"I'm a very large individual, both tall and wide.
The holster was easy to adjust to fit even me.
Finally, a holster that doesn't leave me aching at the end of the day!"
Trust me, I've been there. But let me take you back to the beginning of my story.
A couple of years ago, I lost my elder brother, Mike.
Mike was a firefighter captain, always on the front. One cold winter night, he ran into a burning building. He saved others, but didn't make it out himself.
He left behind his kids, Max and Emily.
They were just kids, and they were alone.
His loss was devastating. And on top of my grief, I suddenly found myself playing the role of a father.
To provide for my new family, I had to take on extra work on top of my trucking duties. But the gnawing worry about their safety never left me.
I'm a big guy. And if you're a bit heavy like me, you'll know the wrong holster can turn a minor backache into a relentless pain.
It's a silent enemy, always ready to strike when you least expect it.
So yeah, I know how it feels when your holster contributes to your back pain. It's a bitter pill that's hard to swallow. But for Max and Emily? I'd do it all again.
After trying out countless holsters, recommended by so-called Youtube experts, I stumbled upon some real problems that we bigger folks face, and that most holsters just don't address:
Pain and Discomfort: Let's start with the big one. Many holsters, be they leather or Kydex, focus all the weight in one area around your waist. Now, if you have conditions like arthritis or sciatica, or if you're dealing with chronic back, hip, or waist pain, this can turn a nagging discomfort into absolute agony. A poorly balanced holster can feel like it's twisting a knife in your back.
Sweat: We bigger guys, we sweat more. It's a fact. Many holsters out there just don't let your skin breathe. And it's not just uncomfortable, it can ruin your holster and potentially damage your gun too.
Flexibility: We've got a bit more around the middle. A holster inside your waistband? It can make your gun get stuck under your waist, and that's the last thing you need when it counts.
Seated draw: Now, this is something many forget. Most holsters are designed for drawing from a standing position, but what about when you're sitting? In my truck, I need to feel natural and comfortable drawing my gun.
Safe direction: This one's for the leather shoulder holsters out there. If your holster's pointing back, it's pointing at someone. That's breaking the second rule of gun safety: always point the gun in the safest direction.
Now, some folks who don't own guns think we're reckless or careless. I respectfullydisagree. In my experience, us gun owners, we're some of the most cautious and scrutinizing folks out there when it comes to safety. Sure, there are exceptions, but we're not talking about them.
So, if your holster'sgiving you one or more of these issues, especially that back pain, you might want to considerchanging it. Or not carrying at all.
Because remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry.
"I am 5'11 260 lb and have a Sig P365 X Macro and this rig fits comfortably like a glove."
As I kept digging around the internet, I stumbled upon a holster site run by veterans. What caught my eye was a review by my cousin Samuel Harris.
So, I gave him a call to make sure it was really him.
He confirmed it was him alright, and even sent me one of his spare holsters to try out. It had a funny name - the Baldman shoulder holster.
I'll admit, I was skeptical. But I decided to give it a go and wore it for about four weeks. And let me tell you, this thing was a game changer.
First off, the shoulder holster's weight distribution was different.
Instead of that familiar pain in my back, I felt much relief. It was like a huge weight had literally been lifted off my back.
Next, I noticed I wasn't sweating like I used to with the leather holsters. No more of that constant, uncomfortable wetness.
And the draw? It felt natural, almost like I was just reaching into my jacket to pull out my ID.
In a nutshell, the Baldman shoulder holster turned out to be a real game changer for me. If you're dealing with chronic back pain like I was, it could be for you too.
So, let's talk about how this Baldman shoulder holster makes a difference, particularly if you're like me and spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
The absolute game changer for me was the weight distribution. The holster spreads the load evenly across my shoulders, instead of piling it onto my back and waist. This shift in weight balancehas been a literal pain saver for me.
Another impressive feature is its 2-slot mag holster. It's not just there for show - it helps balance the weight, making the holster even more comfortable.
Not to mention, the holster points to the ground, not towards people. I don't want anyone, especially my kids, feeling unsafe around me.
I also love that it can be worn with my shirt tucked in. Working as a trucker at a farming company, I have to keep my uniformneat and can't afford to look sloppy - especially not in front of my kids. Waist holsters were a no-go for me, but this shoulder holster? Perfect.
The draw? Smooth and easy. I can carry it all day without feeling like I'm in a constant struggle with my old Kydex holster.
Now, here's a bonus: this holster can switch sides easily, so it doesn't matter if you're left-handed like me or right-handed like Samuel.
And let's not forget about the other big guys out there. With this holster, you can say goodbye to the uncomfortable sweat and irritation we often experience underneath the belly.
Trust me, it's a back saver.
"Never thought I'd find a holster comfortable enough for my size. The Baldman holster is a perfect fit and no more back pain!"