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  • Hybrid Kydex/top grain leather/Premium Center Cut Steerhide
  • Carries pistol and spare magazines horizontally
  • Passive retention device at the trigger guard
  • Pivoting hood for additional retention
  • Open-front magazine carriers use rubberized retention ramps
  • 2.5" wide harness straps maximize wearer comfort
  • Fits chests up to 56"
  • Patent pending

NOTE: Not compatible with red dot optics.


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.

The future of shoulder holster systems has arrived with Galco’s Parabellum.

Patent pending.
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January 28, 2020
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(5.0 out of 5)
clean and comfortable
Instructions and setup are a bit daunting, but after the first run also quite easy. Once adjusted, comfort and control are excellent. Pretty easy to forget you are carrying a full size pistol and 30 rounds of reloads.
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December 3, 2019
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Parabellum Shoulder holster
The on line video instructions were very helpful in correctly setting up the holster. Once set I could not be more pleased with the quality and function of this holster. Another great Galco product.
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