Ruger Redhawk and Safepacker


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nafran
June 25, 2008, 10:23 PM
Hi Everyone-

I just recently purchased a Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum with a 4" barrel for backpacking purposes. After plenty of research, I have decided that a Safepacker will suit my needs. My question now is if anyone out there has the same combo, and what size of safepacker you have. I see that the Government fits S&W N-frames up to 3" barrels and understand that the Redhawk is similar to the N-frame, so I was thinking that the Government +1 might work. I also see the LGR size, which seems like it would have no problem fitting, but it is pretty big. I was also hoping to carry a commander size 1911 in the pouch. Any feedback will be appreciated.

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Mainsail
June 25, 2008, 10:38 PM
If you're backpacking in the wilderness, why conceal?

Z-Michigan
June 25, 2008, 11:55 PM
I would call Wilderness and see what they recommend. I bet it will be the LGR.

Mainsail, the safepacker was originally intended mostly as just a protective holster, not a concealment holster. It is padded, very rugged, and easy to use in a number of convenient ways. I think it's as good as any conventional holster for backcountry type carry. It may be more comfortable depending on your activity, type of clothing, and body shape.

Candiru
October 6, 2008, 04:16 PM
nafran, did you ever find out which size Safepacker to use? I've got a 4" Redhawk as well and was planning on using the same carry system. Unfortunately, my state has some twitchy open-carry laws so it's altogether simpler just to conceal the darn thing.

nafran
October 7, 2008, 01:31 AM
sorry candiru, no luck on that front. I ended up getting a maxpedition thermite on clearance to carry the redhawk with. it doesn't fit perfectly, but does the job.

the nice thing about the thermite is the strap works for a waist pack or shoulder pack, whichever is most comfortable with the backpack i'm using at the time.

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