View Full Version : 4'' revolver shoulder holster

March 6, 2011, 08:37 PM
Looking to get a shoulder rig for next hunting season, as its way more confortable sitting down. Wondering whats a good revovler rig, Ive only tried some horizontal auto shoulder holsters. Price isnt really an issue, I want confort and quality. maybe even a modular harness in case i decide to get holsters made for other guns.

Andy Taylor
March 6, 2011, 09:15 PM
If concealment is not an issue I would recommend the Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake or Flapjack with the optional Chesty Puller harness. Extremely comfortible and gives good access to the firearm while keeping out of your way while you hunt, fish, hike, chop firewood or whatever.
Basically the Chesty Puller harness takes a belt holster and converts it to a shoulder holster. It can be used with another brand of belt holster too if you already have one.


March 6, 2011, 09:23 PM
Ill add concealent is not an issue its for field carry.

March 7, 2011, 12:20 PM
I carry my "field" revolvers in Uncle Mike's Veritical Shoulder Holsters. I find that they are quite comfortable, long wearing and inexpensive. http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/sidekick_vertical_shoulder_holsters.html

March 7, 2011, 12:29 PM
Do yourself a favor and get yourself a quality shoulder rig or you are going to hate it. The Bianchi X15 looks perfect for hunting.


March 7, 2011, 12:33 PM
That was the shoulder holster designed for airmen (http://www.bobtuley.com/shoulder_holster.htm) who carried the 4" S&W revolver,,,
It put the pistol more towards the front of the body, just under the left breast,,,
I believe Cabela's carries a nice reproduction of this model.

Just a suggestion,,,


March 7, 2011, 02:36 PM
My belt/holster are bianci and seem stiff and heavy, their shoulder holsters different? My rig is kind of old too maybe they have changed, just seems bulky.

March 7, 2011, 03:00 PM
I prefer leather over a nylon holster because I find the nylon holsters tend not to hold heavy firearms as securely and move around too much. I cant remember the name of the product but im sure someone will chime in, but it will soften up your gun leather to your liking.

March 7, 2011, 03:09 PM
Didnt know you could soften leather, cool If I could. And I think leather looks better than nylon, and is sturdier. Seen nylon rip never saw leather do it though.

Andy Taylor
March 7, 2011, 07:14 PM
I would avoid nylon as they tend to be bulkier than a comparable leather holster.

March 7, 2011, 07:27 PM
Lawman leather --- makes some of the best revolver shoulder holsters out there ....

Kramer Leather is another source ....and I really like them for IWB or scabbard holsters on my carry guns ( 1911's / revolvers / Sigs ) ....


March 8, 2011, 02:55 AM
Here's another vote for the "airman holster" or M3. I've got a repro, from Cabela's, and it carries my ruger B-hawk 4-5/8 nicely. You can snap it in at the belt and its stable. Unsnapped, you can duck into it in a hurry, no pants/belt required. It can hang easily from a peg, hook or knob, or a head rest in your vehicle.

The Cabela's price was less than $50.

March 8, 2011, 06:17 AM

Appears to be very good quality,

March 8, 2011, 09:37 AM
In my opinion the most comfortable holster for your application is the 7X Leather, chest holster (http://www.7xleather.com/chest_holster)... My wife even likes it..


March 19, 2011, 03:05 PM
I have a Bianchi X15 for my S&W model 19 and 29, it is very comfortable to wear, even while sitting down or riding a bike (yeah I actually did that). You can strap it to your belt so it will hardly move if you pull the gun.
I don't have any experience with other (schoulder) holsters though.