Originally Posted by 7point62
To the OP, a good holster is important. Fit is critical for safety, comfort and operation. Put some effort and money into finding just the right one. Some guys will spend a thousand bucks on a handgun and put it in a $20 holster. The best holsters I've ever owned were leather and custom-fitted to the handgun.
I wore a Bianchi leather shoulder holster almost every day for 20 years and hardly gave it a thought.
You dress and live a lifestyle that makes the shoulder holster practical. Most people don't wear a coat 365 days a year. The shoulder holster would beat you to death in my world in two hours.
There are a lot of times the most comfortable OWB rig you can buy ends up on the seat of the truck or in a tool box. When it is near 100 degrees out and you have a tractor spraying hot hydraulic fluid all over you very few holsters are comfortable. Digging a post hole would be a nightmare with a shoulder rig.
I am not the only one that carries a gun all the time that one holster cannot meet all their needs year round. Most of the plain clothes officers in this area wear a shoulder holster until it gets really hot. Once the temps are in the 90s for a few weeks they ditch the shoulder holster for a paddle holster or a IWB holster.