Shoulder Holster Query

This is a discussion on Shoulder Holster Query within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here's my imput, but it does not match your tie down requirement. Bought a Alessi Bodyguard holster for packing my model 19 while riding the ...

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    Here's my imput, but it does not match your tie down requirement.

    Bought a Alessi Bodyguard holster for packing my model 19 while riding the bike. It does not have the tie downs but with the 2 speed strips loaded with 158 gr. Speer GD's it is extremely comfortable and balanced. Did a 600 mile trip from NC to Ohio with it on the old Sportster and the only part of my body that hurt was my arse.

    Great holster if you can snag one. It is extremely fast to draw with. You can see from the sesign the trigger guard unsnaps the holster when you draw it.


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    In my experience the sholder holsters once manufactured by Safariland are the best. They are currently out of production but I have been fortunate in finding them on ebay. I've purchased one for a 4" S&W N frame and a 5" 1911. The prices are usually in the 50-60$ range.
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    Don't over-research the subject; if it is your first shoulder holster, chances are the one you pick will not be 'exactly' what you want; that's why, after a few years we have the infamous boxes ...

    Personally, I don't like horizontal holsters; I don't like the idea of sweeping everybody behind me. I know, I know, I tried, still makes me uncomfortable; it is dum but ...

    What I would look for is a wide strap over the shoulder, padded. It is amazing how light guns get heavier over the hours; like you I wanted a strap on the other side, found out it didn't add to the comfort, quite the contrary ...

    Try, if you can, otherwise be prepared to get more than one
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    Don't over-research the subject; if it is your first shoulder holster, chances are the one you pick will not be 'exactly' what you want; that's why, after a few years we have the infamous boxes ...

    Personally, I don't like horizontal holsters; I don't like the idea of sweeping everybody behind me. I know, I know, I tried, still makes me uncomfortable; it is dum but ...

    What I would look for is a wide strap over the shoulder, padded. It is amazing how light guns get heavier over the hours; like you I wanted a strap on the other side, found out it didn't add to the comfort, quite the contrary ...


    Try, if you can, otherwise be prepared to get more than one
    I took edr9x23super's advice IMS on drawing from a shoulder holster to prevent sweeping. It also presents a thinner profile to the BG if you have to draw. Stand almost parralell to the target when you draw. The only body part swept is your non firing arm and if you obey the rules you will not engage the trigger till you have sighted up your target.

    Thanks edr9x23super if you were the one who gave me this technique.

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