Shoulder rig for my 1862 Colt Police


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Pancho
February 11, 2014, 01:31 AM
After about 4 years of thinking about it I've finally ordered a leather shoulder holster rig for my 62 Colt's Police. Can't wait. Expect a review and pictures when I get it.

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DoubleDeuce 1
February 11, 2014, 04:38 AM
The photos would be great to see. What made you decide to get a shoulder holster?:cool:

jaxenro
February 11, 2014, 10:07 AM
Who did you order from?

Pancho
February 11, 2014, 11:49 AM
I like to woods walk with my 62 and I imagined that a shoulder holster would be less likely to get snagged in the brush.
I ordered the holster from Dells leather a family business in New York state.
This will be the third holster that I've bought from them for my 62's. I was first attracted
to Dell's because their catalog stated that they made holsters sized directly to the 62 based on that I bought two military style flap holsters and was very impressed.

44 Dave
February 11, 2014, 12:45 PM
I think you will like the '62 under your arm.
I made up a shoulder rig for my '60 with the 8" using a flap holster. For winter under coat it is warm, dry, out of the way, and not too much of a bother. I don't need any fast draw just safe carry of a loaded gun.

Crawdad1
February 11, 2014, 03:20 PM
Here's their web site, good stuff!!

http://dellsleatherworks.com/welcome.htm

Notice how they warn people of the difference between the Pietta built 62 Police and the Uberti built 62' Police.

jaxenro
February 11, 2014, 03:34 PM
I been thinking about getting their shoulder holster for my 62 navy pocket let us know how yours comes out

Jim K
February 11, 2014, 04:11 PM
I hope folks who carry percussion revolvers do so legally. While federal and most state laws allow purchase of C&B's without a lot of paperwork, carry laws usually make no exceptions for them, so carrying an 1862 Police, even an original, is the same as carrying a Glock.

Jim

Pancho
February 11, 2014, 04:36 PM
I work part-time in a hardware/gunstore and we all conceal carry. I thought it would be a hoot to CC the 62.

swathdiver
February 11, 2014, 04:43 PM
Dell's is going to make me a custom gun belt, nice folks to deal with.

Florida law doesn't mention antique firearms as restricted for concealed carry.

jaxenro
February 11, 2014, 05:21 PM
Far as I know WV has open carry

44 Dave
February 11, 2014, 07:06 PM
Yes I have my concealed carry, carry everything from the big Colts to little .41 derringer.

44 Dave
February 21, 2014, 10:26 PM
I put together this shoulder rig for Winter carry. In and out of truck in and out of cold.
It is not "quick draw" but carries a long barrel Army or Navy warm, dry, and out of the way.

avatarshots
February 21, 2014, 11:06 PM
Nice!

Pancho
February 21, 2014, 11:55 PM
I've been watching the post every day. You guys will be the second to see it when it comes.

Pancho
February 23, 2014, 01:19 AM
Just got my shoulder rig today and it's too short. RATS! The workmanship is great but it must be for the short barrel 62. I'll be calling on Monday and sending it back same day.

jaxenro
February 23, 2014, 09:50 AM
What length barrel you have and what's this one fit?

Pancho
February 23, 2014, 10:08 PM
My guns are the standard 6.5 and the holster was made for a 5.5. Talked to them today (Sunday) and they will be sending me the correct one Monday morning and I'll be returning mine the same day.

swathdiver
February 24, 2014, 01:53 AM
Standard is 5.5" not 6.5", not in our hobby anyway.

Crawdad1
February 24, 2014, 09:38 AM
I like the 6.5 inch barreled Police and I think it has better lines than the 5.5 inchers. Also, comparing the two that I own I found the 6.5 incher was more accurate over a longer distance than my 5.5. Although, with the shorter barrel it is handier and what a sweety to carry. :)

Pancho
February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM
I prefer the 6.5 for it's looks and the longer loading lever.

jaxenro
February 26, 2014, 02:46 PM
I think the 5.5 looks more like a scaled down navy. Supposedly the pocket Coly is 2/3rds the size of the belt model and 2/3rds of 7.5 is 5.

But I have 2 6.5" and they are nice

Jaymo
February 28, 2014, 08:48 PM
I like the 4.5", just because.

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