Further, using this shoulder rig with no tie-down whatsoever is a problem for me due to the mismatch in weight from one side to the other; I used the two black non-Galco ammo pouches (with cartridges, of course) to add weight to the offside. While an untied rig is ok for tossing on for a walk around the block or a drive to the deli, I needed it tied down when performing any solid physical activity. The VHS offside tie-down is via an attachement on the ammo pouch (or via an optional harness attachment if you want to eliminate the ammo pouch).
The small frame revolver used in most of the photos of this review is the S&W Model 640-1 .357 Magnum.
(Above: Pouch with loose .357 Magnum cartridges)
they are from Del Fatti Leather). They work on the straps of most any shoulder rig (such as on this often-worn Ken Null City Slicker rig) as well as they do on a gun belt.
S&W Model 638 Bodyguard. There is a minor problem when holstering the Ruger SP101 with the standard factory grips, but there are no problems drawing the SP101 from the holster one handed.
Charter Arms Undercover (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 340PD
Smith & Wesson J Frame 36 (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 60 (2.125" bbl) .357 .38
Smith & Wesson J Frame 649 Bodyguard (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 638 Bodyguard (2" bbl)
Taurus 605 (2" bbl)
Taurus 605 (2" bbl)
Taurus 85 (2" bbl)
Taurus 85 Titanium (2" bbl)
Taurus 85CH (2" bbl)
NOTE: It has been my experience that once a "one size fits many" holster is broken-in for a larger handgun it often (but not always) becomes unsuitable for use with the smaller handguns listed.
NOTE: The Galco V118 holster is truly a no compromise ambidextrous holster; it works equally well on either side; it is a very creative design.
S&W Performance Center .38 Special 640 No Dash for the S&W Model 640-1 .357 Magnum).
I believe this type of rig is designed primarily for use over a shirt and under jacket, which is how I wore it in cooler weather. During the warm weather months I used it mostly over a teeshirt and under an oversized regular shirt.
Ken Null SMZ and SKR rigs.
DISCLAIMER: As always at this blog site, this product review is simply good old-fashioned campfire talk; this is not an opinion on what you should or should not purchase or what you should use. What does or does not work for me could be many country miles away from what does or does not work for you. All products I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, discounts, "freebies," products on loan, demon alcohol, or sexual favors for doing any review. My holsters are as much as a hobby for me as my guns are.