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ZVP
October 25, 2012, 06:20 PM
I just got a chief special and want a outside the pants hip holster in leather.
All I see is synthetic inside the pants or plastic rigs!
Has the world passed me by?
Does anyone make a factory rig?
ZVP

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icanthitabarn
October 25, 2012, 07:22 PM
Sure they are still made. I use an economy Tagua from Argentina. It works fine and still fits tightly. Same gun, only lightweight. Sorry no stamping at all on it.






sorry, wrong gun, mine is a bit larger Colt

bikerdoc
October 25, 2012, 07:38 PM
Tagua is from Paraquay and they are great. I have 3.

ColtPythonElite
October 25, 2012, 08:16 PM
Check out the American Pride Leather pancake. It is only about 30 bucks. I wear one with a snub in it nearly every day.

jeepnik
October 25, 2012, 10:17 PM
http://www.simplyrugged.com/

The above can supply what you need.

JTQ
October 25, 2012, 10:17 PM
Not factory, but reasonably priced and relatively quick delivery.

Simply Rugged http://www.simplyrugged.com

Lobo Gun Leather http://www.lobogunleather.com



Factory makers sold through many retailers

Galco http://www.usgalco.com/default.asp

Don Hume http://www.donhume.com

CPO15
October 26, 2012, 07:56 AM
http://gunholsters.com/blackhawk-speed-classic-holster/brown

Comes in black too, cheaper at Gander et al.

PabloJ
October 26, 2012, 08:00 AM
The CS is wonderful light weight S&W pistol and you should be able to find serviceable inexpensive Uncle Mike's cloth holster for yours at most well-stocked gun stores. Please forgive them for assuming you have bought five-shot revolver. We know those are only for people who never held gun in their hand before. You know what they say at counters of LGSs "just look through sights and pull the trigger Ms".

USAF_Vet
October 26, 2012, 02:12 PM
+1 on the Tagua. I've got one that can be inside pants or outside pants. Pretty universal holster, and very affordable.

I use it only if carrying IWB, because my Bianchi suits me better for OWB. Either way, one of the better real leather holsters in that price range (got mine for around $25).

MedWheeler
October 26, 2012, 02:36 PM
I don't have a Tagua for a revolver, but I have two for my PF9 Kel-Tec. One is an OWB belst-slide, and the other is a rigid IWB unit (the latter is always worn between the belt and pants, not actually inside-the-waistband.) They're both great holsters; I think I paid around $25 for the first one, and $20 for the second, including a couple of bucks markup for being left-handed.

icanthitabarn
October 26, 2012, 07:16 PM
Right you are, Bikerdoc, I wasn't really comfortable writing Argentina, but wrote it anyways. :o

Walking Dead
October 26, 2012, 09:19 PM
Triple K makes them as well

Black Butte
October 27, 2012, 12:02 AM
ZVP, get yourself a polymer pistol and feel young again. :)

motorcycle-charlie
October 28, 2012, 10:18 AM
Plenty of factory choices out there, but if you can wait a month or two, check out rgrizzleleather.com. I have 3 from him. IWB for my j frames and IWB and OWB for my sp101. Nice stuff, great price, reasonable delivery times and great folks to deal with (Ryan and Kay). Nice easy website to navigate too. Give them a look.

Sam1911
October 28, 2012, 10:26 AM
http://www.shado.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Clamshell_Leathe_4a8f06301d205.jpg (http://www.shado.com/Leather-Holsters/Clamshell-Leather-Belt-Holster.html)

(Click pic for link)

I have one of Ray's Holsters and it has held up very well for several years of competition use. This one is the classic clam-shell OWB for small wheelguns, and at $35 it's hard to beat the price!

CH47gunner
October 29, 2012, 01:23 PM
I'm liking this Galco paddle holster I just bought.
The paddle is just too convenient for slipping on over a belt or, in my case, jeans w/ no belt works also.
Shown w/ S&W Model 649.

Bruce

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/66and649/649holstergalco013.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/66and649/649holstergalco011.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/66and649/649holstergalco019.jpg

msb45
October 30, 2012, 08:19 PM
Desantis leather has leather OWBs available

Grumpa72
October 31, 2012, 06:53 AM
El Paso Saddlery makes some great holsters.
http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-11-concealment.aspx

So does Ed Buffaloe - my favorite (if he has the gun or mold). Simple yet elegant and very functional. All handmade - I own three.

http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/EBCH/ebch.html

PabloJ
October 31, 2012, 12:03 PM
Look he didn't say it was FIVE-shot revolver. OMG, that would be archaic way to defend oneself. I will say from what I have owned the Model 12-2 was best defensive handgun by rather sizable margin.

Iggy
November 1, 2012, 06:44 PM
I never got past the dinosaur stage. If you like the older styles, take a gander at these.
This a feller from Texas that makes them to order like the old time LEOs used to pack.
His name is Dave, he built them for himself for use as a Texas Lawman and now he's doin' it for his friends.

http://www.redrivercustomleather.com/index.html

http://www.redrivercustomleather.com/uploads/2/8/8/1/2881327/5822623.jpg

W.E.G.
November 1, 2012, 06:51 PM
Triple K makes them as well

+1 for Triple K.
I get mine from http://www.cowboyneeds.com/440.html

Especially if you like the thumb-break type holsters. Triple K makes the "440 - Lightning Two Way Holster," a thumb-break model, for just about every popular handgun. Belt-loop design allows you to wear a single holster strong-side or cross-draw, depending on your mood. Here's one I got a couple years ago for my Single-Six .32 H&R Magnum.

...and they don't charge a fortune for them either!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/holsters/triplekholster1.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/holsters/triplekholster2.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/holsters/TripleKholster-crossdraw.jpg

Doc3402
November 3, 2012, 03:59 PM
I suggest Bianchi or Tagua, with the Bianchi being my first choice.

You think you're a dinosaur? I'm trying to find a lined black leather holster with thumb snap for a 6" K frame. From what I'm seeing I think my Powerball odds are better.

Old Fuff
November 3, 2012, 04:13 PM
I'm trying to find a lined black leather holster with thumb snap for a 6" K frame.

Hint from the Old Fuff: Send a personal message to our fellow member, robbt and I think your search will be over at a very reasonable price.

Doc3402
November 3, 2012, 04:25 PM
Old Fuff. Thanks for the tip. I will do that as soon as I get back from vacation.

Old Fuff
November 3, 2012, 04:28 PM
Please forgive them for assuming you have bought five-shot revolver. We know those are only for people who never held gun in their hand before.

Look he didn't say it was FIVE-shot revolver. OMG, that would be archaic way to defend oneself.

Well the Old Fuff admits to being archaic, but also having the knowledge and experience that goes with it.

And these days his feeble body is usually protected with either a .38 or .44 Special in a 5-shot snubby. Even in the Arizona/Mexican border country I haven't found this to be a serious handicap... :uhoh:

But to each his own. :neener:

Old Fuff
November 3, 2012, 05:16 PM
A small example of robbt's much larger selection...


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=664180

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=658103

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=653337

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=642584

hariph creek
November 6, 2012, 12:35 PM
A.E. Nelson in Scio Or. makes great old school duty and concealment leather. I used a very high ride very strong forward cant OWB with a thumb break to carry my Detective Special. Hands down, the most comfortable holster, for this particular role, I've ever had. The barrel barely extended past the bottom of the belt. Comfortable and accessable while driving, even concealed under a t-shirt.

Nushif
November 6, 2012, 01:04 PM
In case you haven't settled on one yet, Don Hume makes some great holsters at probably one of the best prices out there for what you're getting.

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