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Old 04-04-2012, 04:11 AM
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Would like to inquire about a good strong belt and iwb holster for my n frame 3" revolver. open to any suggestions and/or comments. Do they still make dump pouches for 44 special ammo?. Thanks,Frank
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Frank,
Kramer Leather's Horsehide belt is the best I have ever owned. The Beltman's Horsehide is almost as good at half the price. Kramer's holsters are also top notch, although a little pricey. Lobo (on this site) will make you anything you want. I have never purchased a Lobo holster, but everybody here says they are excellent and affordable - so you could give him a call. I hear Ray is a real good guy too.

Dump Pouches are still being made.

As far as IWB N frame carry is concerned, I hope you have pants larger than your actual waist size. To me that's a lot of bulk to be totin' all day long IWB style. Just saying.........

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Chief ... A slight correction ... Ray at Lobo is not a real good guy ... He is a real GREAT guy, and a master leather craftsman as well. As $ permits, I look forward to ordering more from him. I also would like to recommend Lefty who regularly contributes here, and makes top quality rigs also.
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Another vote for Ray. I do not have an IWB Holster of his, but I do have 8 Pancakes, and a Full Flap for the wife to carry my LCR 357 while horse back riding. Great holsters at an affordable price, and reasonable delivery time.
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Ray makes a dump pouch also. You need to look for it on the website.

I do not have a belt by Ray, but I am sure he makes a very good one. I have a local Saddle Maker make my belts for me.

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Thanks gentlemen, I appreciate your input. Lobo it is. Frank
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Rays horsehide IWB for my 627. I'll second he is a great guy. I use it with a RafterS gunbelt which is perfect. (I have heard recently though that RafterS was having trouble filling some orders) When I dealt with them they were great too.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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You need a steel reinforcing band to carry an revolver in an IWB holster. Pressure of the belt puts too much tension on the cylinder to permit easy extraction or one-hand reholstering. Steel reinforcement is often an option from a custom maker, standard with the Sparks VM2 (my choice), available from Ryan Grizzle, TT Gunleather and probably others. A 3" barrel is the longest I'd consider for IWB. I have to contort too much to draw a 4".

Any revolver works best in an OWB holster, if you have a suitable cover garment. The best concealment and smoothest extraction is with a pancake holster, preferably with belt loops. The "quick snap" holsters put too much tension on the cylinder.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:22 AM
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Thanks for the tip regarding the reinforcing band. Haven't seen that mentioned before. Frank
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