Galco's Parabellum™ is the shoulder holster system for the 21st century gun carrier!
Galco has a long and storied history with shoulder holster systems, ranging from the original Jackass rigs of 1970s Chicago, through the Miami Classic™ made famous by Don Johnson in the 1980s, and into the 2000s with the Vertical Holster System (VHS™) so popular among America’s warfighters.
Now, Galco is modernizing shoulder holster carry with next-generation passive and active retention systems. Using hybrid construction that combines Kydex® with top grain leather and Premium Center Cut Steerhide™, along with a refined and updated harness, the Parabellum is a giant leap forward in shoulder system design.
Carrying both pistol and spare magazines in a horizontal orientation, the Parabellum’s Kydex® holster and mag carrier bodies allow very fast firearm drawing and reloading capabilities. Retention of the pistol is accomplished with both a passive retention device at the trigger guard and a pivoting hood that is swiftly released by the thumb to draw the pistol. When holstering, the hood is automatically opened by the pistol, eliminating the need to assess retention-strap interference. The open-front magazine carriers use rubberized retention ramps for security and permit a very fast reload without any encumbering straps.
The Parabellum’s holster and magazine carrier components are mated to Galco’s newest wide comfort harness, which is a full 2.5” at the shoulder, maximizing wearer comfort. At the same time, concealability – especially with an open jacket – is enhanced with a recontouring of the harness’s strap shape. The new harness also features an improved key-hole harness fastener system that replaces the earlier screw-and-post design that results in greater security, ease of assembly, and greatly reduced chance of fastener loss.