With the surge of concealed carry, we decided that it was time to look backward and revisit some timeless styles and designs to see if we could update them with modern materials and construction techniques. A shoulder holster once was the de facto method of concealed carry. Everyone from movie heroes to everyday people carried their guns in a shoulder rig.
And yet the shoulder holster seemingly has fallen out of favor in recent years. Perhaps it’s due to the advent of new materials such as Kydex and new carry styles such as Appendix IWB. Perhaps it’s because most shoulder holsters on market are made as cheaply as possible, with little attention to the important details.
Just another piece of poorly constructed nylon destined to be forgotten in a drawer somewhere. For the longest time shoulder holsters were hamstrung by inferior retention systems, poorly thought-out harnesses and bad finish details.
But at GunfightersINC, we hope to change the trend of poor fit and bad materials. We’ve taken the shoulder holster back to the drawing board and fully re-engineered it to be a viable option for modern concealed carry techniques.
We designed the Spectre Shoulder Holster to carry your firearm at a 30° angle for the fastest and most efficient draw possible from a shoulder holster. We have been extremely dissatisfied with typical shoulder holster designs on the market – most either orient the holster either horizontally or vertically, making for unnatural angles to draw and reholster.
We also wanted to reduce issues of both printing and flagging that traditional shoulder holsters present. Having the firearm carried perpendicular to the body creates the least natural angles for the lines of the gun to flow with the body, creating very obvious shapes printed through cover garments. By running the firearm at an angle, we are able to take advantage of the natural curvature and musculature of the body resulting in maximum concealment.
Anyone who has spent extended periods driving a vehicle or sitting at a desk while wearing a traditional OWB or IWB holster knows that it’s a recipe for discomfort. To compound the issue for right handed shooters, the seat belt buckle is often exactly where your gun is, making a smooth draw near impossible. For some, anatomic issues or past injuries make belt carry undesirable or even dangerous. Not everyone wants to carry a gun on their hip. We are excited to offer something that pulls the shoulder holster into this century.
The Spectre Shoulder Holster
The Spectre is built entirely in the USA from US sourced materials and hardware and will withstand a lifetime of the harshest conditions. Like everything we build, there are no threaded fasteners in the Kenai, it’s entirely hard riveted so there is nothing to work loose and fall out.
Need your gear now or don’t like waiting? Our quick ship line encompasses the majority of what we offer and ships the next day. However, if you don’t mind a small wait, you can design a custom holster with millions of possible combinations from every camo pattern and color in common use today, or, one of our custom prints. Make it yours.