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This double gun shoulder holster by Bob Mernickle has been a long-time favorite. The full-size spare magazine and smaller back-up handgun provide really good balance. In this case, I have my 1986 Colt Officers Model .45 Double Diamond gun as the primary. The backup gun is my .380 Colt Mustang.
Mernickle Holsters has been producing top quality holsters since the mid 1970s. This particular holster has been in my collection for so many years that I don't recall exactly what year I ordered it.
The design, quality and workmanship of this rig are all excellent. The straps are fully adjustable and as seen in the photos, I have my guns riding lower than my other shoulder holsters.
At some point since I acquired this double-gun holster, ownership of the company changed. I have not bought a holster from the company since it changed hands, but I'm sure they are worth a look if you're shopping for that perfect carry holster.
The spare magazine holder is for a primary gun mag. Both primary and back-up guns are holstered in the cocked-and-locked position. The basic characteristics of this rig are as follows.
I'm thinking that I've had this holster for around twenty-years. It still looks as good today as any of them. They say that the test of every decision is the test of time.
The notion of carrying a .45 and a .380 in the same rig was very appealing to me at the time. And as the years have gone by, I've used this shoulder holster a good deal. This is the only two gun shoulder holster in my collection.
I've often said that I prefer the shoulder holster method of carry for heavier guns. This may be the one exception to that rule. Two smaller guns and an extra mag carry very well in this setup.
Lately, I've been considering having a two-gun shoulder holster custom made for my pair of 1970s Colt Cobra revolvers. Watch for that in the coming days.