I have struggled with finding a good carry position for my 7.5" Ruger BH while deer hunting from a elevated deer stand. I have a good leather rig, but it doesn't work too well over layers of hunting clothes and bibs. I also have a black nylon rig with the "one size fits all (huge) belt", this will go around the bibs etc but the draw/reholster is still slow underneath the hunting coat. The draw/re-holster is also difficult from any strongside or crossdraw position while seated in a climber stand.
Anyway, I attached my nylon holster directly to the left suspender of my safety harness with several zip-ties. This makes a very comfortable shoulder holster, and can be worn over or under your hunting coat. The wide adjustable straps provide good weight distribution for the heavy revolver. The gun is perfectly positioned for a smooth draw from seated position.
I used a heated nail to melt two holes through the nylon as additional zip-tie mounting locations.
I thought this discovery was worth sharing with fellow handgun hunters, it sure works for me.
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November 27, 2012, 02:26 PM
Do you have any pictures? Id like to make a design that would work similarly.
November 28, 2012, 12:04 AM
Sorry, I do not have any pics. However, the idea is pretty simple, and the safety harness provides a perfect platform for a shoulder holster.
good luck to you.
November 28, 2012, 05:20 AM
For large handguns like the Redhawk and the contender I like the bandoleer cross draw style sholder holsters that place the gun accross your chest/abdomen. they still allow access no matter what position you are in and allow you to carry a rifle or shotgun too.
November 28, 2012, 09:53 AM
I used a vertical shoulder holster and a nylon riggers belt over insulated coveralls while in a tree stand. 8 3/8: S&W
December 4, 2012, 06:02 PM
Somewhere on this forum H&H hunter posted a pic of a really nice El Paso tanker style chest rig. I liked the look of it but would like something in nylon and or kydex for my 629 Classic.
December 9, 2012, 07:10 PM
have a look at pistol packaging they make a nice bandolero holster
i have one for my B/H
SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE
December 22, 2012, 08:07 PM
How about a simple loop sling ? Kevin 176484
I use an Uncle Mikes bandolier holster but remove all the straps , the holster is removed and stowed . the gun is carried by the sling.
this is my rig for my SRH. Pistol packaging "bandolero" holster. simple is better I agree.
December 24, 2012, 10:30 PM
You wouldn't have a link or location one could buy one of those lobo? I have one just like it that I bought years ago at a gun show. Used it alot for warm weather woods toting, but not so much for cold weather. Would like to get another.
December 24, 2012, 11:31 PM
sure do they have a website http://www.pistolpackaging.com/Default.asp but... I buy from a guy that sells their stuff on ebay gives you a little better price usually, good guy, I have bought three holsters from him so far all real good quality for the price. I will get a link to him on ebay take me a minute.
here he is on ebay
he can get you anything they sell, has gone back and forth with the company for me asking alot questions. And is really good about returns.
December 25, 2012, 10:01 AM
My apologies huntershooter. I really like your rig.
December 25, 2012, 10:11 AM
Something I have thought about doing is attaching a holster to the stand.Might work better than having the gun on you.Most bought stands have a shooting rail I was going to attach it on there
December 26, 2012, 09:30 AM
I've worn one of these, they work really well and I believe makes good sense for a hunter/hiker, etc.: