Conceal a G34 and Happy Stick? Why Yes You Can With a Spectre Holster

While I have certainly enjoyed the rapid proliferation of Kydex as a holster material, its typically been used for waistband holsters to great effect. A plethora of options exist for the discerning concealed and non-concealed carrier with inside and outside the waistband options expanding at an exponential rate.

Sadly, the shoulder holsters have largely been left out of the equation. While a staple of the 1980’s police detective ensemble, they have not made an easy transition into the modern polymer pistol world. Yes, one can argue fashions have changed to far more casual than in the past, but that does not mean that they do not have an excellent place within the sheepdog’s carry options.

In to fill the game is GunfightersINC, which offers the Spectre Shoulder Holster system. Designed to be fully customizable, the system offers two cants for the weapon including 45 degree and “vertical.” 45 degree is best for ease of draw on smaller handguns like the Glock 19, but for those who want more… firepower, the vertical option is set up for G17 and longer handguns, like a G34 or G17. When combined with a vertically canted magazine option, one can truly and easily concealed carry the long side options with corresponding “happy sticks.”

This makes me happy.

The Spectre Shoulder Holster is available directly from GunfightersINC and is completely customizable to your daily carry load. This includes type of handgun, cant, number of magazines, etc.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Phillip Cooper

    I’ve been thinking about building pretty much exactly this for a while now.

    Time to get my shop in order and break out the kydex press and start tinkering again…

    • But will you still want the tactical lining, Mr. Wick?

      Make sure to line up either a fancy tailor or a well-stocked thrift shop first; it just seems like an incomplete ensemble not to cover a slick shoulder holster for a long pistol with either a tuxedo or a sport jacket with aviator shades and a mustache comb in the pocket.

  • Bucho4Prez

    Points for possible un-ironic “sheepdog”

    • Suppressed

      I literally stopped reading the article as soon as I saw that.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    My P238/Bodyguard both fit nicely in the inside pocket of my suit jackets.

    • Dr. Daniel Jackson

      I find my Glock 43 makes a fine pocket carry piece if I place my wallet on top of it in my pocket, it doesn’t print like a gun,just looks like I have a bulky cell phone or a larger wallet in my pocket. Anytime I’m going to be wearing a jacket for an extended period I’ll carry a fullsize auto,my 4″ L frame,or my 2.75″ K frame.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I usually put an index card in my inside jacket pocket and that eliminates any imprinting without adding weight.

  • Johnsmyname

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should…

  • Xtorin O’hern

    damn it…. still no options for a CZ-75

    • some other joe

      Or for the UTL on my USP, literally the light that was made for the gun.

  • Joshua

    That’s because cross drawing is no longer taught.

    It is viewed as a sub par way to draw a gun.

    • Makes a lot more sense if your day job involves wearing a seatbelt; you’re not putting lead on a carjacker any faster than you can from a canted shoulder holster while your left hand is on the steering wheel. It’s also the most practical open carry method on a horse or motorcycle, because it’s for darn sure easier to reach a crossdraw holster with your off hand if your strong hand is disabled or busy managing reins or a throttle/brakes.

      Crossdraw’s not the best fit for most situations, but where it’s useful it’s extremely useful, and given how nearly impossible it is to draw from concealment without flagging some part of your own anatomy, just as safe as any other draw for anyone with sense enough to remember Rule #3.

      • Anonymoose

        I wonder why we don’t see a modern version of the Rooster Cogburn half-crossdraw rig? A dashboard/console-mounted holster is the best option for in-car defense, but if you’re sitting down in a restaurant ye olde crossdraw is the best option.

        • ironked

          Or a tanker’s rig.

    • Anonymoose

      So a tactical chest holster would be the best option. Got it.

  • FOC Ewe

    Because shoulder rigs make so much sense in the prone behind cover. That is unless you’re Bruce Willis ?

  • I’m always thrown for a moment by anyone using “sheepdog” in an apparently unironic manner instead of as hyperbolic mockery of “that guy”. Poe’s Law is a hell of a drug.

    I look forward to future period cop dramas set in the ’80s which incorporate Kydex shoulder holsters to go along with all the Magpul furniture and ACOG TA11s on the SWAT team ARs.

  • Ross

    I have an Ares shoulder rig – G19+XC1 with 2 spare mags, it’s a nice piece of kit. Waistband holsters have been troublesome for me, especially for the casual “throw on and go” scenario. Shoulder rigs have been nice to wear around the house, running errands on the weekend in sweats, basically any time I don’t feel like dealing with a belt holster.

    The straps on the Gunfighter are probably a little nicer (at twice the price), I’m thinking of grabbing the next cheap leather rig I see and robbing its harness for the wider shoulder portion.

  • Ark

    Now does it come with the beard, or…?

    • scaatylobo

      Your forgot = the “man bun” too.

  • Lew Siffer

    If you carry in a horizontal shoulder holster long enough your gun will eventually jostle out and fall on the ground. Don’t believe me just watch.