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
    Leather Chest Holster

    Posted by Thom Parker on Dec 3rd 2017

    35 years in law enforcement/16 years US Army (Viet Nam 65-66) An outstanding product. Fits my FN perfectly. Excellent for ATV and or Tractor use on the farm. Would not hesitate to recommend or make another purchase from Gordon.

  • 5
    Leather Chest Holster for Semi-Autos

    Posted by Gordon Rodgers on Nov 24th 2017

    Fantastic holster! Quality stitching and molding and fits my gun perfectly. Love the way the holster rides in the center of chest, out of the way of backpack straps. The nylon webbing is just the right width and I can comfortably move around, swinging axe, bending or reaching to saw limbs, and gun stays secure in same place that I almost forget I'm wearing it. Ingenious design & superb craftsmanship!!!

  • 5
    Stand up guy!

    Posted by Neil on Oct 24th 2017

    The quality of the workmanship, the straight up customer service (meaning Gordon wants the customer to be completely satisfied) and the sweet smell of top grain cowhide makes Paradise Valley Leather a company you want to do business with.

  • 5
    Great Chest Holster

    Posted by Ross on Oct 23rd 2017

    Checked all over for a quality made holster before I found Paradise Valley. The holster is very well made and fits my weapon perfectly. I expect to be using it for many years.

  • 5
    leather chest holster

    Posted by David on Oct 19th 2017

    This has been a first rate experience through and through. I had done some perusing of the various holster makers online and after finding Paradise Valley I am extremely pleased and will be making referrals here. I had questions about getting a holster to fit my 1911 with trijicon rmr sight. After following Gordon's instructions and making some measurements as well as taking pictures with the pistol on graph paper ended up with great fit! The website is very helpful in getting the right information from you the purchaser to him the maker. Take the time to fill it out. If you have questions Gordon will have the answers. It took about 3 weeks which you are made aware of when making the purchase via a tab on the order form. I wouldn't even really consider it a wait. You are getting a high quality, handmade product. I will be getting more holsters from Gordon in the future.

  • 5
    Chest Holster for RIA 10mm 1911

    Posted by Dave Nowlin on Sep 26th 2017

    The holster is great and I appreciate your working with me and getting the coyote tan strapping to go with the light colored holster. It looks much better than black would have. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a reasonably priced chest holster for a 1911.

  • 4
    Good quality holster and fit. I like it

    Posted by ron harnish on Aug 26th 2017

    I would have like to see the addition of a lower strap added to go the belt to keep this snug during the draw of the gun from the holster.

  • 5
    Leather chest holster

    Posted by Keith G on Aug 18th 2017

    After doing the usual internet search, luckily I found a review at a Glock forum of the PVL chest holster.
    Any holster needs to move and flex while it's being used and that's especially true with a chest or shoulder rig. Kydex just doesn't allow much flex like leather, and a pouch or bag is too limiting in many ways for me, which is why this rig caught my eye.
    I haven't trail carried yet but around the ranch it's begun to conform to my body nicely. Drawing and presenting the weapon takes a bit of practice but can be done with little muzzle sweep of nearby people. The steel reinforced thumb tab is well done and the weapon is protected with easy access. Overall fit and finish is to notch with well rounded edges and smooth curves, tight stitching, uniform color and good attention to detail, this is professional quality craftsmanship.

  • 4
    Leather Chest Holster

    Posted by Steven Henry on Aug 16th 2017

    I have been using my chest rig for several weeks. It fits my Springfield Loaded and my Remington R1 very well. This is a nice solid working holster. Not fancy but strong and reliable. If your rating system allowed it I would give 5 stars for value and four stars overall. I am very happy with it