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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
    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.

  • 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