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Old 10-26-2019, 09:22 PM
2tonic 2tonic is offline
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Shoulder rig for DW Valor Vbob

Can anyone recommend one that is set up for condition one carry?
Currently using a Galco Miami Classic II for other 1911 Commanders. Although Galco says this rig is not for C1 carry, I, for the life of me, cannot see why. I have used it successfully for years with other firearms. However, when holstering my DW, with its extended safety lever, the thumb break snap has an unnerving tendency to force the safety off.

I have searched the Alien Gear ShapeShift/Cloak series rigs, and they look very promising, but do not address C1, pro or con. Also have seen some nylon gear, but it appears to be less servicable.

Hoping some on here have personal experience with higher quality items. I'll appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:59 AM
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The only one I have personal experience with is the Andrews Leather Monarch. Both of my 1911s have extended thumb safeties and I've never had an issue with it.

The Monarchs are beautiful, but spendy and are made to order.
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Old 10-27-2019, 04:30 AM
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Check out Nightingale Leather. I donít have one of his shoulder holsters, but I do have a few of his strong side carry holsters and they are exquisite. He does excellent work and, unfortunately, his wait time shows it; I think it is currently about 28 weeks. Excellent work and attention to detail. Give him a look. Excellent customer service as well.


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Old 10-27-2019, 10:32 AM
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I will second Sam Andrews" Monarch. I have used this rig for years with the DW Valor. Excellent quality and comfortable. Sam is a top notch guy.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:05 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I checked out the Andrews site. Looks promising!
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:04 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I checked out the Andrews site. Looks promising!
I've been thinking about adding a shoulder holster and his Monarch is definitely the one I'll go with.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:04 AM
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I've owned the Galco Miami Classic as well as the Jackass Rig for 1911 pistols and I have not had any issues with either for carrying in Condition 1, cocked and locked, as the 1911 pistol was designed to be carried. I currently have a Galco Jackass Rig and my Night Hawk Custom with a light rail and ambidexterous safety fits nicely, and I don't carry my 1911 pistols in any thing other than Condition 1.

I just placed an order for a new Jackass Rig for my newest 1911. As far as I'm concerned, the Jackass Rig is the most comfortable shoulder holster made. The shoulder straps are wider than the majority of shoulder holsters. This spreads out the distribution of the weight of the gun and two magazines. If you've ever sat in a car conducting surveillance for 5 or 6 hours, a regular shoulder holster will give you cramps in your shoulder. It's not so bad with the Jackass Rig.

https://www.galcogunleather.com/jack..._8_2_1167.html
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:43 PM
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Check out Lobo gun leather. I have their shoulder holster for my ultra carry..

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Old 12-19-2019, 11:03 PM
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My DeSantis CEO rig carries the gun with the butt pointed down about 45 degrees, so it can be drawn down out of the holster instead of having to be drawn up or forward. It has a retaining strap with a snap that goes between the slide and cocked hammer to retain the gun.

https://www.desantisholster.com/c-e-o-shoulder-rig/

The DeSantis page doesn't show the rigging; they use a single strap over the gun side, with an elastic band down to a belt clip. I'm not greatly fond of that setup, and will probably change it to an elastic shoulder loop in the near future.
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:07 AM
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I have this posted for sale in the classified section, used it for my Guardian, never had an issue with the safety disengaging.Have not used it much, does not really work for me.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:18 PM
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Getting one of these on order in the new year for my VBob

https://www.diamonddcustomleather.co...oulder-rig-ssr
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:25 PM
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I just got a Bianchi horizontal rig.
Nicely made with wide shoulder straps . Rig is very adjustable
Works fine with all size 1911s, even works good
With my Detonics Combat Master
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:43 PM
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My VBob sometimes carries in a shoulder rig thatís evolved using parts & pieces from different makers.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:48 AM
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My VBob sometimes carries in a shoulder rig that’s evolved using parts & pieces from different makers.
Looks decidedly "Galco-ish" except for the mag carrier!
Any issues between the extended safety and the retention strap snap?
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:59 AM
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I've owned the Galco Miami Classic as well as the Jackass Rig for 1911 pistols and I have not had any issues with either for carrying in Condition 1, cocked and locked, as the 1911 pistol was designed to be carried. I currently have a Galco Jackass Rig and my Night Hawk Custom with a light rail and ambidexterous safety fits nicely, and I don't carry my 1911 pistols in any thing other than Condition 1.

I just placed an order for a new Jackass Rig for my newest 1911. As far as I'm concerned, the Jackass Rig is the most comfortable shoulder holster made. The shoulder straps are wider than the majority of shoulder holsters. This spreads out the distribution of the weight of the gun and two magazines. If you've ever sat in a car conducting surveillance for 5 or 6 hours, a regular shoulder holster will give you cramps in your shoulder. It's not so bad with the Jackass Rig.

https://www.galcogunleather.com/jack..._8_2_1167.html
Yeah, the Jackass and Miami Classic II share the same size strap system. That, the horizontal, tension based mag carrier, and the slightly muzzle down holster position are what I like most about the MCII.
Perhaps it's just my one holster out of all the MCII's out there, but it will not play nice with my DW Valor Vbob.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:10 AM
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My DeSantis CEO rig carries the gun with the butt pointed down about 45 degrees, so it can be drawn down out of the holster instead of having to be drawn up or forward. It has a retaining strap with a snap that goes between the slide and cocked hammer to retain the gun.

https://www.desantisholster.com/c-e-o-shoulder-rig/

The DeSantis page doesn't show the rigging; they use a single strap over the gun side, with an elastic band down to a belt clip. I'm not greatly fond of that setup, and will probably change it to an elastic shoulder loop in the near future.
While a nice looking rig, it tips the muzzle the opposite way of my preferred carry.
The bobbed butt of the DW allows you to swing it a little more forward without it projecting beyond your chest and printing, thus canting the muzzle down more than normal, relatively speaking.
Makes rear seat passengers ride a little more comfortably!
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:13 AM
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Getting one of these on order in the new year for my VBob

https://www.diamonddcustomleather.co...oulder-rig-ssr
This looks similar to the Andrews Leather rig. I'll have to include it on my list for an in-depth comparison. Thanks!
They're about the same price, as well.
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https://gunfightersinc.com/kenai-chest-holster/
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