Vertical shoulder holster for g27.

Vertical shoulder holster for g27.

This is a discussion on Vertical shoulder holster for g27. within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've never used a shoulder holster before, but I think I'd like it. I'm thinking I could replace a couple buttons on my shirt with ...

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    Vertical shoulder holster for g27.

    I've never used a shoulder holster before, but I think I'd like it. I'm thinking I could replace a couple buttons on my shirt with velcro, and make it easy to access my pistol. I'm a contractor, and don't want to be caught printing; I don't know how some of my customers would react. I've been using my LC9 in an appendix method, but it is uncomfortable driving or bending, so I know my g27 won't work well that way. Any thoughts on my method or a good choice for a shoulder holster? Most of the options I have found are for horizontal carry, which I don't think would work well for me, I'm small framed.

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    My limited experience with shoulder holsters is a shirt alone doesn't cover well. Good to go with a jacket - until you take it off.

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    Well, that's what I read elsewhere, but hoping someone will have experience how to make it happen. Are there other tradesmen out there who carry (I'm sure there are), how do you carry a compact? I can where my shirt untucked, maybe I could try inside the waist band at 5 o'clock. I guess I just need to try a few things, but don't have a lot of $ to burn.

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    A maintenance vest works well for me. It's a CCW vest, but I had to build a proper holster in the inside pocket as the vertical velcro retention is great for carry, cut deadly to you on the slow, cumbersome draw as you fight to lift with no head space and then spin it. Now it's a straight draw out, with muzzle and butt roughly level.
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    I can't wear the same vest day after day, I crawl in crawl spaces and other nasty places.
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    Stoner makes a fine shoulder holster. All leather, very adjustable, and very comfortable. It doesn't print under a shirt and carry position is vertical. Mag carriers may be attached to the opposing side. I highly recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ga.reb View Post
    I've never used a shoulder holster before, but I think I'd like it. I'm thinking I could replace a couple buttons on my shirt with velcro, and make it easy to access my pistol. I'm a contractor, and don't want to be caught printing; I don't know how some of my customers would react. I've been using my LC9 in an appendix method, but it is uncomfortable driving or bending, so I know my g27 won't work well that way. Any thoughts on my method or a good choice for a shoulder holster? Most of the options I have found are for horizontal carry, which I don't think would work well for me, I'm small framed.
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    I carry under a button shirt sometimes. CZ 75b in a vertical shoulder holster. Seems to carry fine standing. Depending on how I sit you can sometimes tell if it kicks the grip out. As to the shirt, don't change anything. Any situation needing a gun is a situation you can sacrifice a few buttons for. And on the sly, buttons are more quite than velcro. The loudest sound in the world is the sound of velcro that you want to be quiet.
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    Never thought about the noise of velcro, maybe I'll try snaps. I can't afford to rip off my buttons every time I practice, I would like to practice. I like the thought of the kangaroo carry, thanks for the idea. I ordered a cheap knockoff to see if the idea is even doable, I'll find the best holster once I decide on which method I want to use. I also picked up a GOULD & GOODRICH B890-G27 just to see how I would like iwb. Again, not the best holster, but I can get an idea w/o breaking the back. I have kydex for my larger guns, but they are owb; I like the tight grip they keep on my gun. Thanks for the input, I'll try and check in after trying them out.

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    I prefer shoulder holsters and I prefer vertical shoulder holsters because they are more concealable for me. My favorite is a Bianchi X-15 because it carries a variety of pistols. As I write this I am carrying a Beretta 92 and it conceals very well. I also own a Galco Miami Classic vertical SH and it gets a lot of use as well. The Bianchi gets used the most in warmer months because it is relatively easy to conceal in under a loose fitting button up shirt - I use Columbia Guide shirts or Cabella's Fishing Guide shirts that are one size too big. I use vests to conceal the Miami Classics but not the Bianchi. It may sound silly, but I go to Goodwill or Salvation Army stores and find light weight, unlined lightweight spring jackets and cut the full length sleeves to 1/4 length sleeves. That way the straps of the SH never show. It works for me.

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    A shoulder holster under the shirt works fine if your shirt allows for the added bulk. Get a good holster that fits comfortably and you'll hardly notice that you are wearing it.
    Check out Alessi holsters, and if Galco is on your radar the Jackass is the most comfortable of the Galco line IMHO.
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    I've been wearing my belly band type as a shoulder holster all day, it's hurting my back. Those with experience, do I need to get used to it, or would a rig with shoulder straps be easier on me? This feels comfortable, it's just that my back is aching. I'm carrying it with 9+1, don't even have a spare mag on, so it's certainly not heavy, but then I'm retirement age and a small guy.

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    I only have one name for shoulder holsters I have experience with: Galco

    https://www.galcogunleather.com/shou...stems_8_2.html

    I have a Classic Lite and a Jackass - Glock 19/23/32/26/26 in the first, Glock 30S/20/21 fits in the second. The 19-size guns also work fine in the large frame holster. I wear mine over a T-shirt and under an untucked, unbuttoned shirt all the time. Nobody has ever been the wiser.
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    Aren't these both horizontal rigs? Can you recommend a vertical set up, I could be wrong, but it seems more concealable. I loosened up my current rig, and it feels better. I'll try it again tomorrow. Thanks for all the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ga.reb View Post
    I can't wear the same vest day after day, I crawl in crawl spaces and other nasty places.
    If that's the case, a shoulder holster will be no better. I own two different rigs. (neither are cheap) Like other's said, mine are always concealed by "at least" a light jacket. I own a G27, that gets carried daily, OWB. (if I'm not carrying an XD .40 sub-compact, in it's place) The shoulder holster rig I have, that's close to what you're thinking to use, is for a S&W 659. The "ONLY" time I carry it, is winter, with a heavy coat, as a #3, or #4 BUG. A Bianchi rig, (like I said, not CHEAP), and I'd NEVER want to have to draw it FAST! (hence BUG) Don't think I'd ever consider a shoulder rig for my G27. Thought about one for my daily carry G20 (but, once again it's a BUG!). Can you see the pattern. From what you work day is, (info you DID give), I'd try to find something in a "very well made" OWD, with a "light cover garment". OR, as @RedSafety mentioned, a vest. I know, it's not a work related thought, but a lot of my "brother's" in my M/C club carry in "vest rig's". For some, it's better than "NOT" carrying. You might want to post a little more info, for others here to chime in. Are you a plumber, lawn sprinkler tech, carpenter, someone else crawling around on ground? If, you're a contractor, I'd think a vest would be great. Could carry a tape measurer, contractor's pencil, few other items you always use, to warrant the "apparent need" for a vest. Are you thin, husky, got a gut, etc?
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