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bobsguns

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Just visited Galco Holster's web site. They're offering 25% off any order over $50 on Black Friday.

I'm looking hard at their Miami Classic II shoulder holster. That's a nice savings for me, over $70 worth.

ETA: My Miami Classic II arrived & I happily assembled it. Went to put my USP Compact 9mm in & the thumb strap is about 2" from being able to have the snaps meet. I mean it's not EVEN close. 🤬🤬🤬

So I emailed Galco & even added pics showing the issue. Their response? "The thumb strap can be lengthened with slight twisting while pulling strongly." WTF?????? 

So I tried to do exactly what they said to do. 30 minutes later the strap is STILL the same length, the snaps are still 2" apart & my thumb is tired & cramping. 🤬🤬🤬🤬

So I again emailed them, got a RMA & tomorrow off it goes back to Galco.

I have all sorts of holster brands in leather. Bianchi, DeSantis, Goodrich & Gould, Don Hume, etc. None, and I mean NONE required any sort of fitting, stretching or whatever to fit. Oh, I may have loosened a tension screw or something tiny like that. But I @#$%^&* sure didn't spend 30 minutes cramping my thumb for NOTHING on any of those. They were strictly plug-n-play. 

This was my first attempt at a thumb strap retention holster & it will certainly be my last one.

So...................... Buyer beware, gents.

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12 hours ago, SmokyBaer said:

Thanks for the heads up!  I been looking at the Miami Classic for years.

 

 

As have I. I've been in lots of situations where I thought, "A shoulder holster work a LOT better than my belt holster here." Riding my motorcycle, for example. 

I always like Fish's holster on Barney Miller. He was the only one who used one on the show. 

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On 11/28/2021 at 9:58 PM, 1gewehr said:

I still use an original Jackass Leather shoulder rig that I bought in 1984.  I've several other Galco holsters and they have always served me well.

I use one that belonged to the Police Chief of Middlesboro.  It had to have been made back in the 60's or early 70's.  Now that the cool weather has set in, I wear it daily.

 

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