S & W 686 6" leather holster?


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jpatter
December 1, 2012, 11:48 AM
I have been trying to find a leather holster for my S & W 686 and I wanted to know if there were any recommendations.

I really like this one, but their website is in a foreign language, so any similar would be great www.flickr.com/photos/40150092@N03/5208155873/

Thanks

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JTQ
December 1, 2012, 01:10 PM
Simply Rugged is very popular with the large revolver crowd.

http://www.simplyrugged.com

You can always check Milt Sparks, Mitch Rosen, Alessi, Kramer, Tucker, etc.

The 686 has been around for a long time (I bought mine in 1983) and there are a lot of holster makers covering that pistol.

rcmodel
December 1, 2012, 01:38 PM
http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=5BH

http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-70-13-2-thumbreak-6-to-8-38-barrels.aspx

rc

rayban
December 2, 2012, 09:01 AM
Question for you 6" bbl owners...is a thumb break, or even a retention strap needed for a bbl that long?
Seems like gravity alone will keep it from going anywhere. Just a thought.

That's a beauty from SlkFatBlues man...I've seen his work on other forums and it's world class.

conhntr
December 2, 2012, 09:02 AM
I like some of el paso's designs but do not like the exposed trigger. It doesnt make much differenc ein draw speed, and leaves a small chance for an ND/AD due to something getting caught on the trigger and your body movement setting it off.


I recently came across a 586 6" and am in search of a holster as well. I have a simply rugged cattleman for a dan wesson and another for a 1911. I like both but in hindsight i dont think they are really 90$ holsters. Better than a mass produced galco, but not much attention to detail.

Im keeping an eye on ebay for a used one. They go for cheap used but hard to know if it will fit or not

rcmodel
December 2, 2012, 11:55 AM
and leaves a small chance for an ND/AD due to something getting caught on the trigger and your body movement setting it off. Actually it doesn't.

El Paso holsters are so well fitted to the gun the cylinder can't turn inside the holster.

And the hammer has a strap over it to keep it from being cocked anyway.

If the cylinder can't turn, and the hammer can't be manually cocked, the trigger can't be pulled by any amount of force.
(unless you put it in the holster cocked SA.)

rc

rayban
December 2, 2012, 12:53 PM
I made this one for a Ruger Gp100, 6"

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb277/RGleather/IMG_0706.jpg

Lucky Derby
December 5, 2012, 05:58 AM
Another vote for Simply Rugged.

TwoEyedJack
December 5, 2012, 09:48 PM
I had Milt Sparks make me a nice crossdraw for an M66. You can shake it upside down and it does not come out. Very high quality.

http://imageshack.us/a/img685/4705/sany0794s.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9794/sany0795.jpg

Valkman
December 5, 2012, 11:31 PM
I would probably go with Simply Rugged.

rayban
December 6, 2012, 06:52 AM
Twoeyed jack....that screw squeezes the leather against the gun to adjust the tight fit, correct?

TwoEyedJack
December 8, 2012, 07:45 PM
Yes. There is a slab of leather that is pinched between two others. The screw adjusts the tension. The slab impinges on the bottom of the trigger guard.

Skylerbone
December 15, 2012, 01:41 PM
Any good quality holster will work, the key is finding the exact style you want at a reasonable price.

Taking longevity in to account a decent holster costs a few dollars a year so the key is really knowing what you want and that comes from experience. So...have you previously carried a revolver and if so, what style holster worked? Just as important IMO is a sturdy belt to handle the weight.

conhntr
December 15, 2012, 03:53 PM
I want something with a drop; outting the top edge of the grip even with the beltkine when holstered. The only thing i can find for a 6" l frame is high end duty holstersin the 150$ range. Doesnt anyone make a low ride field holster? I hate mid and high ride very uncormfotable for me!!!

Jurist
December 15, 2012, 04:36 PM
Cabelas has some for around $34.00 will be my next purchase for my 4"686.

JTQ
December 15, 2012, 06:13 PM
conhntr wrote,
Doesnt anyone make a low ride field holster?
Did you check the El Paso Saddlery link.

Here it is again. http://www.epsaddlery.com

How about Mernickle? http://www.mernickleholsters.com

wrs840
December 15, 2012, 06:32 PM
For my personal purposes, I disagree with the unprotected trigger in a leather revolver holster in most cases.

If you want it covered, this is the one I have found to be the best:

Bianchi 111 Cyclone Holster - Plain Tan, RH, Mfg’s #12696, for 6” L-frame, Thumbsnap, strongside or crossdraw. Last time I bought one the best deal was from Optics Planet because of the free shipping.

My lazy search came up with this: http://www.opticsplanet.com/bianchi-111-cyclone-holster-plain-tan-right-hand-12696.html

railroadman
January 21, 2013, 11:05 PM
I like this revolver Can I buy a holster fits this with a good belt.

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