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What's the shoulder rig style where instead of two symetrical shoulder loops, you have only one (on the left - for RH shooter) and a strap that goes around your chest - and one strap around your neck...?

Saw this in a cop movie just recently, so I was curious.. what's the up/down side to this kind of rig?
 

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If you saw a strap across the chest, then it was probably a makeshift design...no holster is worn that way since it would be spotted (unless it was over a tactical outfit, like an airforce rig)...most likely they had a low budget and couldn't afford the right holster and made this makeshift one...also, they probably had no technical adviser to say, hey, that looks stupid....
 

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Well, there is the military shoulder holster for the 1911 and Beretta that has one loop that goes over the shoulder and one that fastens across the chest.

At one time a number of civilian style shoulder holsters had chest straps. Therefore, if the movie was set in the early '40's or earlier the holster could be correct.

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Movie was Internal Affairs - not a great flick, but one of my overall favorites for a cop movie.

P7, I don't think it was makeshift. I think this is just an older style. I remember seeing NYPD officers do this in the 70's. I think it's just geared for a small, lightweight gun. Either for a .38 special or snub nose. In the movie, Andy Garcia has a Beretta 85F.


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