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Reasonably priced bandoleer holster?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by American Finn, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. American Finn

    American Finn Member

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    I have been looking for a leather bandoleer holster for my Smith and Wesson Model 64. Here is an image from an old Sportsman's Guide catalog that approximates what is my ideal holster combo (no, they don't carry this anymore):
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    Something like this looks perfect to carry while hunting, while on a day hike, etc. Looks like it would work while carrying a backpack and wearing a winter jacket too. Ammunition loops are great but if I could find one with speedloader pouches too that would be the bee's knees.

    Since this would be used in the outdoors potentially in rain/snow I don't want to spend hundreds on it; a price point around $100-$150 would be the target. I have scoured the internet to no avail. I appreciate any leads fellow THR members may be able to provide.
     
  2. jeepnik

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    About three seconds on google found everything from nylon to leather, mass produced to custom.
     
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  4. American Finn

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    Thank you for the replies, but I think I found what I am looking for:

    https://www.pistolpackaging.com/Bandito_Shoulder_Belt_p/bsb.htm

    According to the website, it looks like the holsters are made in Minnesota; grand total of the holster, belt, extension and ammo loops looks around $130ish including shipping. I really didn't want to go the way of nylon; I've had nylon holsters and belts before and they didn't hold up.

    It took a little while to find this company; I am looking at it as a Christmas present.
     
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  5. Old Dog

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    Pidän siitä paljon. I'm not familiar with the company, but that looks really practical to me, especially for something like hiking and/or hunting in bear/cougar country.
    I get that; leather all the way for me.
    Kivaa päivää!
     
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    I have this holster for my RSBH and had one also for my contender vary well made i will recommend it
     
  7. JCooperfan1911

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    Get some Outdoorsmans from Buffalo Bore.

    They help turn a .38 service revolver into a practical light duty woods gun.
     
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  8. James K2020

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    I've been looking at that same one for a couple of years. Let us know how it is!
     
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  9. Armored farmer

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    I am watching this for ideas.
    I wear bibs for late season/cold weather hunting.
    I have been thinking about the old 'tanker' design for my 1911s.
     
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  12. American Finn

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    Kiitos! Thank you for all the comments and advice. My wife said she'll get it as my Christmas gift so it will be a few months. I'll let everyone know about the fit, quality, etc. at a later date.

    As an aside, my 7 year old son told me today that Trump has to win because he wants me to buy him a deer rifle next year. :) This is also the kid who told the counterman at the auto parts store "my Dad's voting Trump 2020; no more bull----". At first I was embarrassed but when everyone in the store laughed I couldn't help but laugh. Kids say the darndest things. ;)
     
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    Smart young man! :thumbup:
     
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  14. American Finn

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    I do have an update on this thread; unfortunately I didn't get the bandoleer and holster for Christmas; some other things came up that took precedence. I am looking at more like springtime to make this purchase.
     
  15. LUCKYDAWG13

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    That's life for you LOL something always comes up
     
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  16. American Finn

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    Okay, today I went ahead and ordered the holster and belt. Sandy at this company was very pleasant to speak with and she assured me it would ship by Monday. I'll post pics when I get it.
     
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  17. American Finn

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    Update: I talked to Sandy at Pistol Packaging; due to a weather event in Minnesota (that's where they're based) I may not get my order until later this week. I'll post pics as soon as I get it.
     
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