Six Series holster alternatives?


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19-3Ben
March 8, 2013, 10:02 PM
I just got a Ruger Speed Six 2.75"bbl.
Just curious if the concensus is that it would fit better in an L frame holster or a K frame holster?

Would the K just be a tad too tight, or you think I could pull it off?

Would the underlug make a difference? I know most of the L frame holsters for the 3" L frame guns are relieved for full underlug. If the K frame holsters are not, I wonder if the partial underlug of the Speed Six would make trouble.


Thanks in advance for the advice.

This (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/145623/desantis-thumb-break-scabbard-belt-holster-right-hand-smith-and-wesson-l-frame-386pd-581-586-681-686-3-barrel-leather-tan) and this (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/358889/desantis-thumb-break-scabbard-belt-holster-right-hand-smith-and-wesson-k-frame-10-12-13-15-19-64-65-66-3-barrel-leather-tan)are the holsters I'm looking at. I've had great experience with the Desantis Scabbard line. I want to keep things consistent.

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schultzie
March 29, 2013, 05:38 PM
I've got a 2.75" service six that carries just fine in a Bianchi 3S Pistol Pocket for a K-frame. If you don't mind nearly an inch of barrel sticking out of the bottom, a 4" service six works fine also. Currently, a 3" Model 13 is in the holster. I'd avoid kydex holsters unless it's specifically molded for the speed/service six -- I can't bring myself to put a revolver in kydex anyway.

Good luck

GRIZ22
March 30, 2013, 10:13 PM
I have a couple of Ruger 6s. L frame holsters are way too big. The only K frame holsters you may have a problem with is security type holsters where something has to lock. Holsters that have a thumb snap or safety strap are fine. I've found 2 1/2" k frame holsters work well with the 2 3/4 Speed Six.

I like the DeSantis Speed Scabbard without the strap.

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