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How about a GOOD shoulder holster #7318202
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I've got a Bianchi shoulder holster that's coming apart. After only a few years' use, the adjustment strap keeps slipping through the slots in the main strap that are supposed to hold it. I suppose a rivet would hold it, but I'm now too annoyed by the holster to invest in fixing it. I thought I was buying quality.

I've about decided to go with a custom holster. Anyone know of custom maker who produces high-quality holsters?

Jim


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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318480
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No one knows of a good custom holster-maker? Or any shoulder holster that will hold up to normal use?

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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318502
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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318814
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I'll bet that rivet is starting to sound pretty good about now.

Or, may I suggest?: A dab of hot glue.

All I know is that delivery of anything firearms related is roughly equivalent to my expected lifespan.


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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318842
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I got a shoulder rig from craftholsters.com. I've been really pleased with it.

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Gould and Goodrich gold line or Desanti classic

Outside of a custom made one they seem to be the best and last longest IMOH





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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318872
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Have you checked out Diamond D? Alaskan made with quality materials and top notch craftsmanship.

https://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/

https://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/products/simple-shoulder-rig-ssr

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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318875
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I ended up making my own because nobody made one like I wanted for the pistol I had, and prices were outrageous enough I wasn't paying them for something that wasn't what I wanted. I'm sure a custom maker could have made what I wanted and prettier, but it would have cost an arm and a leg and I'm happy with the one I made. Real plain, nothing fancy, but it fits good, rides comfortably, and I KNOW it is made out of quality leather. After two years, other than being sweat stained it is holding up great so far.

Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7318955
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What gun are you trying to fit Jim ?

I have a Bianchi That I have owned since the early 1960's with no issues.


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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7320084
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Ken, my Bianchi is the X-15 model shown here: https://www.amazon.com/Bianchi-Plain-Shoulder-Holster-Right/dp/B003IXVQMC/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=bianchi+holster&qid=1627944658&refinements=p_89%3ABIANCHI%2Cp_36%3A1253558011&rnid=386589011&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-6

The adjustment strap of mine keeps slipping through the slots cut in the shoulder strap. The interweaving held okay at first, until the leather became softer with use. But I only carried a handgun in it about a dozen times before it got soft enough to slip.

The gun I'm trying to fit is a Sig Sauer X-5, five-inch barrel, stainless, in .40 S&W. The Bianchi offers a generic fit, so I could carry several different handguns. Most of the custom-makers use a custom fit, so you can only use the holster with a particular gun.

I've about decided to go with Diamond D. The lady who answered the phone is checking to see whether they can make one for an X-5.

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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7320154
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Originally Posted by James
Ken, my Bianchi is the X-15 model shown here: https://www.amazon.com/Bianchi-Plain-Shoulder-Holster-Right/dp/B003IXVQMC/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=bianchi+holster&qid=1627944658&refinements=p_89%3ABIANCHI%2Cp_36%3A1253558011&rnid=386589011&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-6

The adjustment strap of mine keeps slipping through the slots cut in the shoulder strap. The interweaving held okay at first, until the leather became softer with use. But I only carried a handgun in it about a dozen times before it got soft enough to slip.

The gun I'm trying to fit is a Sig Sauer X-5, five-inch barrel, stainless, in .40 S&W. The Bianchi offers a generic fit, so I could carry several different handguns. Most of the custom-makers use a custom fit, so you can only use the holster with a particular gun.

I've about decided to go with Diamond D. The lady who answered the phone is checking to see whether they can make one for an X-5.

Jim


That's the same one I have. I carry my High Standard Citation with 8 inch barrel. Trapline gun. I wonder if the materials are not the same quality in the newer ones?

I think it would be best to have one made that fits your gun if they will


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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7320190
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Do you happen to know the name of the company that produces or owns Bianchi holster? I might see if I can send the holster back for repair.

But a search for "Bianchi" keeps turning up bicycles. Or holster retailers.

Jim

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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7320195
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I had a Bianchi shoulder holster for a Colt Python. It was a fine holster. Gone downhill have they?

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I don't know. This was my first and maybe last Bianchi.

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Re: How about a GOOD shoulder holster [Re: James] #7320213
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James it is the big tech algorithm messing with you one search for bianchi holster and I had it 2nd item

it thinks you want women studies and new age literature


they are owned by safariland now

https://safariland.com/collections/holsters/filter-brand_bianchi%C2%AE?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGtOL5kwBcxhg7LRhVh6uD4N27tteUKCPsd6mvlMSAawtHqHFzu11lhoCKjkQAvD_BwE

shoulder holsters
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Here's some Bianchi shoulder holsters.

https://www.midwayusa.com/bianchi/b?bid=1336

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Midway's "holster finder" software couldn't find a shoulder holster for another handgun, an HK P30, .40. Hmm...

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Originally Posted by James
I've got a Bianchi shoulder holster that's coming apart. After only a few years' use, the adjustment strap keeps slipping through the slots in the main strap that are supposed to hold it. I suppose a rivet would hold it, but I'm now too annoyed by the holster to invest in fixing it. I thought I was buying quality.

I've about decided to go with a custom holster. Anyone know of custom maker who produces high-quality holsters?

Jim


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Originally Posted by James
Midway's "holster finder" software couldn't find a shoulder holster for another handgun, an HK P30, .40. Hmm...

Jim



best reason to buy a Glock you never fight to find a holster again

I had some other guns Pre-Glock , every time I thought I found a holster , nope not offered in that gun

went holster shopping before gun shopping to see what I should be looking at


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