Need a shoulder holster for my super redhawk with a cutout for a red dot


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ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 10:24 AM
I have a millet red dot on my 7.5" super redhawk. I would like to get a hunting holster for this, but don't want one of the very large bandolier holsters that is designed for a full size scope. They are just overly bulky for what I need. All I want is a shoulder holster with a small cutout so the red dot sits outside of the holster.

I like a setup like this one, by levergun leather, but am curious if anybody knows of other holster makers out there that could do this, or perhaps an off the shelf solution that I could modify without making it look horrible.

http://www.levergunleather.com/images/donsw5001.jpg
I'm assuming if I measure, levergun could make this holster with a notch in it.

I'd be willing to use one with nylon straps, or whatever other materials to reduce cost, I'll admit that spending $200 seems a bit overwhelming when I could just get a nylon holster built for a scope for $35.

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ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 10:35 AM
I also like the looks of this one, but fear I'd make it look hideous if I tried cutting a notch out for the scope: http://media.midwayusa.com/ProductImages/Large/178966.jpg

This one is an off the shelf galco kodiak.

I have a regular bianchi belt holster, I could consider modifying that, but to be truthful carrying this gun on the hip is awkward anyway.

ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 11:05 AM
What about one of these things? Doesn't protect the gun, but does what I want for $108, anyone use one of these? Does it hold the gun secure?

http://www.edgecustom.com/Holsters.html

ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 12:11 PM
Do I need to find somebody local to do this? Levergun says he won't make one with a slot in it, and if he did he would need to have it in hand to make it properly.

David E
March 18, 2010, 12:23 PM
He may just need the sight to put on his gun and not require YOUR gun in shop.

ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 12:29 PM
He may just need the sight to put on his gun and not require YOUR gun in shop.

Unfortunately he said that he doesn't do the slot style holster, and if he did he would need the entire gun with scope mounted in the shop. I'm sure with the proper measurements somebody can make what I'm looking for. I sent a couple other emails out to other makers, just seeing if anyone here has any particular recommendations. I've seen holsters out there before with slots much longer than what I would need, I only need a few inches so probably don't even need support around it.

I see black hills leather offers one exactly like I'm looking for, going to see if they can make it so the gun is slightly angled instead of straight up/down.

http://www.bhlstore.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=929

Bogow
March 18, 2010, 05:10 PM
I have the same gun with a scope on it. I took my holster to the local shoe repair shop and he was able to cut a slot with an x-acto knife and then stitch around the slot.

The modification looks professional works great and only cost me $20 bucks.

I did get a few strange looks from other customers that walked in and saw my SRH .454 setting on the counter while I was waiting.

ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 05:13 PM
Haha, that's a great idea. I did find this guy at 'quiet hide holsters' who makes a nice setup. It's not a slot in the top, but a custom fit glove built to the exact size of your scope. In some ways I like this even better, I just wanted to avoid the genericly large 'scoped holsters' that are built to accept literally any size scope when all I have is a litte one.

http://onesonek.powweb.com/index.html

SharpsDressedMan
March 18, 2010, 06:15 PM
Try Ted Blocker and Rudy at Black Hills leather. Blocker's was offering a nice custom field rig for big guns, and Rudy used to be game to provide anything reasonable for his customers.

ImARugerFan
March 21, 2010, 01:29 PM
Hey thanks, I actually talked to Rudy and he makes exactly what I'm looking for. I also found this other place quiet hide holsters, who makes pretty cool silent nylon shoulder holsters with custom fit for gun and scope. I can get one of these for under $100 so I'm going to give them a try. If I decided to go leather I'd be going with black hills.

The Lone Haranguer
March 21, 2010, 03:44 PM
If you have no holster makers locally, perhaps a saddlemaker could take a holster you provide along with the gun, make the necessary cutout and burnish and restitch the edges. ?

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