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Is it just me? I do not care for shoulder rigs. Why? I thought a shoulder holster would be great for driving but I soon found the holster/gun had a way of moving backward out of reach. Regards, Richard:biggrin:
 

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I have one but I like mine high and tight and it does not move backward, not enough play. In my opinion if it's moving back you have it too loose. Longtooth would be more experienced in shoulder holsters though.

That being said is I do have a problem with it. I am a hot natured person and everyone else is pansies that like it too hot :))) even in the winter when I go inside pretty much everywhere I sweat like a pig because I have to have something on over it. Even a vest is too hot to me. I swear it seems like everyone keeps their heat like my grandmother did before she died, 80 and over. Even the stores.

Funny because in the fall before everyone cranked their heaters up I was fine. Guess I will have to wait till spring or even summer when the ac's are on.
 

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Richard,You might try a holster tie-down,maybe in front of a belt loop?:thinking:Then again the military M7 tanker style holster has the around the chest strap to keep it in place.:flag:
 

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Thank you for your service & you are showing your age w/ that signature line.:flag:
 

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I've contemplated a shoulder rig several times, but haven't taken the plunge.



I thought I was old, but I didn't have a clue---------L.S./M.F.T. Tracy
 

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I've contemplated a shoulder rig several times, but haven't taken the plunge.

Me too...I saw a picture of Longtooth (if I remember right) either here or on M1911...he was wearing a nice looking rig...appeared tight and snug.
 

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Is it just me? I do not care for shoulder rigs. Why? I thought a shoulder holster would be great for driving but I soon found the holster/gun had a way of moving backward out of reach. Regards, Richard:biggrin:

Then El Pistolero wrote:
I have one but I like mine high and tight and it does not move backward, not enough play. In my opinion if it's moving back you have it too loose. Longtooth would be more experienced in shoulder holsters though.

Thank you for your confidence. Yes you are correct, if the gun is drifting back w/o a tiedown you have it too loose, to low, & probably butt a little low. I want it high & tight for stability.


The other thing you did not mention is the brand of rig. For a shoulder rig to stay put it needs to be one of the quality rigs that has some sort of spread in the back instead of just a streight X.

Note the spreading out before the straps go over the shoulder. Adjusting it takes a while. Most will not adjust the butt of the gun high enough. If it is a horizontal rig the gun needs to be HORIZONTAL. (look back at picture 1) That lets the front shoulder strap support the weight of the gun. When the butt is down the rear strap starts supporting the weight & that is what causes it to drift back.

High & tight makes your draw easier too. I index or plant my right elbow at the same place every time. As I reach across my chest my hand falls on the gun butt. It is in the same place every time because there is no swing out or drift back.

If you are wanting a low carry you really need tiedowns on gunside & off side mag carriers to stablize it.

These are my experience & my preferences over time & not to be critical of those who find comfort in low carry. Try it & if it works for you then great. Smart Carry is not for me. So also, shoulder carry is not for everyone.
LT
 

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I have an original Jackass Miami Classic, I like it well enough. :wink:
 

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I see a number of the cops on tv that have shoulder holsters have them long and floppy. Not a good example, but then tv is not a good example of reality anyway.
 

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LongTooth,

The pic is dark at the trigger area, how does the retention work? What do you have to do to draw from the holster? Thanks, Tracy
 

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That holster is an Alessi Bodyguard. The retention is a snap in the trigger guard. It is officially called a "Pull Through Snap". I was more than a little, sceptical about it as opposed to a old time thumb break at the rear of the slide. If it had been any of the production companies instead of Lou Alessi I would not have done it. Lou does not make anything that does not work.

I would like one of his belt holsters too but have never found one for sale at a price I could justify when I have a perfectly good holster for all my guns.

When you draw your gun & it hits the end of the slack you have in your shoulder straps the inside of the front of the trigger guard pops the snap open. It was a little firm at the first. They said it would be. A little vaseline on the male end & 20 draws & it opens easy & resnaps good. I can resnap it w/ one hand/either hand & no problem.


Anything else I can help with feel free to ask.
LT
 
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