I'm looking at getting one of those Miami Classic holsters for my XD. Any pros and cons? Is it worth the money? I definitely want to get some sort of shoulder holster (mainly for concealing during the winter).
I was also wondering, how is the balance on something like that if you don't use tie-downs? I'm not worried about the pistol flopping around everywhere, but does it feel more weighed down on one side and drag the straps to the heavier side?
I have 2 shoulder rigs that I use all the time and I don't use "tie-downs" with either.
I bought the above holster, Triple K Ultra Shoulder Holster,
for my 1911 at Cabela's for about $65, It is now priced at $69 I love it and it wears well. If you go to the Cabala's site you will see the holster, but I must say that the man in the picture doesn't know how to adjust the holster to fit. In the same site Cabela's wants !44 for the Galco.
I bought the Holster below, X16L Agent® X Shoulder System,
online at Copquest for about $125, for my Taurus 617 and I love it too. Mine is lined, and I don't think they make it lined any more.
I work all over the country in hot and wet conditions and I have loved both holster systems. I generally wear a vest or jacket over the holsters so that they do not "flop around" I do also wear them openly, but not usually in high activity situations.
If I were going to wear them in what I knew was I high activity situation, I might put the tie downs on the Bianchi. The Triple K does not come with them.
On some other forums I belong to I asked some of the LEO's who wore shoulder rigs how the Bianchi compared to the Galco and they liked the Bianchi better, but opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.
One thing I go like is that both of mine have a wide strap over your shoulder, and if you carry your gun for any length of time you will appreciate that. The Galco does not have this feature.
If you have any specific questions...let me know and I will be glad to answer them.