What Holster for SAA for woods gun?


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itgoesboom
October 7, 2005, 01:04 AM
I am looking to purchase a holster for my 4 5/8" .357mag Ruger Blackhawk to use as my woods gun.

I am trying to decide if I should go for a crossdraw or a strong side holster.

Any ideas?

I.G.B.

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Master Blaster
October 7, 2005, 08:39 AM
Take a look here


http://www.mernickleholsters.com/bm_field.html

really nice for a little more than Galco or Bianchi JUNK

timothy75
October 7, 2005, 08:40 AM
I use a Hunter that can be worn crossdraw or strong side. I think it ran me 30 bucks.

itgoesboom
October 7, 2005, 11:00 AM
Timothy,

I think that is one of the ones I am looking at. How is it? Comfortable? Does it hold the pistol well?

Thanks.

I.G.B.

OH25shooter
October 7, 2005, 11:11 AM
Here's a ton of sites to check for holsters and other misc. gun stuff. Enjoy: http://urona.com/links/

itgoesboom
October 7, 2005, 11:47 AM
I have tons of links to holster makers, I just need to decide if I should go crossdraw or strongside.

This will be my woods gun, and I will probably take it with me if I go hunting.

I.G.B.

Dr.Rob
October 7, 2005, 01:05 PM
I prefer cross draw for getting in and out of the truck, average walking around... a hammer thong or flap is essential for retention in either case. (your hands will be full of rifle/shotgun anyway)

It's expensive to find a good solid hi ride strong side holster w/ a retention screw for a cowboy gun.

I got my 'hunting' holster made by Trailrider products, it's a solid 1873 'cavalry pattern' full flap holster worn cross draw with 18 loops for spare cartridges. (12 didn't seem like enough) its' a good, servicable rig I've used for maybe ten years.

Try looking through the cowboy and "Hunter" leather goods at your local Sportsman's Warehouse... they have a big selection and don't mind you looking it over closely. Prices aren't bad either.

I almost always carry crossdraw with a large revolver, it's just more comfortable that way.

scbair
October 7, 2005, 01:32 PM
If you're planning to carry your revolver and a longarm, consider whether you'll be using a sling to tote the longarm. If so, a crossdraw rig might be sorta in the way . . .

13.45
October 8, 2005, 08:35 PM
+1 for mernickle. great holdters!

Mannlicher
October 9, 2005, 12:05 PM
I had an outfit in Gainesville Fl make me a cross draw, full flap holster for my Ruger SA. I hunt a lot in very heavy cover, thickets and swamps. I like the ease with which I can draw my Ruger, and I like the full flap to protect the gun. It is configured so I can also wear it on an across the chest strap, if I am wading through a swamp.

Frandy
October 9, 2005, 03:15 PM
Another vote for Mernickle...

Mernickle field holster page (http://www.mernickleholsters.com/bm_field.html)

The FC2 can be worn cross draw or strong side. :D

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