Does anyone wear a shoulder holster?

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    Does anyone wear a shoulder holster?

    Do any of you were a shoulder holster under clothing like a dress shirt or other button down shirts? Seems like it would work. If you do please post some pics and let us know what holster i.e. make models

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    A shoulder rig is really not made to go under a dress shirt or typical button-downs. Too bulky. There are a couple of under shirt options, but I blank on the names. Look for Threads started by "Fed_wif_a_Sig". Other members will add options too.

    My wife uses a Sam Andrews "Monarch" with light weight over-blouses a lot tho.

    Belly-bands are an option too. Smart Carry also?

    Look for Fed_wif_a_Sig's post (one of several) here. He knows exactly what he talks about. The real deal.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...t-holster.html

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    http://www.smartcarry.com/

    BTW, welcome.
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    Chest bands work the best for what you have described.

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    Belly band sounds like what you want, holds the gun close and can be worn in many positions around the body.
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    Trauma Plates?

    I was just reading an old thread about options for this thread, and ran across this jewell from maclean3:

    Why don't you talk to the Smartcarry folks and convince them to add a trauma plate?
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    Ken Null's SMZ rig. If it had an X-harness, it would be perfect. As it is, it works great under a shirt with a significant collar. By significant, I mean stiff, as you see in dress shirts. Polo shirts don't work too well because the strap shows across the back of the neck.

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    YouTube - Ken Null SMZ with Seecamp LWS32
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    There is a slight bump evident right on the seam twixt torso and sleeve, just about dead center. Not very noticeable, though - in person or on camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upland man View Post
    Do any of you were a shoulder holster under clothing like a dress shirt or other button down shirts? Seems like it would work. If you do please post some pics and let us know what holster i.e. make models
    Yup, everyday, works very well.

    Don't have pics.

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    Winter time , I use a Galco VHS and is worn under outer jacket. Holds my HK Compact 45. For summer wear, I have a new pistol. An officer size 1911 with a spring clip mounted under the right side grip panel. Goes inside my pants just behind my hip bone. Shirt tail is worn out and over the gun butt. Works pretty good so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    A shoulder rig is really not made to go under a dress shirt or typical button-downs. Too bulky.

    With the outer shirt buttoned up and tucked in, no a typical shoulder won't hide well. But left unbuttoned, works very well.
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    Seldom wear one anymore.
    I do have a Fist vertical, and would only wear it on my Harley. Now I have grown so accustomed to SOB (palm out, over the kidney), that I seldom ever wear the shoulder holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith10 View Post
    But left unbuttoned, works very well.
    I can "see" that
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    Galco Miami classic over a T Shirt, covered by unbuttoned over shirt (same cover garment I wear for IWB). Also have covered the black one with a leather vest when riding. But I go IWB more often than others these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    I can "see" that

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    Something tells me the guy in these videos is a handsome devil...!!!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I wear a Galco jackass rig under my button up work shirt. I rivited snaps inside all my pants at the pocket line and a snap on the elastic tie downs, so I can tuck my shirt in easy and I just need to undo 2 snaps to take my pants down...
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