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Old October 17, 2015, 11:07 PM   #1
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Modern pancake holster for single action?

Does anyone have one of these? I am thinking of getting a Ruger Blackhawk 45 Convertible and want a holster with retention. The El Paso Saddlery #77 Tortilla is one of the candidates. Does anyone have experience with this, or a similar holster, with a single action revolver?

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Old October 17, 2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about them, but don't own one of the EPS ones. Based on reviews I've read, I think my next holster will likely be a Simply Rugged sourdough pancake for my short barreled Ruger Blackhawk
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Old October 17, 2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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Old October 18, 2015, 11:21 AM   #4
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Simply Rugged.. Best bang for the buck.


They make them for single actions too.
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Old October 18, 2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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I don't have a Tortilla but I have a #88 Street Combat for a 1911, which is the same holster without the thumbreak. It's a good one. I don't see why it wouldn't also work well for a single action. The Mernickle PS6 is also very good but requires you to draw it absolutely straight so the front sight doesn't get jackknifed in the sight channel.
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Old October 18, 2015, 01:33 PM   #6
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I second the notion of the Simply Rugged version of the original Roy Baker Pancake design holster. Great buy for the money.
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Old October 18, 2015, 10:16 PM   #7
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I forgot to add that I want the trigger to be covered. I guess that feature is not required since the hammer is at rest, but I like to minimize exposed metal due to bumping into things.
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Old October 18, 2015, 10:34 PM   #8
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I have the Tortilla for the 1911 and is my favorite when I carry a 1911 which is rare and mostly when roaming in the woods.
Wouldn't hesitate to buy one for my 4 5/8" Blackhawk.
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Old October 19, 2015, 12:18 PM   #9
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I have one of these Mernickle holsters as advertised in Dillon Precision's catalog.


I don't wear it often, but it's comfortable with my 4 5/8" old model vaquero.

Retention is just a tight fit, no topstrap.
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