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Old 05-31-2020, 11:51 PM
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I just put a 686+ .357Mag revolver with 3" barrel on layaway that I will be picking up shortly and I need some holster recommendations.

I need something that I can get now without waiting weeks or months for some custom job and I am preferably looking for an OWB leather pancake holster that is molded for the actual gun .

The problem, if you could call it that, is the 686+ has a 7 round cylinder and I am getting mixed reviews about some of the holsters that fit the standard 6 round 686. Some are saying that they will also fit the 7 round cylinder and then right below that review another says that no, they will not. So which is it? To add further to the problem most mass produced holster makers still don't offer that many options for revolvers with 3" barrels.


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I would start by looking at DeSantis and Galco offerings, and be sure
to specify that what you order is made for your slightly larger L Frame,
7 shot, 3" 686. Personally, I prefer DeSantis, but that's just me.
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A holster made for a 6 shot 686 will fit a 7 shot 686.
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Look at this thread.
Need Ideas/Suggestions for New Leather OWB Holster for 686 + Deluxe 3
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Thanks, I will check it out.
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I'm liking this one made by Bob Mernickle that I found on the forum. I'm on his website now and will contact him about making me one plus some 7-shot speedloader carriers. http://smith-wessonforum.com/attachm...2&d=1590273704
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I'm liking this one made by Bob Mernickle that I found in your link. I'm on his website now and will contact him about making me one plus some 7-shot speedloader carriers. http://smith-wessonforum.com/attachm...2&d=1590273704

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For IWB Kydex, MK-Tek makes an outstanding holster.
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