Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-03-2018, 09:53 PM
Triggernosis Triggernosis is offline
Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wilson, NC
Posts: 1,147
Likes: 334
Liked 609 Times in 294 Posts
Default Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?

I saw a "Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster" mentioned in an article somewhere a couple of days ago and have been trying to find out what this holster is. I've searched for pictures of one but the pictures I found don't seem to show anything but some odd-looking holster. Can anyone enlighten me or show me a picture of one, please?
__________________
I.G.: Anderson_custom_leather
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2018, 10:31 PM
shawn mccarver shawn mccarver is offline
SWCA Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,442
Likes: 3,045
Liked 5,648 Times in 2,284 Posts
Default

It is a spring holster that attaches to a belt piece via a piece of steel that slips up into a recess in the back of the holster, and the holster is secured to the belt piece by a snap. The belt piece remains attached to the belt and the holster can be removed easily by unsnapping the holster section, which is worn cross-draw. The holster itself is situated up above the line of the belt, hence the description of "semi-shoulder holster." The holster is positioned cross-draw in approximately the same location as a shoulder holster, but without the straps across the shoulder. This type of holster was made by almost everyone that made the spring holster. Brauer Brothers of St. Louis made this model, as did Bucheimer, and many others.
Attached Thumbnails
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?-bucheimer-semi-shoulder-holster-spring-holster-jpg   Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?-semi-shoulder-holster-hip-plate-jpg   Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?-semi-shoulder-holster-showing-hip-plate-jpg  

Last edited by shawn mccarver; 09-03-2018 at 10:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Triggernosis Triggernosis is offline
Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wilson, NC
Posts: 1,147
Likes: 334
Liked 609 Times in 294 Posts
Default

Thanks, Shawn - I understand it now. Even though I like shoulder holsters, and crossdraw, that thing looks quite awkward.
__________________
I.G.: Anderson_custom_leather
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2018, 07:51 AM
jck128 jck128 is offline
Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shawn mccarver View Post
It is a spring holster that attaches to a belt piece via a piece of steel that slips up into a recess in the back of the holster, and the holster is secured to the belt piece by a snap. The belt piece remains attached to the belt and the holster can be removed easily by unsnapping the holster section, which is worn cross-draw. The holster itself is situated up above the line of the belt, hence the description of "semi-shoulder holster." The holster is positioned cross-draw in approximately the same location as a shoulder holster, but without the straps across the shoulder. This type of holster was made by almost everyone that made the spring holster. Brauer Brothers of St. Louis made this model, as did Bucheimer, and many others.
+1
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-04-2018, 08:31 AM
crazyphil crazyphil is offline
US Veteran
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 3,690
Likes: 9,266
Liked 10,559 Times in 2,576 Posts
Default

The Brauer Bros. model has a belt tunnel on the back, so I just discarded
the rest of the contraption and use it as a regular cross-draw. If anyone
uses the semi-shoulder feature they probably find that it has flop-itis.
Attached Thumbnails
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?-sam_1101-jpg  
__________________
In Omnia Paratus
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 09-05-2018, 07:36 AM
jimgoldth's Avatar
jimgoldth jimgoldth is offline
US Veteran
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Live Free or Die State
Posts: 378
Likes: 380
Liked 504 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Back in the 1960s the Bucheimer Semi Shoulder Holster was quite popular. Some people did not like the straps of the real shoulder holster and used this. One of my fellow gun nuts bought the Colt Snub Nose Python and wore it in a Bucheimer Semi Shoulder. He convinced me that was the way to go for my 3" S&W J frame. I of course tried it but soon left the plate attachment off. I still have both parts but doubt that I will ever use the belt attachment piece again.

__________________
Gun Safety is no accident.

Last edited by jimgoldth; 09-07-2018 at 08:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 09-05-2018, 10:20 AM
LoboGunLeather's Avatar
LoboGunLeather LoboGunLeather is offline
US Veteran
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,704
Likes: 1,606
Liked 10,709 Times in 2,090 Posts
Default

I remember the semi-shoulder holsters from the 1960's and 1970's. Interesting concept, and relatively difficult to manufacture. The major drawback is that the weight of the holstered handgun is centered far above the belt-line, which means that the holstered handgun will always tend to tip out away from the body and shift position during normal body movements. This problem may be partially (but probably not fully) compensated for by the use of a very sturdy belt that is closely fitted to the holsters belt attachment points, but the semi-shoulder holsters that I have examined do not have belt attachment points that are adaptable to a close fit to the belt.

As I said, this is an interesting concept, but one that did not work out very well in actual application.

Best regards.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 09-05-2018, 03:52 PM
rednichols's Avatar
rednichols rednichols is offline
Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,407
Likes: 1,103
Liked 3,727 Times in 1,121 Posts
Default

Given that it was patented, by J.M. Bucheimer (not Bucheimer-Clark, its subsidiary)(different designers), it surprises me just how many companies made versions of the semi-shoulder holster, including Heiser. I have a photo file (hard drive) of all of 'em.
__________________
Red Nichols
Holstorian (tm).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 09-05-2018, 03:59 PM
Buford57 Buford57 is online now
Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,786
Likes: 71
Liked 1,556 Times in 599 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyphil View Post
The Brauer Bros. model has a belt tunnel on the back, so I just discarded
the rest of the contraption and use it as a regular cross-draw. If anyone
uses the semi-shoulder feature they probably find that it has flop-itis.
+1. As a cross-draw, or even strong side at about 3:00 mine worked just fine and secured a 2" Colt Lawman as well as anything else I owned. If I ever tried it with the "contraption" I'm sure I didn't do it twice.
__________________
Who are you guys?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 09-06-2018, 06:42 PM
Joe Kent Joe Kent is offline
SWCA Member
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ? Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder holster ?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,893
Likes: 4,174
Liked 1,327 Times in 481 Posts
Default

I worked at Freelands in Rock Island ,Il in the late 60's and early 70's and we sold a bucket load of those holsters. I remember most guys then using the holster only as a regular belt model without the lower part.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
**SOLD**F/S Bucheimer Shoulder Holster Ronald1 Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 2 06-27-2017 11:31 AM
Bucheimer semi-shoulder holster's utility & comfort? Naphtali Gun Leather & Carry Gear 10 07-26-2016 03:30 PM
WTB Left Hand Bucheimer Semi Shoulder Holster WoodLark WANTED to Buy 0 11-18-2015 06:36 PM
Bucheimer Semi-Shoulder Holster Question. koz5614 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 7 09-23-2013 09:22 PM
Bucheimer semi shoulder holster left k frame jmcghee WANTED to Buy 10 08-17-2013 05:21 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)