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Old 05-05-2013, 10:57 AM
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Default holster for j-frame snubbie?

I want a leather OWB holster for my model 60 2" J-frame.
Trying to decide if I want a thumb break over the gun or open top....what do you think? It'll be for daily carry. Needs to ride as high as possible.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:06 AM
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The Bianchi Shadow 8L will do everything you described. Many other manufacturers offer similar designs, also in open top. When I bought this one thirty years ago holsters were not so form fitted as they are today.
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Personally for my level of daily activity, whether IWB or OWB, I prefer open top without thumb break or strap. I also prefer open bottom but muzzle covered holsters regardless of leather, kydex or nylon.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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Lobo Gun leather here on the forum can make you his enhanced pancake that will be just what you are looking for. I have one on order right now. Call Ray.
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The Don Hume 721 OT is also a fine holster and is reasonably priced. I owned this one less than 24 hours before my son got it for his S&W 60 and 36.


Another Bianchi Shadow 8L for a 4" barrel S&W K frame. My son got this one too.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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Although there is a plethora of good holsters out there (and I've tried a lot of them) here's 2 links of some of the many holsters I currently own and seem to work well for me.
Mernickle Custom Holsters - Performance Series
El Paso Saddlery - Strongside
Currently have the EPS #88 and 77 (thumb break) but the Sky Six seems to ride higher.
ETA: Also have had good luck with sour dough pancake.
http://shop.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...1e4?cat_id=669
The Don hume listed is a good holster IMO and I plan to try a Lobo in the near future.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:33 AM
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Here is a Don Hune 721 that had the thumb snap cut off. I bought it used off the forum, doubt the seller realized it, as I wore it for three days before I noticed. It holds my S&W 64 tight and close, as you can see.


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A small of the back holster also conceals well and rides high under most clothing. The drawbacks are difficulty drawing/reholstering/protecting your handgun from an assailant, and spinal injuries.
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I'm going to suggest the Simply Rugged pancake style of holster. I have one & it's fantastic. I wanted mine with the inside out straps & it doubles as an OWB & IWB.

They ride high & tuck in nicely hiding the gun.
I like them so well I've asked for another for my birthday hope hope hope.

Give them a look. Simply Rugged Holsters ? Holsters, Gun Belts, Ammo Pouches and Accessories I think you'll be impressed.
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The Don Hume 721 OT is also a fine holster and is reasonably priced. I owned this one less than 24 hours before my son got it for his S&W 60 and 36.


Another Bianchi Shadow 8L for a 4" barrel S&W K frame. My son got this one too.
Looking for any adoptees?
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I found this one on consignment at a local range. It's a vintage holster from Alamo Leather Goods in San Antonio, but I think they are still in business.

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I like The Bianchi 56 serpent OTW. I want it closed at the bottom because I seem to bump into thing. Black or Tan with the strap
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I have a high ride, open top, owb conealment holster with molded in retention I can send your way for $40 including shipping in the contiguous states.
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