The Cloak Chest Holster is the perfect accessory for the outdoors, as you can stay armed without having to worry about cluttering up your waist or anywhere else. This article will cover sizing information and different ways to wear your Cloak Chest Holster.
The Chest Holster is available in size Regular and size Large. To get the most accurate measurement, use a cloth tape measure or string and measure under the arms. Measure over the clothes most likely to be worn with the Chest Holster. Think summer carry versus winter carry. This is particularly important if the measurement under the arms is around 43 inches.
For size Regular, the shoulder strap will max out at 20 inches and the side straps will adjust to 11 inches for the non-dominate side and 12 inches on the draw hand side. For size Large, the shoulder strap will max out at 21 inches with the side straps measuring 22 inches on the non-dominant side and 24 on the dominate size.
The backer that holds the firearm can vary in size but will be at least 9 inches across. The back place is 6 inches wide.
Once the Chest Holster is received, verify the fitment of the firearm to the shell. The included parts pack will have different sized screws and spacers to customize the preferred retention of the holster. Please check out this article for more information on retention adjustments. Currently, screws will have thread lock applied to the threads already, however it is imperative that holsters are inspected and maintained to ensure safety.
Retention adjustments may need to be dialed in based on how the holster fits on the body and the preferred method of wearing the holster. Each of the three straps can be tightened or loosened to adjust the holster to fit snuggly. The holster can be carried center chest, lower on the torso or off to one side of the chest in most cases, depending on what works for the individual users. The shoulder pad can be adjusted to rest on top of the shoulder and is curved to ensure it does not dig into the neck.
There are two different ways to wear the Chest Holster. The most common method is to pass the non-dominant side through the holster, pass the strap behind the back and buckle on the the dominant side.
The alternate way to carry is to place the shoulder strap on the opposite shoulder. This does alter the cant and changes the overall feel of the holster.
This is the standard way to wear the holster, which allows for two points of contact on the draw:
This configuration has a single point of contact on the draw and lessens the draw angle:
Cloak Series Shells
Alien Gear Holsters offers free shell trades within this series, which includes the Cloak Chest Holster. However, since the Cloak Chest Holster is offered for both revolvers and semi-autos, please note that the bolt patterns are not interchangeable. A revolver Chest Holster Base does not fit semi-auto shells.