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I would like a shoulder holster for a full size Kimber Target Eclipse. I do not plan to use this as my carry gun but as a range holster. I think a shoulder will work best as this is a heavy gun. Old military style?
 

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If I'm not mistakened your Kimber is about 36 oz unloaded and is about average for a steel Gov model. ( I have three in the Commander size).

I don't know about a Range holster but Josh Bulman makes a great shoulder holster of which I own 3 for various Commanders.

But I would rethink a shoulder holster for a Range rig.



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But I would rethink a shoulder holster for a Range rig.
I agree. If we are talking a commercial range I don't think they'd be real enthused with somebody holstering and un-holstering with their muzzle pointed backwards. That is if you are talking about a horizontal shoulder rig.

The range I used to work at didn't allow them.
 

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No... if you're going to be handling or using the gun in non-emergency situations (like at the range) don't carry it in a horizontal shoulder holster.
Especially a single-action auto like the M1911.
Basically, you'll be pointing a chamber-loaded and cocked weapon at everyone behind the firing line and all of the people to your left and right on the firing line as you turn your body at different points during you shooting session.

It violates Cooper's Rule #2 and it appears (to the public) to be dangerous.

Use holsters that keep the muzzle pointed down at the ground.

P.S. Quick recap on the Four Fundamental Rules of Gun Safety:
1-- Assume all guns are loaded, all the time, and treat them as if they were.
2-- Don't let the muzzle point at anything you're not willing to put a bullet into right now.
3-- Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until the very moment you will shoot.
4-- Know your target and where the bullet will end up if you miss.

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Barefoot Serpent said:
I would like a shoulder holster for a full size Kimber Target Eclipse. I do not plan to use this as my carry gun but as a range holster. I think a shoulder will work best as this is a heavy gun. Old military style?
If you want a shoulder holster look for Vertical shoulder holsters.
 

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Shoulder holsters are great to carry a heavy pistol. I had this bullman shoulder holster made for my springfield professional years ago. It was a great holster with nice attention to detail. The problem was the firearm, as the 1911 has such a low capacity it is near worthless compared to a high capacity ak pistol.

Horizontal holsters are easier to draw from, period.
 

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I just got an Alessi Guardian rig in and it's really nice. I don't have any of their other products, but I've heard great stuff about all of them. I have to say that the construction and quality of the leather on the rig is wonderful! I can even conceal it under a button down shirt :)

Pics later if anyone is interested
 

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If you want it for range use then go with a vertical set up that clam shells instead of a full draw. I will allow verticals but DO NOT even think of bringing a horizontal on my range. At best your feelings will get hurt ........
 
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