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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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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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August 29, 2020

(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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August 23, 2020

(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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