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I've always wanted a "compfortable" shoulder holster. I hate the idea of buying without being able to try one one first. All my local dealers either have NO shoulder holsters or very few nylon ones in store - none of which are compfortable at all.
I so wish I could find a place I could walk into and try several leather ones on.
Anyways, this one isn't leather but looks like it might be compfortable and it doesnt' look too expensive.

I'd like to hear about it from someone who actually has or has had one before making a purchase.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.desantisholster.com/n90.html
 

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I'm looking at your Avatar photo & it looks like you've got a good set of shoulders. Perfect for shoulder carry!:biggrin2:
You know that I "shoulder carry" near 'bout every day.
As far as I'm concerned it's the numero uno primo way to carry.
There are reasons why it's not a more popular way to carry that have nothing to do with speed and comfort. More about that later.


What firearm do you want to carry in a shoulder rig?
If you intend to carry a popular firearm & you're right handed then this (below) would apply.

Looking at the price of that generic shoulder holster at $70.00
My suggestion (if you are right handed) is to forget that one and go with a high quality leather rig & spend the extra dollars.

Do this IF...you are right handed because lefty shoulder holsters are not too popular & have way less resale value.

If you buy a right handed leather rig (from a top maker)...then it will keep it's value & you'll get a decent portion of your $$$ back should you ever decide to sell it used.

If you spend $70.00 on a nylon generic you'll get absolutely nothing back on a resale.

It takes about 2 full weeks to get used to shoulder carry.
I suspect that you'll love that mode of carry.
With practice it's extremely fast to draw from a high quality shoulder holster.

I would maybe think about getting an Alessi Pull through or maybe a HAK by HorseShoe Leather.

Oh I forgot about Matt Del Fatti...SEE LINK IN MY NEXT POST DOWN.

Click Here To See The HAK

Click Here To See The Alessi BodyGuard

The Alessi with the "Speed Break" is very nice...AKA no retention strap.
 

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I'd be using it for my S&W CS45. Thanks for the info. I just hate having to buy without trying anything on first. That's why I do so much research first.

 

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Don't go nylon in holsters

QKShooter said:
Looking at the price of that generic shoulder holster at $70.00

My suggestion (if you are right handed) is to forget that one and go with a high quality leather rig & spend the extra dollars.

If you buy a right handed leather rig (from a top maker)...then it will keep it's value & you'll get a decent portion of your $$$ back should you ever decide to sell it used.

If you spend $70.00 on a nylon generic you'll get absolutely nothing back on a resale.

It takes about 2 full weeks to get used to shoulder carry. I suspect that you'll love that mode of carry.
With practice it's extremely fast to draw from a high quality shoulder holster.
I agree 100% I was looking at the nylon rig and noticed that it has no way to secure the guns. What happens if you have to get low or go over a wall or other obstacle. That slick nylon won't hold your guns and you might lose them. I have a Sam Andrews "Monarch" rig and have used it for many years. Extremely comfortable, but not cheap. OTOH, you usually get what you pay for. How much is your life worth? http://www.andrewsleather.com
 

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The Del Fatti rigs look nice, but criminey! They start at $100 more than I paid for my rig from Sam Andrews all tricked out with the instant release knife sheath attachment.
 

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Cs45

The more I look at that firearm...the more I love it.
That would be an ideal shoulder carry handgun.
You wouldn't even know it was there.

Hot Summer I "shoulder carry" right under an oversize dark cotton T~Shirt.:image035: I carry at 2" under the armpit with a slight muzzle up cant to the shoulder holster.
Man...extremely comfortable with a leather rig.
I'm guessing it would probably be quite hot with a Nylon holster system.
A fast yank up on the bottom of the shirt at the very same time the gun hand is clearing the gun~leather...very, very fast with a bit of practice.

I usually carry at least 10 or 11 hours every single day.
I don't even know I'm carrying & I don't even bother taking my firearm off when I'm home.
With a full size & full weight firearm like an All Steel Govt Model you can expect a tender shoulder for a couple of weeks...until your system adjusts to that extra weight being there.
After that...no problem at all. (For Me Anyway)
 

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Good info here. Also, thanks for adding the CS45 pic to my post.
 

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The problem with really good quality gunleather is that it is expensive to buy it.
I'm going to make myself a mental note to web research a good & inexpensive shoulder rig for that Chiefs.
In my humble opinion that DeSantis would not be the one to buy though.
So...in other words...I don't know WHAT you should buy exactly...only not that one.
 

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Thanks QKShooter, I won't make my decision till after seeing your suggestion. I do like the kangeroo thingie someone mentioned on another forum: http://gunblast.com/Kangaroo.htm
just not how you have to keep the front band covered when using it.
 

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Howdy!

Lou Alessi makes a great shoulder rig called The Bodyguard and it is reasonably priced. (Somewhere between $125 and $150). His number is 716-691-5615.
Shoulder rigs are not at all what I consider to be an ideal carry system. However, for special applications (like driving long periods of time) they do have their place. Alessi has, IMHO, perfected the method.
 
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