Help with a holster...


May 2, 2008, 09:23 PM
I just got married a couple weeks ago, and my beautiful wife bought me a Taurus 608 .357 with a 6" barrel.

My wife's great taste in firearms aside, I am having a terrible time trying to find a holster. I am looking for something I can carry the gun in while hunting. This is a big heavy gun, but I don't want anything that will put the gun on my chest- I don't want it in the way for bowhunting. Uncle Mike doesn't make a sidekick that fits just right, I have test fitted most of them. The ideal rig for me would be a 'tactical' style on my thigh, with two straps to the belt and two around the leg to distribute the weight nicely. I have a rig similar to that for my Ruger P95 DC and absolutely love it there.

Any suggestions?

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May 2, 2008, 09:46 PM

those are some sites that i have, hope it helps. Happy hunting

May 2, 2008, 09:47 PM
oohh sorry and welcome to THR...

May 2, 2008, 10:49 PM
Thank you for the quick reply- I checked out the sites, but didn't find one for my gun. I did find a nice sling I will probably buy for my rifle though! Thanks again

May 2, 2008, 11:01 PM
If you have the meanings, and is hard to find one already made, you can try for a custom made one. Well you should know that a custom one can be more expensive but I'll say that 95% of the time they are worth the money. It will last you for a long long time. Just my .02 happy hunting

May 2, 2008, 11:11 PM
I found one web site, but I'm a little hesitant. Has anyone heard of
or used these West Woods Landing holsters?

May 3, 2008, 04:11 AM
Simply Rugged ( has exactly what you are looking for. Their Sourdough Pancake holster is very comfortable for all day use and won't break the bank.

This is from their WEB site:
The Sourdough Pancake is made from 8-10 oz. steer shoulder. This rugged field or concealment holster is tightly molded to gun, it does not require a thumb strap for retention. The gun is positioned so that the back of the trigger guard is exposed, ensuring a good grip every time you reach for your pistol. Available for most 2-8.5" revolvers and autoloaders. Shown with optional border stamping and a third slot for cross draw carry. This is my most popular holster for the Ruger Alaskan and the 3 to 6 inch K, L, & N S&Ws. This works well for single action revolvers too.

The Sourdough is Primarily for medium to extra large revolvers. The main difference between the Sourdough and the Tribute for revolvers being the trigger guard is covered on the Sourdough design.

Price: $55.00-$65.00

May 3, 2008, 04:58 AM

May 3, 2008, 06:34 PM
Lots of good recommendations here, but stay far, far away from anything made by Crossbreed. Trust me.

May 4, 2008, 09:21 PM
Thank you all for your help. I picked up a cheaper nylon hip holster at a gun show this afternoon for now, but I think I am going to check out some of the 'custom rigs' you suggested when I run into some more money.

Thank you

May 8, 2008, 06:27 PM

I have one similar to this I found on ebay for 17 bucks. Good utility holster if that is what you are looking for.

June 13, 2008, 03:09 PM
Get one for a .44 magnum. Your gun is built on a .44 magnum frame.

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