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Galco Introduces The VHS 4.0

Galco Shoulder Holsters

"The VHS 4.0 delivers absolute safety and retention for my 1911Commander 9mm pistol. The full steel version is not a lightweight compared to many polymer framed pistols out there but the way it fits my hand, the excellent trigger and the low recoil make it a favorite. The Galco VHS 4.0 makes it a pleasure to carry no matter what I'm doing or for how long." Clark Bush


"I've owned 1911s for most of my shooting life. Full-size Government Model guns were the first ones, when military .45 ACP ammo was plentiful and very inexpensive.

When Colt introduced the Lightweight Commander in .45 ACP I bought the first one I could find and carried it as a backup and off duty gun. It did have a good bit of recoil and it was traded for a Combat Commander (steel frame) when they were introduced.

Currently, I have the steel frame in 9mm and consider it the perfect model for me at this stage of my life. Finding the ideal way to carry it brought me to Galco and I was not disappointed.

"I really put the VHS 4.0 to the test. I wore it for hours on end in both open carry, in my home and office, and concealed carry when in public. I adjusted it  after a few days for a perfect fit and that's been all that was necessary. It truly becomes a part of "clothing" and no more noticeable than a shirt or vest."

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.
After over a decade of experience with the VHS, Galco has continued to refine, update and improve it. The VHS 4.0™ brings recontoured shoulder straps for comfort and concealment, replacement of the earlier Chicago screws with a key-hole harness fastener attachment, the addition of an innovative new tie-down system, and a new spare ammo carrier for revolver fits.

A key component of all Galco shoulder systems, including the VHS 4.0, is the harness. It uses a four-point harness that pivots independently, connected by our clover-shaped, trademarked Flexalon™ swivel back plate. Along with our patented swivel connectors, this results in a perfect fit and lasting comfort for virtually all body sizes and shapes. The VHS 4.0 also features Galco’s improved key-hole harness fastener system that replaces the earlier Chicago screws. This gives you better security, ease of assembly, and greatly reduced chance of fastener loss.

The VHS 4.0 comes complete with vertical holster, harness, ammo carrier, tie-downs and a set of harness fasteners. Models for autos include a vertical double magazine carrier, while units for revolvers come with a horizontal double speedloader carrier. It’s fully modular, so optional interchangeable accessories and components may be purchased separately to create a unique shoulder system all your own.

"It can be a bit intimidating to assemble a new shoulder rig but the instructions fro Galco are the best I've seen. Words and pictures really help! The new fastening system is truly a gem and much appreciated. It makes the whole system easy to readjust for a perfect fit as it's worn over a week or so."

Whether you patrol the perilous sands of the Middle East, 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.

  • Premium Steerhide™ construction
    Vertical handgun carry
    Vertical double magazine carrier with secure flaps
    Double speedloader carrier for revolvers
    Converts for right or left hand use
    Comfortable wide harness with swiveling Flexalon™ backplate
    Accepts optional accessory attachments
    Includes tie-downs for both holster and ammo carrier

"The VHS 4.0 from Galco is a great holster and an investment that you'll never regret. It lets you carry your favorite pistol or revolver securely, safely and comfortably for hours on end, at a desk, standing or behind the wheel of a vehicle. I recommend it for anyone with those needs who wants a very high quality product that should last a lifetime."

Made for semiautomatic pistols and double-action revolvers, the VHS 4.0 is ambidextrous and available in tan or black finish at an MSRP of $259.

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American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.

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