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Old 03-21-2020, 10:47 PM
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Ok, so i bought Friday I came across a model 4526 in very good condition for very good price couldn't pass it up I've carried compacts of various brands. I'm looking to EDC the 4526 but I cannot find a IWB holster that fits
I would prefer kydex but am ok with other materials I do not need retention up but prefer level one until now i have used alien gear holsters and have loved them however they do not make a shell for this model

I'm new to S&W 3rd gens any help would be great
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:23 AM
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Make sure it was serviced under recall - http://smith-wessonforum.com/140567632-post14.html

A full size frame decock model with the squared trigger guard - that will be a difficult holster to find for sure.
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:36 AM
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yes the recall was performed it does the the 2 dot stamp under the decocker

and as for it being difficult I noticed which is how i ended up here i found one that fits for now but its one of the uncle mikes as a temporary

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You may have better luck searching for 645 or early 4506 holsters - but not much better.
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i actually found a couple for the 645 but didnt know if they would fit properly. so your telling me that it will work for mine as well like i said im new to all 3rd gens im fairly new to smith models in general aside from a few newer models ive gotten to toy with
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i found one after searching all day literally all day for my specific model thanks
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Nice 4526! Rare bird. Congrats!

I use a Galco horsehide IWB with my 4506-1. I have an additional problem finding holsters, as I am left handed.

I have had some success finding them on Ebay. Also, Alphonsos in Hollywood CA makes leather for 4506 pistols. Aker had a few different holsters too, but you have to find them on the secondary market. Don't forget to get a good gunbelt.

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Try Don Hume 721 which you could just manipulate the leather at the bottom of the holster to accommodate a longer pistola.
Mine is for a 4516-1 open top no strap. Very comfortable. fits very close to the body. I never had owb before but loves this holster.
My only other previous holster was iwb Alien Gear.
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i too am ledft handed so i know how you feel with the lefty problems lol however i found this holster they have one that fits the 4506 as well for you 18Dai and these have level one retention other models available too might check it out i found this site late last night shortly after i posted for help here

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You may have better luck searching for 645 or early 4506 holsters - but not much better.
Ditto on that.

The 5" 4526 should fit any holster that would fit other 5" S&Ws, like the 645 or 4506, or for that matter a 5" 1026 (10mm).

The fact the 4526 is a frame-mounted decocker model shouldn't matter as to over-all fit. I would basically just search for holsters listed for the more common 4506 model, which LAPD and other police agencies once issued.

Also, some 'cross-over' holsters might work ... I found, for example, that a couple of leather holsters that were listed for Sig's older .45acp P220s (4.25" model w/o the rail on the frame) actually fit my 4.25" S&W 4566 like a glove.
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