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What Holster for SAA for woods gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by itgoesboom, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. itgoesboom

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    I am looking to purchase a holster for my 4 5/8" .357mag Ruger Blackhawk to use as my woods gun.

    I am trying to decide if I should go for a crossdraw or a strong side holster.

    Any ideas?

    I.G.B.
     
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    I use a Hunter that can be worn crossdraw or strong side. I think it ran me 30 bucks.
     
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    Timothy,

    I think that is one of the ones I am looking at. How is it? Comfortable? Does it hold the pistol well?

    Thanks.

    I.G.B.
     
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    I have tons of links to holster makers, I just need to decide if I should go crossdraw or strongside.

    This will be my woods gun, and I will probably take it with me if I go hunting.

    I.G.B.
     
  7. Dr.Rob

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    I prefer cross draw for getting in and out of the truck, average walking around... a hammer thong or flap is essential for retention in either case. (your hands will be full of rifle/shotgun anyway)

    It's expensive to find a good solid hi ride strong side holster w/ a retention screw for a cowboy gun.

    I got my 'hunting' holster made by Trailrider products, it's a solid 1873 'cavalry pattern' full flap holster worn cross draw with 18 loops for spare cartridges. (12 didn't seem like enough) its' a good, servicable rig I've used for maybe ten years.

    Try looking through the cowboy and "Hunter" leather goods at your local Sportsman's Warehouse... they have a big selection and don't mind you looking it over closely. Prices aren't bad either.

    I almost always carry crossdraw with a large revolver, it's just more comfortable that way.
     
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    If you're planning to carry your revolver and a longarm, consider whether you'll be using a sling to tote the longarm. If so, a crossdraw rig might be sorta in the way . . .
     
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    +1 for mernickle. great holdters!
     
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    I had an outfit in Gainesville Fl make me a cross draw, full flap holster for my Ruger SA. I hunt a lot in very heavy cover, thickets and swamps. I like the ease with which I can draw my Ruger, and I like the full flap to protect the gun. It is configured so I can also wear it on an across the chest strap, if I am wading through a swamp.
     
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