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Simply Rugged ???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by CPLofMARINES, Jun 18, 2013.


    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with Simply
    Rugged holsters and belts. I hear they are American made
    And very reputable. Also, how do they compare to Galco,
    Namely the Combat Master and Concealed Carry. From
    What I can gather they are about $30 to $40 less than the
    Galco leather. Thank you for any help, I would be looking
    For some leather for my Security-Six. (My Father-in-Laws)
    Rest his soul. I lost one of my best friends.

  2. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    One of the best bangs for the buck around.

    I use one every day.
  3. back40

    back40 Well-Known Member

    i have a sourdough pancake for a gp100 that i really like. i also ordered an ammo wallet, and a belt. the ammo wallet came wrapped in paper and showed signs of the die soaking through (paper was wet). it bled onto anything it touched, even onto my hands from simply handling it, and was very floppy. i called and was told to let it dry in the sun for a few days. i received a new one shortly there after which didn't bleed and was a bit stiffer, but the dying was very uneven. i've been letting the original dry in a sunny window sill for over a year. the belt, was not as stiff as i'd expect a gunbelt to be, and the last ten or so inches where the holes are punched for the buckle, the edges are frayed, not burnished nicely lie most belts i own. so much so, that it tends to leave the very tip flimsy and difficult to feed through all but the loosest of belt loops.

    the holster, although a bit rough, is great. by rough i mean that the edges aren't perfect, the dying isn't perfectly consistent, etc. but it's a great design, fits well, and has great retention.

    my experience with the belt is the biggest disappointment, and leaves me torn, because i need another holster for another gun, but wonder what the quality will be this time around.

    perhaps i just got a poor example of what is otherwise great craftsmanship, but it definitely gives me pause to send them more money.
  4. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Simply Rugged is a fine choice for a revolver rig. Not the world's greatest photo, but here's mine:

  5. m3mh0g

    m3mh0g Well-Known Member

    I have 5 simply rugged holsters. Sourdough pancakes, one silver dollar pancake, one regular Cuda, and my crown jewel is a cuda made from shark skin and horsehide. They have great prices, and a great product. He also has some very nice exotics if that's your thing (wildebeest, hippo, gator belly, etc.)

    I highly recommend Rob and his crew.
  6. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Well-Known Member

    I like mine. I carry a Ruger Redhawk in .45 Colt quite frequently while working either on my hip or in their chesty puller rig if I am carrying a backpack. It has held up well through a lot of abuse and getting wet. It isn't as nice as any of my Milt Sparks holsters or anything, but it is a great woods holster.
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Rob is a great guy and his shop turns out really good gunleather. I've been wanting to get them to do me a 1911 concealment rig in black elephant or wildebeest but may end up doing it myself.

    IMHO, Bianchi and Galco are overrated and overpriced.
  8. jeepnik

    jeepnik Well-Known Member

    Good products from a good company. Rob has proved that until you get into custom leatherwork, much of what is sold today is overpriced.

  9. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    And that a lot of custom leather work is actually even less expensive than standard fare from the big names. Personally, despite the fact that I do my own, I won't ever buy any more big name brands. Even El Paso Saddlery. There's just too much great hand-crafted leather available from smaller shops. Shops that will actually do custom work. Even EPS doesn't deviate from their standard offerings.

    I'd recommend this guy (member Eaglestroker), for one:

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    Thank you, everyone. Yes, Galco does seem a bit high.
    So, will they make you a holster to fit something with
    An uncommon barrel length ??
  11. HankR

    HankR Well-Known Member

    Don't own any Galco, but can highly recommend Simply Rugged. Good stuff.
  12. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they'll make anything you want.

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone, gonna definitely order one and a
    Matching belt as well.

  14. marcodo

    marcodo Well-Known Member

    Got one for a Smith 629 4 inch. Carries well but don't love it. Should have purchased a more "form fitting" one

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    marcodo, really, that's what I would want is good form
    And retention. So, this would be for a Security-Six 4"
    What do you think??
  16. back40

    back40 Well-Known Member

    the sourdough pancake for my gp100 has plenty of retention, but not what i would consider great form. without the holster on my hip and the belt pulling the loops of the 'pancake' snug, the gun easily falls free of the holster. while wearing it, though, i have no worries about retention.

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    back40, thank you, I have a few Galco's, thought to
    check out something else, like Simply Rugged, little
    More reasonably priced as well. I like the fact that they
    Are not a cookie cutter product. So, far what I have seen
    They have a wide selection.
  18. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

    That is the basic conceptual design of the pancake style holster.
  19. Johannes_Paulsen

    Johannes_Paulsen Well-Known Member

    Bought one as a gift for my dad. Appears to be high quality, decent price, reasonable turnaround times. Can't speak to long-term durability yet, but I was happy with how it looked when I took it out of the box.
  20. blindhari

    blindhari Well-Known Member

    I have a Simply Rugged for a Ruger SP101 that I carry crossdraw. While I was at it I ordered the extra Chesty Puller (?) harness. Holster is concealable, drivable and with the chest harness becomes your best friend when you are out trout fishing. Highly recommend.


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