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    Shoulder Holster

    My brother in law just got a nice Galco shoulder holster for his Glock. I have been looking to get one for my Sig P250 and I have come up empty. Does anyone know of a company that does make a shoulder holster for the Sig P250 line?
    Thanks,

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    My Galco Miami fits both my G23 and my 226. Not sure about a 250.

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    Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. I saw the one on ebay, but I don't know if anyone has purchased it and what the quality is. The Alessi holster looks good!

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    I don't know if you're still reading this, but here's a post I made somewhere else:


    Thoughts on holsters and concealment methods
    I use either Crossbreed Holsters "Supertuck" or a Kholster. I prefer the Kholster. Why?
    A) I like being able to tuck my shirt between the gun and the clips. This means that you can wear it with pretty much anything. I don't have to tuck in when wearing a jacket or sport coat.
    B) The kholster has a huge paddle that protects your ribs from being rubbed raw.
    C) They both have many adjustments to tilt the gun forward or backward, or anywhere in between. The kholster will adjust from a radical forward sweep, to almost flat (grip upward for small-of-the-back carry)
    D) They are both fitted to your strong side.

    Other options:
    1) Waist packs- they are ok, except for, just like shoulder holsters (see below), you sweep everyone around you and yourself, too.
    2) OWB holsters: Leather is ok, but after a while, leather breaks down and soft leather can get into the trigger guard.
    3) Paddle holsters are great, but not very conceal able. They 'print' very badly. If you can get away with these, I prefer Kydex or “plastic” ones that don’t collapse inward. See my comments on cheap holsters below.
    4) Underwear / Thunderwear-type holsters are great in concept, but it’s tough to present and especially when sitting down (on your couch, in the car, etc) Plus, I don’t want a gun pointing (“there”) or at my femoral artery.

    Things to avoid:
    1) Shoulder holsters, especially horizontal "Miami Vice" type. When you present the gun, you sweep anyone behind you, anyone to your 'gun side' (and probably your own arm). It takes more time by almost 3/4 of a second. Straps look like bra straps through a shirt or light jacket. For the ladies, this is ok. For men....you get the point.
    2) Cross-draw holsters. Same reasons as shoulder holsters (above).
    3) Cheap flimsy nylon holsters and cheap flimsy leather holsters. The holster collapses inward when you present the gun. One guy shot himself in the leg because the soft leather collapsed inward into the trigger, thus pressing the trigger and BOOM! I'm looking for the article for you. Cheap holsters are attractive when you are on a budget, but saving a couple of bucks isn't worth an accident (ILE= “Instant Learning Experience”.
    4) Ankle holsters- Takes too long to present. You need to stop moving, bend over, roll up your pant-leg, release the strap, stand back up, and then present the gun. How many steps is that? Too many!
    5) T-shirt holsters: Great concept- but make sure you read about shoulder holsters above. Also, think about having a COMPETENT tailor change a button-down shirt to snaps and sewing the buttons outside the snaps. The shirt LOOKS like it is buttoned, but you can rip the snaps open to access your gun. Read about shoulder holsters above.

    Considerations:
    * Look at your wardrobe-
    1) for IWB carry, you will need to buy pants a size or two bigger than usual, or those with elastic waistbands.
    2) Shirts- It is not considered a good idea to wear light-colored shirts, whether IWB or OWB holsters. Dark shirts camouflage the grip better.
    3) Shirts / jackets- If you leave your shirt un-tucked, make sure the tails are long enough to cover the gun when reaching, for example, high shelves at the store.
    4) Jackets / sport coats- I wear a lot of sport coats during appropriate seasons- They work with non-printed (no graphics) t-shirts, polo shirts, and dress shirts equally well and look nice. I buy my sport coats with a larger cut, so as not to "print" through. Avoid a sport coat (any shirt or jacket) that is tight. Shirts, jackets, etc should be "generous" fit.

    I consider myself to be well-educated because I have hundreds of dollars invested in “junk” holsters I'll never use again. I would like to save you money by sharing the lessons I learned the hard way (expensive way). Don't waste money on junk!

    I hope this helps someone somewhere...

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    I have a Galco Jackass Shoulder Rig, with dual mag pouch and cuff holder for my Glock 30 and love it! I usually only wear in the cooler months under a wind breaker, winter coat or suit / sport coat. Also, I wear under a hooded pull over ssweatshirt and can adjust the angle of the holsterd gun down enough so that I can access quickly and still keep concealed. Just pull the sweatshirt slightly away from my body with left hand and reach up underneath with right hand across my body. This mode of carry is great whil spending much time in a seated position.

  8. Horizontal shoulder rigs take a LOT of fiddling and adjustment to get the hang of the holster right. My issue with them is that I have to carry 2 full mags on the off side to find any kind of balance. I don't like all the weight.

    As for 'sweeping everyone behind you' with a horizontal shoulder rig or a crossdraw, if you can't control your muzzle any better than that, you don't need to tote a gun. If you are worried about it, then you shouldn't use IWB holsters with a FBI cant either because you sweep your own ass every time you draw or holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    Horizontal shoulder rigs take a LOT of fiddling and adjustment to get the hang of the holster right.
    Yeah, there is definitely a learning/adjusting/fiddling curve with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    As for 'sweeping everyone behind you' with a horizontal shoulder rig or a crossdraw, if you can't control your muzzle any better than that, you don't need to tote a gun. If you are worried about it, then you shouldn't use IWB holsters with a FBI cant either because you sweep your own ass every time you draw or holster.
    Practice your draw, and keep your finger off the trigger.

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