Ratings and Reviews
First off this is a compression shirt. It needs to be to keep the weapon from "sagging". If you are use to loose clothes this is not for you. My beef with the product is the depths of the pocket(s). It seems to be made for a full size weapon. My compacts just slide through the Velcro and bury themselves at the bottom. Had they added a Velcro strip about halfway down and across the interior of the pocket so you can adjust for the size of weapon it would be much more functional. As for carrying extra mags etc. again the depth of the pockets make them difficult to extract, its more like a fishing expedition.
I agree , I would like to have a sleeveless v-neck, I have purchased three of these and wear them all the time.Gave one to my son as a gift and he wears it. I made one a v-neck and cut the sleeves off cause they do tend to get warm. I also agree with another customer as far as the two velcro patches.wearing out after awhile. I had a XDS come out one day and hit the floor. Just need to improve the closures and keep an eye on on the velcro that there is no lint on them otherwise they work good. I like I can carry my XDS or full size XDM on one side and and extra mags. on the other. Great product and I've tried other brands that just don't work. 5:11 I recommend but I would like to get a sleeveless v-neck for my next one.
Great holster shirt but you can find other comparable holster shirts for half the price. Even still with that I would have given this product 4 stars BUT I had an issue with another product ordered, and because of the terrible customer service by 5.11 I can't recommend ANYONE put themselves at risk to have to deal with this company.
I purchased two of these and the collar is falling apart on one and the velcro closure has pulled off on the other. I have not even had these shirts for two months yet and I washed them very carefully according to the instructions. I was using these 5.11 Tactical shirts to carry a Sig P238 backup weapon and from the way these shirts have held up you would have thought I was carrying my Kimber 1911 inside them.
Shirt fits very well but pocket too deep for handgun. Gun in pocket sits at odd angle making drawing action awkward. Pocket fabric is too loose and too big for my Springfield XDS .45
Was very excited to give this as a Christmas gift to my husband. He loved it until the stitches started to come out of it the second time he wore it. He had it two weeks and it started to fall apart. Would have been great if the stitching had stayed in it. For the money that it costs, I would have expected a lot better quality. Will not buy again!
I use the holster shirt every day for concealment of Ruger P95 and 2 magazines. I appreciate it most when I can use it with shorts and a T-shirt and be very active with no problems. I tried several holster configurations but nothing conceals as good as this shirt. I have always worn compression shirts as undershirts so I had nothing to get used to and it is as comfortable as my everyday shirts.
I have a SR1911 Stainless and I carried it inside a Tactical 5.11 Holster Shirt for 6 hours in 95 degree Texas heat. Plenty of sweat there! It was late night, I took the SR1911 out and placed it in a range bag and went home. I left it in my vehicle for 24 hours and when I took it out, it was stained. Yes, I should have wiped it down but it was late and I was tired/lazy. I cleaned it the best I could but there are still signs of discoloration.
This shirt is a great way to carry a concealed weapon and extra magazines. This shirt fits exactly like an under armour compression shirt, so realize it will be tight. This fit is necessary to hold your weapon.
For young, trim officers that are comfortable wearing tighter fitting "under-armor" type shirts, this is an excellent product. It keeps my Glock 27 firmly in place and is well disguised by my 511 "bowling type" shirts. However it is very constrictive. If you are used to loose fitting clothing in a hot climate, (like New Orleans), this holster shirt might take some getting use to. It will be a good choice for those specialty applications that do not require a 10 hour day of wear. Very well constructed.