Shoulder holster rigs pic thread - THR

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Holsters and Accessories

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Thread Tools
Old August 25, 2014, 11:30 PM   #1
Join Date: October 20, 2011
Posts: 2,436
Shoulder holster rigs pic thread

Alrighty guys I would love to see all of your shoulder holster rigs please why because I think they are cool and why not show em off I am also trying to decide which one I want to buy
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington
horsemen61 is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 12:40 AM   #2
Fast Frank
Join Date: February 17, 2007
Location: Houston, Texas (Woodlands)
Posts: 951

I ride a sportbike, and carry a full size 1911 .45.

Here in the Great State Of Texas, my CHL requires concealment at all times.

Unfortunately, my "In The Pants" holster is nearly impossible to cover on the sportbike. If I tuck in any at all it pops out and can be seen from anywhere behind me.

A shoulder holster would work.

C'mon, guys... Show us what works and what doesn't.

Horizontal? vertical? Leather? Kydex?

What about the straps? Elastic? Leather? Nylon?

Does it attach to the belt?

Mag pouches to counterweight?

There are lots of options, but I don't know anybody that has experimented with this and I don't want to spend a fortune finding out what doesn't work.
Fast Frank is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 07:15 AM   #3
Lucky Derby
Join Date: August 23, 2006
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 1,757
I don't have any pics, but a horizontal rig works very well. Very comfortable. Vertical rigs that attach to the belt tend to limit your movement.
I prefer all leather, as the elastic tends to wear out, although it is easy to replace. It is nice to have something on the off side to help balance the weight.
The Monarch system by Andrews Leather is the best I have found. They offer a lot of neat options you won't find elsewhere.
Oh, and I do ride too, although more in a more upright position on a touring bike.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. Winston Churchill

Last edited by Lucky Derby; August 26, 2014 at 07:21 AM.
Lucky Derby is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 07:25 AM   #4
Longhorn 76
Join Date: February 17, 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 109
Andrews Monarch here, as well.
Longhorn 76 is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 11:19 AM   #5
Join Date: April 27, 2006
Posts: 2,681
Aker Comfort Flex, Galco, Ted Blocker.....

I owned a black leather Aker Comfort Flex. I used it in the late 1990s with my Beretta 96D .40S&W.
It worked very well & supported the weight of the 96D pistol & loaded magazines.
I also like the Galco Miami Classic II & the Ted Blocker Lifeline.
I'm not very fond of the vertical style but many like it.

The prices of leather style rigs are going up & up.
The Kirkpatrick Leather shoulder holster is well made too. I like the shape & cant of the weapon side. A slight angle allows the handgun to "drop" faster due to gravity.
As Don Johnson's Det Sgt Crockett of the 1980s cop show; Miami Vice showed, when you bend down, the holster & gun are concealed by your garments.
fun fact; Johnson started the series with a Ted Blocker Lifeline but later switched to a Galco Miami Classic.
Luck runs out, skill stays with you.
RustyShackelford is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 09:57 PM   #6
Join Date: February 26, 2011
Location: se fla i love claymores 01/sot
Posts: 4,101
nrastore.org has different clothing options for ccw carry.
http://ccwbreakaways.com/ pants/shorts
just be careful in what you chose vs 1911 cocked and locked carry in accidental movement of thumb safety creating possible accidental d/c.
dprice3844444 is offline  
Old August 26, 2014, 10:21 PM   #7
Join Date: May 11, 2006
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 1,594

Flintknapper is offline  
Old August 27, 2014, 07:35 AM   #8
Join Date: September 5, 2008
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 607
When shopping for shoulder holsters I collected a bunch of pictures. Then I went back and made a web page showing general types.

TRX is offline  
Old August 27, 2014, 08:03 AM   #9
Lucky Derby
Join Date: August 23, 2006
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 1,757
TRX, Thank you. That gives a good representation of what is out there. I've never seen or heard of that arm band before.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. Winston Churchill
Lucky Derby is offline  
Old September 11, 2014, 01:26 PM   #10
Join Date: January 19, 2013
Posts: 2
Do you wear a form fitting leather jacket. That would make a difference and on me a vertical carry is not as bad as a Horizontal carry esp in the riding position. It seems the fit of the jacket is just to tight for a hor. carry in the riding position.
I suggest a Crossfiregear.com bandolier carry rig. About $55.00 hor or vert carry very adjustable super quality. I carry a 410 Judge with a 6 1/2" barrel and it does not even print on me with a loose fitting shirt over it.
nbragtop is offline  
Old September 11, 2014, 07:11 PM   #11
Join Date: December 26, 2002
Posts: 5,976
Here's one I just finished.
It's a very much altered version of the old Stein Holster Company's "Snatch" holster.
The retention strap is not a thumb break, it's a pull-through, using a special heavy-duty snap.

To draw, you just grab the gun and "snatch it" out.

It was built to carry my S&W Model 66 with the 2 1/2" barrel and my limited production Model 66 with the 3" barrel.

The harness is 1 1/4" nylon webbing with plastic adjusters.
On the off side is a 2" nylon strap and snap assembly that snaps around the belt.
The off side assembly has swiveling loops for the 1 1/4" harness so the harness can move with you.
The connecter that's in the middle of your back is a version of the Galco harness assembly.

When properly adjusted the connecter lays between your shoulder blades, not in the middle of your neck.
The gun rides slightly farther forward then most horizontal shoulder holsters to give better accessibility.

dfariswheel is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.