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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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Based on 8 reviews for the PARABELLUM SHOULDER SYSTEM

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March 17, 2023

(5.0 out of 5)
Quality Product
Right out of the box I could tell it was quality. Adjustments were easy to make and after breaking in this holster system for a month, it is so comfortable, I barely notice it when I’m wearing it anymore. It is a great fit, holds my Glock 19 and spare mags snug under my armpit with smooth extraction. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a shoulder holster system with horizontal positioning.
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March 13, 2023

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Parabellum Tie Down Set
Superb Craftmanship And A Great Product
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October 4, 2022

(5.0 out of 5)
Great holster
In my line of work, which doesn’t require me to carry, I still prefer to. However, IWB is difficult and even OWB has its disadvantages when coupled with my movements. Shoulder holster was the way to go. Well made, and comfortable. My only wish is that there was a light-compatible version of the kydex holster.
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