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Anyone carry with a shoulder holster?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by txpitdog, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. txpitdog


    Aug 18, 2006
    Even though I was very surprised at how well an untucked button up shirt concealed my G21 with a OWB holster, I was curious if maybe a shoulder holster would work better for the larger Glocks like the 21 and 30. I live in Houston, so this would be a fall/winter option only. I have tried IWB even with a Kahr PM40, but it just isn't for me. I primarily carry a 442 (edc) or LCP in my front pocket, but I would like to have and would prefer the 30SF when the weather would allow.
  2. I have tried shoulder holsters and just cant get comfortable with them. I do have a few of the Concealment T Shirts though that let you carry in the same manner as a shoulder holster under a loose fitting shirt. I carry my G26, 33 and 36 in this manner. I have not tried my G30 in the T Shirt yet as it is a little heavier but I think it would be OK. Here is the URL

  3. Not a shoulder holster but I have a biker buddy that wears a leather vest no sleeves and all. He had a holster sewn into the vest and carries a full size 40. You would never have any idea he is carrying, cant see anything. He had a magazine holster sewn into the other side to balance the weight.
  4. Carry my G29 or G30 in a Miami Classic II under and unbuttoned untucked shirt or flannel cover.. very comfy and great for long driving trips.
  5. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Sep 28, 2006
    I do at work (G-27) but still have one on my hip as well. When I ride, it is a M&P 340PD in a shoulder holster as well. (Both Galco Miami Classic IIs.)
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  6. Caver 60

    Caver 60

    Jun 12, 2007
    Looks interesting and the price is right. A few questions if you don't mind. I notice it says to order one size smaller than your normal size.

    I have the 511 tee shirt and I've found I have to order at least one size LARGER than normal with the 511 and it's still very tight on me. I'm 5 foot 8 and 165 pounds with a 37 inch waist.

    Did you order one size smaller like they said, and how did it fit you?

    Does it have a spare magazine pocket on the off side? From looking at the website picture, I don't think it does.

    Also is the shirt scratchy to wear and does the pistol get sweat soaked if you sweat. I can only use the 511 in cold weather or in full air conditioning with no significant exercise. It's just too hot and the pistol gets sweat soaked with even light exercise.

  7. OldArcher

    OldArcher Gospel Carrier

    May 6, 2010
    I've found the quality, service, and design of West Woods Landing's products to meet all of my needs, as to dual, horizontal, shoulder holsters. I carry either a brace of G21s or G30s, depending upon how badly my disabilities are, or how my perception of threat level is "itching", on a daily basis.

    Here is their website:

    I can't speak for others, as this is subjective, at least on my part. I've had far more expensive rigs, ranging from 9mm to .44 mag, from Bianchi down to Uncle Mike's, and everything in between, but this company is all I rely upon, when it comes to shoulder holsters.

    Good people, products, service, and value.

    OldArcher, out...
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  8. When I bought my SW1911 a few years ago I mentioned to my wife that I was thinking about getting a shoulder holster for it. So she bought me a Galco Classic Lite shoulder holster for fathers day. It's not the most exotic shoulder holster by any means, but honestly, I like it. I've been thinking about getting one for my G22. I've also be looking at the MIAMI CLASSIC II for either my SW1911 or G22. Or the VHS for my SW1911. There are a few other brands of similar design I've been looking at as well. In the colder months a shoulder holster works good for me.
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I have a few Miami Classics. Can't be beat, especially for bigger guns. I've been using them since the 80's. I don't care for shoulder holsters that need to be attached to a belt, but the Galcos work great hanging free, and don't have elastic under your arm, so they are the only ones I use. I prefer the older Miami Classic with thin straps, not the newer ones with big wide comfort-straps for delicate people. The new straps are harder to conceal.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  10. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    this is what I use when I carry via shoulder holster. unbelievably comfortable, even against bare skin under a t-shirt. I live in San Antonio, so the heat during summer is very comparable to Houston (though less humid I think)

    the extra magazine holder can be removed if desired, is it gives a much "wider" profile and makes carrying more obvious. This one holster has fit my glock and my taurus millennium pros. spare parts can be ordered if necessary without having to get a completely new rig.
  11. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    Galco's jackass and miami classic rigs set the standard. Shoulder holster is rarely as practical as a good OWB/gunbelt, but it has it's place, and it sure beats carrying without a holster or in a pocket.