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    Plinker

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    Shoulder holster worn under body armor?

    Ive gotten tired of ankle carring my Sig P239 and Im looking for alternate ways of carring my back up gun while on duty. So far Im thinking of a tanker style holster and a vertical shoulder holster. Any thoughts about this and recomendations on holsters.

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    Grandmaster Indy_Guy_77's Avatar

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    How will you quickly access it if it's under armor?

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    Expert

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    Well if his vest has open sides it would stick out wouldn't it? But it would still be hard to access it with your shirt on. I think an ankle holster is the better option.

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    Sharpshooter hpclayto's Avatar

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    I've been looking into getting some of these for my back up.

    The Orignal Bug Pocket - Patented Backup Gun Vest Holster

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    Master 9mmfan's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpclayto View Post
    I've been looking into getting some of these for my back up.

    The Orignal Bug Pocket - Patented Backup Gun Vest Holster

    That is genius.

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    Expert ryanmercer's Avatar

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    When dad was still alive he got tired of carrying a snub-nose on his ankle so he switched to a North American Arms little 22 magnum derringer. Only time it's going to be effective defensively is at the range you'd need a backup weapon at. Might not be what you are looking for but I could strap 5 of them to my ankle and still not have the weight of my work boots heh.

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    Marksman

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    There are several holsters from various companies that attach to the vest itself and will conceal the weapon under the uniform shirt.

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    Grandmaster Blackhawk2001's Avatar

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    I used to carry my G27 in a cheap Uncle Mike's fabric holster attached to the side strap of my concealed body armor and it worked fairly well (although I never had to draw it in an emergency). It might work even better for someone who isn't left-handed.

    You also might consider the "t-shirt holster" offerings available from 5.11 Tactical and others (you can find ads for them in any Concealed Carry or SWAT magazine). That's another example of a holster that is drawn from the side of the body.

    You could also consider one of the several "belly band" type holsters that place the weapon below your belt-line (and below your body armor).
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    Expert IndianaResident's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpclayto View Post
    I've been looking into getting some of these for my back up.

    The Orignal Bug Pocket - Patented Backup Gun Vest Holster
    Yeah that's pretty cool. I've seen kydex/velcro ensembles that function similarily, but don't hide the profile nearly as well. Still need to modify your shirt for easy open, which would be a pain if its a simulated-button-zip-up style
    Combat is very much a 'come as you are' party.

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    Grandmaster BehindBlueI's's Avatar

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    I think you'll find your idea much too bulky and difficult to get to. I don't know how big that Sig is, but how about pocket holster? Failing that, I'd look at one of the velcro holsters that hooks on to your vest.

    I never ankle carried while in uniform. Seems like even in the city you're going to step in knee deep water at some point in a foot chase occasionally.


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