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Product Details

  • 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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Based on 103 reviews for the VHS 4.0 (VERTICAL HOLSTER SYSTEM AUTOS)

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November 12, 2020

(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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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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