holsters ON YOUR BODY pic thread


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craig_o
September 3, 2007, 06:55 PM
As I'm thinking about which holster to order for my 5" 627, I though to myself, "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if we had a really big thread where everyone took pictures of their wheelies in their holsters on their bodies so we wouldn't all have to go insane trying to figure out what could possibly work since we could see for ourselves?"

That's what I figure. anyway.

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dbarale
September 3, 2007, 08:10 PM
What are you using your holster for? CCW, field, IPSC?

jato
September 3, 2007, 08:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/jatoman/gear/629holster3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/jatoman/gear/629holster2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/jatoman/gear/629holster1.jpg

My 629-6 riding in my Bianchi 111 Cyclone (http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=111)

This is my current hiking setup. I am currently researching a replacement for my speedloader pouch.

craig_o
September 3, 2007, 09:30 PM
D: Ccw.

jato
September 3, 2007, 09:43 PM
I don't ccw N frames.! It's too hot down here (even in "winter")! :neener:

dbarale
September 3, 2007, 10:06 PM
That's going to be a tough one! I have a 5" 625 and I don't think I could conceal that thing... Maybe with a shoulder holster?

GUNKWAZY
September 3, 2007, 10:41 PM
Sorry, no pictures of me and my leather.
How about a picture of my sister and her holster ?

http://members.aol.com/toykwazy/silvia.jpg

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

koja48
September 4, 2007, 12:18 AM
Nice holster . . .

rbmcmjr
September 4, 2007, 12:37 AM
Holster? I don't see a holster....

Geno
September 4, 2007, 12:53 AM
GUNKWAZY:

H...

Hol...

Hols...

Holst...

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Can I meet your sister? Oh, no, I'm married. I told you I've disabled. :banghead:

PM sent.

Cosmoline
September 4, 2007, 12:56 AM
Here's some cold water for you. My patented Calf of Power

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/calf.jpg

Below is simply a Galco pocket holster with some Huberd's oil and a Colt DS kept in the front pocket of my riding shorts. It's extremely easy to draw and is light enough it doesn't interfere with riding at all. I never thought it would work, but it does. The holster also doesn't really look like a holster. So it's not too difficult to cover up the Colt's stock in my palm and shift the whole thing as if it were a wallet. To draw you simply grasp the grip and place your trigger finger's nail against the lip of the leather. Then gently push down on the leather with your finger while drawing, and the revolver slides out of the holster at the same time your trigger finger stretches out into place. No fuss, no muss.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/ccw1.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/ccw2.jpg

gggman
September 4, 2007, 10:26 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/gggman/Guns/DSC00493.jpg
SP101 in a Fist open top pancake holster. The belt is a Dillon gunbelt.

craig_o
September 4, 2007, 11:18 AM
jato: it won't be easy, but it can be done. but, generally speaking, I just want to see revolvers in holsters on bodies because I can't seem to find that kind of thread on any forum for absolutely no reason I can discern.

Serpico
September 4, 2007, 12:07 PM
I posted a pic of myself like this once on another gun forum and then found out it was a trick after it was posted on malebuttandcrotchshots.com no thanks...

koja48
September 4, 2007, 12:19 PM
posted a pic of myself like this once

Had that been me, Serp, boy would folks have been disappointed!

DAdams
September 4, 2007, 01:32 PM
IWB to belabor the obvious. This can be worn strong side or weak side cross draw.

M&P 340 with Hogue Monogrip.

Cover garb could be most anything.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dmadams/P9040023.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dmadams/P9040021.jpg

Cosmoline
September 4, 2007, 01:42 PM
Dadams--how do you keep the thing concealed if the cover is pushed out of the way by wind or something you brush up against? I'm always nervous to carry IWB past three or nine o'clock because it seems like it would take a trenchcoat to safely conceal the firearm.

DAdams
September 4, 2007, 02:02 PM
I usually carry in a pocket and I picked up this Uncle Mike's just to try IWB as a concept.

You are right, but I could see wearing it here in FL with the "island style" shirt out which ar quite long or I wear these over sized and out and buttoned.
I was able to sit comfortably and it did make me do something my Mother never could....."sit up straight". :rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dmadams/92042.jpg

Bulldog
September 5, 2007, 08:30 AM
This is my first attempt at a pancake style holster - I've come up with a much nicer one (here (http://www.jdlawhon.com/holsters/jdp206.jpg)) that I haven't taken an on-body pic of yet.

I made this one for a 3-inch K-frame (pictured), but it turns out that it works better for a 4-inch K-frame.

http://www.jdlawhon.com/holsters/jdp05.jpg

My G19 rides in an Alessi CQC/S:

http://www.jdlawhon.com/holsters/cqcs02.jpg

wcwhitey
September 5, 2007, 10:34 AM
Bulldog, some very nice work, I am impressed. If I might add one suggestion. The 2 1/2" and 3" K frames ride much nicer and print much less when the cylinder is placed above the belt line. It will place the barrel or bottom of the holster at the same level as the speedloader pouches and therefore easier to conceal. Good luck with the leather work, very nice examples so far. Bill

Bulldog
September 5, 2007, 01:22 PM
If I might add one suggestion. The 2 1/2" and 3" K frames ride much nicer and print much less when the cylinder is placed above the belt line. It will place the barrel or bottom of the holster at the same level as the speedloader pouches and therefore easier to conceal.

Thanks for the comments. However, the reason I starting rolling my own is that just about every other commercial option out there rides too high for me. I couldn't find a holster I was happy with, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

As for printing, in my experience, the primary thing to be concerned about is the grip. When you're trying to conceal a short barrelled handgun, and you have a holster that rides so radically high above the belt that only the lower portion of the handgun/holster is getting support from the belt (even a quality gun belt), "holster flop" results, thus resulting in printing of the grip. This is especially true for those of us who have a little more in the midsection than the average mannequin. I can point you to the Galco Speed Master as an example in this category.

On the other hand, with a holster that's a bit more balanced above and below the belt line, the entire gun is benefitting from the belt working with the holster to tuck the whole package in. The Alessi QCQ/S is a perfect example for this category.

I conceal with baggy T-shirts, button-ups, or polo shirts. No issues with printing.

Again, this is just me. What works for one person may not work for another. That's why there are so many options out there. In my case, my option was to come up with something myself. :D

DawgFvr
September 5, 2007, 02:31 PM
3 inch GP100 in a Basic #9 FIST Holster:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/GP100/FIST1.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/GP100/FIST2.jpg

crebralfix
September 5, 2007, 03:58 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/crebralfix/ultimaterevo/nframeangle.jpg
My Combo holster for S&W 625 with 4" barrel

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/crebralfix/ultimaterevo/aiwb.jpg
625 carried AIWB

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/crebralfix/ultimaterevo/ssc.jpg
625 carried strong side

Serpico
September 5, 2007, 04:12 PM
M8 in an Alessi CQC/S

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/IMG0001_1.JPG

M8 in a Del Fatti ISP-WR IWB which doubles as a BPB

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/IMG_0248.jpg

A simple clip on Fist #1a for those quick trips...sorry, no pics on

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/fist.JPG

442 in a Del Fatti LP

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/LP1.JPG

442 in a Del Fatti ISP-DD

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/IMG0001_2.bmp

442 in an Alessi Bodyguard.

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/IMG10001.JPG

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/1IMG0001.jpg

442 in a Renegade 500

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/IMG_0200.jpg

Not on the body but my 442 in a DeSantis invisible agent....simple, secure and works for a variety of guns since the barrel wrap is adjustable...

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/bianchi0003.JPG

I think I have all the holsters I need.....:)

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