How do you prefer to carry your handgun? In most situations, I prefer mine in a drop offset holster, on my strong side. I also prefer it to be 70 degrees and slightly overcast, with a breeze from the east. Which is to say, our situation and needs don’t always mesh up with our preferences. And I’ll readily acknowledge that in certain situations, the belt holster is not the ideal solution.
If you’ve ever tried to ride a bike or jog a long distance with a gun belt on, you know what I mean. It can also be quite difficult to carry a hunting rifle around the mountains in your hands, which is one of the best reasons to own a 10mm XD-M in the first place.
So what do we do then? Today, I have a pretty awesome solution for you, for either your 1911 or XD-M family of weapons. That product is the Kenai Chest Holster, from Gunfighters, Inc. This is a comfortable and well-thought-out holster system, with a build quality worth every penny. Frankly, it’s one of the best hunting holsters available for the XD-M.
The draw is smooth and fast, and the rig is comfortable even with a pack on. Teamed up with something like the Eberlestock Gunslinger for your rifle, this is the ultimate outdoor solution. It is also a very viable option for drivers in tactical situations, provided concealment is not part of your requirement.
The Kenai is available in a wide variety of optic- and flashlight-ready configurations, making it also a winner for the XD-M OSP family. If you have been looking for an outdoor fun holster, this is one I highly recommend.