Best CC Holster for Model 66


April 23, 2009, 02:43 PM
I have a S&W Model 66. I just bought my wife a nice little Bersa .380 but considering the money I spent on hers and the fact that ammo is IMPOSSIBLE to find for it, I'm thinking I'll just stick with my Model 66 (hey, I LOVE this gun...) Generally I'll keep it in the car (since I am required to do so at work) but want something to conceal for 3 or 4 hours at a time, including during the summertime (live in the South).

Any suggestions and where I should carry?

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April 27, 2009, 02:48 PM
Bump. Any ideas?

May 9, 2009, 04:43 PM
I use a Simply Rugged Pancake Holster with the optional Inside Out straps that convert it to and IWB rig. Nice dual purpose rig. I usually use this one IWB with the staps. Very comfortable. I had this one made for my Colt Army Special, but the K frame fits in it quite nicely too.

May 10, 2009, 08:22 AM
+1 on the simply rugged pancake. It makes (occasional) CC of my 4" S&W 28-2 possible:) If/when you order, get the inside out straps also!

May 11, 2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks for that! I'll look into it.

Have either of you tried this one?

If it conceals the silhouette it could be one of the best available for me, as a local LEO told me Saturday that he has friends who use them when wearing well-tailored clothes or jogging wear.

May 11, 2009, 11:13 AM
You migh try to find a Bianchi 3S for it. You can find good used ones on ebay.

May 11, 2009, 01:56 PM
I agree the Simply Rugged holsters are good ones. I also use holsters from DeSantis which might be to your liking if the Simply Rugged holsters aren't. Their Speed Scabbard ( works very well and if you want something with security their Thumb Break Scabbard ( works well too. The site lists them for $65 but I bought mine locally for $43 each. I like both but lean on the side of Simply Rugged.

May 13, 2009, 09:11 PM
Another vote for Simply Rugged. I'm on holster #2. I have one for my 4" S&W 19 and for my CZ75B. I even put my 2" Model 19 in the 4" holster. Very comfortable and stable. Buy a belt and make sure you get the side out straps. BTW I had both of my holsters within two weeks. Check out delivery times on some customer holster makers and you'll find out you'll be waiting for 6 months or more.

May 15, 2009, 10:54 PM
Heres another option

May 15, 2009, 10:55 PM
Heres another option

May 16, 2009, 02:33 AM
I carry a 2.5" 19 and 66 in a high-ride pancake holster. I have a vintage "Roy's" which can be found used, or I think galco makes a similar design new. It hangs barely below the belt, so with an untucked shirt or anything more, it is invisible. I don't even now it's there, too. Very comfortable. IWB always annoys me, but I'm a commando kinda guy so maybe that makes it worse.

If this is for your 3" 66 (soon to be re-gripped I understand ;)), this can be stretched to work without opening the bottom. I think the Galco is open bottom and no problem. To induce you to hunt down one of these on Feebay or the like, these are a real-deal Arkansas invention. Roy's was out of Magnolia and all are so marked on the back. They are generally called "Roy's Original Pancake" holsters. Rob at simply rugged makes a similar tribute model I think, but you have to arm-twist him into adding a retention strap, which I think is necessary for secure cc. Good luck!

May 16, 2009, 12:02 PM
Thanks, I'll check that out. I plan to start the holster search when I get my grips. :)

May 29, 2009, 04:04 PM
I bought a Bianchi #111 for my GP100 and the 2 Model 66's I have fit pretty good in it....

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