Recently revisited shoulder holster carry.

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    Recently revisited shoulder holster carry.

    I've never been a fan of shoulder holster carry. I carry a Glock 27 daily in a Milt Sparks VMII and it serves me well.

    A couple of long car trips have had me reconsider so I bought a Galco Jackass rig and have carried the Glock 23 in it.

    Pros:

    1. Easy to access from a driving position.
    2. 13+1 in the Glock 23 with two spare Glock 22 mags offside.
    3. Can still carry the 27 as backup with mags interchanging.
    4. Comfortable.

    Cons:

    1. You sweep a portion of your body on the draw.
    2. Difficult to reholster.

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    Sweeps a portion of the body: that would be your left arm; lift it during the draw. Difficult to holster: switch to a strapless model with tension-screw retention. The combination is a practical way to clear up your issues.

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    I share your 're-discovery'...started wearing this again...FIST, INC.

    I'm planning on using it with my Glock-36 for a trip up to see the grandkids.
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    I've carried for several decades using a shoulder holster. Properly adjusted and set up they work very well.
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    Tried it, hated it, best left for the movies. There are better options for driving. BTW, muzzling yourself is only a problem for you. Wearing a gun in a horizontal position is a problem for all in back of you and in every other direction when you turn around. :)

    - crossdraw belt holster
    - Wilderness Tactical SafePacker - attaches to your seatbelt, wear as a shoulder bag or fanny pack when you exit the car to get one of those great hot dogs at the rest stops on highways.
    - one of the many concealed carry vests with built in holsters. I have one for winter and one for summer and not the tactical looking ones.
    - Remora or Sticky holster that you can tuck under your belt wherever you want and then put in pocket or move to strong side when exiting the car.
    - Use your imagination. I know someone who puts his gun in an empty big gulp type cup with the lid on and then places it in a cup holder in easy reach. Another guy puts his gun in a tissue box and one hides one of those tiny NAA mini revolvers on his sun visor.
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    I have been a fan of shoulder rigs since I started carrying, especially in cooler weather when I can conceal it and also for driving. I have a Safepacker, it is an OK option, but I do not like the fact of having to take it off of the seat belt and attach it to my belt anytime I get out of the car. I also have a Gumcreek under steering column holster installed, but this requires unholstering and reholstering each time I exit the vehicle. I also like the fact that the shoulder rig has two spare magazines handy.
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    They r great if u want to leave a cover coat or shirt on all day if out and about. Don't work well for hot weather carry out in public unless ur going open carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard58 View Post
    They r great if u want to leave a cover coat or shirt on all day if out and about. Don't work well for hot weather carry out in public unless ur going open carry.
    Retsup and I are both from Florida and somehow we make shoulder holsters work. Maybe it gets hotter in North Carolina. :)
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    Out of necessity I started out with a shoulder holster, no way to use an IWB holster under the USAF flight suit. The issued shoulder holster was a horrid piece of crap with a heavy retention spring that constantly dug into your ribs. I turned that thing in and bought a Bianci upside down rig like Steve McQueen wore in “Bullit” and still use a similar holster on occasion now, when you find one that is comfortable and works for you a good shoulder is just another option.

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    ...I loved the old Bianchi 9 you have...for a snub...used to be available for a 4"...flapped too much...

    Nevada Gun Leather still offers one similar and of good quality...some lighter ones out there but they look cheesy to me...

    ...for a fullsize K or SA pistol, I think I'd go vertical...the horizontal looks like it'd show too easily...never wore one...
    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Out of necessity I started out with a shoulder holster, no way to use an IWB holster under the USAF flight suit. The issued shoulder holster was a horrid piece of crap with a heavy retention spring that constantly dug into your ribs. I turned that thing in and bought a Bianci upside down rig like Steve McQueen wore in “Bullit” and still use a similar holster on occasion now, when you find one that is comfortable and works for you a good shoulder is just another option.

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