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PowerViolence 10-16-2011 11:40 PM

Shoulder Holster... to be or not to be
So whats your take on shoulder holsters? People really seem to have mixed feelings on these. I have heard the argument "It is rude to stick your gun barrel at people" Seriously i have heard that before.

I have worn a few here and there, and it seems like a practical option to be worn with a jacket.

What do you guys think?

c3shooter 10-17-2011 12:03 AM

I have worn right side up shoulder holsters, upside down rigs, and point to the rear types. Usually with a larger handgun, and yes, you need a jacket/coat. They were comfortable even with a heavy gun that will make yer britches droop, when nature calls and you go drop trou in the men's room, your gun does not hit the floor and slide two stalls down.

Drawbacks? Well, did have a friend that, when drawing, snagged his shirt with a sharp hammer spur, and ripped half the front off his shirt......

Depending on the particular holster/gun/jacket, may tend to "print" more than an IWB type. You wind up doing a crossdraw, which can be a smidge slower to come on target.

dragunovsks 10-18-2011 10:17 PM

I actually just bought one the other day, its got the pistol under my left arm in the horizontal position with a mag pouch on top and two more mags under my right arm. I wore it for about four hours around the house just to get used to it and found it very comfortable. Havent wore it out in public yet but with the weather turning cold ill be wearing it under a jacket soon enough

Malcap 04-24-2016 12:53 AM

Utilitarian. Maybe when driving. Maybe to reach the pistol when standing as well. Not worn much. Best spot is strong side belt usually.

hiwall 04-24-2016 01:06 AM

I seldom use mine and then only in the winter.

Donn 04-24-2016 01:10 AM

Only if I can score a dual 1911 rig like Depp wore in Public Enemies.

Malcap 04-24-2016 01:52 PM

Yes. A shoulder rig is "romantic" and usually a colder season accessory. Possibly if wearing a suit jacket mostly so a belt rig won't be tugging the trousers. But a should rig can pull on the "shoulders" as well. No magic holsters exist, just compromises. If the gun is properly seated in the holster it won't snag and have hammers wear good clothing. An old J-Frame Smith hammer will tear at a suit lining for example.

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