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Leather Chest Holster for Semi Autos

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Leather Chest Holster for Semi Autos

Fits sizes Small to XXXL in the same harness. Need larger than that? Just let us know in "order comments" at check out.


The holster you're looking at is our Leather Chest Holster. It is made with very thick and sturdy leather and it is made for years of use. It is a true "Woods Carry" holster that is best used when you don't want a gun on your hip, but you want quick access to it. Best uses include hunting, backpacking, fishing with waders on, and other backcountry adventures. I developed this holster when i didn't like the other options for carrying a gun and wearing a backpack. The other well known maker of chest holsters doesn't have a thumb break for quick access, and i also didn't like how close together the straps attached to the holster, making it bounce around when i moved. This holster fixed both of those problems and, because of the nylon webbing, we where able to make this holster for much less money. Speaking of the nylon harness, it actually functions better than the leather harness. We've made and used the leather harnesses, but prefer the regular nylon webbing ones. Why? you ask. Because it's easier to adjust around layers of clothing, and it's more comfortable under a backpack strap. It also folds up into a small space so i can store it in my backpack or glovebox. Leather harnesses are too big and bulky for this, but the nylon is perfect. This holster is molded to your gun, so it will require some breaking in. It is designed to be very loose in the holster once broken in, so it draws smoothly when the thumb break comes off, but is very secure with it on.

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  • 5
    Top notch craftsmanship

    Posted by Eddie on Sep 16th 2020

    Very tight at first but it is fits perfect now!

  • 5

    Posted by on Sep 15th 2020

    One word ENVY. All my co-workers look at it and loved it they love the material, craftmanship and location of the holster. All I get is high praises.

  • 5

    Posted by HAROLD D GARY SR on Sep 10th 2020


  • 5
    Shield 45 m&p

    Posted by Scott fagerman on Sep 6th 2020

    Nice holser fits snug will be buying another for sure.

  • 5
    Leather Chest Holster

    Posted by Gene Dziza on Sep 2nd 2020

    This is the best chest holster for hiking and bear protection. It's important for the gun to be secure, with quick access. Their snap design accomplishes that flawlessly. It's so light and confortable, you don't know you have it on. On top of a great product, this is an outstanding company to deal with.

  • 5

    Posted by Miguel Machado on Aug 29th 2020

    Amazing quality! Fits great and it’s comfortable. I’ve used it when going on jogs and it feels comfortable and secured!

  • 5

    Posted by Dan Elsen on Aug 19th 2020


  • 5
    If you're already looking, do it

    Posted by Nate on Aug 17th 2020

    I'm just back from wearing this work of art for a 3 night, 4 day backcountry scouting trip in heavy black bear and mountain lion areas. Some spots overlap and border grizz and wolf territory so I like to have my 10mm loaded with some hot, hard casts just in case.

    The holster is beautifully crafted but most importantly comfortable, so it's a joy to look at and to wear. It was on my chest 4 straight days unless sleeping. The thumb button latch was flush molded to my pistol, so it kept it very secure. I hadn't yet practiced drawing, so I kept it unbuttoned unless we were on steep terrain or crossing water. Even unbuttoned the holster was snug enough to secure my glock without worry.

    I had used a kit bag for a couple years but that'll be made into an essentials bag now, and this holster is now my go to hiking and backpacking rig. Thanks to Paradise Valley Leather, this is a true delight to use.

  • 4
    chest holster

    Posted by al swan on Aug 14th 2020

    love it so far. i for got i had put a recharging knob on the glock. so thumb will not bad