GUN Anyone wear a shoulder holster?

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  1. Cheeseburger

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    I have one for my G19. I don't even think I'm going to bother to ever wear it. the damn thing looks so bulky on me. When I put a jacket or button up over it, it makes me look fat. Are they really that practical to wear without making it look like you're not carrying?

    Just curious if any of you guys wear them or just find them to be useless.
     
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    i wouldn't bother using one of those. if it's cold where you are, just wear an OWB holster with a jacket to conceal. or IWB :dunno:
     
  3. No experience with a shoulder holster, but OWB is really comfortable around here in the winter. I just wear a jacket and it's no problem. All my friends carry and shoot, so it's no big deal to have it visible when we're hanging out, and the jacket easily conceals it when we're going places.
     
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    I might get one for when I wear pants with no belt loops.
     
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    I already have an OWB one. Just bought a shoulder holster for shits and giggles cuz I was at the gun show and got one for like 35 bucks. fits alright and stuff, just way too bulky and it shows when you wear a light jacket.
     
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    I wear a shoulder holster on long road trips. I like it. I take my jacket off way to often to wear one for daily CC
     
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    I don't like them, and in the business, we make fun of people who wear them.
     
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    If you spend a lot of time in a suit jacket and, perhaps, in a car, they're good.

    For most of us, not so good.
     
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    about the only reason to get one.
     
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    well I wore a suit jacket over it before and it just looks bulky over all.
     
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    Take the jacket to a tailor and get it fitted while carrying, however if you wear the jacket without your gun in it it'll look sorta crappy and second hand
     
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    I wore one all the time for work where you're constantly in and out of cars or in suit/tie or wearing long or heavy jackets. More comfortable especially if you're carrying for long periods too.

    Most tailors will tailor the jackets around the holster so it looks nice and clean.
     
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    I guess some people are just able to pull it off. It just doesn't look right on me when I wear a normal jacket.
     
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    also depends on the holster. if you use those cheap nylon crappy ones it will be bulky and uncomfortable. A high end leather rig will fit much better and easier to conceal.
     
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    I have an alessi rig for my p99 and it borders on concealable with regular broadcloth shirts. You can help things out a little by using iron on fabric patches inside where the gun would normally print. More fabric = less printing.

    In general I think people overestimate the size gun they can conceal with them under non jacket/coat garments. I would suggest not using it for anything other than a subcompact/j-frame for most users.
     
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    I'm going to get one for when I go out with no pants.
     
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    Sweet. Does that happen often?
     
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    I find that my shoulder holster is the most comfortable way to carry. I use mine anytime I'm wearing a zip-up hoodie or any loose fitting overshirt.
     
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    If it stayed cold here for very long I would get one and keep my 1911 or G17 in it, but it only does that for maybe 4 days in Austin, then it's back to tucking my .32 in my pocket weather.
     
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    I use mine when I am driving 6000 miles over three weeks. Otherwise, it is OWB carry.
     
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    I've never personally tried to carry with a shoulder holster but I expect you're right. Just like every other kind of holster, it depends on your build as to whether you can make it work. I mean a proper holster does wonders but depending on how each of us is shaped, we all haev different ways that carry better than others.

    I've had a good luck with Galco paddles but I know on some people they print like hell. IWB doesn't work so well for me, it makes my pants look wierd down that led. Behind the hip though with no holster seems to work better (better quality holster would probably make IWB better) but with a high riding belt slide I'm fine. Really only works with a jacket though so when I can't do that I usually just roll the P3AT, that thing barely prints in a bathing suit :bigthumb:
     
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    I think wearing a leather shoulder holster would be the only time carrying would make me feel like a bad ass

    :rofl:
     
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    I think a revolver would be mandatory for it
     

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