Gladius Crossdraw Vest Holster

Gladius makes custom kydex holsters. One of their latest holster designs is for use with a bullet proof vest.

It has a unique open top design to allow the pistol to be rotated out to ease drawing it out of the holster. They are made for only a select line of pistols. At the moment they are only made for the GLock 42, 43, 26/27. They do make a version that will accomodate the Streamlight TLR6 weapon light.

There appears to be a bit of an issue though with how this holster is utilized. It is a cross draw. Crossdraw holsters are a bit taboo in that you have to sweep your support arm and people behind you as you draw the holster.

The holster is a bit pricey at $85 but it is unique. For more information go to Gladiusholsters.com.





Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Bill

    When it gets to the point that you are having to draw your BUG, most taboos are off.

    Though seriously, it can be a challenge doing qualifications when guys are using holsters like these, shoulder holsters, ankle holsters, belly bands and thunderwear.

  • billyoblivion

    > Crossdraw holsters are a bit taboo in that you have to sweep your
    > support arm and people behind you as you draw the holster.

    On the square range and at Gun Games, yeah.

    Outside in the big blue (or grey, or black) room you’re not drawing until there’s a threat, just keep your booger hook of the bang lever and you’re ok.

    • Anonymoose

      Shoulder holsters and crossdraw rigs have been around forever and have been used by everyone from spies to the FBI. Unfortunately modern concealed-carriers would prefer to shoot into their own asscheek or blow their dong off.

  • Mmmtacos

    Sounds like a good idea but $85? It’s a kydex holster with some velcro on it, and I’ve seen $30 kydex holsters that look like they were made better.

  • interesting, curious about how well the rentention is though

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