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Uncle Mike's Black Kodra Nylon Sidekick Vertical Shoulder Holster

3.4 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
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Price: $20.00 - $60.07
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  • Onside, self-adjusting belt loop keeps holster close to your side
  • Fully adjustable shoulder harness with 2-1/2" wide nylon web straps and a self-centering back piece
  • Off side tie down anchors harness to belt; wear inside or outside your jacket
  • Retention strap with combination adjustable buckle and snap keep firearm in place
  • Fits up to 48" chest


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Product Description

Superior weight distribution, along with ultra-snug firearm retention make Uncle Mike's vertical shoulder holsters ideal for even the most active pursuits.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002PET3CU
  • Item model number: 83-SH-SIZHO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,340 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Snaps are a little stiff at first, but by the time I'd had the rig off and on enough times to get the adjustments just right I'd mastered the snaps.Holds my long barrel .357 securely and wont detach it's self from my belt. I have other systems for day to day, but for Northwest camping, the Sidekick keeps my woods gun dry under my parka with the added benefit of suspenders. I really like this feature as I always have overloaded pockets when I'm camping, takes the weight of my waist.
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Size: Size 3Hand Orientation: Right Hand
I'm 6'2", weight 230lbs with a 48" chest. I have 3 of these holsters for 3 different handguns. 1) a 6.5" S&W 629 (Size 3), 2) Ruger 4" GP100 (Size 2) and, 3) 1911 Colt Gov't full size (Size 5). All three of these guns can be concealed under just a loose fitting, untucked button-up shirt! However, I don't carry the 629, I bought that sidekick about 20 years ago, and used it for deer hunting. Nonetheless, I can still conceal that big 629 cannon very easily if I wanted to!

My primary carry gun is the 4" GP100, which also has a set of oversized custom rosewood grips on it! My secondary is the 1911. Both guns are close to the same length, but the GP is a little wider, (but not much) due to the cylinder. Now I will admit, it takes some time to get these things adjusted right. But once you get it adjusted so the gun fits close to your body, with no "flopping" around... you're good to go! It can be frustrating, I know. But it's well worth the effort once you find that perfect adjustment. It took almost a solid week to get my GP adjusted the way I like it! A lot of trial and error involved. But it's worth it now!

The holster has tiedowns on both sides. The holster side has a heavy plastic flap that slips through the belt, and has a stiff snap. The off side has a strap with a snap. Once the holster is adjusted, and tiedowns are in place, there is no weight on your pants! It's all spread across your shoulders, and it's quite comfortable. Just hope you don't have to make an emergency run to the bathroom, then you might be in trouble! ha!

I've tried the IWB/OWB holsters for both of these guns (GP & 1911) and while they do work very well, they're just not very comfortable to me.
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Size: Size 15Hand Orientation: Right Hand Verified Purchase
This is an extremely comfortable shoulder holster. I wear it all day and barely know it's there. A verticle shoulder holster is the only way to conceal a large firearm. My firearm is held securely, even whithout the retension strap. Don't be fooled by the price. You can't buy a better holster at any price, so why pay more?
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By archer on November 13, 2013
Size: Size 0Hand Orientation: Right Hand Verified Purchase
The quality of this holster is good as Uncle Mikes typically is. But the design is poor. It doesn't seem to matter what I do to adjust it the self adjusting cross piece in the back always adjusts itself right up so that it digs into my neck! Very uncomfortable! Had to stop using it!
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Size: Size 1Hand Orientation: Right Hand Verified Purchase
Light weight and easy to adjust can accommodate a range of pistols and can be easily modified have an extremely effective quick release for the retaining strap. Extra magazine pouch connects nicely and all is in good position for quick access. Once properly adjusted it is almost invisible and, very comfortable, and effective.
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This holster seems excellent for carrying a second weapon when out hunting or even something out of the way for hikes, but for a concealed carry rig, eh...

It does fit quite well after a bit of adjustment and tinkering, but the retention strap makes it difficult to draw quickly (it runs a bit long and tends to get in the way of the draw for me).

The other issue I have is that the holster covers the trigger on the body side, but doesn't on the external face. This could just be my pistol, but is still a concern for daily (condition 1) carry. I plan on having a bit of material placed to complete a trigger guard, but until then it has to stay in the closet.

Overall, a decent holster, but needs some work to make it truly useful (and safe).
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Size: Size 4Hand Orientation: Right Hand Verified Purchase
This is a good deal for the price. It will take some time to adjust the fit.
This was used to carry a Ruger Redhawk on the trail. It was comfortable & gave no irritation after a day of hiking.

The only thing I would improve is to make the holster angle adjustable & not so vertical.
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Size: Size 5Hand Orientation: Left Hand Verified Purchase
amazing for riding with my Harley at night or anywhere the baddies may be lurking.. I feel protected and secured with this holster however for concealment... you need a big vest or xl sweater/ jacket to properly conceal in my case I'm 6'0ft 150 very slim. I also conceal and carry daily my 92a1 Beretta so anyone who says you cant conceal/carry a full size handgun is wrong imo. very happy with this product.
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