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Product Details

  • Premium steerhide construction
  • Vertical handgun carry
  • Vertical double magazine carrier with secure flaps
  • Horizontal double speedloader carrier for revolvers
  • Converts for right or left hand use
  • Comfortable 2.5" wide harness
  • Swiveling Flexalon™ backplate
  • Accepts optional accessory attachments
  • Includes tie-downs for both holster and ammo carrier
  • Fits chests up to 56"
NOTE: Most fits not compatible with red dot optics.
NOTE: Extended Magazines
1. Full size pistol: system mag carrier will not accommodate extra-capacity or extended
magazines. To assemble a system for extended magazines, please purchase holster,
harness and extended mag carrier as separate components.
2. Compact/subcompact pistol: if a full size version of your pistol is available, the mag
carrier will generally also accommodate magazines from the full-sized pistol.
NOTE: Sleeved Magazines
May not properly accommodate magazines with exterior sleeves, as the baseplates will
rub together.

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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 2.5" 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 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 78 reviews for the VHS 4.0 (VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM)

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November 12, 2020

(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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November 9, 2020

(5.0 out of 5)
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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October 5, 2020

(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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