Need Holster


May 17, 2008, 08:48 PM
Iím looking for a OWB holster for a smith and Wesson K frame (66) 4 inch BBL. I donít wonít to pay a arm and a leg for it. It will be used for woods carry it does not need to be lather but I would like it to be. Have any ideas

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May 18, 2008, 04:01 AM
I guess you need to be more specific about what an arm and a leg is...

I consider $100 to be quite reasonable for a quality holster. My last two purchases were $135 and $110. I considered both to be really good deals considering what I bought.

May 18, 2008, 04:13 AM
if this is a thread for looking for holsters,,,

Are there any leathersmiths out there that manufacture a full shoulder rig for a left hander with vertical carry for a glock 21? Meaning that the holster is to be carried under the right arm. If so, pm me with a quote.

May 18, 2008, 07:53 PM
loop a an arm and a leg is more then 75 for me. I don't ccw for know so i don't need a super nice holster. its just for going out back in my woods.
all it has to do is hold the gun safely
im open to some thing other then lather.

May 18, 2008, 08:05 PM
Take a look at the 3-slot pancake holster here:

This is just for representative purposes. I'm not recommending this particular vendor.

Also, you might try looking at the Don Hume line on (and I am recommending these guys - dealt with them quite a bit and been happy every time). The Hume holsters are an exceptional value.

May 26, 2008, 12:24 PM
Rob Leahy of is reputable and quick for a custom leather holster. Instant gratification? Galco Phoenix.

June 23, 2008, 05:33 PM
For about $10 less than one arm and one leg, check out Also from the same source, check out the Bianchi 5BHL - about the same price. There shipping is very fast - about 5 days from order to your door step. Hang the holster on a [U]good belt[U].

June 23, 2008, 05:48 PM
The 5BHL is $15 less than an arm and a leg

February 9, 2009, 12:31 AM
I just acquired a Model 15 k-frame. any other suggestions out there for a holster? The Bianchi 5BHL looks good -but is there anything out here with a trigger cover?

Edit: Oops! I just checked out the link in post #7. It has a covered trigger.

February 9, 2009, 01:56 AM
Simply Rugged ( makes very good and comfortable holsters for a fair price. DeSantis ( also makes a good product. Both their Speed Scabbard and Thumb Break Scabbard are very comfortable holsters for all day carry. They list for $65 but I buy them locally for $43 each.

February 9, 2009, 11:59 AM
Archangel: Thanks for the links. I had seen Simply Rugged's website before and had forgotten about it. That looks like exactly what I need.

February 10, 2009, 03:06 AM
For 4" K frame hoslters, there are so many options. Simply Rugged is good, Bianchi 5BHL's are great, but if you are seriously penny-pinched, go to ebay and you can find 20 for sale at any time for $10 or less. Do your homework, and some of them are classic designs dating back to the '20s. I insist upon a thumb safety, personally, so we are on the same page.

Just some cut-rate shopping advice - there are millions of these K guns out there, and millions of holsters. Search for what you want -there's no need to settle for something you don't like or if you are cash strapped, to pay very much.

My very favorite OWB belt K frame holster is the "Roy's original" pancake. They are out of business (Roy died a while ago), but they are fantastic and available used frequently. Here's a 2.5" with the pancake.

For woods carry, I really like the WWII classic "Tanker" or "Pilots" holster. These are great and functional when you don't need to conceal. Pacific Canvas and Leather imports a cheap Chinese knock-off for $40 (Cabela's sells it). It will hold a 66 well. I use if for both a 10 or a 66 in 4".

1) OWB Roy's Original

2) WWII Tanker style, Not a 4" Model 10, but a custom job made to look like it:

February 10, 2009, 03:38 AM
I'm glad I could help, enjoy!

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