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Old 10-03-2018, 12:50 AM
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What is the best type holster for use while riding ATV's? Plan on using it while hunting too.

Is there a holster that is easy on the finish? Might be using a nickel finish revolver some.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:59 AM
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What type of pistol and how long is the barrel? I use an ATV to get around our farm with a chain saw or spray under brush. I carry a GP100 in a Simply Rugged Pancake. I am very pleased with both the revolver and the holster.

The holster builders on this forum with probably want to lynch me but I have yet to meet the holster that didn't wear a blued or nickel finished gun to some degree. Loose fitting leather or unlined kydex holsters are worst offenders IMHO. I would not carry a prized nickel S&W "safe queen" in any holster.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:07 AM
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Riding on an ATV, sitting down, I find wearing a holster cross-draw is the most comfortable.
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Another vote for Simply Rugged
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Been using a Bianchi 111 cyclone cross draw since about 1985.......from a 1983 Honda Big Red to a 2012 Polaris RZR.

Still have the Big Red!!!!!!
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Lotsa good options available but the SR pancake already mentioned would be a good choice. Worn either strong side (with or without strap), crossdraw or chesty puller rig...
If concerned about finish wear, leave it (gun) at home.
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May not suit OP's needs but can also wear IWB with proper straps.
A pretty versatile holster...

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I also use a Simply Rugged pancake, but I also use their Chesty Puller harness, that keeps my revolver or 10mm on my chest. It's never in the way like my hip & cross draw holsters can be. Prior to that, I used a Bianchi flap holster and a cartridge belt, with suspenders. Kept my 625 Mountain Gun pretty clean all those years riding miles & miles of ATV trails.
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White Cloud you are right I'll save the nickel 29-2 for the range.

My ATV piece is a 5 inch 686 Talo.

Thanks for the suggestions and I'll check them out. I am leaning toward the chesty rig just not sure how they feel but it looks like it would be out of the way. Do you suggest the type with a flap or no flap? Thumb strap or no thumb strap?

Anyone carry a 5 incher with a crossdraw?
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Interesting thread.

Does a seat belt on a RZR interfere with the chesty puller?
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Hi there Alwaysneedshelp. I would be getting the strap. You can remove it if it is not needed. I always snap my revolver in with the strap. The Simply Rugged works great on a tractor also. I may be confused but I think you can carry the Simply Rugged cross draw also. One poster mentioned the Chesty Puller strap system. I am considering getting one of those for my pancake.

I find that I can hit better with a "service target" style magnum revolver than any other handgun in my collection. I have a variety of holsters for mine to allow carrying it in more places.
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Here's a link to Western Images Leatherworks in Colorado and their Chest Rig holster.

Chest Rigs

Lately, this has been their most popular selling holster.

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Here's a link to Western Images Leatherworks in Colorado and their Chest Rig holster.

Chest Rigs

Lately, this has been their most popular selling holster.

Bill
Interesting..... carries a lot like a Bianchi Cyclone cross draw... just higher.....

IMHO seems like a lot of extra straps w/o much upside unless you're carrying a long barrel (6-8"), heavy (X or N-frame) gun . Me I just carry a 3" 66 or 4" 686 most of the time
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in my experience riding an ATV is usually dusty, muddy or some combination of the two.
I'm not sure I'd carry a nice nickel finish revolver out scooter riding, I don't own anything in nickle, so no experience w/ that.
I'd been looking at the Diamond D custom Leather chest holster. The price was holding me back, and I wasn't sure I'd like a chest holster as I almost always wear a windbreaker or jacket. I didn't know if the gun would be accessible etc.
In the mean time I was gifted a Kenai Chest Holster to fit my L frame Smiths. It's a kydex holster w/ nylon staps. I've never used anything but leather for holsters and wasn't sure I was going to like it at all. Well I like it a lot. The straps are wide enough to be comfortable and w/ plenty of adjustment to get the gun to ride where you want it to be. I use it with a 686 w/ a 3 in BBL and a 681 w/ a 4 in BBL. The holster was made for the 3 inch, but the 4 inch doesn't stick out far enough to be a bother.
The gun is very secure, it fits in w/ a definite "snap".
This is just my experience and I'm not affiliated w/ either company mentioned above.
YMMV

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I use a El Paso Saddlery Tanker holster. Excellent quality.
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