Backpacking Holster for S&W 629 Classic 6.5" (44 Mag)


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Machine154
July 4, 2011, 07:32 PM
I recently picked up a 44 mag as my 'Alaska gun' for the next time my wife and I go up there. I am thinking either a shoulder or chest rig would likely be compatible with a backpack. Anybody with some experience care to comment?


I found a few places with holsters, but many look like "Uncle Mike" variety that I would not care to own. I am thinking of a budget of $100-125 for the holster. Any recommendations?

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MightyTygart
July 6, 2011, 08:47 PM
Check out Diamond D's Custom Leather. IIRC Hickok 45 carries his 45 and Glock20 in one. Scootch also has one for a 1911. I plan on getting one when funds allow.

JTQ
July 6, 2011, 11:31 PM
Simply Rugged "Chesty Puller" system.

http://www.simplyrugged.com/chesty-puller-conversion-system/

http://www.simplyrugged.com/why-i-made-the-chesty-puller-system/

Carne Frio
July 8, 2011, 01:32 PM
I have a Simply Rugged holster and it is a fine holster.
I would also point you towards the Alaskan. It is a
chest holster that costs less. They are very popular here.

http://www.alaskasportsmanproducts.com/

Machine154
July 8, 2011, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, MightyTygart. I ended up ordering the Alaska Hunter model from Diamond D's Custom Leather. I'll follow-up with a drop strap or other modification if needed and secure it to the backpack. I wasn't liking the options for chest carry and I think shoulder holstering would be too much interference.

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