Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

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Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:09 am

Wondering who here has carried a Colt this way? Did you ever try carrying concealed in a shoulder rig?
Curious, as great-grandfather supposedly considered a Colt in a shoulder rig as essential as underwear ...

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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#2 Post by JimT » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:25 am

Back in the days when I wore a suit I carried a single action in a shoulder holster. Found it very comfortable, easy to reach when needed .. and less trouble than a belt rig when I had to sit on the toilet ...

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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#3 Post by Pete44ru » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 am

JimT wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:25 am

less trouble than a belt rig when I had to sit on the toilet ...

TMI there, Jim …………….. :mrgreen:

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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#4 Post by JimT » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 am

Pete44ru wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 am
JimT wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:25 am

less trouble than a belt rig when I had to sit on the toilet ...

TMI there, Jim …………….. :mrgreen:

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Uh .. well .. these are the days of "full disclosure" you know ... :D

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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#5 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:15 am

When I had my SBH I had a shoulder rig for it. 7&1/2 is a bit long but it carried well in the field.
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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#6 Post by marlinman93 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 am

I've carried mine in a shoulder rig, but not concealed. I carried it that way when hunting to protect it from banging on my rifle. A hip holster really gets in the way of carrying a rifle over your shoulder, and beats upyour stock, or the handgun. A shoulder holster also keeps the handgun out of the weather if it gets ugly out.
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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#7 Post by JimT » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am

marlinman93 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 am
I've carried mine in a shoulder rig, but not concealed. I carried it that way when hunting to protect it from banging on my rifle. A hip holster really gets in the way of carrying a rifle over your shoulder, and beats upyour stock, or the handgun. A shoulder holster also keeps the handgun out of the weather if it gets ugly out.
Me too. I have a Bianchi rig that I bought back in the 80's and still use it for hunting. I carry the 6" .41 nowdays tho I used it for the 71/2" 454 and the 8" 45 Ruger.

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Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

#8 Post by marlinman93 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:40 am

I carry my 5.5" AWA SAA in .45 Colt as my backup. It's light enough to not be uncomfortable in a shoulder holster, and enough stopping power if I encounter a cougar or bear while deer or elk hunting.
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