Survival sheath Chest holster review

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Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Aglifter » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:10 pm

Hmm... I know I posted it before, I guess old posts are being purged...

It's OK. It's well made(ish)*. The Kydex is very, very tight -- I had to loosen the tension screws a great deal before I could even draw the gun -- but, I have no concern about not having a thumb break in this chest holster.

As for design... The spare mag holder needs some way of being fixed in place. It doesn't really need to be able to slide around, as frankly, the only place you'd want it is on strap that encircles your chest, on the strong side of the holster, and in front of your arm.

It's comfortable sitting down, but moving around, etc makes the strap that goes around your shoulder want to slip down -- it's more comfortable, for me, the closer that strap is to my neck (essentially, it keeps wanting to go down off my trap, and into the divot between my trap and deltoid.)

To draw takes a high, firm pull, but it does work -- it'll never happen in close quarters, but it's not a holster for that purpose -- I have a chest holster for my Ruger Alaskan for that purpose -- also, w.o. a thumb break, but I haven't really tried wearing it much, yet.

It doesn't interfere w. arm movement at all, so that's a big plus.

The spare mag holder doesn't fit my reloads w. the extended grip on them, (Mea culpa, as I don't believe I mentioned I was putting a grip extender, just that I used G20 mags for reloads), but a longer flap/removing the grip extender would make it work. As it is now, it'll almost hold a reload, but not securely enough to be trusted. I'll probably order some more mags w.o. the grip extender.

*Some of the stitching on the spare mag holster could have been straighter, but that's really just aesthetics.
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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:51 pm

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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by mekender » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:30 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Image
im thinkin a pic of the chest rig on a bare chested blonde beauty...
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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Precision » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:45 pm

mekender wrote:
Netpackrat wrote:Image
im thinkin a pic of the chest rig on a bare chested blonde beauty...
Personally prefer brunettes and am kinda hoping the rig is for a very small .22 short. :D
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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Lokidude » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:58 pm

Make mine a redhead, with a J-frame, and I'm SO in!
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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Aglifter » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:24 am

Here is the link to the ones on the website. Let me know what other pics you need, and I shall try to take some - almost guaranteed to be out of focus, however.
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Re: Survival sheath Chest holster review

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:59 am

Thanks. Looks like a shoulder holster. :mrgreen:
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