Others prefer a shoulder rig for hunting handguns.
That really keeps them up out of the pucker bush.
Can you can take the holster you have on the western rig off the low slung belt and put it on your pants belt?
It would be way better then flopping around down by your knee on a Movie gunfighter rig!
August 18, 2010, 03:35 PM
The western holster don't snap off so I was trying to find some tryed and true ways to do this. A holster for this ain't cheap so I need to find something that is going to work for me without starting a new unused box of holsters, lol. Thanks for the suggestions havn't thought about cross draw.
For a belt holster, the Bianchi #111 "Cyclone" is a very good holster, worn crossdraw.
Or, if a shoulder rig might work better for you, try the Lawman Leather rig.
August 18, 2010, 04:22 PM
Custom cross-draw by Rusty Sherrick.
August 18, 2010, 04:29 PM
The website doesn't list Bianchi #111 Cyclones for SA revolvers. They would be good for a Redhawk or other DA revolver.
Simply Rugged has crossdraw pancake holsters, and Ted Blocker has a thumb break crossdraw for SA.
August 18, 2010, 04:36 PM
I prefer crossdraw for my 7.5" Bisley. Keeps it handy but out of the way (and mine wears a scope)
August 18, 2010, 06:11 PM
Simply Rugged is usually my first recommendation for big revolvers.
Mernickle also is a good place to look.
August 18, 2010, 07:38 PM
Carried mine in a THOMSON CONTENDER HOLSTER back in the late 1980 'S .It was setup both belt & shoulder .
August 18, 2010, 08:06 PM
I aint that tall. 5"9' is all. I carry my 7.5 inch Blackhawk SRM (357 max) in a strongside highride holster. I can draw it as fast or faster than my SRH Alaskan.
August 18, 2010, 08:27 PM
I like to walk fields and heavy brush midday when deer hunting but find my western rig keeps getting hung up more than me. What do you use to carry that cannon through the brush?
That's because a western rig is not designed for walking thru brush. As rc said a cross draw or shoulder holster is best. If you are concerned about ultimate protection for the firearm I'd also look at a full flap holster.
August 18, 2010, 09:32 PM
I'm surprised Bianchi no longer makes the #111 for the SBH.
I've gone through the same issue. A chest holster is my first choice, as it keeps the gun out of the way of backpack straps & handles brush fairly well. I find a vertical shoulder holster to be more comfortable in the short run, but the heaviness of a hunting revolver on one side tends to tweak my back a little.
August 18, 2010, 10:05 PM
In 1967, Skeeter Skelton said:
My first good scabbard came from the old S.D. Myres Saddle Company, El Paso, Tex. The great peace officer Tom Threepersons designed for them the first gun-hugging, quickdraw model that tilted the revolver butt to the front, rode high on the waist belt for good concealment under a coat, and featured an absolute minimum of good, inflexible leather.
August 18, 2010, 10:56 PM
I too am looking for a good leather option for my 7.5" BH.
currently I have an Uncle Mike's nylon rig with a matching nylon belt that will fit me with my ins hunting bibs on.
It is secure and easily goes from summer wear to full winter multi-layers,no problem....it just ain't leather.
August 19, 2010, 12:48 AM
I prefer a good strongside holster like the Threepersons but I've also got a very good one from Freedom Arms.
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