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good woods holster for .357 revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by telomerase, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. telomerase

    telomerase Member

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    What's the best holster for woods carry of Smith or Ruger .357s? Want something that keeps mud out of barrel, branches off of hammer etc.

    Oh, and who makes a good belt to go with it? Thanks!
     
  2. dagger dog

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    Check out the ones my uncle makes"UNCLE MIKE" that is.

    The vertical and bandelero style shoulder holsters are real nice, I have one for a scoped pistol, its the vertical type, I wanted the bandelero style but they didn't make ifor the scope pistol combo I have. It lays across the chest and is attached to your belt it kind of cross draw. My pistol scope rig weighs about 3-4 lbs and it rides real comforable doesn't snag or flop around, and is very handy,and easy to acess.
     
  3. PotatoJudge

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    Flap holsters.

    Security and protection of your firearm trumps speed.
     
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    Flap Holsters

    FYI, I've got their Tanker holsters for my N frame and my 1911. Nice.

     
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    Bianchi's #10 has held my 6'' 686 for a dozen years in the woods. Hung on a cheap "Hunter" brand drop-loop cartridge belt. Has molded itself around the gun after years of of hunting in the rain and sloshin' thru swamps.
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    I have to add my voice to the holsters made by Simply Rugged too. They make a quality produce that's meant to be used in the woods, and they do so for a very fair price. Their Sourdough Pancake holster is one of the best I've seen in a long time and at only $60 is a good deal too.
     
  11. .38 Special

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    I really like this model from Milt Sparks:

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    Too bad the wait is so long...
     
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    Here's another vote for the Bianchi 111 Clyclone --- the newer ones are a combination "Cross-Draw" & "Strong-Side" carry.


    Check this link and click on the "Cyclone 111" picture and you will get a listing of what guns it fits.

    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/CatList.php?numSubCat=1

    Don
     
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    +1 to PotatoJudge and EPS tankers. I use one for my 3" 629 and 3.5" 27. Awesome holster, and keeps the gun out of "harms way" by keeping it off your side where it bangs into things, as well as close and handy.

    I am getting ready to order another one in "L" frame size as sometimes I like to carry them, too, not just those n-frames. I bought a cheaper "Tanker/Pilot" style holster from another vendor - just not in the same league. Well worth the money for one of these.

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  14. OFT

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    Simply Rugged sourdough. Their belts are great also.
     
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    I have a Galco, much like the Biachi of Bucks (a few posts above)

    It works good strong side and also is usable as a crossdraw which is nice if you are carrying a long arm.

    I have been please with it but hey...there is a lot of good leather out there

    http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=3186&GunID=96
     
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    I have a Bianchi leather OWB thumb break. I dunno the model # or if it even has one. It works fine and seems to be holding up well after several years of daily carry.

    What I really want is a "pancake" holster though. Only way I know of to keep the grip angle absolutely the same all the time.
     
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    I still use the old Safariland half-flap with the closed toe and green 'elk suede' lining that I bought 30 yrs ago for the 6" DW 15-2VH I carried daily while working on a medium-sized cattle operation in SW MO.

    Don't know if the model's still made, but to my mind any make with a similar construction would probably do nicely. The closed-toe and full or half flap closure are where the bulk of the real protection comes from. The lining does a lot to keep the finish wear down to a minimum, but isn't strictly necessary I suppose.
     
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    Another +1 to El Paso Saddlery's Tanker holsters.

    I liked the one for my 1911 so much I ordered another for my Super Blackhawk.

    These aren't "concealment holsters", but they do protect the gun and provide reasonable access.
     
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