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Upside Down Shoulder holster

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by gerhard1, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Dave70968

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    Somehow, having a gun pointed at my axillary and brachial arteries just seems like a bad idea...particularly when I'm carrying it for use under stress.

    Just my thinking, though.
     
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  2. MacFromOK

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    Hehe, well... here's another thought to keep ya awake at night. :D

    A lot of (most?) folks that shoulder carry, use a horizontal mounted holster that sweeps everyone in the area as they move around.

    Sweet dreams... :drunk2:
     
  3. Dave70968

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    Oh, I know. But that at least stands a good chance at missing people entirely, or at least hitting in a non-vital area. Pointed up, that close to the armpit, there's almost no way it won't clip a major pipeline if somebody gets careless with his trigger discipline on the draw.
     
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  4. gerhard1

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    Where is the AIWB pointed? Or, if you are on a balcony using a conventional OWB at 3 o'clock? People can post all sorts of scenarios, but the Bianchi M-19 and presumably this one, is as safe as any other.
     
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  5. gerhard1

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    Thanks. That looks interesting. I had no idea Ken was still around.
     
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    I can see your concern, just don't feel its warranted with a wheel gun that has a heavier trigger pull in DA. Now if it was a striker fired pistol that was carried chambered I would agree that this wouldn't be an ideal position (much like I disagree with groin carry, I may not have much down there but I want to keep what I got thank you very much). This is also why I prefer semi-autos that come in DA/SA with a decocker. It has the ability to carry with a round chambered but the hammer decocked, reducing the possibility of an accidental fire when drawing. If someone were to draw from this holster with their finger on the trigger and enough force to draw the hammer back and fire, they would probably do the same regardless of the holster.
     
  7. gerhard1

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    Well sports fans, it's here, and I did the adjustments, and put one of my 4" L-frames in it and found it very hard to get the gun (unloaded of course--we have to think safety, after all) in. So I looked the side of the holster and thought it looked more like it was made for a Python. I got my Old Model Trooper out of the safe and put it in. It seemed to fit better, so I left it in for a while, and watched The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with my wife, and after taking the Colt out, I tried another L-frame, and that one went in.

    The workmanship seems to be good, but adjusting it to my vast bulk was something of a chore. It seems to conceal very well, and with my draw, it is reasonably fast, just like my old Bianchi.

    Admittedly, shoulder holsters are slower than belt holsters, so the bulk of my carrying will be with a belt rig, but for those times when, for various reasons, you can't use a belt holster, a good shoulder rig can be quite useful.

    I wish I still had my old Bianchi.
     
  8. Glock 'em down

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    Those upside down rigs were really designed for snubbies, not 4 inch service revolvers. But if you can make it work, hey...more power to ya. :thumb:
     
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    True, but the Bianchi USD holster I had worked very well for me with full sized service revolvers. However, I am also a fairly big guy and what works for me might not work for another.
     
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    I had one with a model 13 stuck in it and loved it for Sunday under a sport coat.
     
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