Shoulder holsters

This is a discussion on Shoulder holsters within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This past weekend my Daughter got married (finally!) and I had to wear the full monkey suit (Tuxedo). It came with everything, including suspenders. Since ...

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    Shoulder holsters

    This past weekend my Daughter got married (finally!) and I had to wear the full monkey suit (Tuxedo).
    It came with everything, including suspenders.
    Since I have a few extra #, the suspenders were a necessity. After 8 hours in them, this curred me of wanting a shoulder holster......

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    I wear suspenders most of the time. I was wondering if it's possible to convert a pair of them to hold a shoulder holster? Anyone ever tried this?
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    Hahah. Suspenders and a good shoulder holster are like apples and oranges. Most good holsters don't need to be "anchored" on your belt, particularly if you're wearing a pistol under one arm, and magazines under the other. Kinda balances out pretty nice.
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    I'm told that it's well worth the money to get a good leather shoulder holster. I can tell you that I picked up a cheap nylon rig and it qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment.
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    I have a Miami Classic. I don't wear it all that often, I think I bought it more for the novelty than anything, but I have worn it numerous full days without issue. It does add a little stress until you get used to it, and I'm sure the newer model with wider straps is much more comfortable long term. I know the feeling of snug suspenders (fire gear) and that is MUCH more annoying than my shoulder holster has ever been.

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    I've always considered a shoulder holster but I pretty much gave up the thought. It's still in the back of my mind, though.
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    Check out the Mitch Rosen and the Andrews Custom Leather holsters.
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    Two highly rated shoulder rigs that don't use tie downs.

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    I've got a Ritchie shoulder holster and I can reccomend that as well, It has tie-downs but I don't use them and you don't really need them. Definitely more comfortable than suspenders but it can become uncomfortable after a full day, especially until you get used to it.

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    Shoulder holsters were the vogue when men wore suits and sport jackets all of the time. Fashions today. sweaters and slack and shirt, have pretty much made the SH a specialty item, to be worn once or twice a year. As a retired OF (Old F**t) the only time I wear a Blazer, only suitcoat I own, is for weddings and funerals. People who wear suits around rural TN are either preachers or FBI agents! A well made IWB holster would be more practical.
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    I have always worn suspenders with a suit or sport jacket, just my fashion "thing". In fact I collect them. Oh, and they are more correctly called "braces", the old school term.

    I frequently wear a shoulder holster but I always use the tie downs. I carry a 1911 with a a double mag pouch on the opposite side, I find they flop around too much if I do not use the tie downs. I have seriously considered the Monarch rig, just have not had the cash for one. I like the idea of the lower back strap to eliminate the tie downs.
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    Recently I ended up with some right hip issues (its that getting older thing) and discovered that wearing either my IWB or OWB on that hip aggravated the injury. I've ordered the Andrews Monarch, and am anxious to get it..........
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    I have a few High Noon Under Takers and really like them. Good performers and good value.
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    "Oh, and they are more correctly called "braces", the old school term. "
    Actually, braces and suspenders are different. One has button holes, and the other has a clip with serrations that clamp onto the pants at the belt line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott View Post
    Recently I ended up with some right hip issues (its that getting older thing) and discovered that wearing either my IWB or OWB on that hip aggravated the injury. I've ordered the Andrews Monarch, and am anxious to get it..........
    Please let us know what you think after wearing it a while.

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    I havent worn my Mich Rosen since last winter. Its a rare day that I'm in a jacket all day, When I'm Hunting I carry my Sp101 in a Bianchi Black Widow or my Kimber in a Milt Sparks Axiom both strong side hip holsters.

    Thinking about bird hunting tomarrow maybe I'll wear that shoulder rig.

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