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Ruger Security Six .357 Holster Recommendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by invictus82, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. invictus82

    invictus82 Active Member

    150.... series. 4 inch. Looking for something to open carry comfortably while backpacking or hunting.

    Also happy to hear any of your speed loader holster recommendations.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
  2. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Most, but probably not all, K-frame sized holsters will work with the sixes. It depends how precise the fit is. Galco's K-frame holsters will work for example.

    For hiking the hands-down most comfortable carry for my Sixes is the Alaska Sportsman chest holster. The revolver rides very comfortably all day. You can hook it to your pack's own straps as well.

    I have yet to find a speed loader holster I like, so I just use pockets or the pouch on the maxpedition. They tend to be too bulky.
  3. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Well-Known Member

    I have a 6" GP100 I use similarly. I ordered a custom holster from http://www.simplyrugged.com/

    Nothing else I tried kept the large frame revolver as close to my hip. I hated romping throw the woods with my holster flopping around smacking trees and stuff.

    If you plan on a full size overnight pack being worn, Cosmoline's suggestion about a chest rig might be a consideration.

    I also agree speed loader pouches I've tried all suck.
  4. wnycollector

    wnycollector Well-Known Member

    I am a huge fan of the safepacker. It is a great holster that carry while hiking, hunting or canoeing. I have the Government Model. I can carry everything from my SIG P220 to my 2 3/4" Security six in it comfortably. When I carry my revolvers in the safepacker I stack three speed loaders on top of one another inside the pack. Here is a link to it http://www.thewilderness.com/storepinnacle/index.php?p=catalog&parent=171&pg=1
  5. I, too, use a S&W K frame holster from Bianchi for my Ruger Security Six, and it fits like a glove. Any of their models, particularly the 5BH or 5BHL (lined) would be great for field use.
  6. funkeecowboy

    funkeecowboy Well-Known Member

    Galco Fletch high ride holster is good but it does sit pretty high on your hip.
  7. Shimitup

    Shimitup Well-Known Member

  8. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member


    For open woods carry I would recommend the Flapjack on a Sourdough Pancake. If you want, add the Chesty Puller harness.
  9. btg3

    btg3 Well-Known Member

    ... just ignore this as I mis-read the question and edited to remove my comments about speed loaders, rather than holsters for same.
  10. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    Galco makes good holsters with the ability to wear them strong side or cross draw that makes them adaptable to how you carry your equipment. heir DAO holster would be a good one. Here is a new style ambi holster they make for revolvers that looks nice.
  11. Haxby

    Haxby Well-Known Member

    A thumb break crossdraw can work when carrying a daypack. Bianchi and El Paso Saddlery make examples that work for me.
  12. revolversrbetter

    revolversrbetter Well-Known Member

    I use a Triple K Flap Holster. Sandwiched between a fanny pack and water bottles, it doesn't scream GUN! when you meet someone on the trail.
  13. Phil W

    Phil W Well-Known Member

    Try "shop Ruger.com" I bought a decent Triple K leather holster with snap for a GP 100 4in for about 30+ dollars.
  14. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Those are really nice. They're seen as old fashioned, but they work good and don't impede access. They also keep the water from soaking your firearm on the trail.
  15. sprale

    sprale Active Member

    I found the suede lined Triple K Woodsman model for a bit over $50. It has two mounting options for strong side or cross draw. Too bad they don't offer any options on this model, but the price is right.


    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  16. Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas Well-Known Member

    I have picked up a few of these as surplus over the years.


    They fit the Security Sixes, S&W M10, M15 and M18 perfectly (NOT the M19/66, though). They have the wire hangers for a GI web pistol belt, but I just wear mine on a good leather belt. Very secure, good protection from the elements, and very comfortable. I've worn this rig horseback, on the ATV, in airplanes, and in canoes.
  17. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    I carry open with a Bianchi because it is extremely comfortable and secure. It will secure a heavy wheel gun without batting against your leg or rubbing you raw.
  18. Jonah71

    Jonah71 Well-Known Member

    That galco looks nice. I'm having a problem finding a holster for my old 7 1/2 " bbl Ruger 3 screw too. Will have to check out these sites.
  19. sprale

    sprale Active Member

    Got my Triple K Woodsman for my Ruger Security Six this week. It fits great, nice and secure. It has an open muzzle, so it also fits my 6" Taurus 66 (6-shot) nicely. It also fits my 2" Taurus 617 (7-shot).

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