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One of my Favorite Revolver Shoulder Holsters....


Steve McQueen made this style holster famous in the movie "Bullitt." After searching the internet for years to find a modern version of the old Safariland Model 19 holster, I finally discovered this Vega DA-111. As much as I like the new holster, I still love my old almost worn-out one as well.

revolver shoulder holster
Revolver Shoulder Holster

My Colt Cobras are so light that they are comfortable to carry in any of the varities of holsters that I have. My go-to holster maker right now, is The Southern Trapper. I'm in the process of working out a new design just for my pair of Colt Cobras.





Vertical molded leather shoulder holster "Upside Down" for Revolver - Vertical shoulder holster made of the best vegetable * leather, thermoformed for a better fit of the weapon in the holster. Part of the shoulder strap is equipped with an elastic band made of soft material to increase comfort on the body.

The Upside-Down Revolver Shoulder Holster
Upside-Down Revolver Shoulder Holster

The design of the upside-down position holster utilizes a completely enclosed trigger guard to hold the revolver securely in place. The nylon expansion band on top allows easy insertion and drawing of the gun.

This Italian Leather is Very Soft...

Wearing a jacket or sport coat is a requirement with shoulder holsters, but I almost always have a sport coat on. There is an old corduroy jacket that I often wear with jeans, so I often get to utize one of my shoulder holsters.

β€œIt's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect.” ― Stephen King

You don't have to carry a gun on your hip to need a holster. A good holster is a must if you are going to have a gun. Even if you are one of those people that carry your gun under the car seat or in the console, you should have it secured in a holster.

The Best Holster is the One You Will Use

This holster also comes in two other configurations...


  

Vega Model DA-111 Shoulder Holster
Vega Model DA-111 Shoulder Holster

The Vega Model DA-111 Shoulder Holster


If you've read much of my Gun Blog at all, you know that my 1974 and 1978 Colt Cobras are two of my favorite carry guns. So I'm always keeping an eye open for new holsters for these two guns. Last June I ran across this upside-down, vertical shoulder holster. It's Italian made from high quality cowhide leather. Modern improvements make this holster even better than my two antique versions of this design. Specifically, the leather molds itself to the gun, the center-piece in the back where the straps meet, high quality snaps and buckles and a widened strap over your shoulder to support the weight of the gun reduces stress.

Vega Model DA-111 Shoulder Holster

Upside-Down Vertical Shoulder Holster

Steve McQueen made this style holster famous when he carried a 2.5" Colt Diamondback .38 in a Safariland Model 19 holster in the 1968 movie "Bullitt." McQueen based the character of Frank Bullitt on San Francisco Inspector Dave Toschi, with whom he worked prior to filming. McQueen copied Toschi's unique "fast-draw" shoulder holster. Toschi later became famous, along with Inspector Bill Armstrong, as the lead San Francisco investigators of the Zodiac Killer murders that began shortly after the release of Bullitt. Toschi is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film Zodiac, in which Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) mentions that "McQueen got the idea for the holster from Toschi."

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Upside-Down & Vertical

One of the Most Unique Revolver Shoulder Holsters Ever Made...


Original Upside-Down Vertical Shoulder Holsters for Colt Revolvers
The Old Originals

Steve McQueen made this style holster famous when he carried a 2.5" Colt Diamondback .38 in a Safariland Model 19 holster in the 1968 movie "Bullitt." McQueen based the character of Frank Bullitt on San Francisco Inspector Dave Toschi, with whom he worked prior to filming. McQueen copied Toschi's unique "fast-draw" shoulder holster.





Toschi later became famous, along with Inspector Bill Armstrong, as the lead San Francisco investigators of the Zodiac Killer murders that began shortly after the release of Bullitt. Toschi is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film Zodiac, in which Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) mentions that "McQueen got the idea for the holster from Toschi."

Vega Model DA-111 Shoulder Holster
Modern Day Molded Leather Version

If you've read much of my Gun Blog at all, you know that my 1974 and 1978 Colt Cobras are two of my favorite carry guns. So I'm always keeping an eye open for new holsters for these two guns. Last June I ran across this upside-down, vertical shoulder holster.

Soft Italian Leather...

It's Italian made from high quality cowhide leather. Modern improvements make this holster even better than my two antique versions of this design. Specifically, the leather molds itself to the gun, the center-piece in the back where the straps meet, high quality snaps and buckles and a widened strap over your shoulder to support the weight of the gun reduces stress.

After searching the internet for years to find a modern version of the old Safariland Model 19 holster, I finally discovered this Vega DA-111. As much as I like the new holster, I still love my old almost worn-out ones as well. There is an entire section of my website dedicated to Gun Leather, old and new. I also provide links to some of the best holsters on the market, which can be hard to find at times.


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