Leather Chest Holster for Semi Autos

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The holster you're looking at is our Leather Chest Holster with thumb break release. It is made with the finest veg tanned leather, 100% hand crafted by our team in Montana to last generations. 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. Most popular uses include hunting, backpacking, stream fishing, and other backcountry adventures. We developed our chest holsters with a thumb break retention which allows for your weapon to stay secured until you are ready to draw. The thumb break is a seemless one hand draw. Every holster is molded specifically to your guns make and model, making it a guranteed fit. Since the holster is made of leather it may need a little time to break in at first, once broken in it should be a smooth draw. Each chest holster comes assembled with a 1" nylon webbing harness. We chose the nylon for multiple reasons, the nylon webbing is lightweight/flexible, packable, and adjustable. The harness has three adjustment points to easily accomodate the gear you wear for the changing seasons. The nylon waist strap is easy for each person to cut to the desired length making it customizable to the carrier. All of our products come with a 100% money back gurantee!!!



Fits sizes X-small to XXXL in the same harness. The buckle strap comes long, so it will need to be cut/burned once you size it. Need larger than that? Just let us know in "order comments" at check out.


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  • 5
    Semi auto chest holster

    Posted by James on Jan 4th 2023

    Exceeds my expectations. It is an absolute quality piece from the color to the fitment of my pistol. I have another for a super redhawk and I will no doubt be purchasing one for every handgun I get. Very pleased with this American made product

  • 5
    chest holster

    Posted by Alvino guerra on Nov 19th 2022

    Perfect fit for my browning hi-power, great fit on me,love these holsters

  • 5
    Great Backcounty Holster

    Posted by Brett Iverson on Aug 20th 2022

    My Glock 20 and I love this chest holster. The design is great and well thought out. My gun fit perfect in the holster and with the leather strap clipped in around the back of the slide, its not going anywhere. It holds the gun very secure and thanks to a thin well placed piece of metal on the back of the thumb break, it is still easy to quickly engage the thumb break and draw your handgun. I like that feature because I was worried about how quickly I could draw my gun out having to push a leather thumb break towards my chest, but the metal support gives your perfect leverage to easily have a under 2 second draw. I appreciate the choice in minimal hardware on the retention system, many other chest holsters come with 2-3 large buckles and up to 2 in webbing. Going with a single small 1 inch buckle, D rings, and 1 inch webbing makes for easy setup, easy on and off as well as a very smooth basically unnoticeable ride with a pack on. The holster holds secure and comfortably on my body. It kind of reminds me of an Enigma holster the way the leather around the webbing connection points wrap around and conform to the curve of your chest. I will say I had to shorten the webbing on the retention system because it came with a lot of excess and did not fit properly. But after having a friend shorten and resew the shoulder strap I couldn't be happier with it. I recommend this company and holster to anyone looking for a reliable way to carry in the backcountry. I just finished a 6 day backpacking trip in the Bob Marshall and the holster performed beyond expectations for hiking, fly fishing, and just hanging around. I love that my gun is always within reach and no longer confined to a holster on my backpack or dealing with getting that holster off my backpack and onto my belt just to have it on me. I have yet to find a way to make it work with my bino harness, but that's not the holsters fault it's not made to be worn with one. Great reliable product, you won't regret buying one.

  • 5
    excellent quality

    Posted by Alvino guerra on Aug 18th 2022

    Glad I found your website ,I need to order shell holders for both, I overlooked that,excellent product and made

  • 5
    good fit ,plenty of strap if needed, clothes or jacket ,well made

    Posted by Alvino guerra on Aug 18th 2022

    Excellent product

  • 5
    Semi Auto Chest Holster

    Posted by Gregory Carlson on Aug 13th 2022

    High quality, great product. Very happy with purchase, have 2 now.

  • 5
    Nighthawk 10mm chest holster

    Posted by Chris Schmalz on May 25th 2022

    Great holster, actually this is my second one I have purchased. Fits my 6 inch Nighthawk 10mm with RMR perfect!

  • 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.