Glock 43 Shoulder Holster

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  1. Meeteetse

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    For various reasons I cannot wear a belt holster and have chosen to use a shoulder holster for CCW. Does anyone know of a manufacturer that is making a shoulder holster for the new G43. I prefer the vertical carry or up-side-down version. The gun is light weight so I don't want a holster that is heavier than the gun. Thin and light weight would be good.

    I know the gun is new, but it is just a small semi-auto and I guess I thought there would be more variety available. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    Hope to hear a report when you get it. Does the offside strap wrap around the strong arm and back, or does it clip onto the belt? Personally I'd prefer that latter, like the old Biancli Phantom.
     
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    No, it's a wrap around design as opposed to clip on.

    Ken Null makes a clip on style if you are interested in that type. I have one for the Glock 26.
     
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    No, I'm more interested in the wrap around style. Again, looking forward to your impressions. Thanks.
     
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    I see you mention vertical or upside down. Check out Falco holsters. They list several vertical carry models in left and right carry for the 43

    http://www.falcoholsters.com/eshop/gun-holsters/shoulder-holsters/leather.html

    But if anyone's interested in a horizontal carry, I've been using a Galco Executive for a 26. There is an adjustment screw to snug up the fit and the 43 fits perfectly. It's a beautifully made holster and the brass clip holds on tight.

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    does your method of dress permit a shoulder holster?
     
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    Generally yes. I have adapted to the shoulder holster and find that I can wear one quite nicely even when lightly dressed, if the rig isn't too bulky. I do find that vertical works better than horizontal however
     
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    Its too bad this thread is derailed with talk of holsters for the G43 that are not vertical shoulder holsters as I have the same question.

    I see the Falco one online but cannot locate photos of someone actually WEARING the item anywhere on the internet.

    Anyone point me to photos of that? saw a Youtube video of it, but no one was actually wearing the holster in the video.

    I don't understand the horizontal carry shoulder holster. On my motorcycle this means my gun would be pointed directly at my passenger the entire ride. So unsafe for them and others.
     
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    Uh.... Alternately you could blow off your shoulder in the event of a discharge...

    But I have been looking for either vertical or inverted rigs also, and they are hard to find. Don't know why...???
     
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    Is that suggestion supposed to be funny?
     
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    well someone is buying them, they're all over the internet.

    I ended up purchasing one of these:

    http://www.falcoholsters.com/eshop/...ter-with-double-magazine-pouche-it-71-22.html

    yea, takes 2 months, but tired of having my pants drop each time I take a piss at a bar and the gun pulls them down. I have a vest on most of the time in summer anyway (on a Harley)
     
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    Did you get the tie down strap with yours? I ordered one(holster) too for a CZ P-09, a heavy gun, and did not order the strap, Going to call tomorrow and order one for the K400.
     
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    I did not order the strap. Still awaiting the holster, so I will decide once it arrives. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    OK so I have had the two Kirkpatrick shoulder rigs for about a week now. One is for a 1911 (since it is open ended it fits all lengths) and the other is for the Glock 43. I have carried both the Wilson Combat Bill Wilson Carry and the CQB Commander in this rig to good effect. Both are very well made, maybe not as slick as the Miami Vice rig, but very well made.

    What was nice was I gave them my suit jacket size and both were adjusted perfectly for my fit right out of the box. I can't believe it, but they are more comfortable than the old standby Galco rig. In my opinion it comes down to is the weight difference.

    Without the heft of the two spare magazines on the non gun side, the Kirkpatrick rig is very comfortable to wear all day long. I thought the lack of a counterweight would be a problem, but that did not turn out to be true. The 1911 prints more than the G43 of course, but the G43 disappears very nicely indeed. The holster stays put so well that I don't feel a need for the tie down option. I won't be picking it up.

    I had originally ordered one complete shoulder holster for the 1911 and a spare fitted holster for the G43. I amended that to two full rigs and am very happy that I did so. At $120 each I think they are a good value. If you have back issues and find the Miami Vice uncomfortable, this might be the solution you were looking for.
     
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    For what it's worth, I have a quick comment.....

    I have had vertical shoulder holsters in the past, but now have a couple of horizontal shoulder holsters. I don't wear a SH that often, but I find that I'm now using one every time I go to the theater. Vertical SH's don't work very well from a seated position, while a horizontal is perfect.

    hogship out.....
     
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    Perhaps it is just my weird way of thinking but I have a problem with the horizontal Miami Vice type holster just because it is pointing a loaded weapon at who or whatever is behind me. I do agree the horizontal is more comfortable when seated, but muzzle control is a big thing for me.