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VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0

Price: $259.00
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  • SUMMARY

    Premium Steerhide™ construction
    Vertical handgun carry
    Double dump pouch for loose cartridges
    Converts for right or left hand use
    Comfortable wide harness with swiveling Flexalon™ backplate
    Accepts optional accessory attachments
    Includes tie-downs for both holster and ammo carrier

    NOTE: Not compatible with red dot optics.
  • DETAIL

    Galco’s original VHS™ (Vertical Holster System) was field-proven across the globe from Afghanistan to America. Thousands were used by US military personnel fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Countless others are in use by US and international law enforcement, being particularly popular among police helicopter pilots. The VHS also provides an alternative for those who want the concealment of Galco’s Miami Classic but prefer the traditional vertical carry style.

    Now, after over a decade of experience with the VHS, Galco has improved it further. The VHS 3.0™ brings a reshaping/redesign of the harness straps, replacement of harness screws with a key-hole harness fastener attachment, and the addition of an innovative new tie-down system.

    A key component of the VHS 3.0 shoulder system is its spider harness. All four points of the spider harness can pivot independently and are connected by our clover-shaped, trademarked Flexalon™ swivel back plate. This, along with our patented swivel connectors, results in a perfect fit and lasting comfort for virtually all body sizes and shapes.

    The wide harness straps on the VHS 3.0 have been recontoured to enhance both comfort and concealment. The VHS 3.0 also features Galco’s improved key-hole harness fastener system that replaces the earlier screw-and-post system, resulting in greater security, ease of assembly, and greatly reduced chance of fastener loss.

    The VHS 3.0 also introduces a new tie-down system that is simple to use, compact and concealable, and fully ambidextrous.

    The VHS 3.0 comes complete with vertical holster, harness, ammo carrier, tie-downs and a set of harness fasteners. Fully modular, optional accessories and components for the VHS 3.0 may be purchased separately.

    Whether you patrol the perilous sands of the Middle East, metropolitan America on the ground or from the air, exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms, or stalk the hunting fields of the world, the VHS 3.0 will help you and your handgun stay secure in an often-dangerous world.

    Made for semiautomatic pistols, the VHS 3.0 is ambidextrous and available in tan or black finish.

     

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Jul 3, 2020
Dennis

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
1911 shoulder rig
As a retired tool and die maker, quality is something I don't take lightly. And this holster shows great workmanship. Easy to adjust and comfortable to wear, thanks for delivering what you promise.
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Jun 1, 2020
James
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(5.0 out of 5)
First shoulder rig in 25 years!
Ordered me a new Galco VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0, VHS3-106 recently for my new wheel gun and I'm very happy with it! It came just like they said it would in a very timely fashion. The cost is very reasonable and the shipping was too. I believe it's better than the Galco Shoulder Rig I had 25 years ago! Great improvements in the system. Easy assembly, but it would have been easier if I had someone to help like Galco says in the instruction video. I do recommend getting help to do the adjustments. It has high quality top grain cowhide, and the hardware is too. The only thing I wish I could have done is swap the SCA CARTRIDGE CASE FOR SYSTEM for the SSL SPEED LOADER CASE. There's only seven dollars difference in the two, and I would have ponied up the difference! Oh well, I do like the Ammo Case it came with, but if you have to use it, it can be a bit of a pain. Anyone that has one knows what I mean! Guess I'll have to shoot the other $97.00 plus shipping for the Speed Loader Case. Overall, it's exactly what I wanted and the quality can't be beat! Thanks, Galco!
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Jun 1, 2020
keith

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(5.0 out of 5)
Good buy
fits really well. Easy to set up
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May 19, 2020
Dave

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great Holster
Really nice leather. Good design and very comfortable fit. Easy to adjust but would recommend a second person helping. I have the 1911 for 5 in barrel and it fits several of my guns from Springfield and Rock Island Armory. Recommended.
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May 19, 2020
Eric

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(5.0 out of 5)
Outstanding Quality
I purchased a vertical, right-hand shoulder holster. It was easy to assemble, comfortable to wear, and it is beautifully made. I am extremely happy with my purchase.
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May 6, 2020
Rick

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(5.0 out of 5)
Pope
Beautiful finish on the full grain leather. Stitching was excellent. The fit for my Smith-Wesson 586 .357 mag. 4 inch was perfect out of the box. The quality of this holster and harness is a 10 out of 10.
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May 5, 2020
Jerry

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(5.0 out of 5)
High quality
Fits my 5.7 like a glove. Fits me even better. Keeps my full size auto close to my body, comfortable sitting or standing .
Army veteran and licensed concealed carry for 28 years, best holster I’ve ever used.
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Apr 30, 2020
Eric
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(5.0 out of 5)
Impresive
So this is the first holster I've ever had, and it is exactly what I was hoping it would be. It's comfortable, fits my Ruger quite snug, and is just a pretty piece of leather work. I'm not in a state that will ever allow me to make full daily use of this shoulder rig, but when I am at home it is on me. And it feels pretty good.
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Apr 30, 2020
David

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(5.0 out of 5)
Polarbear
I recently ordered and received the VHS 3.0, it arrived missing a screw snap for the belt loop, but a quick call to customer service and the issue was quickly resolved. The holster is well made and looks great. I am currently breaking it in and getting it fitted. This is my first Galco holster and I couldn't be more pleased with it so far, thanks to you for making great quality holsters. I look forward to buying other products and will recommend Galco to everyone. Thanks again.
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Apr 20, 2020
Mark
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(5.0 out of 5)
The Vertical Shoulder Holster
What a well crafted rig! Adjustments were easy, and the fit is very comfortable. Both the gun and the magazines fit perfectly. A little tight at first, but I expected that from a quality leather holster.
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Apr 19, 2020
Dj

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Flawless
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Apr 13, 2020
David

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(5.0 out of 5)
First rate product for a first time buyer
Even though I'm an "older gent", this is my first concealed carry experience. For reasons that I won't go into, my conceal carry is a .357 revolver with 4-inch barrel, so I was expecting some discomfort and unsightly bulges, but this Galco VHS handles it like a champ. I got it mostly for long road trips (can't carry to work) but have been wearing it around the house and walking the dog and it is very comfortable. A light cotton shirt hides everything perfectly. The leather workmanship appears to be top notch, and I guess only time will tell about durability. Plus, I just love the smell of new leather. Thank you for a great holster.
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Apr 1, 2020
BluHog
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Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Horizontal or Vertical?
I’ve had a Miami horizontal rig for a while and I really like it. My current OWB shows below the bottom of my motorcycle vest so I wear the Miami more often than not. I’m not that tall, though, and the butt of my 1911 often bangs against the multitool I carry on my belt when I’m seated. Wanted a vertical carry for that reason and this VHS is just what I needed! I really like the slotted button fasteners versus the “screw” fasteners on my older Miami rig. The wider straps are another improvement. Well done, Galco! There’s a reason all my gun leather is yours.
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Feb 24, 2020
Mark

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(5.0 out of 5)
Another great product
I have always purchased all of my leather gear from Galco and have never been disappointed. Two of the holsters I still use today I purchased over 20 years ago and both have held up very well. This shoulder holster was easy to set up and, as usual, works excellent.
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Feb 18, 2020
Tommy
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(5.0 out of 5)
No Doubt About It, It's Grrrrrrreat!!!
As a minister and long time firearms instructor (45 years) I decided to go back to wearing a shoulder holster. I wear mine about 70% of the time, I placed my order back in January of 2020 it was a great idea. Considering the world we live in now you have to be prepared for whatever might come your way. My Black Vertical Holster System (VHS) 3.0 was made for my Colt Gov. 1911, more concealable and comfortable wearing it on my shoulders rather than wearing it on my hip. Galco you do a gun proud, make a gun happy to be holstered by a Galco. The tie down straps for the gun holster and the mag holster are right on time helping with the fit for me. Well done Galco, job well done!!!
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Feb 10, 2020
Old,

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Bill,
I was a difficult customer, but Leo was polite, patient, and very helpful.
Great quality leather, very well made, and it really does fit my gun. Haa Haa
Thanks Leo, I love this holster.
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Jan 27, 2020
Dead

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Excellant concealed carry Holster System
I bought this holster system after the recent shooting in a Texas church. I normally carry a small pocket pistol but felt like I needed for fire power for that sort of situation. Bought this holster system and it hides my Sig P320 and two extra mags 100%.
Great service and product from Galco. Although I don’t normally buy directly from Galco, I have been using Galco holsters for years. The only brand I bother looking at. Great quality!
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Jan 12, 2020
Dawson

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great Quality
Got a 6" Ruger GP100 and it fits perfectly. Concealed carrying it is no problem at all, with a light Jacket it's still very well concealed. Even on long 4 wheeler & snowmachine rides, the comfortability of it over all. Is Amazing!
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Dec 22, 2019
Stephen

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(5.0 out of 5)
Stephen
I buy Galco exclusively because I never need to worry about the quality or workmanship. Always the best!
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Nov 9, 2019
Joe
Verified Buyer
Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Great Rig,Great Quality
I had the 2.0 version for a few years but for my size the straps were a bit big and the holster tie down wasn't usefull for me. Glad I ordered the 3.0 ! You have improved the system and now it is perfect to carry my Sig P220. Great concealment and comfort. One hand draw is easy now. Highly recomend this set up.
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Nov 8, 2019
Bruce

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(5.0 out of 5)
Very good quality
Have been enjoying this product since I pulled it out of the box. Fits me and my gun very well. Some trial and error was required to tweak the fit, but very happy with the results. Even a light jacket or even an untucked shirt and a full size 1911 disappears.
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Oct 1, 2019
Raymond

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Great Holster System
This is a beautiful product. The quality is outstanding, and it is also quite comfortable. I don't notice any discomfort due to the weight of my 6" S&W 686. I haven't tried to use it for concealed carry yet, as I am waiting for cooler weather so that a light jacket helps with concealment. Overall, I am very pleased with the holster system, as I have been with all of the Galco products I have used in the past.
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Sep 19, 2019
William
Verified Buyer
Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Beautiful Craftsmanship
This new version of the VHS holster has several new features that are really nice.

1)The keyhole system in the harness is much faster to assemble and adjust.

2) The tie down strap on the holster allows a low or high position ... pay attention to the pictures as I didn’t and didn’t see the high position at first. I tried both and prefer the high position.

3) The included tie down for he magazine carrier is a must to keep the heavier pistol side from pulling the assembly over to that side.

One con from the two older VHS systems I have is this one required a week of break in using plastic bags over my Sig P226. If you try to skip this you may jam you gun in and not be able to get it out.
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Sep 12, 2019
ONI

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 3.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Value.
With GALCO you get what you pay for. Quality leather and leather work. Solid plastic. Had a few issues of my own. Not tightening the screw for the button on the gun side down enough. But aside from that this system is wonderful. I've used it for open and concealed carry and have a hunt coming up in a week or so and will update this review after. I am not a huge guy 5'11" on a good day and lost quite a bit of weight down to a 30in waist and 165lbs I carry this concealed with a tuck in shirt and print a little on the front and slightly on the rear magazine does not show at all for me. This can be solved with plad or soft cotton as the design and softenness of the shirt break things up a little in winter with a short jacket I suppose I'll have no issues and my leather jacket does not print at all. Magazine retention is amazing crisp clean and smooth, all that I'd be left asking for is replacement or extension for 30rd magazine. I'm a tnpr and as a result carry a lot of stuff. Some space or a way to carry a long fighting knife on my back would be dandy but I'll probably end up rigging something myself.
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