Double Gun Shoulder Holster Primary   •    Backup    •    Extra Magazine
This double-gun holster has the primary gun on the left with a back-up gun and spare magazine on the right!

Greg | 30 December 2023

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.
double rig shoulder holster

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 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.

double rig shoulder 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.

  • Very Soft Leather
  • Easily Adjustable Straps
  • Good Quality Hardware
two gun shoulder holster plus extra mag
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.

This Bob Mernickles Custom Holster has stood the test of time.

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There are variations in my collection consisting of; shoulder, IWB, OWB, wallet holsters, pocket holsters and more. Some of the holsters you will see are more than 50 or 60 years old. A few are from the 1960s and 1970s. There are even a few that were made for me recently.

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shoulder holster accomodates two guns
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There are so many ways to carry your firearm concealed and there are a lot of different styles of holsters. The best holster is the one you are most comfortable with and will use.

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