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Old 04-10-2017, 02:22 PM
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Hey everyone. I have my first 686 on the way and expect it to arrive later this week. I need some advice on getting a holster.

I'd like to keep it around $50 and need to be able to order it and receive it by next Monday for a trip I'm going on. I want it to have a thumb break, and be an OWB.

I've been looking at the Desantis, but thought I'd see if anyone has experience with that or other models before placing an order. After I've had that for awhile I'll use it as a frame of reference on a nicer one. Thanks!

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#1.... good belt

#2 .... field holster? Model 111 Cyclone cross draw, 5BHL strong side........ or Model 7001 nylon......X15 shoulder holster.
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#1.... good belt

#2 .... field holster? Model 111 Cyclone cross draw, 5BHL strong side........ or Model 7001 nylon......X15 shoulder holster.
Yes, if I had to have it fast, it would be a Bianchi 5BHL from Amazon Prime.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:51 PM
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Yes, if I had to have it fast, it would be a Bianchi 5BHL from Amazon Prime.
Agree 100%, even though it's a bit more money than the OP's (too low, IMHO) $50 budget. I use one for my 4" 686 and it's perfect.
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Spend a few bucks more and buy good quality leather. Quality is very important when it comes comfortable carry, and the quality of your belt should match the holster. If you had more time, I would suggest belts and holsters made by Simply Rugged in AZ. There are lots of other good custom leather crafters out there, too.
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Thanks, and I eventually will. But as I said I need one rather quick for a trip so that's why I'm trying not to spend too much for one initially.

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Buckmark13, what did you end up getting and how did you like it? I'm interested in this topic because I also just acquired a 4" 686 which I will be carrying occasionally in the woods, OWB, strong side.
Any other recommendations that are good quality (as opposed to one size fits all) and won't break the bank?
I definitely appreciate the custom holsters but my occasional usage just doesn't justify the cost in most cases.
Thanks!
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