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  1. #11
    I tried them when I was a new detective but they are really easy to spot under a light jacket or coat. The first time I went into a shady establishement to meet an informant the door person told me I could come in but I had to check my gun (at least he just thought I was bad guy with cheap holster rig). I also found that they can become uncomfortable wearning them for long perioids of time, but having said that I do use them for hunting with heavy pistols as they protect the weapon and keep it high and dry. I also like to take my jacket off when I'm in the car and you really should not do that if you are wearing a should holster. I also had a friend wearing an expensive shoulder holster under a fatigue jacket in a bar shooting pool who bent over to shoot the ball and the 1911 fell out on to the table - nice way to make new friends.

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  3. #12
    I use a shoulder rig most of the time. It is a horizontal orientated setup and I have a 1911 Gov model. (I'm a rather large guy) I do however recommend getting the vertical kind as this would help with concealment. The rig itself is rather comfortable but the belt strap can be a hassle if you have to really use the restroom

  4. #13
    I carried for a while with a shoulder rig and I basically found it to be quite comforable (I'm a large guy). My problem was coming to work and having take the thing on and off several times a day as I went in and out of the office. I didn't want clients (especially new ones) coming into my office and there I am all holstered up. As someone else mentioned, I do use it a bit for my bigger weapons (e.g., 1911) if I'm in a situation where I can keep it concealed or if I don't care who sees it (I'm more and more into open carry, just not in my office). I now carry a .45 XD in a Mernickle slide holster; now, I come to work, put my weapon in the desk drawer and away we go. If I leave the office on an errand, simply insert gun into slide, grab jacket and boogie. Nobody notices the slide on my belt; it's pretty innocuous. If they do, they probably think it's a holder for something other than a firearm. My .02 cents.

  5. #14
    I use a Galco Miami Classic shoulder holster system and find it has several advantages,
    1- Spare magazines and pistol all stored together
    2- Easy to put on in a hurry once adjusted correctly
    3- Rig can be quickly dumped for storage as needed
    4- Restroom issues
    5- Works well when driving

    And disadvantages,
    1- Needs to be adjusted correctly, there is a long learning curve to getting it just right
    2- Shoulder holsters tend to be more expensive
    3- When stowing the holster system, it can be kinda bulky and awkward
    4- Jacket required, but hey if you wear a tie, it already should be anyway

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    Galco Miami Classic II for each carry gun. G30 and a full size 1911. Very comfortable for long drives and when wearing a suit. More comfortable than any IWB of any brand IMO.

    Plus if you wear a pastel tee short with it you can look like Don Johnson.


  8. #17

    Talking Don Johnson

    Quote Originally Posted by Swinokur View Post
    Galco Miami Classic II for each carry gun. G30 and a full size 1911. Very comfortable for long drives and when wearing a suit. More comfortable than any IWB of any brand IMO.

    Plus if you wear a pastel tee short with it you can look like Don Johnson.

    Perhaps you should carry a 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    Perhaps you should carry a 10mm.

    Funny you should say that. I couldn't find a Bren 10 so got a G29 yesterday. It's the same frame as my G30 so all my holsters will work

    Now gotta find that pastel tee shirt...


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