Vertical Vs Horizontal Shoulder Rig

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    Vertical Vs Horizontal Shoulder Rig

    I Like A Shoulder Rig For Traveling In My Vehicle. What Are Some Thoughts As To Which Position Is Better For Drawing, Etc.

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    Some folks worry about rule #4 with horizontal - tho I doubt I would.

    I do however prefer a vertical as it allows IMO for a larger gun more easily and I have no problem with the vertical draw.

    Mind you, my rig which I would still use, is a Bianchi XC-15 with strong spring steel within the leather, therefore it is a front break and that to me is best of all possibilities.

    Quite a few people do seem to like the Maimi Classic if horizontal is your preferred choice.
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    Doesn't the vertical shoulder holster tend to "lean out" away from your body on the weapon side unless you have it lashed down with some sort of holster tie down?

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    Yes - without a tie down to belt this can occur.

    I found tho with care setting up the entire X-15 I could add its tie down without undue discomfort and then everything holds real tight. Another plus is the extra resistance when drawing and so the rig does not try to follow the gun.
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    I have found that light guns work fine in horizontal and heavy work best vertical.

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    I think the next leather purchase I make will probabaly be a Galco Miami Classic rig.

    I dunno...after seeing some of Nate's work, I may get an IWB from him.

    Sexy leather he's got going on over there at UBG holsters!

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    I have three shoulder holsters. A Bianchi X-15, Galco Miami Classic and a Andrews rig. I use the Galco the most and am very confidant that it conceals and is easy to draw from. Sam Andrews rig has one awsome feature that the others dont have. The back strap that keeps the rig from flopping forward. Its awsome.

    With all that said, I still consider a shoulder rig a speciality holster and perfect for a driving rig. When driving I find that the horizontal rig works the best for ease of draw.
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    I Have A Fist, Vertical...

    for my Kimber Ultra. The rig is comfortable, dependable, and the gun stays put...until I need it...easy to draw and reholster. I usually only wear it on my Harley, but I have tried it for 'mall' use...

    It has a 'break snap' that works very well. The gun does not flop around and does not have (or need) 'belt tie downs'...just the gun on one side and mag holder on the other...balanced and comfortable. It is adjustable for the amount of clothing worn...

    The weather here in Florida is too warm for constant use, so on my bike make more sense for me!

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    Lets see some pics of the holsters and them on ya

    Im still thinking of a shoulder holster but not sure how it would work for summer but for travel that would be nice

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    You may have seen these Bud - way back - my X-15 with P95 ...... not I might add wearing the cleanest of jeans Not to mention my ''frontal spare real estate'' LOL ..... oops!








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    you wear that in the summer?

    I was thinking something like that when back is bothering me (which is most days lately) with tshirt and some kind of loose outer shirt

    Wonder how the 500 would carry like that

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    Never did in summer Bud - mostly Fall thru early spring when even that light weight shirt type of option was possible. I think a big X frame might be a tad heavy and bulky but hey - it could work.

    These days I am about 100% OWB as I think you remember.
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    yeah i know ya are im still mostly IWB with 5-10% OWB but dr says herinated disk again so i might have to change for a bit

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