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Best Chest Holster for a Smith & Wesson 629 Mountain Gun .44 mag with a Bow / Archery?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Aim1, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Aim1

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    I purchased a Smith and Wesson 629 in .44 mag with a 4" barrel for backup when archery hunting for bear and to go deer hunting 1 time. It's 2 bucket list things, kill a deer with an iron sighted pistol, no scope or optic and shoot a bear with my bow wherein I'd wear the pistol as backup.

    I've read about Diamond D, Simply Rugged, Paradise Valley Leather (formerly Clark's Fork Leather), and Kenai Gunfighters, which one of these or any others to recommend?

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    I need to be able to draw a bow with this chest holster unrestricted. *****


    What's the best chest holster for this revolver?


    I started another thread but didn't hadn't planned on a chest holster then, now I know I want a chest holster to wear over my cold weather hunting clothes.
     
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  2. Pat Riot
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    This is one that was recommended to me. I have not gotten one yet but several people gave this one good reviews.

    https://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/products/guides-choice-chest-holster

    I figure a company in Alaska that calls their holster rig “Guide’s Choice” must know a little something about chest rigs. They also carry speed loaders. I may have to check those out for my S&W 327. :thumbup:
     
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  3. IlikeSA

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    Simply Rugged makes a versatile holster that can be worn IWB, OWB, and as a chest holster. You buy the holster and then the Chesty Puller straps.
     
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    Simply Rugged Chesty Puller system, pure genius.
     
  5. mcb

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    I borrowed a Guide's Choice and did not like it. The holster was not stabilized enough for active movement. It flop around on my chest too much. I went with a Gunfighter Kenai Chest Holster. Just as comfortable but far more stable even with a larger revolver.

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    A 6.5-inch S&W 610 and the holster.
     
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    Simply Rugged.
     
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  8. mcb

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    I have been really tempted to get one of those as a way to carry while working. Protects the gun better and some room for small parts and tools. Like when filling feeders and working around the hunting property.
     
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    I have one.....it’s a great option to a more conventional holster. And it can easily be attached to the front straps of a pack enabling pistol carry in a safe and accessible way when back packing.
     
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  10. magyars4

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    I have a bianchi chest rig for a 4" N frame...it has a removable flap.
    I don't know the model number or if they are still available.
    It's a nice set up....cordura and plastic design.
     
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    Simply Rugged x2.
     
  12. Aim1

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    Those who recommend the Simply Rugged holster, do you have experience with the Diamond D also?
     
  13. Aim1

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    Thanks for all the help guys, I ended up going with 2 Diamond D chest holsters with removable flaps and reloads after reading the negative thread on Simply Rugged holsters.
     
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