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Old 01-08-2017, 08:19 PM
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Show me your favorite holster/s...
I need one for my model 19 and also 629.

I did make one for my 629, but don't like it. I did see a left hand Bianchi that I liked but didn't get to try it
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:26 PM
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I have two of these Triple K #440 Lightning Strong Side/Crossdraw holsters. One is for my N-frame 625-9 "Mountain Gun" and the other for my J-frame 34-1 "Kit Gun." I like both of these quality holsters since I can wear either strong side or cross draw.

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:34 PM
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I have a few laying around, but here are a few.

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My favorite holsters are at Kirkpatrick Leather and High Noon Holsters, except for my Galco Miami Classic II.
All have been great to work with, especially Kirkpatrick.


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Thanks guys, what do you all think about having the trigger exposed? I didn't mind it with my sa but the double action makes me think twice. Never know when brush can get in there and have an accidental discharge
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How about Simply Rugged? I have one for my snubbie K frames and another for my J frames!

Simply Rugged Holsters - Leather Holsters, Leather Gun Belts, Leather Ammo Pouches and Leather Accessories
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:58 PM
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Man those simply rugged ones are awesome! I think I like them a lot! I might try to make one similar.... I also wish I had an extra 80 dollars!
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If you are looking for a shoulder holster for the 629, check out Craft Holsters. They made one for my N frames snubbies but it has an open end and my 629 6.5" fits in it well. It tilts forward when you draw. Might even be the same model number for your 19. My 6" Python has the same model number for that holster.
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Nice I'll check them out topsarge!
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My 2 favorites are Tauris Holsters, made by Mike Taurisano of New Hartford, NY.

They aren't cheap, but they aren't cheap, either.


One for my 586 and one for my 5906.











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I like this design also, what does the screw thing do by the trigger gard on the first one?
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Making a holster is NOT as easy as it may seem. Lot's of mistakes etc, but that's how you learn. I still have my first piece of leather I made for my SASS competition rifle, and holster.

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Yeah I've really only made one that I like.... but I wear it mostly on a cartridge belt and most of that time is horseback. We have a leather sewing machine now so that should help some
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I like this design also, what does the screw thing do by the trigger gard on the first one?
It's a tension adjustment screw. It was an add-on option when I ordered the holster.
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O I gotcha! Thanks!
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My Simply Rugged pancake with SP101
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Show me your favorite holster/s...
I need one for my model 19 and also 629.

I did make one for my 629, but don't like it. I did see a left hand Bianchi that I liked but didn't get to try it

Holsters are very much purpose driven....... hunting, concealed carry, woods bumming, law enforcement.......auto vs. revolver.

My favorite varies..... concealed carry I favor IWB Milt Sparks

Summer woods bumming...... a Bianchi 111 Cyclone cross draw or classic 5BHL thumb-brake...... Winter I'd opt for a X15 vertical shoulder holster.
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I have several Lobo Gun Leather holsters, some made by the former owner and one by the current owner. Here is a 4" Model 686 in a Lobo Tom Threepersons style holster. A K-frame gun also fits with just the slightest looseness.



I much prefer a safety strap over a thumb break as it is a lot easier to reholster the gun with a strap. Additionally, the strap can be removed completely (it snaps onto the back of the holster) if you are shooting in a match or for some other reason don't want the strap in place.

I also recommend getting lined holsters as they are much easier on bluing and don't polish the satin finish of S&W stainless steel as quickly. All my Lobo holsters have their smooth leather lining.

Visit Lobo's website and you'll be impressed with the variety offered. Current ownership also is very customer-friendly.

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For those around 4" or less, I like the pancake style holsters that kick the butt forward a bit. For the longer ones I like something with a big folded over loop so that when I get in a truck I can have it go along beside my leg and the butt isn't against the seat back.

I have a big box on top of my handgun safe with lots of holsters and just pick one that fits the gun and the occasion. Lots of pawn shops, gun shows and gun shops have a bunch of used holsters to chose from often for less than $20 a piece. I look through them and if L find something decent that fits some of my guns I will get it. The only ones I really went out of my way to get just what I wanted are the ones for my CC guns. Oh, and my 8 3/8" scoped 500 mag

My 1911 rig and my gun belt are from LOBO and they make an excellent hostler and belt.

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I have a Safariland Model 101 left hand shoulder holster for a 4in K frame. PM enroute.
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Here is my favorite for my Model 27-8. Made by Leatherman-Cowboy.

Here is my favorite for my Model 66.


And my favorite 6 inch N-frame pancake.
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