Simply Rugged, Sourdough for my Ruger flattop BH

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Bazoo, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    image.jpg image.jpg A while back I bought a Simply Rugged Sourdough pancake holster to fit my Ruger new model flattop blackhawk in 44 spl. I thought I'd share a bit about it in case others were considering a similar holster for a large gun.

    I opted for the Oxblood color, and for a very reasonable charge, border stamping. I think that border stamping really sets the holster off. And the color, classic elegance is the only way I can describe it.

    For $20, I added inside the waistband loops. I figured it would be uncomfortable but I'd give it a go. How wrong I was. It is very comfortable IWB. It stays at the correct angle and doesn't move around.

    It's very comfortable outside the waistband as well. The ride height and angle are perfect for me. I wear most guns at the 3:00, maybe 3:30 position.

    Overall I'm very pleased with the quality, and the comfort. Not to mention the appearance. It protects the gun very well and retainment is good without a strap. A strap was an option however if someone wants it.


    Thanks for looking.

    Bazoo
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2021
    Frulk, .308 Norma, Gordon and 16 others like this.
  2. loneviking

    loneviking Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,193
    Location:
    Carson City, NV.
    I think my last count was seven holsters from Simply Rugged. Comfortable, good retention and well made.
     
    Gordon and Bazoo like this.
  3. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    7,492
    Location:
    "Land of (dis)Enchantment"
    Rob does great work.
     
    Gordon likes this.
  4. SSBN617b

    SSBN617b Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2021
    Messages:
    87
    Currently in the market between the Sourdough and another model for a 5 inch GO100. Your pictures just made up my mind.
     
    stonebuster and Bazoo like this.
  5. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I have an order in right now for an identicle holster to fit my single six.

    I think for the gp100, I may go black with border stamping.
     
    SSBN617b likes this.
  6. SSBN617b

    SSBN617b Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2021
    Messages:
    87
    I concur.
     
  7. Seedy Character

    Seedy Character Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2021
    Messages:
    1,558
    Great looking holster.

    I WILL be giving SOURDOUGH a look.
    Not that I need a holster, but ......
     
  8. SSBN617b

    SSBN617b Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2021
    Messages:
    87
    Just ordered one with basket weave. The model with the flap
     
    Gordon and Bazoo like this.
  9. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I'd certainly be interested in seeing some pictures of it and a report on it when it comes in.

    I like that Celtic knot carving, but I can't justify the price.
     
  10. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    423
    Location:
    Florida
    I have the Sourdough holster for my 6" GP100, its a great holster. Mine is also the Oxblood color, but no border stamping.
     
  11. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,979
    YMMV.

    I have a Silver Dollar Pancake for a Charter Bulldog. I opted for the IWB straps. Didn't think they worked that well for me. Mine did want to move here and there, up and down.

    Ended up taking them off, and putting on a pair of the rubberized nylon pull-the-dot type snap loops, that you see on kydex holsters everywhere, on this. I think it works better. I pretty much always use this IWB. I've kept the leather straps, in case I want to revisit this some time.

    Extremely comfortable IWB at 3 o'clock.

    The one thing it's not good at is easy re-holstering. The leather rises up past the cylinder. The holster retains very well, because that bit closes a bit behind the cylinder. OK with me, I'm not going to be using this in gun games.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2021
  12. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I agree, reholstering isn't super easy. But it's doable. Gun games is different than carry, and field use. For my use, wearing on the farm, occasional hunting, and maybe running to the store for bread, it does well.
     
    Gordon likes this.
  13. JCooperfan1911

    JCooperfan1911 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2020
    Messages:
    2,252
    I love Simply Rugged and have owned several over the years, but in my opinion they are overpriced holsters these days.

    Originally they were less expensive and have always been sort of “workman” like in construction. Outfits like El Paso Saddlery offer better tooled and finished holsters using as good or better leather, extremely nice stitching, at notably less cost than Simply. The increase in brand recognition in recent years has maybe made them just a little too proud of themselves nowadays.
     
  14. Miguel Loco

    Miguel Loco Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2019
    Messages:
    174
    It all depends on what you want.....a mass manufactured holster like an El Paso....or a holster individually made for you. The price of leather has gone up substantially in the past few years as well. Either will do pretty good job......but I'll always swing to the side of the small maker. Maybe because I'm in that group. I'm also more expensive than Rob and still manage to keep busier than I'd like.

    Rob isn't too proud.....he's no millionaire....he's just trying to make a couple bucks, nothing wrong with that.
     
    Gordon, IlikeSA and Tallinar like this.
  15. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I dabble in leatherwork. I've made several holsters and sheaths. I know the work that goes into it. I think $80 base price is fair for the sourdough pancake holster. I think $10 for border stamping is fair.

    I also really like the design, except I'd like a bit more on the back, so I can wiggle the gun I'm easier one handed. That said, I do wiggle it in okay. That's not a deal breaker for me.
     
  16. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I’ve been wearing this holster and gun constantly since I got it. And it’s broken in real good. It’s not soft yet, though the belt I got at the same time is now. I’ll see if I can get a pic next time I take it off in the daytime for waxing.

    I wax it with paste wax as a barrier against sweat. I also remove the gun grips and wax the frame and grip interiors.
     
    SSBN617b likes this.
  17. IlikeSA

    IlikeSA Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,236
    I've got two of the sourdoughs and like them so much I got the chesty puller for the times I want to carry them in a different way.

    I also do leatherwork and you are not just paying for the materials and time to make it, but for the time/practice it took to get good enough to offer them commercially. It's a steep learning curve to go from functional to both functional and good looking.
     
    SSBN617b and Bazoo like this.
  18. stonebuster

    stonebuster Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,723
    Location:
    northeast
    I ordered a SR Sourdough Pancake for my GP100 4" and decided for an extra $15 bucks for the loops I'd try IWB. I was expecting it to be uncomfortable but was surprised it's very doable even with my 5" on long walks. I ordered the plain jane version because in my neck of the woods it's not a good idea to show off your gear so nobody would ever see it anyway.
     
    Bazoo likes this.
  19. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2021
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    Cecilia, Ky
    I don’t show mine off, I do enjoy it though.
     
    stonebuster and Frulk like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice