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Hey, you can't do that...come on here and show a fine piece of hide like that and just say "Have a good day".
Who made that beautiful piece of art? What gun you hiding in it?
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:14 AM
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Sourdough pancake rig??
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:22 AM
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Hey, you can't do that...come on here and show a fine piece of hide like that and just say "Have a good day".
Who made that beautiful piece of art? What gun you hiding in it?
Hahha. It's made by Simply Rugged and has a 629-6 44 classic 5" tucked inside.

As for Sprefix: Yes it is a sourdough with floral carrving.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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Now that's a good lookin rig! Do they make them for beefy big boys?
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:51 AM
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Now that's a good lookin rig! Do they make them for beefy big boys?
Hog Shooter: The belt around the waist and the strap over the shoulder are real long. They have some real big guys wearing them on their website. Take care.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:00 PM
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Here is my chest rig. It is way "over built" with very thick leather, hardware used in saddle making and real lambs skin/wool padding. That is our very own Smith357 modeling it for us:















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Old 02-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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Those are some nice pics guys, thanks for sharing!!

I don't think you can overbuild one..LOL...Saddle skirting leather is the "only" leather to use in my opinion.

Here is a look at my 7X Leather Chest Rig

I tried to support as much weight as possible from the torso strap, so you don't have all the weight hanging on your shoulder.

What I really like about the rig is that it can be worn in serveral postitions, from the center of your chest, down at your belt buckle area , shoulder holster postiton, or cross draw...with very simple adjustments. I can easily draw my revolver even with a backpack and I can still wear my binos. (this little "snap case" is for earplugs...because you sure can't shoot the 500 without them..lol)






It is carrying a 4" 500S&W with Rosewood, Badger Kframe conversion grips

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:34 PM
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A couple of years ago, I saw a pretty good review/discussion on 10-8 of a chest rig for large revolvers. It was made by a fellow in Alaska as I recall. I don't think I have the website saved any more.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:38 PM
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That is a fantastic picture. Montana? I was born there, but have no memory of it. I need to return at some point.
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More of a stomach rig than chest level but close enough. El Paso Tanker rig for 4" N-frame:
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:53 PM
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That is a fantastic picture. Montana? I was born there, but have no memory of it. I need to return at some point.
Yes MT..it is home..LOL I was born about +/-10 miles from where all these pics were taken.

This picture was taken on the peaks in the background of the first pic(just above my left elbow) This pic has my 7 1/2" SBH 44 mag in a chest holster. It is just under 11,000 FT The pic was taken July 17th.


And this one was taken half way up the backside of the big mountain on the far right in the background of the fist pic. The chest rig in this pic is holding a SBH Bisley Hunter with a 2x6 Bushnell Elete 3200 scope.


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A couple of years ago, I saw a pretty good review/discussion on 10-8 of a chest rig for large revolvers. It was made by a fellow in Alaska as I recall. I don't think I have the website saved any more.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:11 PM
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Hog Shooter: The belt around the waist and the strap over the shoulder are real long. They have some real big guys wearing them on their website. Take care.
Thanks. I've been interested in such a rig for farm carry for some time now... I just don't like anything that barely fits. That rig looks like it would have plenty of room for adjusting.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks. I've been interested in such a rig for farm carry for some time now... I just don't like anything that barely fits. That rig looks like it would have plenty of room for adjusting.
I have a guy that is 475lbs that wears one of my rigs...and the funny thing is that, just by adjusting the straps through the friction buckles, I can put the same rig on my 38lb 6 year old son...yeah there is extra strap length eveywhere..but the rig still sets secure on his little chest Very funny! to watch him run around showing it off...LOL
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:03 PM
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freedom 475, you need to make a left hand rig for the Good Lookin' gal in the pink shirt!

I sure get a lot grief about that picture..She was acually shooting the 44mag in that pic and I was trying to get muzzle flash as the gun went off... (You couldn't see the holster when she used two hands) she was scared to shoot it one handed with her weak (right) hand, "imagine that"!. All 107 Lbs of her handled the 44 pretty well .. She shot up most of my ammo trying to get the muzzle flash too

This was as close as I got:...you can see the smoke and the barrel riseing..but no fire


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Old 02-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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I like her hiking boots!
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I will not swear to it 100%, but it sure looks like the product. The website has been updated since then, if it is the same maker. I would seriously consider such when I get my hands on a 5" 27-2.

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I found the string on 10-8. This is the same maker; he apparently updated the website as he changed the name. It was pretty well reviewed. Another product well reviewed was the chest holster from Survival Sheath Systems: "http://www.survivalsheath.com/holsters/index.htm".
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OMG. I am weak in the knees. My M28 needs a new leather coat. Bless all for these wonderful pictures.
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I have a Guides Choice chest rig from Diamond D, for a 4" 500S&W. First rate product.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:37 AM
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Looks like you made that one real well Macbullet. I have not seen a leather holster for the 500 mag as of yet.
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This is an old military one for my M & P .38 but it is a bit small for someone of my size. Is there anyone who can redo it so us bigger folks can actually wear it? It's a shame to let it just sit around and not get worn.

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I sure get a lot grief about that picture..She was acually shooting the 44mag in that pic and I was trying to get muzzle flash as the gun went off... (You couldn't see the holster when she used two hands) she was scared to shoot it one handed with her weak (right) hand, "imagine that"!. All 107 Lbs of her handled the 44 pretty well .. She shot up most of my ammo trying to get the muzzle flash too

This was as close as I got:...you can see the smoke and the barrel riseing..but no fire

may i please have the model number for that lady holster? would look nice on my wife too!
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When I get home from work, I'll drag out the products I have from Diamond D and get a few pics up - absolutely some, if not the best, chest rigs anywhere. I've got one for my shorty N frame and he even made me a custom rig for my 6 1/2" performance center 460 that will hold it either with or without the scope on it.

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thanks for the reply guys, can't wait to pick and place my order! my snubby 629 performance center can hardly wait!

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When I get home from work, I'll drag out the products I have from Diamond D and get a few pics up - absolutely some, if not the best, chest rigs anywhere. I've got one for my shorty N frame and he even made me a custom rig for my 6 1/2" performance center 460 that will hold it either with or without the scope on it.

Very comfortable stuff, bullet proof construction and worth the money.
Here's my Diamond D stuff - crappy cell phone pics, but I wanted to get something up. The last pic just shows the 460 just because.


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As much as I wanted to purchase a chest holster rig from a maker in Ennis, Montana ( my home state ) who some good friends of mine know personally. I'm sure the quality and craftsmanship is great but the wait time and cost was too much for me. I got and am more than happy with the Guides Choice holster from Diamond D Custom Leather in Wasilla, Alaska. Very high quality craftsmanship at only a 2 week wait and $60 less money. I can't believe I waited this long before buying a chest holster rig for my shed hunting in the Ennis Montana area. It lets me carry my day pack and binoculars with quick out of the way access to my S&W 629 revolver.
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