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JACKASS RIG SHOULDER SYSTEM

Price: $209.00
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  • Summary
    • Premium steerhide holster and magazine carrier
    • Diagonal, butt-down carry
    • Premium Center Cut Steerhide leather harness with swiveling Flexalon backplate
    • Accepts tie downs/cuff case/flashlight accessory attachments
    • Available in black
    NOTE: Not compatible with red dot optics.
  • Detail

    The Original Jackass Rig™ was reintroduced for Galco International’s 30th Anniversary. Galco’s predecessor, "The Famous Jackass Leather Company," first introduced this shoulder system in 1970. It features a horizontal holster that can be adjusted to a more diagonal carry position than our Miami Classic or MCII, attaching to the harness with our swivel connectors.

    The ammo carrier has a streamlined yet secure design, while the Premium Center Cut Steerhide™ harness provides unparalleled concealment opportunities, greater adjustment and comfort. All four points of the center cut steerhide harness can pivot independently and are connected by our unique clover-shaped Flexalon™ swivel back plate, which is a Galco trademark.

    The Jackass Rig includes holster, harness, ammo carrier and a set of polymer harness fasteners. The Jackass Rig is fully modular, and optional accessories may be purchased separately.

    Made for semiautomatic pistols, the Jackass Rig is available in right and left hand draw in black finish.

    Harness fits chests to 52". 

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Sep 14, 2020
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(5.0 out of 5)
Hardware change, hopefully for the better
I guess I'm dating myself. My previous Jackass Shoulder Rig was secured with Chicago fasteners. The current system has plastic snaps which insert into slots. It took a few minutes for my stuck in its ways brain to adjust but they work fine. My Glock 20 SF is secured by a strap around the back of the slide. It seems to be secure, but I hope it doesn't loosen with time. My 1911 Jackass Shoulder Rig is over 20 years old and is still going strong. I do wish the magazine off side had provisions to attack an inverted sheath knife and flashlight. My habit is to leave the whole assembly hanging over the cloths rack in my bathroom at night but in the safe during the day. I'd like a place for all the essentials. I easily rate all Galco products 5 out of 5.
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Sep 1, 2020
Roy

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(5.0 out of 5)
RP
Fits great, easy to adjust. Makes carrying my Kimber 5in 10mm a pleasure. Very concealable under even a light shirt. I have 6 Galco holsters and their quality is second to none.
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Aug 5, 2020
Michael

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(5.0 out of 5)
Glad I Spent the Money
I CC a Glock 21 gen 4. I've tried various inexpensive holsters and I couldn't find one that struck the balance between comfort, durability, and concealment. I decided to try this shoulder system even though it seems like the vast majority of people use IWB holsters for CC. If you CC a bigger gun I highly recommend this system. It holsters the weapon at a canted angle which prevents it from printing on your shirt. The leather and fasteners on this system are fantastic and everything feels good - no chaffing or jagged pieces anywhere. It's really important that you read the instructions and assemble this system correctly. It took me a few days of use before I found my final, perfect adjustments and trimmed the excess leather. DO NOT rush that process - wear it for a few days because it's likely you will cycle through different adjustments.

This is the best system for anyone who doesn't mind wearing an over-shirt (flannel, button up, etc.) and it works perfectly under a suit jacket. The only hesitation I had about this shoulder holster was the price. It took me a couple days to feel comfortable buying it. My concern was, at this price point, even if the holster was good it wasn't worth the money. Wow was I wrong. I'd recommend this system - even at this price - to anyone in a heartbeat. If you're committed to concealed carry, I think it's better to spend the money now and set this system up correctly than it is to buy several less expensive holsters which compromise on either comfort, durability, or concealment. If you go cheap and use a CC system which isn't ideal then you're inevitably going to CC less often, and you don't want to encounter a situation where you wish your gun and didn't. As an additional note: I don't use the tie downs because I'm too tall. If you're 6'0 or taller with a proportionate torso I don't think the tie downs will work for you. It's not a huge concern because if you set the adjustments properly your weapon won't be swinging around unless you're doing crossfit or running obstacle courses.
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Aug 3, 2020
Wes

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(5.0 out of 5)
Everything I was hoping for!
Fantastic craftsmanship and excellent quality leather. DO be patient and take your time breaking it in, it will take a few weeks. You will be rewarded with an amazing fit and comfort for an EDC. Like other reviewers, I found the holster to be very tight for my Springfield Armory 5” 1911 even after an overnight in two freezer bags stuffed into it. But it is conforming to the firearm nicely now after a few weeks, patience is the key. DO NOT cut the straps until you have been wearing this harness for at least a month.
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Jul 8, 2020
Ben

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(5.0 out of 5)
Very well made
I am very happy with quality of the holster it broke in very easily. It is my first Galco holster but not my last.
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Jun 23, 2020
Lou

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(5.0 out of 5)
No Better Way To Carry Full Size
I carry a Glock 21 (Full Size .45). I was using a galco IWB for this purpose but needed something different. Took a gamble on their shoulder system and it paid off. You hardly notice you’re wearing it after a few times taking it out. Set up is easy but took me about 45 minutes to get it perfect. Extremely comfortable, very concealable under a suit jacket/blazer or a pull over sweatshirt. Great for concealed carry when either of those garments are an option.

Also it looks great! As it’s the summer now, I’ve been open carrying a bit too. Works like a dream and makes me feel cool.
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May 10, 2020
Alan
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(5.0 out of 5)
Jackass Shoulder Rig
Fit and finish are excellent. The leather shoulder straps are not as wide as others I’ve seen but seem to function as designed. The holster is constructed for an extremely tight fit but I used a baggie as the instructions directed and worked the pistol into the holster. It’s still a tight fit but the leather will eventually stretch. I bought the Jackass because the description stated that the angle of the holster is the best for larger pistols. I also ended up ordering the Tie Downs to secure the holster close to the body to avoid printing when bending over and running. I’m still breaking in the holster.
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Mar 15, 2020
Victor
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(5.0 out of 5)
Best I’ve used
So far it’s the best I’ve used for a full size 1911. DONT cut the straps to fit though mine took a few weeks of wearing to get it right where I wanted it.
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Feb 27, 2020
Dan

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(5.0 out of 5)
Love the Jackass
I have tried several different and less expensive shoulder rigs before spending the money on the Galco rig. It's so much more comfortable than the other rigs that I'm kicking myself for not buying this one first. I am not a big person, but the ability to carry my gun at an angle keeps it from printing. As another poster noted, the fit for the gun is very snug and take a bit to break it in.
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Jan 20, 2020
John
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(5.0 out of 5)
Another Quality Holster
As expected Galco produced another great product with the Jackass rig. I would strongly recommend the tie down set be added to your order. Other than that the materials are the highest quality and there are multiple adjustments to make sure the fit is perfect.
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Nov 10, 2019
Àl
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(5.0 out of 5)
A great system!
The Jackass Shoulder System is a great way to carry. A night and day comparison to the nylon rig it replaced! I wore it for an extended period and forgot I had it on it was so comfortable! I would recommend this system to anyone in the market for a well balanced shoulder carry rig.
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Aug 18, 2019
Keith
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(5.0 out of 5)
Jack ass rig
Been buying galco products for over 20 years. Good to go!
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Jul 8, 2019
Adam

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great Product
I'm 5'8 and thin, and with this rig set up properly there's not printing visible from the side even with my G20. It's also pretty comfortable, but will require some break in for getting your gun out, it's a really snug fit out of the box.
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Dec 26, 2018
Ryan

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great product!
Awesome holster! Great way to carry in the winter or around the house! You forget it's even there.
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Dec 24, 2018
Jack

Review for JACKASS RIG SHOULDER SYSTEM
(4.0 out of 5)
Retired LEO
Good stuff. Bought Jackass tie down
for more concealment.
Living in NJ, the state where residents have been brain washed to give up their rights, one must conceal a legal firearm as best as possible.😩
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Dec 24, 2018
Rip
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Review for JACKASS RIG SHOULDER SYSTEM
(5.0 out of 5)
Everything I asked for.
Fit and finish is excellent. I also have two Miami Classic Shouler Holsters (one used in 2004 while serving in Iraq). Your products live up to expectations.
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Dec 19, 2018
Joe--order

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(5.0 out of 5)
Jackass Rig for my Ruger LW Commander 1911
After decades of carrying 1911's I got tired of fighting with belt rigs and clothes & seat belts, etc., I bought this rig for my current SR1911 LW Commander 45acp with accompanying double mags. This is the only way to go for a big rig w/ extra mags for EDC w/ good firepower. The weight balances well and I can wear it all day in comfort well concealed. Easy to set up, adjust, and zero fit issues for the pistol. I'm 6'1" & 250lbs and I would tell anyone to get this rig for EDC use especially w/ full size pistols.
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Oct 21, 2018
Roger
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(5.0 out of 5)
Jackass Holster for my Baretta
Dear Galco,
When the holsters first arrived I could easily see the top quality workmanship and materials that went in to making my Jackass Holster. Beautiful quality and comfort and THANKS for the tutorial on how BEST to put it together using the buddy system. I am highly recommending your products to my friends. Many thanks!!
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Aug 5, 2018
Lloyd

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RCTI DHS
Quality materials, excellent professional workmanship, easy access and concealment... You can spend extended hours wearing this system in complete comfort...
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Feb 3, 2018
Andy

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(5.0 out of 5)
Jackass Shoulder Rig
Very well made, quality products, great firearm fit along with great comfort. Tell me how can you carry a full sized automatic [or full sized anything] with 2 spare magazines more comfortably or with more discreteness. I own 2 Jackass shoulder rigs and greatly appreciate their comfort and readiness they provide.
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Nov 3, 2017
Brandon

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(5.0 out of 5)
Awesome
Ordered online from Galco and received quickly. Fit my custom tactile II great break in was quick and easy (this is my 1st shoulder rig). Conceals great. Much more comfortable than iwb with a full size 1911. I’m 6’1” 230 with a 36” waist and if your wearing a flannel, you just look a little stockier than usual. Great leather though. On the pricier side but you get what you pay for. Highly recomend!
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