Budget shoulder holster?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Byaah_19, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Byaah_19

    Byaah_19 Active Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I've been looking for a shoulder holster and would like some input on decent shoulder holsters for around $100. It will be carrying a 1911 4" or maybe a sig 229. I haven't decided on which gun I will use for a shoulder carry gun.Any and all input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  2. treyw

    treyw Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central TX
    Galco has some nice rigs you should be able to find for close to your price range. Check midwayusa.com
  3. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

    Feb 14, 2009
    South Korea
    I got one for my Mustang early this year off of Ebay... It was pretty nice and durable and fit really comfortably...
  4. A_FIVE-O

    A_FIVE-O Active Member

    Apr 6, 2009
  5. Freedom1911

    Freedom1911 Active Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Saint Louis
  6. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

    Aug 27, 2009
    San Antonio!
    Honestly, I didn't like the idea of using a shoulder rig that pointed the weapon behind me. I have one I got in Sarajevo that I wore the entire summer I was there, but we we sitting at a Cracker Barrel eating dinner one night and I noticed the police officer at another table was wearing as similar set-up, and his firearm was pointing at the people sitting behind him.

    Now, I am not the paranoid type that believe firearms go off on their own, and I am very safety conscience when handling my weapons; but accidents do happen and when the do, I would rather the firearm not be pointing at anyone.

    As such, when I was looking for a lightweight shoulder rig to wear under my motorcycle leathers, I went with an Uncle Mike's vertical rig. Sure, the draw is not quite as easy as a horizontal set-up, but under the tight-fitting leathers it is actually more comfortable to wear. And even without the belt loops attacked to anything, it is still easy to draw from (I've practiced). I can't remember what I paid for it, but it wasn't that much. If you need something that is more utilitarian and functional than looks, and is inexpensive, you may want to look into it.

    And I do use my old leather holster from Sarajevo on occasion, usually under a light jacket when I am in the open Jeep and there is no one behind me (the back seat is out). I like it better than an IWB holster as it is much easier and quicker to draw from, and in an open Jeep you are more vulnerable than in a car. I have had a few occasions where vagrant panhandlers will start walking toward us at a stoplight, oddly enough, I start to reach towards my pistol because I don't trust them, and that move tends to cause them to divert. If I do the same reaching for my IWB holster, it appears I am going for my wallet (since I carry at the 5 o'clock position) and that makes them think I am giving them money!

    Cheers! M2
  7. natgas

    natgas Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Magnolia, TX
    I got a Nevada Leather rig for my Commander; very nice and only about $75 or so.

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