Shoulder Holsters

In 1990 I bought my first handgun, a Smith & Wesson 4006. I was intent on concealed carrying this handgun. There were a few problems though.

  • First off there was no internet to research
  • The second problem was the fact that I am left handed
  • Lastly the S&W 4006 being a brand new model in 1990 there were almost no holsters available upon release let alone a holster for a southpaw.

After contacting every holster manufacturer listed in the gun magazines of the time I found that Galco had just released a left hand version of the infamous MIAMI CLASSIC SHOULDER HOLSTER. The holster served me well for a short time but being 21 years old it didn’t suit my lifestyle or wardrobe at the time. Eventually Kramer Handgun Leather materialized and made me a horsehide vertical scabbard and the GALCO MIAMI CLASSIC was and still is moth balled.

Fast forward to fall 2011. The S&W 4006 is long gone. I am substantially older, fatter and my lifestyle has changed. Cant say the wardrobe has changed much though.  To this day despite trying other holsters the  Kramer Vertical Scabbard has remained my primary holster for concealed carry.

Today my current lifestyle finds me sitting more and/or wearing attire not suited to a belt carry holstered handgun. Coming full circle it’s time to add a shoulder holster to my concealed carry options.

I plan on picking a system and getting multiple holsters for that system though  I think my initial configuration will be for my GEN 4 GLOCK 22.

So now begins the process of  looking at all of my available options. In fact feel free to comment here or use my contact page here and let me know what shoulder holster you are using. NOTE: Unless you can convince me otherwise I do not believe I have any interest in non leather shoulder holsters.

So far in the running is the following Shoulder Holsters:

  • GALCO MIAMI CLASSIC
  • DESANTIS NEW YORK UNDERCOVER RIG
  • KRAMER HORSEHIDE HORIZONTAL SHOULDER HOLSTER
  • MERNICKLE HOLSTERS SH5
  • BIANCH AGENT X
  • ALLESSI BODYGUARD

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