Since bringing in the GunfightersINC Kenai Chest Holster for review, I have received a significant amount of emails regarding it and had several discussions about its merit in situations beyond just its intended backcountry use. If you or someone you know is facing temporary or permanent physical impairment, take note.
I have discussed the use of the Kenai with Michael Bane. He has used chest holsters while hiking but also during recovery from a surgery. Some of Michael’s considerations for carrying a firearm during his recovery where chronicled on one of his television shows – The Best Defense. There was a recent episode dedicated wholly to carrying and defending one’s self while impaired. It showed graphically the issues with firearm access while using crutches or while forced to wear the types of clothing that you must wear during this type of recovery. The only viable solution was to carry a firearm higher on the body as you would with a shoulder holster or the Kenai Chest Holster.
Just received my Kenai Chest Holster for my 1911 Defender today!!!!
First impression out of the package,. WOW!!!
And then I put it on!!!
I am a retired Police Officer who is a wheelchair bound L-3 paraplegic who still teaches Firearms, Concealed Carry, etc. and I have carried everyday, for the last 30 plus years, not an easy task since I broke my back 20 years ago and I have been trying to find a quality holster that I could wear open or concealed, that was comfortable enough not to rub sores and I could get to in a hurry….. thanks to Gunfighters Inc. I have met that goal.
Put it on, adjusted the straps, threw my 1911 in and that was it…… covers with a light shirt or jacket, comfortable, non-binding, not in my way pushing my chair…..
For a wheelchair bound person. The only way to go…..
I will be telling everyone I know about this product…. Thank You!!!
The Kenai’s draw stroke requires less mobility than a shoulder holster, its placement can prevent the draw from being fouled by crutches, it carries the same regardless of clothing, and it is comfortable if confined to a seated position. I am not an expert on impairment and the Kenai Chest Holster is certainly not the only option for people facing such things. I don’t even know if it is the best option but it obviously an option… and I think that makes it important to share.
If you have had any experience with this or other carry methods for physical impairment, I would love to hear from you in the comments below.