It has been almost seven years now since I
first reviewed the Kangaroo Shoulder Holster. Since that time, I
have received a lot of positive feedback from users of that
unique holster, and only one negative, so that is a very good
thing. If I recommend something, and it is no good, I hear about
it. The one negative had to do with the delivery of the product
through a mix-up somewhere, and was not a criticism of the
Anyway, Kangaroo has now
expanded their line to include holsters that fit just about any
handgun that one might want to conceal, from the smallest
semi-autos and mini revolvers to the duty-sized high-capacity
weapons favored by many who choose to go heeled. Sizes are now
available from small to 4XL to fit any body size, and any body
shape. The holster works very well for both women and men. The
Kangaroo holsters now have compartments for handcuffs,
flashlights, and extra magazines, depending upon the model
chosen. As always, the Kangaroo holsters are still made from
breathable, soft cotton for wear next to the userís skin, if
desired. It is a dandy way to carry a weapon, and works pretty
much with any type of clothing that has more coverage than a
Brazilian bikini. These holsters are adjustable for fit and
comfort, and are still priced below forty bucks for the most
expensive model, and that price includes shipping. Back in 2004,
we were not doing videos, so we have added that as well, to show
that with the Kangaroo, hiding a full-sized weapon is no problem
at all. Check out the Kangaroo shoulder holster online at www.kangaroocarry.com
or call 713-77-CRIME.
part of my duties as the Feature Editor of Gunblast is to sort
through the many products that are brought to my attention as
the possible subject of an article. Some are useful,
interesting, new, nostalgic, or some combination of these
attributes. Other products are flimsy, stupid, useless, or
cheap, and are sometimes a combination of all of these features.
the Kangaroo shoulder holster was brought to my
attention, I thought that it would fall into the latter
category. I have seen numerous belly band holsters at gun shows,
and have even tried a couple of them. They are usually made of
elastic, and are very uncomfortable and hot. They also work
their way down due to gravity as one goes about his daily
routine, and are in need of constant adjustment. I find
bellyband holsters to be pretty much useless for my needs. I
initially thought that the Kangaroo holster was just another
bellyband, but I did agree to give it a look.
my first inspection of the Kangaroo holster, I immediately
noticed that the thing is not made of elastic, but of cotton,
which is left in its natural unbleached condition. The holster
has two elastic adjustment straps where the Velcro attaches the
ends, and that is plenty elastic to allow a bit of adjustment if
wearing over an insulated undergarment. The rest of the holster
is all cotton. The natural cotton is very comfortable, and can
be worn with or without another garment underneath. It is
washable just like any other piece of cotton underwear. It is
made to be worn next to the skin, and becomes softer with use.
For photographic purposes, I wore the holster over a t-shirt to
spare our readers the sight of my hairy body (Ed. Note -
Thanks, Jeff! - Boge). I have been wearing this
holster intermittently next to my skin, and it is both
comfortable and concealable.
a bellyband, the Kangaroo is designed to be worn just under the
pectoral muscles, placing the gun under the arm opposite the
strong hand, just like a conventional shoulder holster. Unlike
most shoulder holsters, the Kangaroo is comfortable. The
Kangaroo holster also has, unlike a bellyband, a shoulder strap
to prevent the weight of the gun from pulling the holster down
as a person moves. Walking, running, or jumping does not change
the position of the weapon. It stays in place without the
constant tugging and pulling required by a bellyband, which is a
dead giveaway that the wearer is packing heat.
holster built into the Kangaroo system is versatile, in that it
will accommodate several different firearms. On the sample that
I received, I have carried a five-shot Smith & Wesson
.38 Special, a Ruger .357 SP101, a Glock model 19
9mm auto, a Kel-Tec .32, and a Bersa .380. All
have carried securely in the same holster, and without any
printing through my shirt.
concealment holsters require a loose untucked shirt or coat be
worn to provide effective concealment. With the Kangaroo system,
one can easily hide a firearm while wearing just about any
attire that provides more coverage than a thong bikini. It is
the perfect choice to wear under a t-shirt with a pair of
shorts. Even a tucked-in shirt will not compromise
concealment. A business suit is useful for hiding just about any
holstered gun, but in most business environments, people tend to
remove their coats from time to time. With the Kangaroo system,
you can remove your coat at the office without having to remove
your gun, and your co-workers will not know that you are
packing. For a woman in business attire, the Kangaroo is the
perfect way to carry a firearm. Having a gun in your purse is
only good if you are constantly holding your purse. The Kangaroo
places the firearm under the arm, and the natural contour of the
breasts makes it much more concealable than any other method of
carry on a womanís body.
a uniformed police officer, the Kangaroo system works extremely
well for carrying a back-up piece, and can be worn over a bullet
resistant vest. It gets the back-up gun out of the pocket, and
makes it easy to reach when seated in a vehicle or a chair. For
undercover officers, it allows the carry of a powerful firearm,
even if working the beach in swimming trunks and a t-shirt.
There is a square pocket just behind the holster for carrying an
identification card or driverís license. The Kangaroo
also makes it much easier to reach the weapon than if it was in
an ankle holster. If I were a uniformed police officer, the
Kangaroo with a .38 revolver would be part of my daily attire.
It is also perfect for an off-duty officer to slip on late at
night for a run down to the local Stop-and-Rob for a gallon of
milk. You never know when youíll run across that punk you
busted last week who takes such things personally.
the welcome proliferation of people obtaining permits to carry
concealed, many are not doing so on a regular basis due to the
problem of hiding the weapon. Many leave their gun locked in the
car. If you cannot reach your weapon, it is of no good to you.
The Kangaroo shoulder holster allows you to carry a
concealed handgun with you at all times, comfortably. They are
available in either right or left-handed versions, and are sized
to fit your body. It is the most comfortable way to go armed,
regardless of your attire. It is perfect at the beach or at the
office. It works very well when seated in a car, on a bike, or
in a restaurant booth. Your gun doesnít show when you bend
forward or reach for something, as it can with a hip holster.
The Kangaroo holster is built very well and contains no dyes to
irritate the skin. It is also priced at under 27 bucks.
Industries offers other specialized models in addition to the
basic Undercover/Off Duty model.
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