Sewn up a prototype padded chest holster in Mossy Oak 500D Pack Cloth with 3/8″ closed cell foam padding. It is the first pistol rig I have ever made, and is designed for the Hi Point .45ACP Model JHP handgun. Carries 1 extra mag on it, and has extra long chest strap for big chests. Side Release buckles for retention of both handgun and magazine
view of holster loaded up.
Close up of retention strap
Back of holster, showing the stitch lines where the trigger guard stops
Emptied, showing magazine pocket and handgun retention straps undone
Mirror selfie showing how holster lays. Doesn’t seem to need another strap to stabilize it.
Close up, centered on chest
Another view offset, showing the diagonal orientation.
I find that if I bend over, it doesn’t loosen up or go awkward, but that’s with the cross strap being adjusted to as small as possible. With the main weight being on the top of the gun, and the cross strap holding the holster from that same area, it is pretty stable.