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Taurus 85 OWB belt holster options

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Karl.T, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Karl.T

    Karl.T Member

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    Does anyone have the Taurus 85, or similar 2" 5shot .38SP, and use an OWB belt holster? If so what brand/model holster do you have? I prefer a thumb break holster, already have a open top belt slid, this will be my hiking/fishing gun so positive retention is a must in the event of a slip/fall while on a trail. Pics of your setup greatly appreciated.
     
  2. jeepnik

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    Try Simply Rugged. simplyrugged.com.
     
  3. DDDWho

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    Here's mine with a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake OWB. Fairly expensive, about $60 IIRC but if you get on his mailing list he sometimes offers discounts. Great quality and perfect fit. You won't regret it.

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    I just looked. He offers it with a "hammer strap" but no thumb break did I see. My holster is so well formed I can turn it upside down with the gun installed ... shaking it it wont come out.
     
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  4. BSA1

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    This is a perfect item to go to a Gunshow for.

    I brought a no-name genetic black nylon holster for my Taurus at a Gunshow. A dealer had a large selection of different size holsters and I just found one that my M85 fit in. It is ideal for the purpose you are describing. It is slightly oversize for the M-85 so the gun seats deep in the holster The thumb break is adjustable with Velcro. With the thumb break snap the only part of the gun that is exposed other than the grips is the outside of the trigger guard.

    It is particularly ideal for fishing. I carry my Stainless Steel M-85 in it and if I would happen to take a dip the holster will easily dry out without damage unlike leather.

    I wish I could help you with the brand but as I said it is just a no-name holster that is really well made (Edges sealed, no loose threads, tight stitching). Probably cost me $10 - 15 at most.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is a typo, but I consider a $60 holster (a quality one at least - I consider Simply Rugged in the quality camp), to be fairly inexpensive.
     
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  6. DDDWho

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    I'm not saying its not worth $60 as it is a quality piece. I'm not sure of the price the OP had in mind. I once bought a leather holster off ebay for my Taurus PT111 G2.... $22. It is of equal quality to the Simply Rugged. Likewise a El Paso Saddlery for my Vaquero.... perfect holster.... $35

    Sometimes there are bargains but most times you get what you pay for.
     
  7. Karl.T

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    I dont mind spending money on a good quality holster when its something I actually want or have a specific need for, then again if I can find something lower on the price scale that fits my immediate need then thats a plus. Taking in all the info you guys are providing because information from first hand sources is always a plus when looking in a saturated market.
     
  8. BSA1

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    After my post I was down in the mancave and decided to look at the holster I have. It turns out it is made by ACE Case Manufacturing (acecase.com). The cost is $22.00 but they have a sale for 2 for $25.00 with free shipping.

    As I previously said it is ideal for the activities you are describing, OWB or IWB, right or left carry, straight or crossdraw, belt or clip. (I threw away the clip for mine). You can see below how my M-85 fits in it.

    https://acecase.com/belt-clip-gun-holsters-nylon-various-sizes.html

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