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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
    Best Holster

    Posted by Christopher Smith on May 28th 2020

    Gordon’s holsters are amazing! Excellent fit and top shelf craftsmanship! Best deal in the country on hand made leather holsters!

  • 5
    Chest holster

    Posted by Ed Bogart on May 27th 2020

    It was worth waiting for. The chest holster is awesome. Great craftsmanship.

  • 5
    Chest Holster for Glock 35

    Posted by Mike on May 19th 2020

    While I have not had a chance to use it in the field yet, the fit is perfect, the leather is beautiful and construction is extremely solid. The best part is it was $40 less than the comparable Kydex or polymer holsters I found on the web. I can't wait to take it on a hog hunt this fall.

  • 5
    Perfect fit for Sig P226 Legion

    Posted by Tim Sullivan on May 18th 2020

    This holster perfectly fits my Sig P226 Legion in .40 S&W and the craftsmanship and build quality are very high quality. I'd definitely recommend these holsters for others looking to carry a full-size handgun while wearing a backpack. This is so much more comfortable while hiking, climbing and bushwhacking than carrying on the hip or thigh.

  • 5

    Posted by John Brace on May 15th 2020

    Between the quality of the chest holster for my compact 45 and the customer service of this company I am 100% happy with this experience.

  • 5
    Craftsman quality leather holster

    Posted by Adrian on May 14th 2020

    Precision stitching, robust straps and quality YKK buckles, thank you!

  • 5
    Top notch holster

    Posted by Kyle on May 14th 2020

    I purchased this holster for my 10mm Springfield XDM. The fit and finish are impeccable. It looks good too. In my opinion, kydex is ugly. This high quality leather is beautiful. No issues for retention with the leather backstrap that wraps behind the slide. Easily disengage the strap with your thumb for a quick draw.

  • 5
    chest rig holster

    Posted by John Holmes on May 12th 2020

    I recomend anyone (everyone) who is in the market for a quality chest rig at a reasonable price to contact My rig was not listed, contacted PVA via e mail, got a fast reply, ordered, received faster than expected a top quality leather chest holster that is an absolute perfect fit. Buy it , you will be glad you did!!!

  • 5
    chest holster

    Posted by on Apr 11th 2020

    Received my chest holster before expected time. absolutely 100% satisfied with the product. holster fit my semi-auto springfield xdm 45 3.8 (perfect) no break in and very comfortable and FAT boy friendly. love the way leather smells and squeaks.