REMEMBER THESE 9 SHOULDER HOLSTER TIPS
ANYONE CONSIDERING USING A SHOULDER HOLSTER SHOULD BEAR IN MIND THE FOLLOWING POINTS:
01 The jacket must be kept on at all times to keep the holster from being exposed. This same issue will arise, however, with most belt holsters. On a couple of occasions, if it was absolutely necessary to remove my jacket, I wrapped the shoulder rig with gun in it and kept it on my lap. 02 Careful fitting is necessary for comfort. Fit can be adjusted by lengthening or shortening the straps. 03 It will be necessary to practice presentation of the handgun, including releasing a retention strap if present and learning the smoothest method to draw the weapon. Normally, the safety strap should be kept snapped unless drawing. 04 Clothing will have to be chosen that is not so light that the straps pattern, especially at the back. 05 Because the shoulder holster is worn under the arm, it will cause perspiration. As a result, after carrying the handgun in hot weather, it will be necessary to wipe it down with a lightly oiled rag. It will also be necessary to hang up the holster to dry out. 06 Vertical shoulder holsters normally have a belt loop that can be affixed to keep the holster from moving too much for comfort. To allow the most rapid draw, it is important to use this loop. 07 A shoulder rig that incorporates a method for carrying spare ammo is most convenient. 08 If items are carried in an inside jacket pocket, it is best that they are in a pocket opposite the side as the gun is carried to prevent exposing the butt when reaching into the jacket. 09 Practice drawing the weapon while seated at a table, desk, or in a vehicle is advisable.