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Category: Shoulder Holsters

Shoulder Holsters Review – Gun Holsters Unlimited

Galco-Miami-Classic-HolsterHistory of the Shoulder Holster

The shoulder holster method of carry is much older than people realize. It appeared in the old west, being a favorite to hide a spare gun in some primitive leather sling and holster combination.

In fact, rumors say Doc Holliday carried a revolver in a shoulder holster every now and then. The shoulder holster made its appearance during the revolutionary war as a more comfortable way to carry while saddled on horseback or riding in a cart.

Also, one could assume an early version of the shoulder holster was used by the good old pirates off the Carolinas and Bahamas in variety of ways. The brace of single shot black powder pistols worn by our favorite and most romanticized outlaws.

Why Are Shoulder Holsters Popular?

The shoulder holster was a favorite of private detectives as well (or at least that’s what pop culture from the time would like us to believe). The shoulder holster was made even more famous by Steve Mcqueen in Bullitt, who interestingly enough was partly based on famed detective David Toschi and actually mimicked his style of ‘speed’ draw should holster.

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Best Gun Holsters for the SIG P229

Sig P229

Sig P229

The Sig P229 is a double / single action handgun made entirely from steel. The Sig P229 is a compact variant of the full sized 226 and considered an upgraded version of the SIG p228.

The Sig P229 is extremely popular with both civilians and law enforcement. Federal agencies like the United States Secret Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service issue the P229 in different calibers.

Speaking of calibers, the weapon is available in 9mm, 40 S&W, and .357 SIG, giving the users a wide selection of modern ammo to choose from. Now when it comes to carry, here are our top 5 recommended holsters:

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Different Types of Gun Holsters

Safariland Tactical HolsterGun holsters were invented for the simple purpose of being able to carry your gun, yet still have easy access to it.

Since its first inception in the 1800s, the holster has continued to gain popularity.

If you are planning on getting your carrying permit so you can have your firearm on you at all times, you will definitely want to consider getting a gun holster.

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