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Best CC Holster for Model 66

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by CorpITGuy, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. CorpITGuy

    CorpITGuy Member

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    I have a S&W Model 66. I just bought my wife a nice little Bersa .380 but considering the money I spent on hers and the fact that ammo is IMPOSSIBLE to find for it, I'm thinking I'll just stick with my Model 66 (hey, I LOVE this gun...) Generally I'll keep it in the car (since I am required to do so at work) but want something to conceal for 3 or 4 hours at a time, including during the summertime (live in the South).

    Any suggestions and where I should carry?
     
  2. CorpITGuy

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    Bump. Any ideas?
     
  3. savit260

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    I use a Simply Rugged Pancake Holster with the optional Inside Out straps that convert it to and IWB rig. Nice dual purpose rig. I usually use this one IWB with the staps. Very comfortable. I had this one made for my Colt Army Special, but the K frame fits in it quite nicely too.
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    +1 on the simply rugged pancake. It makes (occasional) CC of my 4" S&W 28-2 possible:) If/when you order, get the inside out straps also!
     
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  5. CorpITGuy

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    Thanks for that! I'll look into it.

    Have either of you tried this one? http://www.smartcarry.com/

    If it conceals the silhouette it could be one of the best available for me, as a local LEO told me Saturday that he has friends who use them when wearing well-tailored clothes or jogging wear.
     
  6. stormspotter

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    You migh try to find a Bianchi 3S for it. You can find good used ones on ebay.
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

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    I agree the Simply Rugged holsters are good ones. I also use holsters from DeSantis which might be to your liking if the Simply Rugged holsters aren't. Their Speed Scabbard works very well and if you want something with security their Thumb Break Scabbard works well too. The site lists them for $65 but I bought mine locally for $43 each. I like both but lean on the side of Simply Rugged.
     
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    Another vote for Simply Rugged. I'm on holster #2. I have one for my 4" S&W 19 and for my CZ75B. I even put my 2" Model 19 in the 4" holster. Very comfortable and stable. Buy a belt and make sure you get the side out straps. BTW I had both of my holsters within two weeks. Check out delivery times on some customer holster makers and you'll find out you'll be waiting for 6 months or more.
     
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    I carry a 2.5" 19 and 66 in a high-ride pancake holster. I have a vintage "Roy's" which can be found used, or I think galco makes a similar design new. It hangs barely below the belt, so with an untucked shirt or anything more, it is invisible. I don't even now it's there, too. Very comfortable. IWB always annoys me, but I'm a commando kinda guy so maybe that makes it worse.

    If this is for your 3" 66 (soon to be re-gripped I understand ;)), this can be stretched to work without opening the bottom. I think the Galco is open bottom and no problem. To induce you to hunt down one of these on Feebay or the like, these are a real-deal Arkansas invention. Roy's was out of Magnolia and all are so marked on the back. They are generally called "Roy's Original Pancake" holsters. Rob at simply rugged makes a similar tribute model I think, but you have to arm-twist him into adding a retention strap, which I think is necessary for secure cc. Good luck!

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  12. CorpITGuy

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    Thanks, I'll check that out. I plan to start the holster search when I get my grips. :)
     
  13. jem375

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    I bought a Bianchi #111 for my GP100 and the 2 Model 66's I have fit pretty good in it....
     
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