Recommendation for a big guy

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    Recommendation for a big guy

    I am looking for a shoulder holster preferably leather to carry my Glock 22 or Sig 228 pistol. I am also a big guy with large shoulders.

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    Try SAM ANDREWS. Andrews Custom Leather Sam can custom make any size you need. He's one the country's best holster makers, too. But he ain't cheap.
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    Might try This guy as well he made the shoulde rig that I use when I have to toss a jacket on.
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    I am also a big guy at 6'3" and 260 lbs and about two months ago purchased the shoulder holster in the pic from Cabela's. I carry a Dan Wesson 1911 CBOB in it and, initially, had much the same kind of concerns as did the OP.

    As it was only $75.00 and Cabelas has an excellent return program I figured I didn't have much to lose.

    The holster comes in a darn good, soft leather which fit the Dan Wesson quite well.

    It took some doing to get it adjusted just right for my carcass but I did get the hang of it and it has performed beyond my expectations. My size was no problem at all.

    Given the cost and the quality I am quite pleased with it.
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    Galco offers some excellent holsters, check them out.
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    Somebody working at Cabelas is watching way too many half-assed detective shows on TV.

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    Just curious but how secure is the style with the extra mag holders horizontal with no covers?

    I'm looking at the Galco ones and am also a bigger guy so I want to be sure since Galco isn't cheap on these things.

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    I'm 6'2" tall, and weigh 300 pounds. Very wide shoulders. I have a Del Fatti that fits perfect. Also the Alessi fits me perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    Galco offers some excellent holsters, check them out.

    I have to agree with automatic slim about Galco. Galco does have some great Shoulder Holsters systems. Thay have a wide range of options for carry. Barrel vertical or horzontial. Then you have have a big selection of spare mag holders. You can get 2 or 3 mag holder, or mag/cuff, 2 mag/light holder. Flap or no flap. The list goes on and on.

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    I'm 6'2", 275, and like my belts tight under my belly. IWB is pretty much out for me, and I don't like anything inside my pants except me. I carry a XD9SC, and I use XD Gear, Uncle Mike's, or Fobus Kydex paddle holsters. They serve well. They're very comfortable and I can wear one all day. They hold my gun tightly against my body, and I really like the clean "click-click" of drawing and reholstering. The price won't break the bank, either.

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