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Does anyone conceal carry their single actions?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TheGent, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. TheGent

    TheGent Member

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    If so, how? I'm a big fan of cowboy guns and can shoot at average speed. I carry a Ruger New Vaquero (5.50" Barrel) in a shoulder rig. Just wondering if there are others who carry SA pistols and what your methods are.

    TheGent
     
  2. eqlzr

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    OK, I'll bite. What kinda shoulder rig do you carry your Vaquero in (pic?)?
     
  3. Black Knight

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    During the winter months when its cold here I have carried my Ruger Vaquero (5 1/2" barrel) in 44 Magnum. I have a Hunter brand belt holster and a Mernickle PS6-SA holster for it. With a winter coat it doesn't show at all. The Vaquero is my "fun" gun and I carry it just for fun but know that it will do what I need when the time comes.
     
  4. TheGent

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    Nothin' fancy or worth taking pics of, but it's an Uncle Mikes. The same one I use to carry my S&W 10 M&P 4" Barrel. The Vaq. ride just a little higher in the holster, but it doesn't go anywhere. It's a vertical shoulder holster rig.
     
  5. VA27

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    Years ago, I traded for a Colt SAA 4 3/4". I carried it IWB, no holster. Just open the loading gate and stuff it in my pants. I was showing it to the assistant chief of my department and asked him, "If I can qualify with it, can I carry it?". There was a long pause while he considered it and then he said, "NO! Because you probably can qualify with it, or you wouldn't have asked me!":D
     
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    Yep, all the time, in a Mernickle PS6.
     
  7. azbvm

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    I have carried my Blackhawk before, mainly just as open carry as I love the darn thing.
     
  8. Oyeboten

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    I have carried my 'Uberti' Remington .44 Cap & Ball in CCW mode a few times.

    I just did the 'Mexican Carry' mode, 10:30 IWB in my waistband of my pants, and, had a Sweater pulled down over the Hilt.

    Was perfectly fine there all day, but, you kind of have to finesse it a little in a discrete way, when sitting down or it can get objectionable.

    Carried the WALKER for a day CCW, it's big, but, it went alright.
     
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    IWB with the loading gate, a couple times when that was the gun I had close and thought it would be a good idea to keep it handy.
     
  11. savit260

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    Sometimes I carry this .45 Blackhawk in a modified/converted Simply Rugged Pancake holster with "inside out" straps for IWB carry.
    It rides high and tight, and isn't nearly as hard to conceal as you might think.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TheGent

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    I was looking at those Mernickle Holsters that everyone has been mentioning. Very cool! While browsing through the local outdoor store today I found a Tagua for a S&W N Frame that fits the Vaquero 5.50" perfectly. $40 + tax. Not a bad deal. Still might spend the cash for that Mernickle though. Thanks for all the comments and sharing your thoughts. I get faster access with the shoulder holster though. I will need to practice with the Tagua and get that leather nice and broken in.
     
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    Colt SAA

    Colt 3rd Generation SAA
    El Paso Saddlery Crosshair
     

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    I've ordered a USFA 4" Double Eagle and I'm think'n that'd be a nice CCW gun, but I'd definitely have a BUG onnacounta as how reloading the SA revolver is a painfully slow process in the midst of a gunfight!
     
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    For those who carry single-action as their usual SD gun....

    Are there any tricks, tips and techniques for rapidly reloading single action?

    Steven King's Gunslinger, Roland seems to be able to reload very quickly, but I don't recall a description of how this might be best accomplished.

    Thanks
     
  17. Burt Blade

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    Tuff "Quick Strips" are the "speedloader" for single-action revolvers. I have used them, and they work well with sufficient practice.

    https://www.tuffproducts.com/home.php?cat=265

    Dillon also carries them.
    http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/content/p/9/pid/25638/catid/24/Tuff_QuickStrips

    General tactical reload process for a single-action is: eject one, load one, repeat until fully loaded. (with or without a strip)

    If you need a really fast one-round Vaquero reload, then eject one, load one, click through four chambers, close gate, cock hammer, fire. repeat.

    They also are a useful way to carry spares for a J-frame S&W. Not as fast as a speeloader, but they do work.
     
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    The only time I carry my old model vaquero 45 colt is in a cross-draw holster on long driving trips. It's out of the way unless I have occasion to need it.

    Mike
     
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    I also sometimes carry a Vaquero Sheriff model .45 in a cross draw Sourdough pancake when traveling. Since I am left handed it rides just above the seat belt buckle and is very easy to access with either hand.
     
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    Beretta Marshall 3.5" 45 Colt IWB, on the belly. Only when out of state, though, because within IL I'm relegated to department regulations which allow autoloaders only. Outside IL, I can carry while not under the auspices of my department.
     
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    I carry my Commander .45. If my front jeans pocket is deep enough, less than 1" of the butt sticks out and a jacket can cover that. It fits nicely in all jacket pockets as well.
     
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    Isn't the Commander a 1911? :D We're talking thumb-busters, here!
     
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    Well, it 'is' a single action. ;)
     
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    Yes, carry a second gun.
     
  25. slicksleeve

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    The only single action I own is a Ruger Single Six, and it stays at my Dad's place. That said, if I owned a centerfire single action, in say, .38 special, .357, .41, or .44 mag, ect, I probably would conceal carry it every now and then. I sometimes carry a Smith and Wesson Hand Eject in 32-20, it fits right into a K-frame holster. I bet there ain't many folks totin' that under an untucked shirt.
     
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