Not Crazy About Cowboy Holsters...


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Bobson
September 17, 2011, 01:53 AM
So I'm going to need a holster for a Ruger Super Blackhawk (5.5"), except I'm not really crazy about traditional cowboy holsters. It may be because I've never used one firsthand (and I just can't see enjoying the hammer thong...), but I think I'd rather stick to something a bit more modern, for lack of a better word.

Are there any companies that make modern holsters for the Ruger SBH? Or should I just try and find a cowboy style holster I'll like?

I do know that if I have to choose a cowboy-style holster, I don't want any elegantly styled leather. This is going to be something I'll be wearing in the open desert and forested mountains, not to dinner in a 5-star lodge.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, folks.

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gpr
September 17, 2011, 03:14 AM
you could go with some thing like this style...gary

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=250898441

T Bran
September 17, 2011, 04:02 AM
When I bought my SBH 10'' years ago there werent many options for a barrel that long. I finally found a leather Bianchi cross draw holster. They are still around I saw them in a catalogue the other day. It is a leather holster made to fit on a regular 2 or 2.5 inch belt but it is not a cowboy type holster just a plain utilitarian holster that comes in several legnths and configurations. I think Midway has them just a thought good luck.
T

Brian Williams
September 17, 2011, 04:37 AM
Look at some of the Tom Threepersons
http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-65-9-1920-tom-threepersons-2-to-7-12-barrels.aspx
http://www.epsaddlery.com/images/Product/medium/65.jpg

The Lone Haranguer
September 17, 2011, 07:17 AM
EPS and Mernickle make "pancake" style OWB concealment holsters for SA revolvers. Is that what you're looking for?

Lawdawg45
September 17, 2011, 09:06 AM
+1 on Mernickle.

LD

CajunBass
September 17, 2011, 09:28 AM
Take a look at Rugers web-site. They've got a number of choices. I suspect you'll find something you'll like.

I did for my 22's.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/004.jpg

BTW. These don't ride straight up and down, but have a muzzle rear rake.

GCBurner
September 17, 2011, 01:24 PM
I got a regular Hunter 1100 model holster for my 4 3/4" SAA. For actually carrying the gun on my belt, I much prefer the snap retention strap instead of a leather thong over the hammer spur.

BCCL
September 17, 2011, 02:02 PM
Since I think you mentioned this gun for carrying bow hunting, and especially if your gonna be climbing up into tree stands, for sure avoid the hammer thong old school stuff and get a good retention strap holster.

Unless you just prefer leather, you might check here. I got a good rig for my 5.5" Ruger Backhawk 45 Colt last year for deer hunting.

Solid well, well made and not to expensive.

http://stores.ebay.com/Skyball-Mountain-Holster?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Exeter
September 17, 2011, 02:16 PM
The Bianchi Lawman and Galco Wheelgunner holsters can be had for SA revolvers.

savit260
September 17, 2011, 03:16 PM
Simply Rugged makes a great custom holsters for reasonable money, and Rob is a pleasure to deal with. Great guy.

Here's my Blackhawk in a Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake holster with straps that convert it into an IWB holster. Take the straps off and it's a regular OWB Pancake style holster. You can order it with or without the extra straps. He also offers other field and range style holsters as well with a bunch of options.

simplyrugged.com

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/Picture064.jpg

Bobson
September 17, 2011, 03:52 PM
I actually really like that thumb-snap holster, CajunBass. Thanks - I hadn't thought to check Ruger's site.

JTQ
September 17, 2011, 03:57 PM
While you're at the El Paso Saddlery site, try the #5 Patton holster.

http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-97-12-5-patton-holster.aspx

EVIL
September 17, 2011, 05:13 PM
Simply Rugged makes a great custom holsters for reasonable money, and Rob is a pleasure to deal with. Great guy.

Here's my Blackhawk in a Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake holster with straps that convert it into an IWB holster. Take the straps off and it's a regular OWB Pancake style holster. You can order it with or without the extra straps. He also offers other field and range style holsters as well with a bunch of options.

simplyrugged.com

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/Picture064.jpg

+1!!!

This type of pancake holster will hold the weapon tight against the body w/o a thumb break; with excellent retention ... but I'm sure one can be added by any quality custom leatherworker if you must have one. Plus, pancake holsters don't flop around like tom's threepersons or hip holsters.

Red Cent
September 17, 2011, 07:15 PM
There are a lot of holsters, because of that high front sight, that will not fit.

savit260
September 17, 2011, 09:47 PM
There are a lot of holsters, because of that high front sight, that will not fit.

Get one custom made for your gun, and that isn't going to be a problem.

Go with a generic off the rack one, and you'll be taking your chances.

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