Leather or synthetic shoulder holster...

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by stakhaus, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. stakhaus

    stakhaus New Member

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    I need some advice from those of you who carry, I am wanting to get a good shoulder holster. I have heard different opinions on leather vs synthetic holsters. I own an XDM 45 ACP 4.5.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks Stak...
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    In all my travels, in all my trials, I have NEVER found a rig as comfortable as the Galco Miami Jackass Shoulder Rig with the Enhanced/Wide Shoulder Straps for dispersing weight.

    Hands down THE best shoulder rig I have ever tried. And I have tried a lot of them in 20 years of concealed carry. :cool:

    JD
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    True story. Not only have I carried with that rig for a CCW, it also survived 14 months in Iraq. It's definitely worth the money if you want a shoulder rig.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just how I like wood and steel for guns, I like leather for holsters and such.

    I don't use a shoulder holster, but if I did it would be leather. The one big downside I see to leather shoulder rigs, is that generally they usually are much more expensive than synthetics.
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Yeah you could say that my Galco Miami rig was 180 ish I believe it was 7 years ago so I could be off. My memory sucks nowadays.
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Mine was 10x the price of a synthetic hip holster.

    Then again, my suit isn't cut for a 2" or 3" wide "hip" bulge.

    The Miami Jackass is the ULTIMATE for a classic, standard jacket in a 3 piece ensemble.

    Living in the PNW, we have a LOT of rainy days. People here don't question overcoats, trenchcoats or backpacks. :cool:

    Just sayin'

    JD
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Is that leather?
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I thought it probably was because it's Galco, but I also know (or thought I knew) that they've started dealing in synthetics.
     
  9. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    It is my holster system of choice for winter carry. It comfortably totes a Colt Government and two spare magazines.
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    That was 04 when I bought it, I don't think they were into synthetics then. Well at least I don't remember seeing them.