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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
    Chest holster

    Posted by Ray Rau on Mar 25th 2020

    Great customer service with quality craftsmanship. Fits my G29 10mm perfect and is comfortable for long backpacking trips into remote wilderness.

  • 5
    Chest holster for semi autos

    Posted by Richard on Mar 17th 2020

    I recently ordered 2 holsters, 1 for me and 1 for wifey. I think these may be the best holsters of they're type, they are very comfortable, easily adjustable , very well made and they even look good! I highly recommend them for those who wander in the wilderness, ride bikes etc. They are easy to reach and out of the way.
    I decided to order another one , can't have too many!

  • 5
    Chest rig

    Posted by von Rossum Frank on Jan 8th 2020

    This just Rig...Exceeded all my expectations. The extra leather that was added to accommodate my Kimber 1911 with a 460 Roland barrel and compensator Fit to a T … And is extremely comfortable, I added renaissance wax polish to protect the leather
    Extremely satisfied with the assistance that the company gave me on my order/would recommend it to anyone interested in quality leather work.
    Frank von Rossum USCG Retired

  • 5
    High Quality

    Posted by Kaci on Jan 3rd 2020

    This holster was turned out even better than expected. The leather finish was beautiful (i chose the light brown) and it fit the gun perfectly.

  • 5
    Chest rig for large auto

    Posted by S. Miller on Dec 26th 2019

    I ordered my holster fro Gordon several months ago in preparation for a trip to the wilderness in Alaska. I planned on having my Springfield XDm 10mm for bear protection.
    The holster arrived right on the expected 3 week delivery date . I am very happy with the sturdy leather construction and simply, quick to put on design. It sits flat and close and I frequently forgot that I had a big pistol on my chest. My only problem was that the plastic disk on the retention strap that protects the gun’s finish would get caught on the squared off edge of my target sights. I filed the edge down on the disk and it doesn’t catch any more. This doesn’t happen on combat sights as they are rounded enough. Overall a great product and great service. I will look to Gordon at Paradise Valley Leather for any holsters in the future.

  • 4
    Purchaser/gift giver

    Posted by Don Eddy on Dec 26th 2019

    My son was very happy with the setup. Exactly what he needed for hunting and hiking. I only wish I had gotten the mag holder for him to.

  • 5
    leather chest holster

    Posted by vaughn on Dec 16th 2019

    I am well pleased with this holster. It is very secure and solid for easy draw. It adjust easy and the strap is long enough to go around all my bulky hunting clothes. I do recommend.

  • 5
    High Quality Holster for your Semi-Auto

    Posted by William on Dec 12th 2019

    I love the high quality of this holster. This is my second one. Absolutely love em!!

  • 5
    Leather chest holster

    Posted by Gerard on Nov 27th 2019

    Awesome product! Fits great, comfortable and secure. Great build quality.