I recently found myself looking at chest holster options for hiking in areas where sharp clawed/teethed critters hang out and I came across the Kenai Chest Holster from GunfightersINC.
I have owned chest holsters before that ranged from cheap nylon to fairly expensive leather set ups. The nylon holsters are universally terrible and leather doesn’t provide enough retention on its own so they require some form of secondary retention which is less than ideal. If you have experience with chest holsters, it is easy to see why Kydex and similar thermoplastics, with their ability to retain the handgun aggressively, are the ideal material for this type of holster.
The Kenei Chest Holster features a Kydex holster body that is molded to the gun of your choice. The holster bodies are also available for purchase separately so you can just transfer the 3-point harness in the event that you purchase a different firearm at some point. The harness features wide webbing to support the weigh of the gun and elastic sections to keep it close to the wearer comfortably. It also positions the gun with the grip presented to the wearer’s strong hand for an easier draw stroke than most chest holsters.
Additionally, GunfightersINC offers a magazine pouch designed to be attached to the harness. This pouch can be placed on the lower horizontal strap with the magazine open to the support side. This horizontal placement prevents it from digging into your side and makes it more accessible to the support side hand. It is manufactured by Tactical Tailor and features the same proven rare earth magnet retention found on their other open top magazine pouches.
A holster like this could be very useful to those who work and play outdoors. I could also see it being useful to runners if a smaller handgun is chosen.
I plan to purchase one of these in the near future and will complete a review when I do. Check out the Kenai Chest Holster at GunfightersINC.