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VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0

Price: $264.00
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  • SUMMARY
    Premium Steerhide™ construction
    Vertical handgun carry
    Vertical double magazine carrier with secure flaps
    Double speedloader carrier for revolvers
    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: Most fits not compatible with red dot optics.
    NOTE: Extended Magazines
    1. Full size pistol: mag carrier will not accommodate extra-capacity or extended magazines. Will only fit up to OEM-length magazines.
    2. Compact/subcompact pistol: if a full size version of your pistol is available, the mag carrier will generally accommodate extra-capacity or extended magazines, so long as they don’t exceed the length of the OEM magazines for full-size pistols. See #1.
    NOTE: Sleeved Magazines
    May not properly accommodate magazines with exterior sleeves, as the baseplates will rub together.
  • 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 4.0™ 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 4.0 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 4.0 have been recontoured to enhance both comfort and concealment. The VHS 4.0 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 4.0 also introduces a new tie-down system that is simple to use, compact and concealable, and fully ambidextrous.

    The VHS 4.0 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 4.0 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 4.0 will help you and your handgun stay secure in an often-dangerous world.

    Made for semiautomatic pistols and revolvers, the VHS 4.0 is ambidextrous and available in tan or black finish.

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May 11, 2021
Valerlo
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(4.0 out of 5)
Confortable
Very lite and comfortable and concealable.
I use it constantly.
I recommend it.
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Apr 21, 2021
Sean
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(5.0 out of 5)
Beautiful!!
Love the look, the fit. It’s top notch. It is exactly what I wanted.
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Apr 7, 2021
Bombero13

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(5.0 out of 5)
When you want the best!
Absolutely top drawer. Took a bit to get it adjusted, but now fits perfectly and is super comfortable. Put in on over a t-shirt, and then it's very concealable under flannel shirt, light jacket or sweater. Love that I can use this with a red dot optic on my Sig P320.
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Apr 6, 2021
Sean
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Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
GALCO Quality Holster
If you want to carry a large-frame pistol, this IS your rig! This holster that allows me to carry my large-framed handguns with ease and comfort. The new plastic hooks are a great innovation from the old screws for easier adjustment or component swap-outs.

GALCO has never let me down and I've bought many different leather shoulder and hip holsters from them that stand up to everyday use. Love the pocket Constitution that you receive from them as well!
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Mar 28, 2021
Jim

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(5.0 out of 5)
Vertical Holster system I own 3 of these because there the best ones available
VERY high quality / comfortable to wear. Generous options for fit. I use it for hunting not canceled carry for farm and ranch work I would recommend this and other Galco leather because it's the finest out there. Customer service is great and very helpful with getting the right product for the firearm
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Mar 22, 2021
R

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(5.0 out of 5)
Old world quality
Very nice workmanship. I am somewhat long in the torso, plenty of adjustment for just about any body type. My PT99 AF is a somewhat large and heavy hand gun compared to most newer designs. This holster makes it very usable for CCW.
Thank You,
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Mar 1, 2021
Daniel

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(5.0 out of 5)
Perfection
I could not be more satisfied with my new rig. It allows me to carry my favorite pistol with ease, comfort and every confidence. Furthermore, the timely and personal service I received was exemplary.
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Feb 28, 2021
Mark

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(5.0 out of 5)
The highest quality
This product fits very well and like my other Galco holsters is extremely well made. I've told my friends that Galco makes the very best holsters on Planet Earth.
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Feb 24, 2021
Paul
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(5.0 out of 5)
Review of the Verticle Shoulder holster
As with all the other holsters I have purchased over the years, I highly recommend this holster also. I recently purchased one for my Sig Sauer P320x and one for my FN USG..
They are both comfortable, and wear well when have them on. The easy reach for the gun is great and the instructions that come with the holster will tell you how to recover the gun. I highly recommend not only these holsters, but all GALCO's holsters.
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Feb 19, 2021
Larry
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(4.0 out of 5)
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It fits my Kimber just fine and is comfortable to wear in AZ this time of year. I really like the wider harness for a full sized heavier pistol. If i was carrying this pistol with thinner shoulder strap it would become an issue. Given a little more time for breaking in this would probably be a five star.
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Feb 18, 2021
Jason

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Ruger GP100 concealed
Ruger GP100 is a full sized heavy revolver. And it feels a bit heavy, but it is heavy, when its hanging off my shoulders in the Vertical Hoslter. BUT...its well concealed and seems secure. Very nice.
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Feb 17, 2021
John
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(5.0 out of 5)
Very nice holster
It is a great holster and I am very happy with it. It does need to be broken in first. The tie downs are very tight. As I break it in I like it even more.
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Jan 20, 2021
Tim

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(5.0 out of 5)
nice holster
Well made, good leather.
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Jan 11, 2021
Phil

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Typical high quality product from Galco
I have a good number of Galco products, all of them top notch quality. I have Miami Classic and a Classic Lite shoulder systems but wanted a vertical holster for carrying a 1911 pistol. I confess that I looked at several other companies' vertical shoulder holster offerings but in the end chose to stay with Galco for the quality of their products and service. The VHS 4.0 system is comfortable and secure. The new harness fasteners are a great improvement over the screws previously used. Once again, Galco delivers a great holster.
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Jan 6, 2021
Jonathan
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Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Vertical 4.0 for Sig, just what I was hoping
Though I have a good appendix setup, I was wanting to use my favorite: a full-size Sig p226 for carry. Given my narrow proportions, other carry options just weren't comfortable. Plus, standing with appendix, and the "ultimate conceal" is fine, but getting up and down, leaning over is always a bit more problematic in appendix. Also, accessibility in a car, since the seat belt rides on appendix is problematic. So I wanted to "bite the bullet" and try a shoulder harness. Given I am tall and narrow, I didn't think Classic would work well, but I saw Galco's Vertical. So much more comfortable for getting up, sitting, no issue with seat belts, etc. As an added bonus, the tie-downs function as mini-suspenders, so I am resetting my pants/belt much less often (did ??I mention I have a narrow build?). Obviously, one does need a jacket of some sort to conceal, of course, and don't expect to be able to look as slim as Pierce Brosnan 007 tuxedos (where DOES he conceal that Walther???)... but I'm very pleased with function, and with the comfort.

My only quibble is that I expected the back cross-piece fastener to be a more substantial brass. However, since it is not load-bearing, I suspect it was an
engineering decision... flexibility of the plastic piece may avoid something that would stick in your back while sitting. Since all of the leather and other parts are as solid as you might expect, I am trusting Galco designers on this minor point.

The holster itself is very snug, but exits nicely as needed. I was kinda hoping that my other Sig might work as well, but it doesn't, because it has a rail of a different shape. This is, of course, is also a design decision, and given the primary purpose of protecting our Law Enforcement from losing their weapon in a scuffle, I am again bowing to the engineers. It does mean, however, that you shouldn't expect the holster to fit anything that Galco doesn't certify.
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Jan 4, 2021
Steven

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Vertical shoulder rig for Ruger GP100
This is a beautiful holster system. It's the best shoulder holster I have seen so far for a weapon of this size. The weapon fits the holster perfectly. After some minor adjustments the holster system fit my body extremely well. It enables concealed carry of this somewhat large and heavy pistol very well with minimal outer wear. I would recommend this holster system for anyone wanting to carry a .357 revolver with a 4 inch barrel.
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Dec 30, 2020
Eric

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(5.0 out of 5)
Outstanding!
Love it! Very comfortable and balanced. Quite possibly the best rig on the planet. Please make one for a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 4.25”!
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Dec 29, 2020
George

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(5.0 out of 5)
VHC 4.0
Quality , function and fit perfect. Worth every penny spent .
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Nov 12, 2020
dennis

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(5.0 out of 5)
vertical holster 4.0
i really like this new holster it seems to be lot better than the one i had ten years earlier the harness is wider and seems thicker. and the fitment is the best i have seen. and a good balance and comfortable . i recommend this to anybody who is looking for a shoulder holster .also the finish is beautiful.
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Nov 12, 2020
Paul

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Vertical Shoulder Holster
I received my vertical shoulder holster for a 4" Python. It also fits my 3" and 4" GP 100s. Very high quality product. The craftsmanship is superb, leading to a holster that not only works like it is suppose to, it looks incredible as well. I have been a fan of Galco products for many years, owning many of their holsters in different flavors for different handguns. This one didn't disappoint, either. Production time was certainly acceptable, given that Covid is rampant across the US right now. Customer service is great. Thanks for everything!
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Nov 9, 2020
Dwight

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Awesomeness
I have only had this holster for a short time, but it is awesome - fits my pistol perfectly, and once adjusted is extremely comfortable. The only issue - and this is just a nit - is that it was really hard to get the shoulder straps to move through the plastic clips. I understand that actually makes them less likely to move, but getting the adjustments made was more difficult than I would have liked. Now that it is adjusted, though, it has already become my favorite holster.
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Oct 5, 2020
Ed

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Shoulder holster
The holster and leather are very high quality. When I received the package, the set screws and tie down for the speed loader side were missing. I replied to my email receipt and requested the items. Galco quickly sent them to me; thanks for the quick service.
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Aug 29, 2020
Ronald

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
I have owned 3.
As the title says, I have owned 3 of the Miami-style iterations from Galco. My first was a used "Original Jackass" that I found at a pawnshop. I bought my second when Galco operated out of a small strip mall on Van Buren in Phoenix. I have 2 of the "Miami Classics." My current setup is for a Glock 17 under my left arm, and my backup Glock 26 under the right. The versatility of being able to utilize the harness system, and just buy a new holster is fantastic! The quality and finish of the leather is perfect and only gets better over time. I feel fortunate to have been able to get the systems back when they were only $140.00.
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Aug 23, 2020
James

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(5.0 out of 5)
Craftsmanship at its finest.
Bought this holster for a Smith and Wesson 629 Classic. I've never worn a more comfortable shoulder rig in my life,it totally changed my opinion on shoulder holsters! The holster itself fit like a glove and I had no break-in period. The harness was super easy to assemble and the ammo pockets fit my speed loaders like a charm. This is made with top grade leather and the stitching is beautiful. I fully expect this holster will hold up for my lifetime and possibly my Sons when it gets handed down to him. What can I say? I highly recommend Galco,they're a first rate company and a leader in the industry for a reason!
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Aug 23, 2020
Mark

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Best shoulder rig ever!
I have tried other shoulder rigs before but the Galco VHS is by far the most comfortable and best quality rig of them all! You always have to worry about weight distribution with a shoulder rig. The design on the VHS is so good that it eliminates all of the typical wear problems you would normally experience. I love my new shoulder holster!
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Aug 15, 2020
Harry

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
You won't go wrong with this one!
This shoulder holster rig is by far the best out there! My Dan Wesson .357 with 4" barrel fits perfectly!! Like virtually all Galco holsters, you don't even know you're wearing one until you take it off.
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Aug 11, 2020
Sean
Verified Buyer
Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
The Best Holster I've Ever Owned !
This is the best holster I've ever owned ! This fits my 357 S&W Model 66 perfect. The quality is outstanding down to the last detail. Spend the money! This is the best holster on the market. Law Enforcement Officer 33yrs.
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Aug 9, 2020
Dr.

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Galco Wins Again
I have relied on Galco products for years because they are high quality, I prefer them over custom products that cost an arm and a leg and take months to make, and because they are always working to improve their products. This “improved” vertical shoulder holster is an excellent example of these improvements. This is the most comfortable shoulder I have ever owned and I carry a full size 1911. Wide shoulder straps, no adjustment screws, tie-downs included, and no retention straps which never fit my Sig 1911. You cannot go wrong if you are looking for a shoulder holster.
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Jul 25, 2020
John

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Still The Best
I believe the Vertical Holster System is the best commercially available shoulder rig on the market. The remarkable thing about this holster is how comfortable it is and how secure the gun is. I would unhesitatingly recommend this shoulder rig to anyone who routinely carries a concealed firearm.
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Jul 16, 2020
James

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Usual Galco Quality
Carefully designed and well made. It took some time to get the rig properly adjusted but the result is a holster is comfortable, stable and secure, even with a large frame revolver. Customer service has been excellent. I have purchased other Galco products and have bee very satisfied.
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Jul 15, 2020
DOC

Review for VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM (VHS) 4.0
(5.0 out of 5)
Vertical Shoulder Holster for SIG
Just followed instructions on assembling holster straps to ensure exact fit. I had another person behind me to check fit before inserting grommets for permanent
length with belt loops. Holster feels comfortable and lays well.
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