The Gun Show Holster

Buy two and double down on the douchebaggery – When you flex you double muzzle sweep your chest and the ladies get to see 4 guns:

If someone accidentally catches a glimpse of it they will likely just think you forgot to take off a blood pressure monitor cuff. Smooth… You stay classy pimp.

I have a fairly athletic build and I wear fitted clothing, and I’m not jumping at the opportunity to have my Glock jammed up into my sweaty armpit, and the elastic cuff of the holster cutting off the circulation to my lower arm all while looking like I have a brick under my inner sleeve.  Maybe for bigger guys with bigger arms and loose fitting clothes this is a match made in heaven?

You can pick one up for $40 over at ArmsBand.
(Warning 1995 called, they want their site back)

The logical thing to do is wear a tank top with two of these holsters on, hike your socks up and strap on two ankle holsters (my fav) as well.

Thoughts?  Do you have the right to bear arms on your bare arms?

Hat tip: Roger



Jim P. August 6, 2012 at 12:30 am

I just can’t see how this would be a good way to carry.

Frank August 6, 2012 at 12:43 am

If anyone buys this “Gun Show” holster, they are either bored, genuinely believe in the New York reload, or a bag for douching. Most people probably go from bored to immediate douche, skipping the NY reload.

Denver Chris August 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

While I think this holster is…hmmm…is a great idea if you want to address your being under attack by attacking yourself, and saving your attacker the trouble of doing so, I think the NY reload has a time and a place. Like many (all?) choices, with practice it serves a purpose. One could realistically be faster than reloading a magazine, or in the case of a f’ed up “main carry” gun, trying to rack the slide only to find they’ve had a FTE and can’t clear the weapon immediately, drawing a secondary gun is faster. Not for me, but who am I to criticize those who use it and are well practiced with it?

Frank August 6, 2012 at 06:23 pm

Fair enough, but the New York Reload does something that backup mags can’t do. More fire down range.

A back up gun can give you an opportunity, if time allows, to “recruit” someone to join you in defending your life and the lives of others.

Two people shooting versus one? Yes of course giving a handgun to an inexperienced shooter can always been an issue, but it also makes things slightly harder for a bad guy or guys. Who knows? Some people who shoot regularly and do well might not have a CHL, yet some CHL holders might not shoot regularly.

Kenny Blankenship August 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

Would probably aggravate cases of Invisible Lat Syndrome already prevalent among douchebags who think they’re swole.

CHAOS August 6, 2012 at 12:49 am

I’m tempted to buy like 6 of them and go all equilibrium on… some dirt.

dave w August 6, 2012 at 01:03 am

i thought the shirt pocket had a bullet hole in it for a moment, just a logo i think.
i guess if you have nowhere else to carry…..
Mike wears fitted clothing? who fits it? you have it all tailored on saville row or something?
methinks mike has too much money.

dave w August 6, 2012 at 01:05 am

if i have my tanktop snd daisy dukes, 2 of these and 2 ankle holsters, can i go in just socks and tuck my flipflops under my belt too?

dave w August 6, 2012 at 01:05 am
DaveP. August 6, 2012 at 01:33 am

Okay, I coud see how a holster that doesn’t require you to wear an untucked shirt or a pair of long pants would be an interesting option… but the “loss of circulation” thing is looming large on my mind. I generally keep an open mind about this sort of thing, but on this particular ‘good idea’ I’m gonna require some convincing.

Tom August 6, 2012 at 06:03 am

Previous comments aside and I don’t disagree with those, but, I’m pretty darned uncomfortable with pointing the muzzle straight into my vitals from 2″ away every time I move my arms around. I’d sooner appendix carry and I’m not a fan of that for me either.

2Wheels August 6, 2012 at 08:20 am

Sweet. Too tight, and it probably cuts off circulation. Too loose, and it probably slides down your arm.

People will never stop reinventing the wheel.

Janir August 6, 2012 at 09:53 am

Want to wear a tucked shirt? Just get a decent IWB holster that tuckable. Comp-tac and Crossbreed as well as others make some great ones. WhyI’d want a pistol stuck into my armpit ( and pointed at ME on a draw situation) is beyond me.

Denver Chris August 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

For all those who find they are constantly losing their firearms when they have to take a shit…here’s an incredibly elegant solution to your problems!

Farmer Bob August 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

You asked for the opinion of a bigger guy, and it’s still no way. Everybody has pretty well hashed out the reasons ahead of me but this is just as bright as a holster with a hole by the trigger or a CCW badge.

Weer'd Beard August 6, 2012 at 01:03 pm

Nothing like a holster that points DIRECTLY at your brachial artery during a normal draw.

Also I have a belly-band holster which is kinda the same idea, and is uncomfortable as hell, and I almost never wear it.

lucusloc August 6, 2012 at 02:58 pm

i *think* it would be possible to draw without sweeping yourself, if you do it in a similar fashion to a Miami style draw (gun side arm crossed over chest with hand on shoulder, other hand draws). but i have to agree with others observations about circulation.

032125 August 6, 2012 at 03:03 pm

This beats Colon Carry Jeans, but not by much.

Church August 6, 2012 at 04:10 pm
Teke August 7, 2012 at 12:18 am

I love the blood pressure cuff comment.

Cause darn it I always forget o take mine off when I’m done.

Honey you forgot to tke your blood pressure cuff off again. Said no one ever.

iPod arm band old have been more realistic.

In reality ain’t no way I’d carry there. Too many big tubes with blood lording inthe area not yo mention the blood pump and the ole thinker.

DonM August 7, 2012 at 08:29 am

Could be a safe carry, with the gun unloaded, and a corresponding holster on the other side for a magazine. Of course that kind of reduces the applicability to “New York Reload” folks.

Seems to me there are better options.

Tekno August 8, 2012 at 01:57 pm

Can I strap it to my junk? because it seems that is how unintelligent this concept is.
“is that a gun or are you happy to see me? – actually, both”

Bill Davis May 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm

For anyone using an ArmsBand, it is important to follow the directions to avoid pointing the gun at your own body. There is a recommended sequence to avoid this mistake. Still, it is possible mount the weapon incorrectly, but there is no need either when mounting or drawing to point the weapon at yourself. To those who think me a fool for pursuing this method of carry from idea to product to market: You may be right.
The orientation of the handgun in a properly mounted and carried ArmsBand is a little better than the most popular shoulder harnesses with regard to flagging others, and better than the popular appendix carry, but it is still possible to have the muzzle pointed at someone behind you if they are close enough or tall enough. One LEO user says he can no longer lean back at his desk with his feet up without drawing comments.
We’ve had favorable comments about ArmsBand Carry by drivers. Having the gun up and away from the seat and seat belts is an advantage as is the convenience and safety of the draw, for right handers.
The ArmsBand is not recommended for people with circulatory problems that would make wearing the ArmsBand a poor choice.
Among users of the ArmsBand, sweat problems are are surprisingly few, but it is a concern. Probably less so than IWB or appendix carry though. When carrying a P3AT or a Ruger
Running and even jumping with ArmsBand carry works reasonably well but brawling is not recommended as even with the band fairly tight after delivery of three or four blows the band can slip down the arm and the gun can come loose. (See the Concealed Carry Magazine review by Bob Pilgrim for some negatives relative to this)
When I’m carrying a Ruger LCP or a Kel-Tec P3AT in my ArmsBand after a while I don’t really notice it much but will need to re-adjust every now and then, particularly after vigorous activity.
This quote is from
“Anyway, the ArmsBand Concealed Carry Holster just might fit a critical need at a critical time. I recommend watching the videos linked on his website, demonstrating mounting, safe and stealthy draw techniques, and dealing with “sweat issues.” Bill recognizes this is a pretty radical departure from conventional holster setups, and he offers a 30-day risk-free trial of the ArmsBand. The upshot for me? It has been hinted that my armpit can at times be an offensive weapon even without a pistol hidden there, but I really think a half-dozen rounds of .380 can be more effective, so I’m keeping my ArmsBand around! “
I will include a recommendation to leave a little protective fluid in the barrel to avoid ruining the rifling for those with particularly prevalent and corrosive sweat.
We offer a refund to anyone who is unhappy with the ArmsBand for any reason. Although the offer states a 30 day trial period I’ll refund anyone anyway if they don’t figure out that they don’t like it for some longer period. The ArmsBand is a new product, we think it offers some advantages to some people but realize it will not appeal to folks who only carry large guns and recognize that it is normal and right for folks to be skeptical. Maybe some of you could go to the website and offer comments that would help me improve the instructions, cautions, etc.
The dude in the pictures is unfortunately Scotch Irish and never tans even when living in Tahiti and diving 4 hours a day. Maybe soon we can get a decent model.
Thanks for your interest
Bill Davis

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