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.