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Ruger Redhawk and Safepacker

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by nafran, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. nafran

    nafran Member

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    Hi Everyone-

    I just recently purchased a Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum with a 4" barrel for backpacking purposes. After plenty of research, I have decided that a Safepacker will suit my needs. My question now is if anyone out there has the same combo, and what size of safepacker you have. I see that the Government fits S&W N-frames up to 3" barrels and understand that the Redhawk is similar to the N-frame, so I was thinking that the Government +1 might work. I also see the LGR size, which seems like it would have no problem fitting, but it is pretty big. I was also hoping to carry a commander size 1911 in the pouch. Any feedback will be appreciated.
     
  2. Mainsail

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    If you're backpacking in the wilderness, why conceal?
     
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    I would call Wilderness and see what they recommend. I bet it will be the LGR.

    Mainsail, the safepacker was originally intended mostly as just a protective holster, not a concealment holster. It is padded, very rugged, and easy to use in a number of convenient ways. I think it's as good as any conventional holster for backcountry type carry. It may be more comfortable depending on your activity, type of clothing, and body shape.
     
  4. Candiru

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    nafran, did you ever find out which size Safepacker to use? I've got a 4" Redhawk as well and was planning on using the same carry system. Unfortunately, my state has some twitchy open-carry laws so it's altogether simpler just to conceal the darn thing.
     
  5. nafran

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    sorry candiru, no luck on that front. I ended up getting a maxpedition thermite on clearance to carry the redhawk with. it doesn't fit perfectly, but does the job.

    the nice thing about the thermite is the strap works for a waist pack or shoulder pack, whichever is most comfortable with the backpack i'm using at the time.
     
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