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Old 08-18-2011, 03:56 PM
Tombstone997 Tombstone997 is offline
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Shoulder rig for Conceiled carry?




does anyone have any experience with a shoulder rig for concealed carry, and able to suggest any good rigs for a larger framed person? it would be worn under a leather vest or a jacket/coat.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:09 PM
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I had a Serpa CQC

from blackhawk. I first bought the holster which comes with a paddle or a belt slide, then I went and bought the shoulder rig, the holster transfers from paddle to belt to shoulder, with 3 screws easy.
Paddle and shoulder rig are comfortable but I still didn't like it and have been IWB for last 5-6 months which is way better for me.
You said large frame, Point of reference I'm 6'3" and 240lbs.

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one of my buddies bought a leather galco shoulder holster and after a week was still wearing it He's 5'6" and 275lbs.
I don't know if he still likes it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:46 PM
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I like the Miami Classic.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:55 PM
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I have used and like the Bianchi X15. I'm a pretty big guy and it fits me. I don't use it anymore as I live a very warm climate and wearing a coat just doesn't happen.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:58 PM
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hanks guys ill look into these, gives me a great point of refference to start my search
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:34 PM
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I like the Miami Classic.
BINGO. I've used the Miami Classic and Miami Classic II for years and refuse to even look at anything else. I have a rig for 1911's, Beretta 92's, Glocks, Browning HP. and I use a Galco VHS shoulder system for my FN 5-7
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:26 PM
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I have a Galco knock off horizontal, . . . and a muzzle down.

I like both, . . . prefer the Galco knock off, . . . sometimes wear it under a short sleeve snap front Western shirt. It's a little slower than IWB, . . . but I don't need a cover garment, . . . and there is absolutely nothing to give away that I have a full size 1911 under one arm, . . . 18 rds of .45 ACP under the other one.

I just finished making a special USMC branded double shoulder rig for a local retired Marine. He intends to carry his full size and a commander for his Chicago reload.

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:36 PM
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I have an El Paso Saddlery rig for my Colt Commander.

It works fine. With the twin mag holder it balances out pretty well. But lately I am getting lazier and just using an inside the waistband rig from Don Hume.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:38 AM
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I like the Miami Classic.
Love mine i drive a big truck, but i live in tx, so i can only
Wear it in winter (shuch as it is lol) but when i can
It fits sweetly over my coveralls and under
My carhart

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:04 AM
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seem to lean towards the Miami Classic or the Jackass, i do like the look of both, they seem to look comfortable, im just not sure cuz im pretty big. 5 11' 290, and i tend to have issues with thing fitting due to really broad shoulders and a thick chest. But a belt holster is out of the question, i cant wear belts.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:52 AM
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I find the best holster for being "discreet" is either a Bianchi X15, or a Galco "Jackass".
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:21 PM
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seem to lean towards the Miami Classic or the Jackass, i do like the look of both, they seem to look comfortable, im just not sure cuz im pretty big. 5 11' 290, and i tend to have issues with thing fitting due to really broad shoulders and a thick chest. But a belt holster is out of the question, i cant wear belts.
One of my friends is bigger than you, and readjusted my Jackass rig to fit him very comfortably. I don't think you'll have a sizing problem, should you decide to chose one of the two.

FWIW, the harness on the Jackass is made of suede, and is slightly more comfortable than the Miami Classic Spider Harness.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:52 AM
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im just not sure cuz im pretty big. 5 11' 290, and i tend to have issues with thing fitting due to really broad shoulders and a thick chest.
I think it will fit you fine. I'm a big boy too, and I can't wear a belt holster, either. I had to cut a lot off the leather straps of my Miami Classic to make them fit me, there's plenty of material. Also, being big, any shirt or jacket I put on over even a large gun like the Glock 21 I carry hides it perfectly. It fits my body like it's tailor made for me.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:29 PM
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My system for motorcycle riding, driving, walking, squatting, bending, jumping, sitting on the toilet, and EVERYTHING else I do is the Galco Miami Classic II shoulder holster. I've worn it every day for the past five years. Once you get used to it, it's like it's not even there. It makes complying with the first rule of gunfighting (Have a gun) comfortable and effortless.

For some reason I can't log onto Galco's website tonight, so here's another link...
http://www.amazon.com/Galco-Classic-...3795959&sr=8-4

I carry my Glock 21 in it, and with the two extra mags, I've got 39 rounds of instantly available .45 ammo. I cover it with a Levi Jean Jacket with the sleeves cut off, or an unbuttoned flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off. I prefer the black leather, because it doesn't show sweat stains.

You get what you pay for, and the Miami Classic II is absolutely worth the money. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:00 PM
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For my TRP, I have a Desantis NY undercover..Fits well and comfortable.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:56 PM
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Good Recommendations all.

Check out Andrews Gunleather and High Noon Holsters as well.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:53 PM
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:08 AM
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I prefer the Alessi Bodyguard to the Galco Jackass as I like the pull through holster release feature, but that's me.
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