Protect Yourself In The Backcountry

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Want to be prepared for encountering a bear or cougar while out hiking? Or worse yet, a two legged predator?

The Kenai Chest Holster is the ultimate way to carry a firearm in the outdoors.

Order a Standard Kenai Chest Holster:

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)

This the basic Kenai Chest Holster. It comes in MAS Grey/Coyote with Coyote Straps. It is available for over 200 pistols. The holster has an open end except for very small guns. If you would like more choices of colors, a tactical light or other options – please check out our Custom Kenai Chest Holster.

If your firearm comes with a factory red dot option, the holster will be preclearanced for it. If you have a custom red dot, you’ll need to order a custom.

We will ship as quickly as possible. Popular Guns will ship in less than a week, less common items may take 1.5-3 weeks to ship.

23 reviews for Order a Standard Kenai Chest Holster:

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Billy Bowers

    I ordered my chest rig about 4 weeks ago. I had requested a color that was not in stock and they told me it would be about 3 or 4 weeks. It came in about the time that they said it would. I opened the package and was really pleased with what I saw. Once I got it adjusted and put it on I was even more pleased. The holster retains the weapon really well. It is almost to tight to make a really quick draw but you will not lose your weapon out of the holster no matter what you do. I like the holster so well that I am now saving my money to purchase another one for a different pistol. I would highly recommend these holsters for anyone who would like a chest rig.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    WAlter Wilson

    Great holster! You can wear it while being active without it getting in the way. Driving, hiking, working with your hands, no problem. I have one for my S&W 367 and Taurus Judge. Wish they made one for my Barretta Model 92 or Storm.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Seiffert

    I Purchased Kenai chest holster to carry my Glock 20. I needed something for quick access in bear country while bowhunting for elk.
    I wore it two weeks straight and was very pleased with the easy access, comfort, and didn’t interfere with my bow.
    The only small issue was the buckles clicked or rattled some while stalking. I may make a soft sleeve for them.
    Bryan

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Barbee

    I purchased one for my Colt 45 Commander for easier carry when i go deer hunting. Love it . Works great. Going to buy one for my Ruger GP100 357 mag with 6 inch barrel.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marshall Luton

    I bought this rig to wear when I ride my bike. It’s secure, fast as hell, and I can wear it all day. I’m left handed and this set up allows me to ride AND have access to my pistol if and when I need it. It’s a little pricey as far as Kydex holsters go but it was worth it’s weight in gold to me. These guys make a great product. I recommend them to all my friends whether they ride or not. It’s good for hunting, fishing, being out in the water where you don’t want to get your gun wet, cycling, climbing, etc. Buy it, you’ll be glad you did.

  6. Ian McNulty

    First time buyer can not review as is yep

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron

    I ordered mine for the Ruger LCR. It fit perfectly. Also, extremely easy to set up and adjust.

    I primarily got it for when I’m riding my motorcycle, it up and out of the way and easy to access. I’m right handed but ordered the left handed version, easier to keep control of speed, etc on the bike.

    I also ordered the ammo carrier, hey 6 more rounds can never be a bad thing.

    Several of the guys I ride with have ordered the setup, for their pistol choices.

  8. Steve Sherick

    I Purchased Kenai chest holster to carry my S&W .500 snub nose. I needed something for quick access in bear country. I live and hunt in grizzly country most of the year. In 2014 my friend and hunting partner was mauled by a sow grizzly with 3 young cubs at the scene.
    He was able to survive it because he was able to reach and deploy his pistol from his back while the bear was biting his arm.
    The Kenai chest holster is perfect fit for the gun and easy quick access when needed in a potential situation. I spend a lot of time bowhunting elk and I was originally concerned that it might be in the way when drawing my bow. I am very satisfied that it is not in the way and I can draw and shoot from all angles without concern.
    I custom ordered the Kenai chest holster in the same KUIU camo pattern that I wear.
    It is a perfect match and blends in nicely when wearing externally.
    Gunfighters INC. makes a great product and I will be ordering additional holsters for my other guns in the future.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Sherick

    5 star rating

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brent Neufelder

    These guys are great. I ended up not liking the gun I bought the holster for and they were able to resolve my issue even though they had nothing to do with it. Excellent customer service. Oh and the product is awesome too. Fits perfectly, well designed. I’ve been looking at their offerings to decide what pistol to get next.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom

    I love the kenai chest holster! I have it for my Glock 21 and it fits my 19 and 30. I want one for my taurus raging bull!

  12. Jim Craig

    I work for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game and have used a number of holsters and this is by far the best yet!!!

    I first used nylon holster and to be honest, don’t waste your money unless it’s a “one weekend” deal and you want something cheap. They retain moisture and drawing the weapon with any consistency requires it be worn very tight.

    I then got a leather chest holster and it was nice, but a massive pain in the snow or rain. On top of that, the way it gripped the gun was variable based on the weather. It required a lot of maintenance.

    The Kenai for my 460 S&W has been perfect! It us unaffected by weather and grips the weapon consistently. It protects the trigger and muzzle in the thickest of SE Alaska’s rain forest. It is comfortable to wear all-day long whether river fishing in the summer while wearing only a light jacket, or layered up while deer hunting at Christmas time.

    I’ve had it for a year now and it looks brand new. I just couldn’t be happier with the product and will get one for my wife.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam H

    I purchased a custom Kenai Chest Holster from Gunfighters INC, and I absolutely love it. Left handed draw for a S&W M&P Shield .40. I wear the holster with my sidearm (chestarm?) for 12 hours straight with no rubbing, moving, or other discomfort. All I wear is essentially a t-shirt underneath.

    Literally the only thing I wish I had known before buying, was that when you cut the excess length from the straps (unless your chest is enormous), some fraying will occur with time. The fraying is easily remedied with a lighter moved quickly past the exposed ends of the straps. The lighter melts plastic fibers from the nylon, and wa-lah! no more fraying.

    Could not recommend any more. Favorite holster I own.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Wright

    Just got it today so I can’t speak to it’s durability but everything seems put together well. I wore it around most of the day while I did yard work and it was rather comfortable to wear. The rig was never in the way. It rode up a little when I was pulling weeds but not bad at all. The fit is really top notch. Also, I know it shouldn’t really matter but my rig looks very good as well. I got the mas grey with coyote back shell and harness. I got it to fit my Canik TP9 DA in burnt bronze. I have talon grips on the pistol. The holster and gun look like they were made for each other. The rig looks awesome! With a little practice I was able to draw my pistol quite well from the holster. Just keep the chest straps moderately snug and give the pistol a quick pull. The holster’s fit to my pistol is excellent. Not too tight and definitely not loose. Zero rattle.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Elle

    I’ve purchased the holster for my FNX45 tactical, G19 and my sons G19. If you spend any time in off-piste or even trail hiking this holster is a necessity.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill Jepson

    What an awesome holster! Bought for my Glock 20. Carried comfortably for hours, excellent retention. Holster fits my Glock 40 MOS as well! Already clearanced for red dot.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Fairchild

    Bought this holster for my Ruger Super Redhawk. Shipped faster than the advertised lead time, fits my gun great and is really comfortable for my heavy gun. Going to buy another shell for my XDM next!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam

    Quality is perfect. Bought one for my G19&23 when Im snowmobiling in New England. No hesitation to pick up a second shell for my G20 when I head to Alaska.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    I’m a avid Wilderness backpacker. The Kenai holster is essential to comfortably carry a sidearm with a backpack on. I have purchased two custom Kenai holsters to accommodate my Sig’s with TLR-1 weapon lights. I have hiked over 250 miles so far with the Kenai and couldn’t be happier to have this product with me. I have not found any other holster product that even comes close to the craftsmanship, quality and comfort of the Kenai.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed. D

    I purchased from gun fighters inc hopeing to find a holster that would carry a heavy revolvers ( redhawk 44 mag , super Blackhawk in 480-454 caliber ) .
    Priority was comfort , accessibility , security-retention. It’s easy to put the chest rig on or remove it with one buckle .
    Can be worn with any pack since it’s centered on your chest between your pack straps . There are none made that can be worn with a pack that I’ve found . Comfort with its stretch nylon straps supports the heaviest handguns perfectly and can be worn securely climbing, hiking , running , fishing , camp chores etc and fits close enough to the body to be covered by an over shirt or jacket for concealment .
    Have been an outdoorsman , back packer , hunter , fisherman and have tried many systems for carrying handguns , small , medium , and large and have found none that work so perfectly as the Kenai chest holster system and there holsters fit most revolvers , double action , single action and semi auto handguns .
    One of the great options of this holster system is you can purchase a holster for more than one firearm . Just unsnap three buckles to change out your holster . Look no farther for perfection .

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mac B

    Have had the Kenai Chest Holster for 1 1/2 yrs with shells for 1911 and Glock 43/Sig P365. Use it hiking all the time. Very pleased!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Nickles

    I’ve used my new Kenai Chest Holter (45 LC) since the start of bow season here in Montana. It fits just below my optics and can easily be drawn quickly. Best holster I’ve ever owned for hunting, and I’ve tried many.

    Obviously in Montana bears and mountain lions claim hunters every season. This holster makes me feel much more prepared.

    Thanks

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim VD

    Love my Kenai Chest Holster, for my Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan (44 Mag)
    Used in Alaska while fishing some of the rivers there, and on hiking trails.
    Very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
    Highly recommended to everyone who inquired about it.

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Description

The Multisport Holster

The Kenai Chest Holster was designed as the ultimate way to carry a firearm when hiking, camping, backpacking or any other outdoor activity where having a firearm on your hip is inconvenient or impossible.  

After spending years struggling with poor options for carrying while in the mountains, we knew that there had to be a better solution to carrying in the woods. After dozens of prototypes, we settled on a design that allowed the firearm to be placed in a secure and comfortable position, ready to draw when needed.

We settled on a blend of Kydex and Nylon for excellent retention characteristics, weatherproofness and light weight. The Kenai Chest Holster is a perfect pairing with a modern firearm such as the Glock 40MOS or a classic big bore revolver such as the Ruger Super Redhawk.

Comfort First Design

We designed the Kenai's harness for all day comfort during hiking and other outdoor activities.

The buckles are strategically located to be out of way of pack straps, rifle slings and bino slings. The wide, flat webbing maximizes comfort while preventing chaffing or hot spots. It’s adjustable for most body types and can be worn low or high on the chest.

The harness has a 4 way stretch yoke to increase comfort and mobility. The yoke was designed so that it sits flat to reduce pressure points while wearing a backpack - an important consideration when carrying a heavy load.

The harness is sewn in house by GunfightersINC of 100% US made Nylon. It’s solution-dyed for long-term durability and color fastness. Additionally, all thread is coated with waterproofing and is UV resistant for a long lifespan.

Be Prepared For Any Situation

No matter what you’re doing in the backcountry, the placement of the firearm on your chest enables you to be ready for anything, without compromising on comfort or your choice of firearm. You can carry as big of a gun as you'd like with maximum comfort and accessibility.

The centered position on the chest allows for a quick draw from any position, even when wearing bulky winter clothing or seated in a vehicle.

No need to rig things together  or carry your firearm in your pack (where it's useless anyways). Or on your hip (where it's uncomfortable and gets in the way).

Dangerous Predators exist everywhere - are you ready?

Fast & Efficient Draw

The Kenai Chest Holster gives you the confidence you need in that split moment when every second matters. Your firearm is available without fumbling with snaps, straps, zippers, or buttons.

Additional Purchase Options:

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  • Design a Custom Kenai Chest Holster

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  • Ready to Ship Kenai Gen 2 Chest Holster

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  • Custom Kenai Chest Holster – Additional Shell

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  • Ready To Ship: Kenai Chest Holster for Glock 20/21 or 40MOS or 41

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  • Ready To Ship: Kenai Chest Holster for Glock 19/23, 17/22 or 34/35

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  • Gen 2 Kenai Chest Holster – Additional Shell

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  • Ready to Ship: Kenai Chest Holster for 1911

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  • Ready To Ship: Kenai Chest Holster for S&W N-Frame (629)

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Custom Options:

Lights


Have a light on your gun? Custom order your holster to fit popular lights from Streamlight, Surefire and Inforce.

Optic Mounts


All Kenai Chest Holsters can be ordered to fit popular optics such as the Trijicon RMR, Aimpoint T1, Leupold Deltapoint and many others.

Mags & Ammo


Need to carry some spare rounds? The Kenai can carry an additional mag or extra rounds for your revolver. 

Custom Colors


The Kenai Chest Holster is available in hundreds of colors, camo patterns and finish combinations.