Holsters for Horseback Riding

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    Holsters for Horseback Riding

    Does anyone have experience with concealed carrying while on horseback? If so, what type of holster have you found works best? At first I thought a fanny pack, but I found it to be too bulky and it would be difficult to draw. I was thinking of carrying with a body belt in the small of my back, but unsure of safety, etc. I've recently received my concealed carry permit and still trying things out. I'm female with an athletic build. Thanks for your suggestions!

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    I wear one of these at about 4 O'Clock (Not as Shown):



    Gould & Goodrich | Gold Line Concealment Holsters, Belts & Accessories | Small Of The Back Holster

    I ride as much as possible, and never had a problem with this and my Glock 26.

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    Thanks Richard! I forgot to mention I have a Glock 26 too, so this may work well for me. I'll have to check it out.

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    Shoulder holster or a cross draw rig. I use both. Not at the same time of course.
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    Thanks! Does the shoulder harness stays tight and comfortable even at a gallop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsytt View Post
    Thanks! Does the shoulder harness stays tight and comfortable even at a gallop?
    Unless you're wearing a shoulder holster underneath a tight shirt I'd think you'd end up with bruises or at least a sore side from the movement of the pistol.
    I also have a SOB but mine is a Galco. Hold the holster very snug and works well anywhere from 4:00 to 6:00.



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    I have the old "Miami Vice" style shoulder holster with the belt straps. No problem with it banging around.
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    Check this holster out.

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    I would think a good cross draw or Small Of Back...would be the ticket.
    S.O.B. SMALL OF BACK HOLSTER like this Galco or maybe the FIST #41
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    I usually open carry when riding. Or if it's cold enough, there might be a long coat or poncho covering. Either a cross draw or strong side with dedicated gun belt. On those it's a full size revolver.

    My normal conceal gun is a G27 either in a tuckable IWB stong side or an OWB with cover garment. If it's too warm for cover garment and I'm riding somewhere I can't open carry, then I'll pack my usual way with the G27 in the tuckable IWB.
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    I use the same holsters for riding that I use for EDC. IWB, either Cross Breed or Sparks VMII. I've never had any problems even at full tilt gallop.
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    Thanks for all the great advice everyone! I'll definitely check out these options.

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    My wife and I have horses and the best way is OWB strong side. I use one of my Slides for carrying a Model 66-1 2.5 or Kel-tec PF9 or M&P 40c while riding. Of course the revolver feels just right when riding a horse

    I cover with an untucked shirt or in colder weather a jacket or polar fleece shirt.

    Please DO NOT do SOB over your spine in case you get bucked off unless you don't like walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    I would think a good cross draw or Small Of Back...would be the ticket.
    S.O.B. SMALL OF BACK HOLSTER like this Galco or maybe the FIST #41

    Meant to suggest the SOB as a sort of reverse cavalry draw at like the 4:00 oclock Thats where i have mine Igot from Dillon Leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    My wife and I have horses and the best way is OWB strong side. I use one of my Slides for carrying a Model 66-1 2.5 or Kel-tec PF9 or M&P 40c while riding. Of course the revolver feels just right when riding a horse

    I cover with an untucked shirt or in colder weather a jacket or polar fleece shirt.

    Please DO NOT do SOB over your spine in case you get bucked off unless you don't like walking.
    Hmmm You have horses Erik? Well, we have three and I too wear one of your Slides OWB strong side just like I do for EDC.

    Yes, a Revolver for horseback riding is the ticket!
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