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Old 10-06-2013, 08:23 AM
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Hey All,
I bought a 686 snub recently, with the intention of part time carry (my Glock 26 getting the nod when I plan on family & friends hugs and too much touching...)

Many gun guys discount the idea of an L frame for a concealed carry gun, so I wanted to report on my new holster, which makes carrying this beast a breeze!

Garrett Industries Silent Thunder IWB: The holster is lined with smooth leather, which is bonded to a kydex outer shell.

This makes for a silent draw (silent is not a priority, but it can't hurt) while still being molded for good retention.

The cant angle is adjustable, and the ride height puts the cylinder around the belt line (perfect height, in my opinion)

I wear this rig just behind the point of my hip, and it tucks the weapon tight into my body. This also places the weapon where the grip is out of the way, and even while driving....this rig is comfortable.

I did put some moleskin on the side that contacts my body, but haven't worn it since the moleskin was installed. Moleskin was not necessary, but is bound to help over the long haul.

So, lightweight, good retention, good ride height, tough, and comfortable with a heavy weapon.
Shipping times are less than a week! (listed as much longer on their website....but I've ordered two recently, and both shipped in less than a week.

They also have other styles available....




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Great photos and info. I myself am looking for a holster to carry my 3" 686+. I will check them out.
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Looks good. Is it tuckable?
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Looks good. Is it tuckable?
Yes, it is tuckable. I personally never tuck while carrying, as I prefer instant access to my firearm.

Here is a link to their site: Garrett Industries, LLC Designers/Manufacturers of Custom Kydex and Leather Holsters and Tactical Gear
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Looks like it works for you just fine. I like big revolvers.
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Leather lining would be a great feature for a blued gun. Far less wear than straight kydex.
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Leather lining would be a great feature for a blued gun. Far less wear than straight kydex.
+1^^^. The last thing I need is another holster, but one of these looks like just the ticket for my shiny, blue Model 36.
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Took a good look over Garrett's site. He has some really good looking stuff.... Definitely gonna be ordering from him. Keep us updated on how how holster works out. My only single concern is how good that attachment setup distributes the weight of a 686 since it's not exactly the lightest wheelgun around (certainly not the heaviest either of course!)

Thanks again for sharing the good pics!
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