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:

(39 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.

39 reviews for Order a Standard Kenai Chest Holster:

  1. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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. 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. 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. Steve Sherick

    5 star rating

  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.


  23. 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.

  24. Thomas Casteel

    I use this holster to carry my Glock 10mm in bear country. I often went unarmed before because holsters that I previously used rubbed blisters while using chainsaw.

  25. Josef

    I carry a S&W Shield 45 while I backpack hunt. This holster is great for keeping a sidearm in read while you maintain the ability to drop your pack. I also like to kick around in camp in PJs and this holster gives me the option to remain armed and stay comfy. It’s the only holster I use for hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, all the outdoors stuff of the PNW.

    As a Vet I love this is a Vet owned company making great products just a few hours from my front door and hometown! Possibly the best holsters on the market.

  26. Angel R.

    I carry a Ruger .44 Mag Alaskan. I LOVE this holster. I even wear it kayaking. I’m also proof that it works great for a woman. The gun is totally secure and not in my way.

  27. G. Owen

    Great Chest Rig. Ordered the standard Kenai and received it 9 days later. Wore it all day the first day I got it carrying my glock 20 while snow shoeing in deep snow checking fence lines for wolf sign. Very lite weight compared to my other leather chest holsters which have thin straps and always rotate on the body. The Kenai keeps the gun very secure and rides close to the body and stays where it’s supposed to without sagging lower and rotating as I move. With a quick pull, the gun comes right out without hanging-up or needing to use your off hand to counter the draw. Will be ordering additional holsters for the harness soon for my 454 and 44’s also. So far, this is my favorite woods holster from the first day of use.

  28. gjetrata

    I custom ordered my rig for my Glock G40 with TR1, Lone wolf Large frame, and KKM threaded barrel, tall suppressor sights, vortex venom red dot. It fits like a glove and the camo pattern matches my jacket. Pricey but I’m loving it

  29. Steven Mattfeld

    I ordered the kenai for my glock 23, got it faster than I thought I would. Due to an error on my part, had to return the shell and exchange it for another. All this took place very quickly and with no headaches. Got the new shell and absolutely love it. Cant wait to use for snowmobile and ATV in back woods.

  30. Kevin Hagel

    I got my Kenai chest holster last week, Took it out of the package and strapped it on and went was so comfortable i wish i would of got one sooner. Cannot wait until summer to try it out on the ATV. I recommend this to anyone that is thinking about getting one.

  31. JC

    I am a police officer and was looking for a secure, concealable, accessible holster for my backup .357 snub nose revolver carried on duty. This holster is exactly what I was looking for and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. I wear a ballistic vest in an outer carrier on duty, and this holster fits comfortably under my vest, with easy access through the arm opening of the vest. It conceals the gun well, it is securely located under my vest, and it is quickly accessible. The chest holster is a vastly superior location to ankle carry, easier to access than pocket carry when wearing a police duty belt, and much more comfortable than small of the back carry when sitting in the patrol car. In my opinion is the best way to carry a concealed backup gun on duty. It is a great product.

  32. Thomas Casteel

    I wear my Kenai almost everyday
    and love it. Recently ordered a second shell so that I can pack my revolver also.

  33. Jeremy

    I bought the Kenai for my Glock 20 because I was tired of not being able to comfortably carry my firearm while hunting or backpacking in Idaho/Western Montana. Keeps my firearm in reach at all times. The only adjustment I have made to mine is to wrap the clips in electrical tape because the plastic can make noise while moving which is not ideal for archery hunting elk. Simple fix for a small problem. Highly recommend this product.

  34. Jimmy Kosoff

    Just got my kenai chest holster today. Love it. I wanted a guide chest holster for my 1911 match tactical double stack 10mm. Perfect woods gun in my mind. I had trouble finding the right holster for it with a full length rail. I was a little skeptical at first of getting the right fit for it so I took many pictures of it and sent the spec sheet as well. I received it right at 4 weeks with outstanding results! The fit was amazing perfect in every way. The camo pattern awesome. Gunfighters nailed it. Will order another.

  35. Jesse L

    Great chest holster! Excellent gun retention. Doesn’t pull or pinch your clothing. Wear it while hunting, fishing, horseback riding, shooting bow etc and it’s never in the way. I have multiple holsters for different guns. Nice to be able to just buy the Kydex shell for another gun and not the entire holster.

  36. JGR

    I bought 2 of these Kenai chest holsters. 1 for my Keltec PMR 30 and the other for my S&W .357 Mag. Model 66-3 and love them both. You don’t even know the gun is there when wearing them. I plan on buying another 1 for my Springfield XD .45. The customer service at Gunfighters, Inc. is 2nd to none.

  37. Eric M.

    I just got back from a 7 day trip in the mountainous bear country of Wyoming. The trip consisted of regular backpacking, hiking, time around camp, and lake fishing. Months before the trip I knew I wanted something to carry my Taurus Model 66 357 Magnum caliber revolver. I needed a holster that would carry well on the chest area (out of the way of pack straps/fishing gear), was quick/easy access, and was comfortable for a long duration of time. The Kenai standard chest holster checked all 3 of these quite easily. I felt comfortable with a pack on, comfortable during physical activity (hiking/fishing), and at ease knowing I could get to my secure revolver quickly in any possible urgent scenario.

  38. Victor A.

    I carried Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan revolver in Kenai chest holster during my Alaska upper Noatak – Ambler floating/backpacking trip.
    It is simply perfect product!

  39. Joe Irby

    I just returned from 3 weeks in Alaska. A good bit of the time was spent fishing which required me to wear chest waders and make my way through thick, wooded areas while carrying fishing rods and other gear. I was carrying my G40 in one of your chest holsters. My gun was never in the way at any point during some pretty difficult activities. It was comfortable at all times. Thanks for a truly worthwhile product.

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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:

Custom Options:


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.