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Old 05-19-2017, 09:10 PM
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So I am looking for a nice professional looking shoulder rig for a 3" 686. What I want is one with some good rich brown color, something with a lot of character.

I've got a wedding to go to where the guys in the wedding party are all carrying (we are all a bunch of shooters).

But I'm not looking to go crazy with basket weave or etching, because I want to use this after the wedding, been having a lot of lower back pain and it would be nice to have an off the waistband option when I'm sore.

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:54 PM
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El Paso Saddlery. I have a carved extra fancy version I carry my glock 19 in.I get strange looks from the other officers.But I may have to carry ugly guns but I can have pretty holsters.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:50 PM
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I will check them out, thank you.

Lobo's walnut color is exactly the color I was going for, so I may shoot them a message too (almost all my other holsters are Lobos)
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Don't have one, but I've read good reviews of Galco's Miami Classic.

MIAMI CLASSIC SHOULDER SYSTEM: Galco Should Holster Systems at Galco
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Don't have one, but I've read good reviews of Galco's Miami Classic.

MIAMI CLASSIC SHOULDER SYSTEM: Galco Should Holster Systems at Galco
I have several of these, bought my first one back in about 1988-89. They are great holsters, but not very fancy.
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The Monarch by Andrews Leather looks interesting. But the prices will make your head spin.
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Anything by Gould & Goodrich; Galco, Bianchi are my current personal carry choices for my Model 28 & 19. Go forth & prepare to spend.
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I will check them out, thank you.

Lobo's walnut color is exactly the color I was going for, so I may shoot them a message too (almost all my other holsters are Lobos)
El Paso makes good leather gear, I have several. LOBO on the other hand, has equal quality and is ALOT quicker to deliver.
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El Paso makes good leather gear, I have several. LOBO on the other hand, has equal quality and is ALOT quicker to deliver.
Yes to El Paso as well, they make great stuff, just pull out the wallet and be prepared to wait! I have an El Paso rig that I had made last year for my 6 1/2" 2nd Model HE in .44 Special. It took 3-4 months from time of order to delivery. Very, very well made.

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Here's a Galco/Bianchi Frankenstein shoulder rig which you may find meets your requirements. This one's set up for a 3" 66, but Galco offers the same component holster for L-Frame, too (got one for my 696). The diagonal holster positioning makes for superior concealment, excellent grip acquisition and smooth drawing characteristics. The thumb snap is among the most secure, yet easily manipulated. The Galco component shoulder harness is of thicker, wider leather than the standard Miami Classic thin "bra strap" type, for better weight distribution and less tendency to stretch. The off-side speedloader carrier is Bianchi 16R, which positions the loaders around your rib cage instead of at the apex, and the pouches are individually removable for use on a trouser belt. The Bianchi pouches appear sized for K-Frame but perhaps could be wetted and stretched enough to take L-Frame loaders. The L-Frame sized component speedloader carrier offered by Galco seems large enough for N-Frame, but will ride like a huge tumor under your arm (mine's now in the spare, unused holster bin).
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