Buying an M70A Tokarev, need holster.


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bigdogpete
June 9, 2013, 07:24 PM
Can anyone suggest a holster to carry a Tokarev for CC, outside belt? I am aware of all the pros and cons of carrying a Tok. Just looking for compatible holsters.

If you have good idea for inside the belt and would look at that also.

Thanks in advance.

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Archaic Weapon
June 9, 2013, 08:25 PM
I carry mine in a plain old nylon holster that fit it.

bigdogpete
June 9, 2013, 08:45 PM
I carry mine in a plain old nylon holster that fit it.
Do you remember what gun your holster was originally made for?

Archaic Weapon
June 9, 2013, 09:19 PM
A Glock 20, believe it or not. I had to go check the package, keep spare parts in it.

amd6547
June 9, 2013, 09:41 PM
I used to use a Don Hume IWB clip on leather holster made for the Browning HiPower...
The tokarev fit that holster well. A little wet molding could make it perfect.
Since I recently got a Zastava M57A Tokarev, I am thinking of getting that same Hume HiPower holster and doing the wet mold.
This like the holster I had:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Don-Hume-H715-M-Holster-with-fit-11-5-for-Browning-High-Power-9mm-/330800328634?pt=US_Holsters&var=&hash=item4d053c6fba

Archaic Weapon
June 9, 2013, 10:02 PM
That's not a bad idea at all.

bigdogpete
June 9, 2013, 10:24 PM
OK. How do you wet mold it. Water soak and ? You can't leave the gun in the wet holder very long, can you?

Archaic Weapon
June 9, 2013, 10:30 PM
If you don't mind drying and cleaning afterwards. Getting wet comes with the job.

PabloJ
June 10, 2013, 03:06 AM
A Glock 20, believe it or not. I had to go check the package, keep spare parts in it.
I would try something made for FN-HP. In "ballistic cloth" type rigs that translates to medium size category. The Glock 20 is almost twice as large as a Tokarev.

Dr.Rob
June 10, 2013, 03:44 AM
Any of the G-slide type holsters that can be tightened (retention screw) that fit the 1911 and BHP should fit it very closely. They are pretty minimalist but if you're on a budget they can be had inexpensively.

jhb
June 10, 2013, 07:54 AM
If the m70 is anything like the modern m57 with the slide mounted sfety? Then the half cock notch is gone. So carry boils down to condition 1 style, chambered with slide mounted safety on or condition 3.

Unless I got a defective modern zastava m57, mine doesn't have the half cock notch anymore. All my c&rs do, but my modern does not.

That said......I won't type the name but there are whole line of holsters built for the toks bsed in europe. Never bought or owned one myself, but I've read good things. Might be worth some research and a look over. Just a thought.

lowercase
June 10, 2013, 08:58 AM
I have an M70, and I believe that holsters made for the Colt Officer's Model 1911 will work.

I bought one when I got my M70, but I don't carry it because I'm way more of a revolver guy.

I'll dig out the combo and snap a pic later.

bigdogpete
June 10, 2013, 10:41 PM
Looks like I have some options to consider.

thanks

el indio
June 11, 2013, 05:37 PM
Hey bdp, The tokarev was a Russian knockoff of the Colt 1911. I think any holster for the Colt will work. If not,let me know and I'll make one for you.

el indio
June 11, 2013, 05:41 PM
Hey BDP, The Tokarev was a Russian version of the Colt1911. I think any holster for the Colt should work. If not, let me know and I'll make one for you.

bigdogpete
June 11, 2013, 05:55 PM
Hey BDP, The Tokarev was a Russian version of the Colt1911. I think any holster for the Colt should work. If not, let me know and I'll make one for you.
indio,
Iwill look into the 1911 and see how it fits. I bet Cabelas will let me try one.

lowercase
June 11, 2013, 07:32 PM
Here are pics of my M70 and the Colt Officer's Model holster.

Definitely not a perfect fit, but it works.

* Update, on a whim, I tried a 1911 holster for the full-size 5" model, and it fit WAY better than the shorter Officer's Model holster.

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2594/m701n.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/2521/m702.jpg

Here is the 1911 5" holster. It is a Don Hume H-721OT.

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/6888/m703.jpg

bigdogpete
June 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
lowercase,

PM sent.

amd6547
June 12, 2013, 12:09 AM
Wet molding is easy...
Soak the leather holster.
Place handgun in a plastic bag and put it in the holster.
I use the plastic handle of a small screwdriver to work the leather into the pistol...push the leather into the trigger guard, the ejection port, around the safety and slide stop...
When you are done shaping the leather, you will see the outline of the pistol in the leather.
Let it sit for a night.
Pull the pistol out and let the holster fully dry.
Now you have a perfectly fitting custom wet molded holster.

bigdogpete
June 12, 2013, 12:16 AM
[QUOTE=amd6547;8970140]Wet molding is easy...
Soak the leather holster.


Thanks, amd

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