Kenai Chest Rig

By Clay Martin
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Kenai Chest Rig

September 17th, 2019

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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.

The Kenai is built from quality materials for rugged use.

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.

The rig features a rock-solid buckle system and comfortable elastic material as well as a lot of adjustment range for comfort.

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 chest holster gives you a great alternative to carrying a pistol like the 10mm XD-M on your hip.

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.

If belt carry doesn’t work for your needs, the Kenai Chest Holster is a terrific alternative.

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.

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Clay Martin

Clay Martin

Clay Martin is a former USMC Infantryman, Reconnaissance Marine, and Scout/Sniper. Cross decking to the US Army in 2003, he retired as a Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant from 3rd SFG (A). Clay has been a competitive shooter in USPSA, 3 Gun, and PRS disciplines, as well as a contract instructor for marksmanship and Close Quarters Battle. Aside from being a gunslinger, Clay is the author of Last Son of the War God, and the soon to be published Sword of the Caliphate series. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, sons, and pack of feral dogs.

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