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Does anyone have any experience with using shoulder holsters? What are some of the pros and cons? Are there any particular ones that are the best or ones to stay away from? I'm considering getting a shoulder holster for fall/winter use and was wondering if anyone that has already been there and done that has any good suggestions.
 

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When I first started CCing, I longed, I pined, I ached for a shoulder holster; after all, the CDI factor is off the charts.

After doing some research, I settled on the Fobos shoulder rig with Roto-holster attachments which allowed me to switch-out holster bodies quickly if I decided to carry a different gun.

It works. It's comfortable. And I never, ever use it.

Reason being, the only time you can wear it without OCing, is when you wear a jacket and never take it off. Which looks really bizarre when you walk into someplace out of the cold and it's really warm and you have to just stand there and sweat (as I was).

And if you open carry with a shoulder rig, and are not currently sworn in as some sort of peace officer (and even then it's borderline) prepare yourself to be considered a douchebag (as I was). It's just too over-the-top. I rate it a 9.0 on the DB scale and I only rate open-carry-in-a-drop-leg-holster a 7.8

If you're hell-bent on it (as I was) I suggest you go one of two routes. Either get a custom leather job fitted to you so it's so comfortable and so expensive that you absolutely have to wear it or you'll become ill, or get a cheap one so you don't feel quite so bad when you quit wearing it.

My $.02

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And if you open carry with a shoulder rig, and are not currently sworn in as some sort of peace officer (and even then it's borderline) prepare yourself to be considered a douchebag

Heck folks have been thinking that of me for years. I was considering one a while back and IF I ever get the money to do it I gotta get one. [I like being a douchbag at times ;)]
 

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One other thing you can do is get a shirt a size or 2 larger and wear it over your shoulderholster THEN if you get warm inside and take off the jacketthe shirt is still covering your weapon
 

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...making sure the shirt is a button-up with enough buttons undone so that you can get to your piece. I had a few casual shirt that had snap-type buttons up the front that allowed me to quickly yank at the centerline of the shirt to open it and access my firearm. This also has CDI factor since you're sort of tearing your shirt open Superman-style. :D

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What about the sig arms conceal jacket> Can take it off when you get warm.
 
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