or sports jacket so rarely that it probably wouldn't be worth it...
But there IS a high cool factor!!!!
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Carry a 1911 in a Miami Classic II all day very comfortable and loving to so far.
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I have a few shoulder holsters with the belt attachment and yes they do help hold pants up. All my shoulders holsters are the vertical type since they do seem to carry better for me.
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It's all about choices & options. Most of us don't need one carry option to cover all bases. I like shoulder & other methods for extended sitting/driving & deeper cover situations.