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S&W 686 Holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Jonesy814, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Jonesy814

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    I am looking for a leather OWB holster for my 2.5 inch 686 that won't break the bank. Can anyone make a suggestion?
     
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    Bianchi Black Widow is sturdy, nothing fancy.
     
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    Those are nice, but you must have missed the part where I said " that won't break the bank" $80-100 is more than I care to spend
     
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    I bought a S&W branded holster similar to this when I bought my 686 4" back in 1986. I think I paid about $12-15 for it at the LGS where I bought the gun. It ain't for sale however.

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  8. Jonesy814

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    No, that's not what basic holsters cost. The Bianchi in the other post is about $50 and the Galco combat master is around $60. I have shopped around some since I made the original post. This will be mainly a range holster and $50 or less is my goal. I am disabled and on a fixed income and $100 is a lot of money to me.
     
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    DeSantis Speed Scabbard. Google is your friend. Shop on line and you will find one for about $50.
     
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    Keep looking
     
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    Try Galco gunleather holsters.
     
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    Lobo 686 1_zpspi0rxy7m.jpg

    Lobo GunLeather
     
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    Galco Combat Master
     
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    Do you have a favorite?

    Can you compare and contrast features if they're not too similar?
     
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    None of them are mine. I was just suggesting.

    I have a 3 inch 686 and I have been looking too.
     
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    I do have a Mitch Rosen for my Kahr and like it a lot.
     
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    And just how were we supposed to know that would be "breaking the bank" for you? o_O

    You might find it's worth it to pinch a few pennies for some solid gun leather. It'll last you the rest of your life and will work better.
     
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    I got a Desantis thumb break model from Optics Planet for about 45 bucks. I have been happy with it, check them out.
     
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    Thanks, I understand.

    While they all look great, I think they are above what the OP is willing to pay for a holster.
     
  22. javadog

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    For cheap the Uncle Mike's are 15 to 17 dollars at Midway.
     
  23. Jonesy814

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    I was looking for leather
    I may go with the Galco Combat Master. I have one for my SP101 and like it.
    I always hate when you search for a holster for use with a revolver and the picture shows that model holster for a semi auto. I like the cylinder to be in line with the belt line. If the cylinder rides much above the belt level the gun tends to sag outward
     
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    I was in a gunshop about 50 miles from home the other day. They had a DeSantis thumb break scabbard that fits my 686 and it was only $56, so I got it. It was pretty tight but I wrapped it in a thin piece of cloth, managed to get it snapped and let it sit for a day and a half. Its going to work nicely. Never used a thumb break holster before, so will have to get used to it.
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    It never hurts to check eBay, sometimes there are some nice used brand name holsters reasonably priced, or nice no name ones too.
     
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