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Scott3670
07-08-2012, 21:47
Does anyone use a shoulder holster for EDC? I am thinking of getting a Galco one for occasional carry (I usually carry strong-side at 3 o'clock). FWIW. the holster would be for a Glock 26. Thanks for any information or opinions.

waltosha
07-08-2012, 22:06
I love the Galco Miami classic I've got 1 for everyone of my pistols

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4Rules
07-09-2012, 00:37
Hug triggers Detroit officer's gun, kills woman
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431408

MikeG36
07-09-2012, 01:29
Haven't worn it in years but I still have a Miami Classic for my P228. When I was a deputy I carried my duty weapon (.357 revolver) in a Safariland vertical. It worked great with my down vest. (This was the 80s :) )

Mr. Blandings
07-09-2012, 04:59
4Rules, the latest info available on the Detroit incident is indicating the officer's "40 Smith & Wesson service weapon" was carried in a waistband holster. Further explanation of exactly what happened is still lacking.

Scott3670, see if you can try one out before purchasing. I have a friend who used to routinely conceal his Glock 19 under a normal button down shirt using a GALCO Miami Classic (and it hid quite well), but mine always looks like I have a football under my arm & prints like crazy. The only way the shoulder holster works for me is in colder weather under a heavy jacket/coat thick enough to conceal the bulge.

HexHead
07-09-2012, 06:19
Hug triggers Detroit officer's gun, kills woman
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431408



It was an IWB holster.

HexHead
07-09-2012, 06:21
The only way the shoulder holster works for me is in colder weather under a heavy jacket/coat thick enough to conceal the bulge.

My Galco Jackass works great under an open denim jacket or Trayvon style hoodie.

Jack23
07-09-2012, 08:10
In the cooler months I carry my G-36 in my Fist Inc custom made hand bone leather holster. It it a vertical carry and has no pesky thumb break or strap. Uses a "retention dimple" behind the trigger guard. one hand draw and reholster. Worlds better than the clunky cumbersom Miami classic and is much easier to conceal.

MadMonkey
07-09-2012, 08:30
I've carried in a shoulder holster a little, but it's not the most comfortable for me. I like being able to slip my jacket/coat off when I'm sitting in a restaurant or wherever, so I carry owb mostly.

Side note: I've never seen so many badly adjusted and ugly shoulder holsters as i have here in Afghanistan. I know they're easy to slip on, but sheesh....

Just1More
07-09-2012, 11:33
If you like to muzzle innocent people all day, then go for it. Personally, if I knew I was staring down the barrel of a gun while standing in the grocery store line, I'd be PO'd.

Crocket and Tubbs were cool guys, but they were actors.

dabigguns357
07-09-2012, 11:40
I am carrying a Glock 22 in a Miami Classic right now and i love it.