Ruger Security Six .357 Holster Recommendations


January 25, 2011, 04:47 PM
150.... series. 4 inch. Looking for something to open carry comfortably while backpacking or hunting.

Also happy to hear any of your speed loader holster recommendations.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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January 25, 2011, 05:36 PM
Most, but probably not all, K-frame sized holsters will work with the sixes. It depends how precise the fit is. Galco's K-frame holsters will work for example.

For hiking the hands-down most comfortable carry for my Sixes is the Alaska Sportsman chest holster. The revolver rides very comfortably all day. You can hook it to your pack's own straps as well.

I have yet to find a speed loader holster I like, so I just use pockets or the pouch on the maxpedition. They tend to be too bulky.

smurf hunter
January 25, 2011, 06:08 PM
I have a 6" GP100 I use similarly. I ordered a custom holster from

Nothing else I tried kept the large frame revolver as close to my hip. I hated romping throw the woods with my holster flopping around smacking trees and stuff.

If you plan on a full size overnight pack being worn, Cosmoline's suggestion about a chest rig might be a consideration.

I also agree speed loader pouches I've tried all suck.

January 25, 2011, 06:52 PM
I am a huge fan of the safepacker. It is a great holster that carry while hiking, hunting or canoeing. I have the Government Model. I can carry everything from my SIG P220 to my 2 3/4" Security six in it comfortably. When I carry my revolvers in the safepacker I stack three speed loaders on top of one another inside the pack. Here is a link to it

January 25, 2011, 07:28 PM
I, too, use a S&W K frame holster from Bianchi for my Ruger Security Six, and it fits like a glove. Any of their models, particularly the 5BH or 5BHL (lined) would be great for field use.

January 25, 2011, 10:31 PM
Galco Fletch high ride holster is good but it does sit pretty high on your hip.

January 25, 2011, 10:39 PM
Here's a company that caught my eye just yesterday, they've got some good looking products. I use a very similar thumb break for my Redhawk by Bianchi. This ones a lot cheaper than my Bianchi was 25 years ago.

Lucky Derby
January 26, 2011, 11:44 AM

For open woods carry I would recommend the Flapjack on a Sourdough Pancake. If you want, add the Chesty Puller harness.

January 26, 2011, 08:23 PM
... just ignore this as I mis-read the question and edited to remove my comments about speed loaders, rather than holsters for same.

Steve C
January 27, 2011, 12:48 PM
Galco ( makes good holsters with the ability to wear them strong side or cross draw that makes them adaptable to how you carry your equipment. heir DAO holster would be a good one. Here is a new style ambi holster they make for revolvers that looks nice.

January 27, 2011, 01:47 PM
A thumb break crossdraw can work when carrying a daypack. Bianchi and El Paso Saddlery make examples that work for me.

January 28, 2011, 04:42 AM
I use a Triple K Flap Holster. Sandwiched between a fanny pack and water bottles, it doesn't scream GUN! when you meet someone on the trail.

Phil W
January 28, 2011, 04:42 PM
Try "shop" I bought a decent Triple K leather holster with snap for a GP 100 4in for about 30+ dollars.

January 28, 2011, 07:12 PM
I use a Triple K Flap Holster.

Those are really nice. They're seen as old fashioned, but they work good and don't impede access. They also keep the water from soaking your firearm on the trail.

July 12, 2011, 12:39 AM
I found the suede lined Triple K Woodsman model for a bit over $50. It has two mounting options for strong side or cross draw. Too bad they don't offer any options on this model, but the price is right.

Doubting Thomas
July 12, 2011, 01:01 AM
I have picked up a few of these as surplus over the years.

They fit the Security Sixes, S&W M10, M15 and M18 perfectly (NOT the M19/66, though). They have the wire hangers for a GI web pistol belt, but I just wear mine on a good leather belt. Very secure, good protection from the elements, and very comfortable. I've worn this rig horseback, on the ATV, in airplanes, and in canoes.

July 12, 2011, 05:11 PM
I carry open with a Bianchi because it is extremely comfortable and secure. It will secure a heavy wheel gun without batting against your leg or rubbing you raw.

July 13, 2011, 09:14 AM
That galco looks nice. I'm having a problem finding a holster for my old 7 1/2 " bbl Ruger 3 screw too. Will have to check out these sites.

July 31, 2011, 12:01 PM
Got my Triple K Woodsman for my Ruger Security Six this week. It fits great, nice and secure. It has an open muzzle, so it also fits my 6" Taurus 66 (6-shot) nicely. It also fits my 2" Taurus 617 (7-shot).

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