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  • Premium steerhide construction
  • Vertical handgun carry
  • Vertical double magazine carrier with secure flaps
  • 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: 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 or horizontal 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.
3. Please contact Galco customer service for further clarification as needed.
NOTE: Sleeved Magazines
May not properly accommodate magazines with exterior sleeves, as the baseplates will
rub together.

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.

The ambidextrous VHS 4.0 is made for autos and revolvers and is available in tan or black finish.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 101 reviews for the VHS 4.0 (VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM AUTOS)

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January 6, 2021
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(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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January 4, 2021

(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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December 30, 2020

(5.0 out of 5)
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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