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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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May 6, 2022
Verified Buyer
(5.0 out of 5)
Galco vertical holster system
I am happy with my vertical holster. I had a problem with the mag holder. I have 8 round magazines for my 1911. The holder strap was too short for the extra length. Kris Wall, customer service suggested using the horizontal magazine carrier. We did a exchange, and the horizontal holder works great. I'm still working on adjustments and breaking in the holster for ease of drawing my gun. It's going to be great.
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April 27, 2022

(5.0 out of 5)
VHS 4.0 Shoulder Holster
I decided to purchase the VHS 4.0 shoulder holster, this shoulder holster is not my first holster from Galco and probably not my last. The VHS 4.0 was not difficult to assemble just read the instructions. I recommend Galco for their quality products.
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April 27, 2022
Verified Buyer
(5.0 out of 5)
Why Settle For Anything Else....?
First...don't be Frugal(that means don't be CHEAP)....I made the mistake and bought some piece of crap that looked good. Someone disguised it. When it came, it was rolled up in butcher paper and stuffed in a small box?! I tried to make it work, but gave up after about 2 minutes. The lesson learned, spend the dough, don't be cheap. When the Galco came, I knew it was a special rig. I needed a rig to make it easier for the range. It makes a huge difference! Just the comfortability alone is off the charts! Well done Galco, Well done!!!
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