Shoulder Rig S&W 640

Shoulder Rig S&W 640

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    Shoulder Rig S&W 640

    I currently have a JP shoulder rig for my S&W 640. It is fine for few hours, but then it begins to ride up towards my neck. This happens no matter how many times I adjust the straps. Eventually it gives me a, pardon the pun, "pain in the neck."

    I would love to get a 442, but I cannot find one that is pre-lock. So I would like some suggestion on holsters that can be worn all day. I figure that I need something with thick straps that go over the shoulder to prevent it from moving. The JP has thin straps.

    Thanks to all.
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    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

    No one has any info on an all day comfy shoulder rig?
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    Ken Null SKR or SMZ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    Ken Null SKR or SMZ???
    Looks like it may work. I was considering the SKR. Do you own one? A vertical holster with the butt down does make me a little nervous. Is the retention that good?
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    http://www.andrewsleather.com/

    Try Andrews Monarch Rig. I have one and like it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    Looks like it may work. I was considering the SKR. Do you own one? A vertical holster with the butt down does make me a little nervous. Is the retention that good?
    I don't have one but if I was to buy it would be between a Null and a Rusty Sherrick "Muzzle Up".
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    J Frame Holster

    You could go to www.c-rusty.com Rusty Sherrick has a nice shoulder holster for J-Frame revolvers. I have one and I feel it gives good protection and good presentation.

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    Thanks for the responses, guys.
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    I have a Null SKR. It use it with my 649 all day under a uniform shirt. The straps can be adjusted so that the off side support strap stays off of your neck. It's the best back up gun holster I've ever had.
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    One thing to check is if you have a wide shoulder strap. I (personally) have found that I get neck pain if I use a wide strap versus a narrow strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckledrager View Post
    I have a Null SKR. It use it with my 649 all day under a uniform shirt. The straps can be adjusted so that the off side support strap stays off of your neck. It's the best back up gun holster I've ever had.
    That is exactly how I will be wearing it, under a uniform shirt. I currently use a vest holster. If I make the vest snug enough to retain the weapon, it affects my breathing. I have worn it a little loose for years with no problems. I have rolled with many bad guys and never had a retention issue. Not too long ago I went next door to the firehouse and hit the heavy bag for a few minutes in uniform. I did feel my 640 start to come up out of the holster a bit. That is why I would like a shoulder rig.

    Have you ever had any retention issues with the SKR?
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    No retention issues at all! Even during the occasional curb side "feats of strength" contests. The SKR uses a pull through snap type thing. The gun stays put until you give it a sharp tug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckledrager View Post
    No retention issues at all! Even during the occasional curb side "feats of strength" contests. The SKR uses a pull through snap type thing. The gun stays put until you give it a sharp tug.
    Thanks for the info.
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    'Not too long ago I went next door to the firehouse and hit the heavy bag for a few minutes in uniform. I did feel my 640 start to come up out of the holster a bit. That is why I would like a shoulder rig.'

    i hope you didn't wake them:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevep View Post
    'Not too long ago I went next door to the firehouse and hit the heavy bag for a few minutes in uniform. I did feel my 640 start to come up out of the holster a bit. That is why I would like a shoulder rig.'

    i hope you didn't wake them:)
    LOL. It was actually during a day tour. They were up already.
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