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Anybody here use a shoulder holster for CC? With fall and winter approaching I was thinking about using one of these during the winter months. It would be fairly easy to conceal under a loose shirt or light jacket and a lot more comfortable than an IWB.
 

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I bought a Galco Miami classic a month or so ago. I plan to wear it in the late fall and winter with a jacket. That is if my GFL ever arrives! I have only worn it around the house, so maybe I will not like it for carry. Shoulder holster do have drawbacks. Slow draw, muzzle sweeping people, etc.. but it does force you to carry two extra mags rather easily
 

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I've carried a PPK/S in a Strong horizontal holster and a 1911 in a vertical holster.

It tends to weigh down on the shoulder after a while and made me feel like I was obviously holding my left arm out more than my right.

Conceals great under a jacket but the draw was always a little slow, having to go across the chest then sweep left to right.

I still use it on occasion, but the horizontal makes me feel like I am pointing at everyone behind me.
 

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I own a sholder holster and use it intermitently during cooler weather. It's not a "favorite" carry rig but it certinly has it's place and it'll get used from time to time. It conceales very well but gets akward if I'm layered up for 'cold' weather.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Winter doesn't exist here. It's just a mild summer.
+1. I keep thinking I will start OWB CC come winter too, but remembered the temps here never get too cold. I usually wear the same S/S shirts all year with just a light jacket. That will help some but then whenever I arrive somewhere I still take my jacket off. Guess I will keep IWB all year. SIGH.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Winter doesn't exist here. It's just a mild summer.
I'll remind you of that during the next ice storm.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Yea, in Statesboro? :roll:
I keep forgetting that some of you are below the gnat line.
 

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I thought the trick to shoulder carry was to have a rig that allowed you carry 3 or 4 mags on the other side for balance. I love the idea of carrying that much zombie food.
 

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I have a cheap Uncle Mike's horizontal, I bought several years ago. I used to use it before I discovered IWB, and then I started using my Galco M7X OWB and have used it every since.

I only occasionally use the shoulder holster these days.
 

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Personally I think shoulder holsters suck. Gun is under your arm pit, you have to reach all the way across your body to get to it. if you are not going to carry IWB winter may be a good time to OWB in a good holster. You will be taking that coat off sooner or later.
 

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I bought a Galco Miami classic a month or so ago. I plan to wear it in the late fall and winter with a jacket. That is if my GFL ever arrives! I have only worn it around the house, so maybe I will not like it for carry. Shoulder holster do have drawbacks. Slow draw, muzzle sweeping people, etc.. but it does force you to carry two extra mags rather easily
Same here. Haven't had a chance to use it except around the house. I will be using this one during winter. Yes, we get winter up here in the mountains. Last year, 8 inches of snow. The wind will beat down through the hollers. When i'm not driving, i'm outside so taking off a jacket isn't a problem for me.... not to mention, i'm so skinny, i'm always cold in the winter.

For me, it's probably the best rig for me. I drive a lot and it's much more accessible over an IWB/OWB.

Slow draw doesn't mean anything. Smooth draw does. No one has ever been holding a stopwatch during a gunfight. Better to be smooth and not sling your gun 10 feet in front of you in the commotion. If someone has a bead on you first, there ain't nothing you can do to outdraw the BG.

Muzzle sweep is a bad thing, but since i carry a 1911, the safety doesn't come off until pointed at the BG. For me as someone who drives the majority of the day. It's a good thing. Very quick to get pointed out the driver's window should i need to do so.

Two 8-round mags balances great against my kimber ultra carry.
 
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