Leather Chest Holster for Semi Autos

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The  Chest 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 chest 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 you can store it in your 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.


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


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  • 5
    Leather Chest Holster

    Posted by Steve on Apr 7th 2022

    Very well made, fits the gun i ordered it for like a glove!! This is the second Chest Holster I've bought from Paradise Valley Leather and they are both GREAT holsters!

  • 5
    1911 Chest Holster

    Posted by Reuben Edejer on Mar 24th 2022

    Excellent craftsmanship, great fit and finish, excellent service! Bought a custom dark brown chest holster and mag pouch for my 1911 extended barrel, 6”, and requested to extend their holster 1” and extend the mag pouch 1” to accommodate the 10 round 1911 mags. The holster and pouch turned out fabulous. Perfect weight and feel. Wanted something not so bulky and heavy, so the lightweight straps and leather combination worked out great. Glad I found you on the internet researching chest rigs. I highly recommend.

  • 5
    Not in gun list - NO Problem

    Posted by Kenneth Edelstein on Mar 23rd 2022

    I have an HK P7M8 - it's the "squeeze cocker" action - a real classic. They did not have a mold for it but offered to get one (at their cost) and gave me a discount - which amounted to free postage. The unit is both comfortable and practical. It's my driving holster with a light windbreaker (a bit oversize). It's VERY fast when necessary to deploy. Part of the deal was for me to buy the shoulder pad - very comfortable. They even installed the pad for me. It had the usual new holster tightness. A few nights with the P7M8 in a Ziplock in the holster made it "just right". I am super pleased both with the custom service and the workmanship. Would not sell it for twice what I paid. Thank You for a great job.

  • 5
    Glock 20

    Posted by Damon Rohr on Feb 3rd 2022

    I received mine today before the expected delivery date. I am blown away by the attention to detail and the functionality of the design. The leather itself is top quality. It feels smooth and rigid with beautiful coloring and precise stitching. Mine happened to fit my Glock 20 without any ziploc trick or break in period. The nylon webbing is smoother than expected and seems very durable. It keeps the holster tight to the body without sacrificing movement or comfort. The nylon’s ability to fold up and tuck away neatly with the holster is a personal plus I didn’t think about until coming across this holster. Wearing it just feels right, dispersing the weight of the firearm with an intuitive draw angle. I’m most excited about the thumb break. It is slick. Longevity is to be determined but I have no doubts. I hike/backpack all over Montana and, coincidentally, often through the section of Absaroka range in Paradise Valley. Overall, I’m quite pleased with this holster. I’ll put it to the test and if I ever do need another one, I will surely be getting it from Paradise Valley Leather.

  • 5
    Pistol chest holster

    Posted by William Bogert on Dec 22nd 2021

    Excellent holster. Very well made. They even accounted for my mini red dot on the top when forming the leather.

  • 5
    Excellent Fit

    Posted by Douglas on Dec 14th 2021

    The holster I received is top quality. It fits the firearm perfectly, and the thumb-break is exceptional. Complete one-handed draw, re-holster, and re-snap. I'm incredibly impressed with the fit. I had only one tiny little concern... I had to re-burn/soften one of the nylon harness ends, as it was somewhat sharp to begin with. It scratched me a little through a very thin t-shirt (the kind I would wear backpacking in the summer). It was an easy fix though, and I am glad to now own such a well made holster. Thanks!

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Janna Scott on Dec 2nd 2021

    Very nicely crafted holster for my H&K 9mm. Living in Wyoming it's nice to comfortably carry a sidearm in the outdoors. The leather is beautiful and it fits my gun perfectly. One small issue I have is that the straps are a bit big so I had to cinch them right up to the top of the buckles. I'm 5'7 and 125 lbs so not petite but there was way too much webbing to fit my frame.

  • 5
    Leather chest holder

    Posted by Buddy Gilbert on Dec 2nd 2021

    Great holster, outstanding craftsmanship, highly recommend this product.

  • 5
    Great quality, love it!

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 20th 2021

    Received it fairly quick for it being a hand made item. Craftsmanship is beautiful. I am a small female and was able to adjust it to my size very easily and comfortably. My Glock fits easily, quick snap is not too easy and not to tight, gun is able to insert and remove with the right snugness. Love it over all! Highly recommend and Will order from again!