The Bianchi Tuxedo horizontal shoulder holster system is lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all day. Its sleek appearance offers lightning-fast access; it’s ambidextrous and swiftly adjustable to fit most torsos. The holster is lined with a soft suede-like material for protection of the firearm. The single side version, the Model 4625, is a lightweight option and comes with holster, harness and single tie-down. The 4620 rig comes complete with holster, X-harness, two tie-down straps and a double mag pouch or speedloader panel. Bianchi’s trilaminate construction provides padded protection of the firearm.
Shoulder holsters originated sometime prior to the Civil War, but really didn't receive any serious attention until the advent of relatively small, easily concealable cartridge handguns. As cities grew and the practice of carrying a gun in full view became less acceptable, shoulder holster designs proliferated. In these early stages of design, however, most of them involved some compromise, sacrificing comfort, security or accessibility.
It wasn't until the early years of America's involvement in Southeast Asia that shoulder holster design came of age. Many of our civilian advisors in that troubled area needed a holster capable of comfortably concealing a large frame pistol or revolver under a civilian jacket. The answer was Bianchi's new X15 shoulder holster, a revolutionary design combining ready access with good conceal-ability and all day carrying comfort. The popularity of the X15 spread from the intelligence community to others, including aviators who couldn't wear a hip holster in the cramped quarters of an airplane. Thirty years later, the X15 remains one of the most copied designs in shoulder holsters. Likewise, Bianchi continues proudly in its role as a leader in the innovative design of the shoulder holster.
Other features include:
- Trilaminate construction reinforces the structural integrity of the holster
- 420 denier pack cloth exterior for long wear and featherweight comfort
- Closed-cell foam center cushion protects the firearm
- Soft, suede-like lining
- One size, super-thin and comfortable X-harness fits up to 48 inch chest
- Includes magazine pouch and 2 Tie Down Accessory straps